Managing Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

This newly developed clinical pathway guides practitioners ​through the initial evaluation, treatment and management of patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in a primary care setting, and provides recommendations for when to refer to the specialized POTS Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

New Podcast Episode: Integrative Medicine

In this episode, Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS, Medical Director of the Integrative Health Program at CHOP, defines a modern approach to integrative health and how it can play a complementary role in primary care. She discusses how primary care providers can stay up to date on new integrative therapies, as well as current services being offered at Children’s Hospital, including acupuncture, massage, yoga and integrative nutrition, among others.

Specialized Pediatric Thyroid Care in New Jersey

Beyond our Main Campus in Philadelphia, specialists from the Pediatric Thyroid Center see patients at CHOP Care Network sites in New Jersey. On Tuesdays, we see patients at the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in Voorhees. Starting in July, we also now see patients monthly on Fridays at the Specialty Care Center in Atlantic County.

Nutrition Primary Care Specialist Focuses on Expanding Access to Clinical Nutrition

Margaret (Mimi) Girten, RD, CSP, LDN, an outpatient pediatric clinical dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has taken on a new role as nutrition primary care specialist within the Department of Clinical Nutrition. In this position, Mimi will focus on making nutrition resources more easily accessible to primary care settings in a consistent, concise and informative manner, providing up-to-date nutrition tools and resources for providers to use and share with patient families.

New Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Joins CHOP Team

Karen Revere, MD, has joined the Division of Ophthalmology as an attending oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon, providing functional and cosmetic oculoplastic surgery to both children and adults. Her clinical interests include ptosis; eyelid, orbital and ocular surface tumors; management of microphthalmia and the anophthalmic socket; fractures and inflammatory conditions; lacrimal (tearing) disorders; and complex oculoplastic and orbital diseases.

In addition to CHOP’s Main Campus, the CHOP oculoplastic service provides care in Pennsylvania at our Brandywine Valley location, as well as in New Jersey at our CHOP Care Network sites in Voorhees and Princeton at Plainsboro. To refer a patient, call 215-590-2791.

Pediatric Gastroenterology Services Expanded with Three New Physicians

CHOP’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition recently welcomed three new attending physicians. Each new team member is now available to see patients at the locations noted below. To schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric gastroenterologists, please call 215-590-3630.

CHOP Welcomes Two New Neurologists

Attending physicians Mark Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, and Ingo Helbig, MD, have joined the Division of Neurology. Dr. Fitzgerald specializes in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, and will see patients at the Main Campus and the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in King of Prussia. Dr. Helbig specializes in neurogenetics and will see patients at the Main Campus. To refer a patient, call 215-590-1719.

Neurosurgery Team Expands

Benjamin Kennedy, MD, joins CHOP as an attending neurosurgeon and Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery in the Division of Neurosurgery. His clinical interests span all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, including epilepsy and functional neurosurgery, selective dorsal rhizotomy and baclofen pumps, deep brain stimulation, brain and spine tumors, congenital and traumatic spine surgery, and craniovertebral junction abnormalities. Dr. Kennedy will work closely with the Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program to formulate the most minimally invasive surgical plans for children whose epilepsy does not respond to medication.



Call Our Clinician Priority Phone Line

Have you tried our new Clinician Priority Phone Line yet? Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) and press 2 to be connected to the on-call physician or nurse practitioner in the CHOP program you specify. Patient families can also use this line and press 1 for assistance. Find other easy ways to get in touch.  

Referring Patients in Link2CHOP Physician Portal

Link2CHOP is a real-time, web-based portal that gives you easy access to your patients’ CHOP medical records and makes the referral process smooth and streamlined. Log in to expedite appointments and see materials scanned to the chart. If you’re not already using the system, make sure you sign up and get started!  

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Next Steps
Provider Priority Line: Dial 800-TRY-CHOP and Press 2
Central Fax Line (844-FAX-CHOP)