New Princeton Specialty Care Location Opening in January 2015

Next month, the CHOP Care Network Specialty Care Center in Princeton will be moving. The new, 25,000-square-foot facility is located on the campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.

Effective Jan. 26, 2015, all of our existing specialties and services will be relocating to the new building. The new facility will also include PT/OT and sports medicine gyms and will offer speech therapy, auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing and diagnostic X-ray services.

Visit the new Princeton location page for the new address and additional details »

Don’t Fall Behind on Updates About Your Patients

If your practice and provider information has changed, be sure to send us those updates so we can keep you in the loop with your patients’ information. Keeping your information current is crucial to ensuring open lines of communication about your patients. Update your information now »

Sustained Feedback to Doctors May Be Needed to Maintain Appropriate Antibiotic Use in Children

A recent study shows that a program providing guidance to primary care physicians about appropriately prescribing antibiotics for children is effective, but its improvements wear off after regular auditing and feedback are discontinued.

According to study leader Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, an infectious diseases specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, findings suggest that interventions with outpatient healthcare providers should include continued feedback to clinicians to remain effective.

Don’t Forget to Connect to Link2CHOP Physician Portal

The “Link2CHOP” Online Physician Portal provides easy access to your patients’ electronic medical records, test results, appointment schedules, and more.

Visit www.chop.edu/link2chop to initiate access.

Stephen P. Hunger, M.DCHOP Welcomes New Chief of Oncology

Stephen P. Hunger, MD, a nationally prominent specialist in children’s cancer, has been selected as the new chief of the Division of Oncology and the director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

Read the announcement

John M. Flynn, MDJohn M. “Jack” Flynn, MD, Appointed Chief of Division of Orthopedics

CHOP recently announced the selection of John M. “Jack” Flynn, MD, a nationally prominent specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery, as its new chief of the Division of Orthopedics. Dr. Flynn has served as the associate chief of Orthopedics at CHOP since 2005.

Read the announcement

Clinical Guidelines

Healthy Weight: Obesity Prevention and Management
Our healthy weight management clinical pathway details essential steps in promoting weight management in both healthy weight and obese patients, and describes the patient’s expected clinical course. View our Healthy Weight Program's approach to weight management in children »

A Commitment to Reducing Radiation

CHOP has long been a leader in an international initiative called Image Gently, which focuses on finding ways to reduce the amount of radiation children are exposed to during medical tests and procedures. This effort extends to the cardiac catheterization lab.

Read Lower Dose, Safer Patients to learn more about CHOP’s efforts to reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to during a catheterization.

Access Updates

Expanded Sports Medicine Appointment Hours at KOP
Saturday appointments with sports medicine specialists are now available at the King of Prussia Specialty Care Center.

GI Services in Princeton
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has expanded services available to families at the CHOP Specialty Care Center in Princeton, NJ with the addition of new providers. Pediatric gastroenterologist Gayle Diamond, MD, will be seeing patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Princeton, and Thursdays at CHOP Main.

Professional Education Opportunities

Diabetes Dilemma: Keeping Up With What's New
Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. for a CHOP Talks CME dinner at the CHOP Specialty Care Center at Virtua in Voorhees, NJ. Learn more about new insulins, pumps with continuous glucose monitors and the quest for the artificial pancreas with faculty member Bassil Kublaoui, MD.

RSVP to Abe Cooperman at coopermana@email.chop.edu or 267-426-2506 by Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Please provide your name, practice affiliation, credentials, work address, phone, fax and email address.

Save the Date: Blood Pressure Matters CME Dinner
On Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, the popular "Blood Pressure Matters" CHOP Talks program is coming to the Specialty Care Center at Virtua.

This CME dinner program for physicians and advanced practice professionals is presented by the Hypertension and Vascular Evaluation (HAVE) Program, a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Division of Nephrology and the Cardiac Center. Stay tuned for registration details.

Division of Neurology Welcomes Two New Providers

Kripa Sundararajan, MD, is an attending neurologist with training and experience in treating the full spectrum of pediatric neurologic disorders and conditions, including headache, seizure, tics and developmental delays. She’ll be seeing patients at Virtua Voorhees and Main Campus.

Marissa DiGiovine, MD, is an attending neurologist with advanced training and expertise in pediatric epilepsy and general neurology conditions. She recently completed a Neurophysiology Fellowship at CHOP and will practice at Princeton and CHOP's Main Campus.

New Pediatric Optometrist

Pediatric optometrist Ayesha Malik, OD, joined the Division of Ophthalmology. Dr. Malik is available to see patients for routine eye exams at CHOP’s Main Campus, as well as the CHOP Specialty Care Centers in King of Prussia and Exton, PA.

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 more easy ways to get in touch.

 

 

Contact Us

We want to hear from you! We encourage feedback from our partners. Please contact us at PhysicianReferralSer@email.chop.edu with questions, suggestions or concerns. If you change your address, add new physicians or have any new information you want to share with us, be sure to update your information.