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Evaluation and treatment of a child with suspected flu
This pathway discusses the criteria for evaluation and management of patients presenting influenza-like illness. It includes guidelines for direct flu A/B testing, and criteria for hospital admission and treatment. Supplemental resources that may also be helpful for outpatient providers include current CDC guidelines, information about antiviral medications, infection prevention strategies, and more.
Community-acquired pneumonia podcast
The latest episode of Primary Care Perspectives explores common pathogens, current treatment guidelines, and the challenges physicians often face in diagnosing pneumonia, with reference to CHOP’s recently updated pathway.
GI appointments available sooner
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition recently added several attending physicians, enhancing appointment availability. We can now schedule new patient appointments within a much shorter timeframe. Patients who have flexibility in terms of site and provider can be accommodated even sooner.
New Jersey ambulatory surgery updates
Our surgical services in New Jersey are being expanded with new location coverage for some of our pediatric general surgeons. Starting in February, Pablo Laje, MD, will have office hours in Princeton, and will operate in Voorhees. Dr. Laje speaks Spanish and cares for children with all pediatric surgical problems, from simple to complex. Edward Doolin, MD, operates and has office hours in Voorhees, with convenient evening hours available. For questions about general surgery in Princeton or Voorhees, please call 856-964-8219.
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program
For children with bone and soft tissue tumors, benign or malignant, the team of specialists in our Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program are experienced in providing personalized treatment plans for every patient. Children with a cancer diagnosis, or suspected cancer, will be seen by an oncologist and orthopaedic surgeon within one business day of referral. All patients, with any type of lesion, can be seen within a week. To refer a patient to an orthopaedic surgeon, contact us online or call 215-590-1527. To refer to an oncologist, call our physician-only line 888-662-2467.
Now in Princeton: Pediatric oncology care
Oncology clinics are now being held two Tuesdays per month at CHOP Specialty Care, Princeton. These clinics, led by Nicholas Evageliou, MD, are available for patients presenting with a variety of non-emergent hematologic and oncologic concerns. To schedule a visit, parents should call 856-435-7502, select option 1, and ask to speak with Geneva or Diane. For acute concerns, email Dr. Evageliou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving access to care for patients with very early onset IBD
Infants and children who have IBD from a very young age (under 5) often have different symptoms than older children and adults, and some do not respond to traditional treatments. Known as very early onset IBD (VEO-IBD), this disease requires specialized evaluation and targeted treatments. At CHOP’s VEO-IBD Clinic, patients have access to gastroenterologists, immunologists and geneticists who work together to provide individualized, targeted therapies that can help improve quality of life, while simultaneously studying the underlying development of the disease. Email IBDcenter@email.chop.edu or call 215-590-7423 (PIBD) to speak directly with our clinic coordinator.
RSVP for upcoming CHOP talks CME lectures in NJ
We have two upcoming CHOP Talks CME lectures scheduled in Princeton. Visit our website for more details and to reserve your spot today!
- Wednesday, Feb. 8 — Don’t Let Scoliosis Throw You a Curve: Learn What’s New! (RSVP by Feb. 1)
- Saturday, March 4 — GI UPDATE 2017 for the Primary Care Provider (RSVP by Feb. 24)
Growing up with IBD: A forum for parents and children
On Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, CHOP is hosting a free educational event for kids with IBD and their families. A panel of health specialists will explore the aspects of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and kids who suffer from IBD will talk openly about how they cope with their disease.
Living Well with Diabetes
On April 22, 2017, CHOP is hosting the seventh annual diabetes conference for children, teens and young adults with diabetes and their caregivers, families and friends. The event will take place at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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!
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.