Update on Influenza Testing and Treatment
All patients coming to CHOP Urgent Care locations will be evaluated using the selective testing and treatment guidelines supported by the AAP and CHOP Infectious Disease specialists, with testing as determined by treating providers. At this time, we are testing ONLY high-risk patients. These guidelines do not equate to walk-ins for rapid flu testing.
Review the ED Pathway for Child with Suspected Flu.
Precocious Puberty Podcast
Maria G. Vogiatzi, MD, an attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses how precocious puberty is defined, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and more.
For Your Patients: Torticollis Physical Therapy Group
The "Midliners Group" is a weekly physical therapy group for infants 3 to 8 months of age with congenital muscular torticollis. This six-week program starts March 6 or 7 with an individualized PT evaluation, followed by weekly group therapy sessions and an individual re-evaluation on April 16 or 17. Caregivers will learn how to perform exercise to improve their child’s neck range of motion, head control, and motor development in a supportive setting.
Integrative Health Family Education Day: Integrative Approaches to Pain Management
The second annual Integrative Health Symposium for adolescents, parents and caregivers is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m. at CHOP. The symposium will include demonstrations, education, and hands-on training in a variety of pain management modalities, including aromatherapy, integrative nutrition, mindfulness and yoga.
Pediatric Endoscopy & IBD Treatments Now Offered in Lancaster
To provide more convenient care for our patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), CHOP’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is now offering infusion treatments, such as infliximab and iron, at Lancaster General Health. Patients can also have endoscopies and colonoscopies performed by CHOP specialists in Lancaster.
CHOP Talks CME Events near You
Join us for an upcoming CHOP Talks CME session for information on the latest clinical advances and how they can benefit your patients.
- Healthy Weight in Children and Adolescents — Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Glen Mills, PA (RSVP by Feb. 6)
- Pediatric Headaches, Migraines and Scary Spells — Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA (RSVP by March 12)
- Breakthroughs in Pediatric Surgical Care — Saturday, March 23, 2019, in King of Prussia, PA
- IBS vs. IBD and Beyond: Multidisciplinary Approach to Pediatric GI Issues — Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Plainsboro, NJ
RSVP to Abe Cooperman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-426-2506.
Announcing Peter Kurre, MD, as New Director of Bone Marrow Failure Center
The Division of Hematology is excited to announce that Peter Kurre, MD, has joined our team to lead CHOP’s Comprehensive Bone Marrow Failure Center. The center is one of the largest in North America and a leader in basic and clinical research. Dr. Kurre comes to us from Oregon Health Sciences University, where he was Director of the OHSU Bone Marrow Failure Program.
The Division of Allergy Welcomes Rahul Datta, MD
The Division of Allergy continues to expand and welcomes new attending physician, Rahul Datta, MD. Dr. Datta will see patients primarily at CHOP Specialty Care, Princeton at Plainsboro.
More from Our New Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon Jonathan Chen, MD
Dr. Chen, our new Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Co-director of the Cardiac Center, recently sat down for an informal Q&A session to talk about why he chose to specialize in cardiac surgery, what he wants to accomplish at CHOP, and why he enjoys working with children.
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.