New Policy: Helping Families Become Experts in Diabetes Management

The Diabetes Center for Children (DCC) is implementing a new policy for newly diagnosed type 1 patients for their first year of care.

What will change: Children diagnosed after July 1, 2014 will receive all of their diabetes care at CHOP’s Main Campus for one year following diagnosis. This will ensure access to all members of the DCC’s multidisciplinary care team and allow for an intensive focus on education and living well with diabetes. After the first year, families have the option of follow-up care at any satellite location.

Questions, concerns or to refer a patient: Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP, press 2, and ask to be connected to one of our endocrinologists to discuss a new referral.

Get Connected to Link2CHOP

To learn more about getting connected with Link2CHOP and having access like never before, contact your physician liaison.

Educational Symposium for the Team Caring for the Athlete

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, a comprehensive educational series will combine mini-lectures with hands-on demonstrations to highlight the many aspects of care needed for the athlete. The event is intended for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, school nurses, athletic trainers, athletic directors, parents, athletes and coaches.

Kidney Stones on the Rise in Pediatric Patients: New Video Highlights Specialized Care

Although kidney stones are most prevalent in adults, they are on the rise in pediatric patients, and new CHOP-led research shows a link to warmer temps and stones. CHOP’s cutting-edge Pediatric Kidney Stone Center provides specialized care for children with stone disease and recently created a new educational video.

Expanded Appointments With Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Increased physician availability in New Jersey and the introduction of expedited appointment requests in select locations are expanding options for patients. Expanded appointment hours include:

The Division offers five specialized centers that focus on the treatment of specific endocrine issues, including growth and pubertal disorders, hyperinsulinism, diabetes, bone health concerns, thyroid disease and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Learn more about services available to your patients in both PA and NJ CHOP Care Network locations »

Expanded Orthopedic Services

Over the past year, CHOP has expanded its orthopedic services with a growing team and expanded appointment availability for you and your patients.

  • The physician-to-surgeon access number allows referring clinicians to reach an orthopedic surgeon directly to discuss a patient. Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP and press 2 to reach an on-call orthopedic specialist.
  • Orthopedic services are now available at eight locations in both PA and NJ, with expanded evening appointment hours at King of Prussia and Bucks County in PA, and Virtua Voorhees in NJ.
  • The team continues to grow, most recently welcoming three new sports medicine specialists, Drs. Naomi Brown, Christian Turner and Brian Vernau.

Study Focuses on Adding Voice of Low-income Urban Youth to Public Health Measures

The results of a study by CHOP experts examining the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) of low-income urban youth were recently published in Pediatrics. The study focused on the updated screening tool pediatricians use to identify children at risk for poor health outcomes as a result of ACEs — factors like poverty, abuse, mental illness, separation/single-parent homes, and more. Read more about the findings.

Clinical Guidelines: Treating Children With Extremity Fractures

Each year, more than 3,000 children visit the ED for extremity fractures, with most occurring during the summertime. CHOP’s pathway for evaluation was developed by a multidisciplinary team to provide details on neurovascular assessments, orthopedic consultation, and proper splinting techniques. ED pathway for extremity fractures »

Urology Welcomes Two New Physicians

Gregory Tasian, MD, is now seeing patients at Main Campus, Exton and King of Prussia. Dr. Tasian’s clinical expertise is in pediatric kidney stones with a special interest in childhood genitourinary malignancies and minimally invasive surgery.

Dana Weiss, MD, will begin seeing patients in August at Main Campus, Bucks County, Abington, Voorhees and Princeton locations. Dr. Weiss’ clinical interests include reconstructive urology and minimally invasive techniques to genitourinary reconstruction.

New Nephrology Services at Princeton Specialty Care Center

Rebecca Ruebner, MD, MSCE, an attending physician in the Division of Nephrology, is now seeing patients in Princeton. Dr. Ruebner cares for children with all types of kidney disease, including chronic kidney disease, hypertension, kidney stones, glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome.



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Don't Forget to TRY-CHOP: Line Open for Both Physicians and Families

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.