IBS and IBD Referral Resource for Pediatricians

CHOP GI specialists and pediatricians collaborated to create a resource for pediatricians to aid in the workup and referrals of patients with possible irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The guide includes advice on what to look for when assessing patients, what lab tests to order when the symptoms warrant, and when to make a referral to a specialist.

New Podcast Episode: Kidney Stones in Children

Over the past 20 years, the probability of having a kidney stone before the age of 18 has approximately doubled. In this episode, attending urologist Gregory Tasian, MD, explores why, including elements like temperatures and medication, which have emerged in recent studies as contributing factors.

Clinical Guidelines: Long Bone Open Fracture

Find guidelines for the clinical management of patients with a suspected long bone open fracture, including triage care, pain management, open fracture classification typing, and when to order consults with orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and other specialties.

Specialized Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare condition that causes painful skin blistering, and often goes beyond the skin to involve other organs. CHOP’s Epidermolysis Bullosa Multidisciplinary Clinic offers coordinated, multispecialty care and works closely with families and medical teams to provide a personalized treatment plan in a timely, effective way.

Division of Hematology Welcomes New Attending

Division of Hematology Welcomes New Attending Pediatric hematologist Bhavya Doshi, MD, is now seeing patients at CHOP’s Main Campus. Dr. Doshi earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University and completed her Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at CHOP, and her research interests include gene therapy for blood disorders.

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI) Continues to Expand

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

  • Steven J. Fusillo, MD, attending physician, will be seeing pediatric GI patients, including inflammatory bowel disease patients, at CHOP’s Specialty Care Center Princeton at Plainsboro and at CHOP's Main Campus.
  • Nina N. Sainath, MD, attending physician, will be seeing pediatric GI patients, including intestinal rehabilitation patients, at CHOP's Main Campus.
  • Jennifer Webster, DO, attending physician, will be seeing pediatric GI patients, including motility patients, at CHOP's Main Campus and at the Specialty Care & Surgery Center in King of Prussia.

Thanking Dr. Verma

Please join the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in wishing good luck to Ritu Verma, MBChB, as she heads to her new position as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Our Division continues to grow and our many exceptional attending physicians look forward to continuing to partner with you in the care of your patients.

Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Settings

Much research has focused on improving how hospitals can judiciously use antibiotics, but there have been few studies to guide more selective use of these medicines in outpatient settings where the vast majority of antibiotic prescribing occurs. A recent research brief from CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness summarizes research to improve the effectiveness and acceptability of outpatient antimicrobial stewardship. CHOP researchers also recently published a study that links certain antibiotics to kidney stone risk, further evidence of the importance of stewardship programs.

Learn more about Promoting Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatric Outpatient Settings.

New Video: Choosing a Career in Pediatrics

The Pediatrics Residency Program at CHOP is the top program of its kind in the nation. In a new video, program leadership as well as current and past CHOP pediatric residents detail the vast breadth and depth of opportunities available to physicians who choose a career in pediatrics, highlight the strengths of CHOP’s Pediatrics Residency Program, and demonstrate the honor and joy of working with children and their families.

Save the Date: Fall CME Events

Mark your calendars for two upcoming CME events.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Café Aldo Lamberti, Cherry Hill, NJ — Back to School Issues for PCPs: Perspectives from Cardiology and Orthopaedics
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA — Heart Matters: Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Kids. A Symposium on Hypertension, Lipid Abnormalities, and Obesity


Call Our Clinician Priority Phone Line

Have you tried our full-service 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!

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.

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