Pediatric Partners: June 2017
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Find triage, physical examination and management recommendations when evaluating infants with a Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE), formerly known as Apparent Life-Threatening Event (ALTE), in the Emergency Department. BRUE criteria include sudden and now resolved episodes of cyanosis or pallor; absent, decreased or irregular breathing; marked changes in tone; or altered responsiveness.
It’s no surprise that teenagers don’t get enough sleep, and pediatricians often field questions from concerned parents. In this episode, Psychologist Billie Schwartz, PhD, talks about all things related to teen sleep, including promoting good sleep hygiene, underlying issues that might be causing sleep problems and more.
Our Spine Program cares for babies, children and teens with spinal deformities, trauma-related spinal conditions, benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors, genetic cervical spine conditions and other conditions that affect the spine. We focus on non-surgical treatment options first whenever possible, including bracing and special physical therapy programs. This ensures your patient gets the most effective but least invasive treatment possible.
CHOP’s new Integrative Health Program brings a holistic approach to health and wellness by enhancing traditional medicine with complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, massage and mindfulness. Our team of specially trained providers offers children evidence-based integrative therapies that are safe, effective and can help improve the whole family’s quality of life.
Allergy appointments are available Monday – Friday at the Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley, located in Glen Mills, PA. Laura Gober, MD, and Shiang-Ju Kung, MBBCH, are among the providers at this location offering a full range of allergy services, including diagnostic evaluation, education and treatment for all allergic disorders of infancy and childhood. Diagnostic and therapeutic facilities include allergen skin testing, spirometry, oral challenges with drugs, and allergen immunotherapy. Call 267-425-8500 to refer a patient to the Brandywine Valley location.
Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FACC, has succeeded Robert Shaddy, MD, as Chief of the Division of Cardiology effective May 22. Dr. Rossano has an impressive record of scholarship in heart failure and cardiac transplantation, with nearly 90 peer-reviewed original publications, 25 peer-reviewed reviews, and over 20 chapters and position papers. His research is supported by grants from the NIH, foundations and industry partners. Given his leadership abilities and his talents as a clinician, educator and investigator, he is poised to lead the Division of Cardiology to even greater excellence in the years ahead.
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.
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.