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Buerger Center Moves Continue
Joining the clinical services that relocated to the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care in 2015 and 2016, more areas have recently made the move or are scheduled to during the first few months of 2017:
- Endocrinology and Diabetes: December (level 7)
- Pulmonary Medicine and Pulmonary Function Testing: January (level 7)
- Apheresis: February (level 2)
- Dermatology: March (level 6)
- Allergy: March (level 6)
- Immunology: March (level 6)
- Dialysis Unit: To be announced (level 2)
NEW: Noise-induced Hearing Loss Podcast
In 2011, 1 in 5 adolescents in the U.S. were reported to have permanent hearing loss attributed to noise exposure. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Audiologist Frank Wartinger, AuD, discusses the prevalence, risk factors, and prevention strategies for noise-induced hearing loss.
Managing Febrile Seizure without Neurological Disease
Our outpatient pathway for the child with febrile seizure without neurological disease outlines clinical assessment, concerning features to watch for, seizure classification, discharge criteria, and when to refer to the ED or Neurology.
Outpatient Appointments Available with Adolescent Specialty Practice
Physicians in our Adolescent Specialty Practice provide outpatient consultative care Monday through Friday at three convenient locations. Immediate appointments are available for help with issues related to chronic medical conditions, menstrual problems, ovarian cysts, eating and feeding disorders, gender identity and sexual development issues, mood disorders and much more. We also have a dedicated Adolescent Gynecology Program and provide contraceptive services, including long-acting reversible contraceptives. To make a referral, call 267-426-5980. Parking is free at each location.
Referring for Lymphedema Therapy Services
CHOP’s Center for Rehabilitation has three certified lymphedema therapists on staff offering complete decongestive therapy (CDT), including measurement and fitting of compression garments. These services are available at Main Campus and Specialty Care, Virtua. To refer a patient, enter orders for both PT and OT and ask the family to call 215-590-5819 to schedule an evaluation. Referral requests and any lymphedema-related questions can also be sent directly to PTOTlymphedema@email.chop.edu. Compression garment services are also available for other diagnoses.
Otolaryngology Welcomes New Attending Physician
Robert Carlos O’Reilly, MD, recently joined the Division of Otolaryngology. He will be providing care at Main Campus as well as our Brandywine Valley and Exton CHOP Care Network locations. Dr. O’Reilly’s clinical interests include vestibular and balance disorders, congenital hearing loss, auditory neuropathy, cholesteatoma and chronic otitis media.
New Video: Hyperhidrosis Surgery for Children
In this video, clinicians explain how surgery works to treat the underlying cause of excessive sweating, and how it can help patients who don’t have success with non-surgical treatment options. You’ll also meet several patients who suffered from hyperhidrosis and underwent surgery.
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.