Pediatric Partners: March 2019
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Do you need to reach a specific provider or a member of our clinical care team providing care for your hospitalized patient? Call our clinical provider line at 800-879-2467 (800-TRY-CHOP) and press 2 to get connected 24/7.
Did you know we have dedicated e-newsletters for a variety of specialties? If you have a special interest in any specific clinical areas, sign up to stay up to date with the latest news and research from these pediatric specialties. Check out what’s available.
To maximize safe participation in sports, a pre-participation physical evaluation is recommended for all children and adolescents before the season begins, with the goal of identifying medical problems that could have life-threatening complications or require treatment before participation. Maully Shah, MBBS, an attending cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses what PCPs should know.
Only 10 percent of patients labeled with penicillin (PCN) allergy are actually allergic. Eighty percent of patients that are truly allergic will outgrow this allergy in 10 years. The goals of this pathway are to increase awareness of the clinical consequences associated with penicillin drug allergy labeling and provide support for clinicians to remove PCN allergy label safely. Find provider resources and related patient education materials.
As part of the Healthy Weight Program, all patients are screened for food insecurity at every visit. Patients who screen positive for food insecurity are referred to the new on-site Food Pharmacy (3550 Market) which supplies families with a three-day supply of healthy food and connects them to community resources to address food needs. This is made possible through a grant from GIANT and a partnership with Philabundance.
The Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center brings together an interdisciplinary team of specialists to offer a comprehensive approach to treating feeding and swallowing problems, offering both an outpatient clinic and an Intensive Day Hospital Feeding Program. To make a first-time appointment or refer a new patient for an initial evaluation, please call our new dedicated phone number 267-425-3333 (267-425-FEED). For general questions or follow-up appointments, call 215-590-7491.
Join us for a CHOP Talks CME session in the community for information on the latest clinical advances and how they can benefit your patients. Upcoming events include ophthalmology and optometry; cardiology; GI (IBD vs. IBS); and endocrinology (puberty, growth disorders and diabetes). RSVP to Abe Cooperman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-426-2506.
The Division of Ophthalmology is pleased to welcome Carly Grondin, OD, MPH, a pediatric optometrist who is available to see patients at CHOP’s Main Campus in Philadelphia as well as Care Network locations in Exton, Bucks County and Brandywine Valley. Dr. Grondin is available to perform comprehensive eye examinations with a special interest in promoting ongoing eye care for deaf and hearing-impaired patient populations. To refer a patient, call 215-590-2791.
Dr. Graham Quinn, one of our longest-tenured pediatric ophthalmologists, will be retiring from clinical practice in March. Dr. Quinn’s contributions to CHOP, our patients, and the field of ophthalmology are too numerous to count. Dr. Quinn will remain active in the Division of Ophthalmology’s research program and continue his work with NICUs around the world. Our other pediatric ophthalmologists are available to care for your patients at CHOP’s Buerger Center and Specialty Care network locations throughout the community.
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.
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