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Cardiology and Endocrinology Services in Lancaster Area
Through our partnership with Lancaster General Health, CHOP cardiologists and endocrinologists now provide outpatient care at Lancaster General Health's Suburban Pavilion. New patient visits and follow-up appointments are available. CHOP cardiologists also offer pediatric inpatient care at Lancaster General Hospital.
Urgent Care Coming to Brandywine Valley
Starting Oct. 3, 2016, after-hours urgent care will be available at the CHOP Care Network location in Glen Mills, PA. Children and adolescents who need to be seen right away can come in without an appointment. Hours will be:
- Monday through Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sundays: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Screening for Scoliosis
When is the right time to screen for scoliosis? What should you look for during an exam? What actions should you take? John "Jack" Flynn, MD, Chief of the Division of Orthopedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers some guidance.
Pathway for Hearing Screening at Well Child Visit
Our clinical pathway for hearing screenings at well child visits outlines risk indicators associated with hearing loss in childhood for different age groups; screening schedules and procedures; guidelines for interpreting screening results and when to rescreen; and more.
Practical Information for Recognizing Thyroid Disorders in Children
CHOP experts recently published a scientific review of thyroid disorders to provide practical information for busy pediatricians and primary care doctors in recognizing thyroid disease. Primary care physicians are often responsible for starting the evaluation of a pediatric thyroid disorder, which may present in a multitude of ways.
Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence Established at CHOP
For children with leukodystrophies — a group of rare, inherited disorders that affect the white matter in the brain and spinal cord — early diagnosis is important to establish preventative strategies and improve quality of life. CHOP’s Leukodystrophy Center brings together a multidisciplinary group of providers to offer cutting-edge diagnostic testing, comprehensive clinical care, and the most advanced treatment to infants and children with inherited white matter disease.
Improving Outcomes for Children with Anorectal Continence Issues
For children with anorectal continence issues related to conditions such as Hirschsprung’s disease or anorectal malformations, CHOP’s Pediatric Anorectal Continence Evaluation (PACE) Program offers a coordinated approach to surgery and long-term care. This includes establishing a successful bowel management program so children can lead normal, healthy lives. (*New resources for patients: New videos about managing Hirschsprung’s disease and anorectal malformations.)
Eric Eichenwald, MD, Appointed New Chief of Neonatology
Following a national search, Eric Eichenwald, MD, has joined Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as the new Chief of the Division of Neonatology.
Division of Ophthalmology Welcomes New Physician
Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Surgeon Priyanka Kumar, MD, specializes in retinopathy of prematurity, strabismus in adults and children, amblyopia, anterior segment surgery, pediatric ocular trauma, and surgical and nonsurgical management of pediatric cornea and ocular surface abnormalities. Kumar will see patients at Main Campus and CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Centers in Brandywine, King of Prussia and Exton.
Pediatric Gastroenterology Services Expanded with Four New Physicians
CHOP’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition recently welcomed four new attending physicians. Each new team member is now available to see patients at the locations noted below. To schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric gastroenterologists, please call 215-590-3630.
- Ronen Stein, MD: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Virtua; Specialty Care, Atlantic County
- Elizabeth Maxwell, MD: Main Campus (and starting March 2017, Specialty Care, Princeton at Plainsboro)
- Máire Conrad, MD, MS: Main Campus
- Jennifer Panganiban, MD: Main Campus
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.