Seattle Children's Provider News

“We Have Something Special Here:” A Q&A With the Heart Center’s Dr. David Mauchley

Dr. Mauchley is a cardiac surgeon. He joined Seattle Children’s Heart Center in February 2020.

What drew you to Seattle Children’s?

David Mauchley

Dr. Mauchley: I grew up in the Pacific Northwest in Moscow, Idaho, and went to medical school at the University of Washington. My wife is also from Washington state, and we met in medical school. We always hoped there would be an opportunity to move back to Seattle to be closer to family. Read full post »

Same-Day COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments; Expanded List of Eligible Patients

Same-day COVID-19 vaccines now available on a limited basis each day for eligible Seattle Children’s inpatients, ambulatory patients who are visiting the hospital for an appointment with their specialist and caregivers who are accompanying ambulatory patients to a same-day appointment.

Same-day appointments are dependent on vaccine availability and clinic capacity each day. We cannot guarantee them or schedule in advance. Read full post »

New Mental Health Clinic for Spanish-Speaking Patients and Families

Seattle Children’s is pleased to announce the opening of a new mental health clinic for children and their families who primarily speak Spanish.

The clinic serves children ages 2 to 18 who have mental health concerns and their parents and other caregivers. Providers are bilingual.

The CALMA clinic (short for Child and Adolescent Latino Mental Health Assessment and Treatment) is held every Thursday and includes group therapy, which may be in the daytime or evening. Presently services are by telehealth only. Read full post »

The Pacific Northwest Undiagnosed Diseases Network Is Open for Applications

The Pacific Northwest Undiagnosed Diseases Network (PNW UDN) is currently open for applications for pediatric patients with medical conditions that have thus far eluded diagnosis. This National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded study started in 2015 and has grown to a total of 12 clinical sites. The PNW clinical site, led by principal investigators Dr. Katrina Dipple and Dr. Gail Jarvik, is a collaborative effort between dozens of clinicians and researchers at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington Medical Center. Read full post »

Reduced Phlebotomy Hours at Regional Clinics

Phlebotomy hours have changed at our regional clinics in Bellevue, Everett and Federal Way. Blood draws are now offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed evenings and weekends.

Telehealth Information for Referring Providers

A new informational handout is available for referring providers to let them know how Seattle Children’s is helping patients access their telehealth appointments. It answers frequently asked questions about privacy, cost, cancellation, setting up a MyChart account (needed for a telehealth visit), preparing for the appointment and troubleshooting technical issues.

The telehealth handout is intended for providers and available in English only. A telehealth handout for patients and families is being prepared and will be available in multiple languages. We will share it with community providers when it is ready.

Improving Access to Gender-Affirming Care via Telehealth

A new study published in Transgender Health found that gender-diverse youth who received gender-affirming healthcare during COVID-19 via telemedicine were satisfied with receiving care virtually. Dr. Gina Sequeira, co-director of the Gender Clinic at Seattle Children’s and the study’s lead author, says the study affirms telemedicine as a way to reduce the barriers to care these families typically experience, such as finding a local pediatric provider who offers gender-affirming care or the expense of trips to Seattle Children’s from distant locations. Read full post »

CMEs and Conferences: April 2021

What’s New at Seattle Children’s Heart Center: Partnerships with UW Medical Center, Surgical Services and Return to Play Guidelines (CME Category 2)

May 6, 2021, 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. (virtual)

Presenters: Mark Lewin, MD, David Mauchley, MD, David McMullan, MD

RSVP by May 4 to Physician.Relations@seattlechildrens.org

Learn more.

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Grand Rounds: April 2021

Provider Grand Roundsfull schedule and Webex/dial-in information

April 8, 2021: “We Serve Too!!” Military Kids and the Unique Circumstances of Their Health, Family and the People Who Care for Them. Matthew A. Studer, MD, FAAP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Pediatric Cardiologist, Seattle Children’s. Read full post »

New Medical Staff: April 2021

Medical Providers

  • Christopher Buresh, MD, Harborview Medical Center – Division of Emergency Medicine, Emergency
  • John Paul Gilberto, MD, Seattle Children’s, Otolaryngology
  • Jane Huang, MD, Bloodworks Northwest, Pathology
  • Esi Morgan, MD, MSCE, Seattle Children’s, Rheumatology
  • Chelsea Welsh, MD, South Sound Pediatrics, Community Pediatrics

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