Archive for June 2018

Monthly Archive

New Medical Staff – June 2018

Medical Providers

  • Amy Grimm, MD, Allegro Pediatrics – Pine Lake, Pediatrics
  • Nathan Millard, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Robert Miller, DO, Seattle Children’s, Developmental Medicine

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How to Talk About Firearm Safety

A Q&A With Drs. Mark Del Beccaro and Fred Rivara

A child or teen is killed by a firearm every nine days in Washington, and firearms are the third leading cause of injury-related death in our state behind poisoning and falls – and ahead of motor vehicle crashes. In 2016, 3,155 children and teens in the United States died of firearm-related causes.

Most of these shootings occur in or around the home. One out of every three homes with children in the United States has a firearm. Many of these firearms are kept unlocked or loaded.

Children and teens are at the greatest risk of unintentional death, injury and suicide by firearm. Young children are naturally curious. They explore in drawers, cabinets and closets. Some older children and teens view firearms as signs of power. Others struggle with depression and thoughts of self-harm and live in households where firearms may be accessible.

Physicians may not always feel comfortable screening for the presence of firearms in the homes of caregivers or places where the child visits due to lack of training and perceived parent discomfort when discussing the subject.

A 2016 study found that fewer than 15% of physicians regularly ask caregivers screening questions about firearm safety. Yet, with national attention on recent school shootings, ongoing political dialogue and the opportunity to protect families with safe storage, pediatrician interest in discuss the subject with families may be changing. Read full post »

Congratulations to Seattle Magazine’s 2018 Top Doctors!

The following Seattle Children’s medical staff were recognized in Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors list for 2018.

  • Cora Breuner, MD, MPH
  • Ann Giesel, MD
  • Margaret Adam, MD
  • Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD
  • Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH
  • Daniel Doherty, MD
  • William Walker Jr, MD
  • Samuel Zinner, MD
  • Dennis Shaw, MD
  • Catherine Pihoker, MD
  • Craig Taplin, MD
  • Russell Geyer, MD
  • Douglas Hawkins, MD
  • Dana Matthews, MD
  • Julie Park, MD
  • Karen Murray, MD
  • David Suskind, MD
  • Ghassan Wahbeh, MD
  • Yuk Ming Law, MD
  • Mark Lewin, MD
  • Jack Salerno, MD
  • Douglas Hanel, MD
  • Sherilyn Smith, MD
  • Danielle Zerr, MD, MPH
  • Joseph Flynn, MD, MS
  • Jodi Smith, MD, MPH
  • Richard Ellenbogen, MD
  • Jeffrey Ojemann, MD
  • Catherine Amlie-Lefond, MD
  • Edward Novotny, MD
  • Russell Saneto, DO, PhD
  • Avery Weiss, MD
  • Sanjay Parikh, MD
  • Kathleen Sie, MD
  • Raj Kapur, MD
  • Benjamin Danielson, MD
  • Susan Apkon, MD
  • Teresa Massagli, MD
  • Richard Hopper, MD
  • Ray Hsiao, MD
  • Hower Kwon, MD
  • Carol Rockhill, MD, PhD
  • Ronald Gibson, MD, PhD
  • Gregory Redding, MD
  • Amanda Striegl, MD
  • Anne Stevens, MD, PhD
  • Jorge Reyes, MD
  • Jeffrey Avansino, MD, MBA
  • Patrick Javid, MD
  • Robert Sawin, MD
  • John Waldhausen, MD
  • Thomas Lendvay, MD
  • Paul Merguerian, MD, MS

 

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Seattle Children’s Creates New Bladder Exstrophy Pathway

A new Bladder Exstrophy pathway has been created to optimize prenatal and neonatal care, standardize surgical approach, streamline inpatient stays, improve coordination between specialties and offer increased support and education to families. The pathway went live May 22.

Pathway Highlights:

  • Updated patient education documents explaining this rare condition and the Seattle Children’s Hospital pathway for management
  • Recommendations for prenatal counseling and postnatal care including resources for outside providers to access immediately after birth and diagnosis
  • Standardization of timeline and goals for neonatal, pre-operative and post-operative care at Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Targeted antibiotic approach before, during and after surgical repair
  • Optimization of surgical repair including age for surgery, surgical approach, fluid management, transfusion guideline and pain control options

For more information, reference the Bladder Exstrophy pathway page. For questions or concerns, contact the pathway team: BladderExstrophy@seattlechildrens.org. Read full post »

CME Events – June 2018

The following CME Events are being held this month:

On June 6, Dr. Gary Stobbe and James Mancini will be presenting on “Patients with Autism Spectrum” in the Tri-Cities. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Kenton McAllister at Kenton.McAllister@seattlechildrens.org.

On June 13, Dr. David Inwards-Breland and Julia Crouch will be presenting on “Caring for Transgender Youth” in Everett. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Jen Mueller at Jen.Mueller@seattlechildrens.org.