Seattle Children's Provider News

Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center Lab Blood Draw Hours to Change

Starting August 15, Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center Lab will have new hours for blood draws:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and holidays

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New Medical Staff – August 2018

Medical Providers

  • Shirali Agarwal, MB BS, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Hematology-Oncology
  • Claudia Berrondo, MD, Seattle Children’s, Urology
  • Katie Carlberg, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Daniel Carr, DO, Harborview Medical Center, Neurosurgery
  • Kelly Dundon, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine
  • Meenakshi Dutta, MD, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Rana Farhadi, MD, University of Washington, Plastic Surgery
  • Matthew Graves, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Whitney Harrington, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Infectious Disease
  • Raquel Hernandez, DO, Seattle Children’s, General Anesthesia
  • Melissa Hewson, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine
  • Allison Kaeding, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Ashley Keilman, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Todd Koffler, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine
  • Michael Kwon, MD, Seattle Children’s, Cardiac Surgery
  • Michael Moore, MD, MS, Harborview Medical Center, Neurosurgery
  • Peter Morgenstern, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neurosurgery
  • Chikara Ogimi, MD, Seattle Children’s, Infectious Disease
  • Vera Paulson, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Pathology
  • Weston Powell, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine
  • Chad Purnell, MD, Seattle Children’s, Plastic Surgery
  • Ravi Ramasamy, MD, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Kimberly Sawyer, MD, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Bioethics
  • Megan Struthers, MD, University Place Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • Ariel Tyring, MD, University of Washington, Ophthalmology
  • Tiana Won, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine

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Register for Upcoming Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Courses

To see all course information and upcoming dates visit: www.seattlechildrens.org/PALS.

Providers seeking the full course training may appreciate the one day PALS Provider Course for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners offered September 8, 2018. Providers seeking flexible time may choose HeartCode PALS On-Line Part 1 and In-class Part 2, offered September 6 or 8, 2018.

The official American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) curriculum includes:

  • Video and PALS Instructor-led science, resuscitation skills and case scenario simulation
  • Skills test with team approach in cardiac, respiratory and shock case scenarios
  • Written exam in class for Provider and Renewal Courses. On-line for HeartCode PALS Part 1
  • HeartCode PALS, Part 1 online learning and Part 2 in-class skills test, for either initial PALS certification or renewal
  • PALS Provider certification eCard issued upon successful completion of objectives

At completion of the PALS Provider, HeartCode and Renewal Courses, the participants will:

  • Evaluate, identify and intervene for respiratory failure, cardiac dysrhythmia, and shock states in infants and children
  • Demonstrate effective communication in resuscitation team approach as team leader and team member
  • Perform correct techniques in basic life support, airway maintenance, vascular access, and cardiac electric and pharmacologic therapy

New Medical Staff – July 2018

Medical Providers

  • Michelle Ost, MD, University Place Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • Belinda Rone, MD, University Place Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • Namita Singh, MD, Seattle Children’s, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Maria Teresa de la Morena, MD, Seattle Children’s, Immunology
  • Bruce Davies, MD, University Place Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • John Dahl, MD, PhD, MBA, Seattle Children’s, Otolaryngology
  • Jessica Peterson, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology

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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.

Caring for Patients and Families During Ramadan

Ramadan is right around the corner and Seattle Children’s would like to share some considerations to keep in mind for your Muslim patients and families.

Ramadan this year will begin on Tuesday, May 15, and will last for 30 days. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is a time of fasting, special prayer, worship and contemplation. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and a major part of Ramadan. Muslims abstain from food, fluids and smoking from sunrise to sundown during this holy month.

There are physiological changes that occur during Ramadan due to fasting and it is important to keep this in mind while caring for Muslim patients and families. If you are a provider, please consider discussing medication and meal management with your patients who plan to fast. A plan to manage dehydration and headaches is beneficial. It is widely believed within the Islamic faith that fasting should only be attempted by those who are mentally and physically able to do so.

Exemptions are made for pregnant women, nursing mothers, those traveling long distances and any individuals whose mental or physical condition could be adversely affected due to dehydration or lack of medication.

When it comes to scheduling, please keep in mind that there may be some parents fasting who will need to break the fast at sunset.

Thank you, and Happy Ramadan to those observing this year! Read full post »