Archive for September 2018

Monthly Archive

Treating First-Time Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation

A Q&A With Dr. Michael Saper

Dr. Michael Saper

While some pediatric and adolescent patients with shoulder instability will improve with physical therapy, research has shown that patients with a traumatic first-time dislocation may benefit from early surgery.

We asked pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Michael Saper to describe how patients with a shoulder dislocation benefit from being treated at Seattle Children’s.

Should patients with a first-time traumatic shoulder dislocation have surgery?

Research has shown that in adolescent patients, having stabilizing surgery after a traumatic first-time dislocation is more cost-effective and leads to lower recurrence, higher function and less shoulder arthritis. Furthermore, repeated dislocations can make surgical stabilization more difficult, more invasive and less successful.

After a shoulder dislocation, patients and their families will benefit from a consultation with the Children’s surgical sports medicine team to discuss this option. However, surgical decision making is individualized to each patient, and not every patient is an appropriate candidate for arthroscopic surgery. Read full post »

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to share with you the following information on T-Cell Immunotherapy at Seattle Children’s. For more information visit

Patient Medical Record Pick-Up Location Now at 70th and Sand Point Way

The location where patients and patient-families go to pick-up medical records in person has changed. Patient-families who request to pick-up medical records in-person will now have to go to the new Health Information Management (HIM) office at the 70th and Sand Point Way Administrative Building located at 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98115.

Please note the medical record request process is not changing, only the location where physical copies can be picked up or record request paperwork can be dropped off. For more information on how to request medical records, visit the Health Information Management and Medical Records Requests page on Seattle Children’s website or call 206-987-2173. HIM office hours remain the same in their new location at 70th and SPW, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seattle Children’s Switches to PowerShare Medical Image Upload

While Seattle Children’s previously used a radiology service called eMix, we recently transitioned to PowerShare Medical Image Upload.

PowerShare offers providers and patients a way to securely load medical images directly into Children’s systems. This new system allows providers and patients access to upload medical images directly, helps improve patient care and reduces dependencies on CDs and DVDs.

Visit Seattle Children’s radiology website to learn more. Read full post »

RheumBa! Pediatric Rheumatology Basics for Primary Care Providers

Saturday, Oct. 13, Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s 

This highly practical course is designed to enable primary care providers to develop skills in differential diagnoses for a wide variety of rheumatologic conditions in children who present in their office setting.

Learn more in the event brochure and register onlineRead full post »

New Medical Staff August 2018

Medical Providers

  • Jori Bogetz, MD, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Bioethics
  • Albert Chan, MD, University of Washington, Orthopedics
  • Toby Cohen, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Ashley Colletti, MD, Seattle Children’s, General Anesthesia
  • Kelly Collins, MD, University of Washington, Neurosurgery
  • Mary Crocker, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
  • Peter Joseph Edpao, MD, University of Washington, Transplant Surgery
  • Russell Ettinger, MD, Seattle Children’s, Plastic Surgery
  • Sarah Golub, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Adolescent Medicine
  • Emily Hartford, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Jean Hwang, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine
  • Joon-Bom Kim, MD, University of Washington, Ophthalmology
  • Emily Knipper, MD, Seattle Children’s, General Anesthesia
  • Janessa Law, MD, University of Washington, Neonatology
  • Jason Lockrow, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Neurology
  • Jorge Manrique Succar, MD, University of Washington, Orthopedics
  • Dana Mueller, MD, Seattle Children’s, Critical Care
  • Ryan O’Connor, MD, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Siobhan Thomas-Smith, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Jessica Wall, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Emergency

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