Provider Q&A

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When and Why to Request an E-Consult With the Gender Clinic: A Q&A With Dr. Gina Sequeira

Gina Marie Sequeira, MD, MSSeattle Children’s Gender Clinic now offers an e-consult service that allows providers to submit nonurgent patient-specific questions via Epic and receive a response from a Gender Clinic provider within three days. There is no charge. Dr. Gina Sequeira answers questions about what kinds of questions PCPs are asking and how to use the service.

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Treatment for Eating Disorders: A Q&A and Case Study by Robyn Evans, ARNP

Robyn Evans, ARNP, is the lead nurse practitioner for Seattle Children’s Eating Disorders Clinic. She attended Yale University School of Nursing and has been at Seattle Children’s since 2013.

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A Hopeful Time for Kids With Sickle Cell Disease: A Q&A With Dr. M.A. Bender and Alix Dassler, ARNP

Dr. M.A. Bender, MD-PhD (goes by Bender) is director of the Sickle Cell Program at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC). Alix Dassler, ARNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with Seattle Children’s Sickle Cell Program and Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

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When to Be Concerned About Short Stature in Children: A Q&A With Dr. Lina Merjaneh

Dr. Merjaneh is a pediatric endocrinologist at Seattle Children’s and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

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A Conversation With Dr. Josiah Peñalver and Dr. Matthew Studer About Pediatric Chest Pain and COVID-19

We have been seeing an uptick in the number of youth coming to the Heart Center for chest pain over the last several months and more questions than usual about chest pain from PCPs. We asked Dr. Josiah Peñalver and Dr. Matthew Studer, pediatric cardiologists with the Seattle Children’s Heart Center, why more kids are experiencing chest pain lately and what information could be helpful for community providers who are seeing these patients in primary care. Here’s what they had to say:

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The Fast-Moving Field of Fertility Preservation: A Q&A With Dr. Tyler Ketterl

Tyler G. Ketterl, MD, MS, is medical director of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology at Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Learn more about our Fertility Preservation Program.

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Infant Hip Dysplasia: A Q&A With Dr. Todd Blumberg

Dr. Blumberg is an orthopedic surgeon who works with patients from infancy through young adulthood treating all hip conditions.

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Using Comics to Teach Patients About Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Q&A With Dr. David L. Suskind

Dr. Suskind is a gastroenterologist at Seattle Children’s where he sees patients in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center and Aerodigestive Program. He is the director of quality improvement and co-chair of the Nutrition Subcommittee.

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New Innovations in Fetal Care and Treatment: A Q&A With Drs. Mark Lewin, Bettina Paek and Martin Walker

Dr. Mark Lewin is division chief of Cardiology, co-director of the Heart Center and director of the Fetal Care and Treatment Center at Seattle Children’s, and chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Bettina Paek and Dr. Martin Walker are co-directors of the new Maternal Fetal Intervention and Surgery Program at Seattle Children’s Fetal Care and Treatment Center. They previously worked together for 16 years in private practice at Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine at Evergreen Health.

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Kids, Sleep, and Mental Health in Today’s Pandemic: How Our New Expanded Sleep Center Helps More Kids: A Q&A With Dr. Maida Chen

Maida Lynn Chen, MD

Dr. Maida Lynn Chen

Dr. Chen is director of Sleep Medicine at Seattle Children’s.

What’s new at the Sleep Center?

In June we opened a bigger, better Sleep Center. Our new state-of-the-art facility has 12 sleep study suites and 6 exam rooms, up from 8 and 4, respectively. We’ve included the latest technology while still prioritizing families’ comfort. We also have significantly more staff now, which allows us to see a lot of children we couldn’t before.

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