Provider Tips

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Helping Patients Cope With Needle Phobia

  • “It Won’t Always Be This Way.” Helping Patients Cope With Needle Phobia
  • Help for Providers, Patients and Caregivers From Our Child Life Specialists
  • Coping With Needles Group for Patients

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New Referral Guidelines and/or Algorithms for Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Urology, Otolaryngology and Gastroenterology

Diabetes: Please Call Us When Referring New Patients With Type 1 or 2

When referring patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, either type 1 or 2, we ask that you please call our Provider-to-Provider Line at 206-987-7777 to speak with the endocrinologist on call.

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A Message From Our Gender Clinic

We would like to share some new educational resources for primary care providers from the Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic. These can all be found on our website: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/gender-clinic/education-resources-healthcare-professionals/

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When Bone Pain Isn’t What You Think

Each year Seattle Children’s Rheumatology program treats several hundred patients who have chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO), also known as chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO).

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Helping Families Address Anxiety

As the pandemic continues this winter and supporting children’s mental health is top of mind, we want to remind you that Seattle Children’s offers a free online series of short videos about anxiety, designed for parents and caregivers.

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Grand Rounds: December 2021

Provider Grand Rounds

Year-round on Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Learn more.

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Your Questions Answered: Precocious Puberty, Hypothyroid and Short Stature

On-call endocrinologists at Seattle Children’s are currently spending 20+ hours per week fielding calls from community providers, mostly about three conditions: precocious puberty, hypothyroid and short stature. To support PCPs, we want to bring your attention to algorithms created by Seattle Children’s with input from primary care providers. Our nurses use these same algorithms to triage incoming referrals. We encourage you to consult these resources first and if you still are unsure or if the algorithm didn’t address your question, you are welcome to call the Provider-to-Provider Line (206-987-7777).

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New Flyers in 5 Languages Address Mental Health for Children and Teens

Three leading U.S. pediatric health organizations declared a state of emergency in youth mental health on October 19, 2021. We want to take this opportunity to share several new flyers from Seattle Children’s intended to help families find a qualified and available mental health counselor for their child. We encourage our provider partners in the community to share them with patients and families.

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What to Expect When Referring Your Patient for Medication Management

As a reminder, patients referred to Psychiatry for medication management will receive consultation and short-term management. We do not provide ongoing medication management.

Short-term medication management can range from two visits — for intake and recommendation/prescription — to taking over care for a few months to oversee a trial of medication. We require patients to be in therapy before considering medications, but therapy does not have to be with us. If the patient is requesting a second opinion on medication, we will see them and then provide recommendations to the referring provider, who would continue to provide ongoing care and medication management.

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Return to Sports This Fall: Advice From Our Cardiologists

Many families and providers are wondering what precautions to take before sending kids back to sports after a COVID-19 infection. Using guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart Association (AHA), cardiologists at Seattle Children’s created the proposed protocol to guide PCPs in safely returning kids to sports after infection. It was presented in our July CME, “Return to Sports After COVID-19, Plus Updates on Post-Vaccine Perimyocarditis,” along with information about COVID’s impact on heart function and information about why the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of post-vaccine myopericarditis.

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