Seattle Children's Provider News

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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Learn About Caring for Gender-Diverse Youth Via Our New Telementoring Program for Providers

Gender-diverse patients face significant barriers to receiving adequate healthcare. A new Project ECHO* program from Seattle Children’s aims to increase participants’ knowledge and self-efficacy regarding best-practice care for gender-diverse youth to improve their healthcare experiences and improve access to gender-affirming care. The program is being created and led by Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic team.

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New Medical Staff, November – January 2021

Medical Providers

  • Amir Manzoor Arain, MD, Seattle Children’s, Neurology
  • Adam Nicholas Cherry, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Sarah Bergman Lewis, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency-Urgent Care

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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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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:

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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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High Patient Surge Strains Hospital and Emergency Department: How You Can Help

After a dip in census over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Emergency Department (ED) and the hospital had a high surge of patients on Monday, November 29. The ED was at 200% capacity Monday evening with a mental health surge of 16 patients (40% of the normal ED bed capacity).

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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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COVID-19 Update on Boosters and Referrals for Antibody Infusion

Boosters Now Available at Main Campus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has removed qualifying criteria to expand who can get the COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for extended immunity. Seattle Children’s now is able to administer booster doses under an emergency use authorization to any individual who is 18 years and older and has:

  • Received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago
  • Received the single-dose Janssen vaccine at least two months ago

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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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