Seattle Children's Provider News

Upcoming CME Events

The following CME Events are being held this month:

On January 17, Dr. Kenneth Gow and Dr. Deepti Gupta will be presenting on “Vascular Anomalies – More Than Skin Deep” in Everett. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Jen Mueller at Jen.Mueller@seattlechildrens.org.

On January 25, Dr. Kelly Pham will be presenting on “Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy” in the Tri-Cities. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison Kenton McAllister at Kenton.McAllister@seattlechildrens.org. Read full post »

New Medical Staff

Medical Providers

  • Amanda Allison, MD, Seattle Children’s, Emergency
  • Anne Coleman, MD, Allegro Pediatrics – Bellevue, Pediatrics
  • Jessica Jenness, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Joy Kawamura, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Tyler Ketterl, MD, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Aaron Lyon, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Kyle Nagle, MD, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics
  • Jay Sarthy, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Alexia Spanos, PhD, DBT Center of Seattle, Psychology
  • Stephanie Srur, DO, Olympia Pediatrics, PLLC, Pediatrics
  • Mark Wainwright, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Neurology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Hannah Cody, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Wendy Fairall, ARNP, South Sound Pediatric Associates, Pediatrics
  • Laura Hopper, ARNP, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Pediatrics
  • Nathaniel Johnson, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Tacie Reger, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Joseph Yanity, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology

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Identifying Fatty Liver Disease

A Q&A With Dr. Niviann Blondet

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – the accumulation of fat in the liver – is the most common liver disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 10% of children. Although incidence is increasing, this condition is uniquely difficult to diagnose.

To address this issue, Seattle Children’s has opened a new Fatty Liver Clinic to treat patients with a multidisciplinary approach.

“We estimate about 10 million children have fatty liver disease, but there’s a large population that goes undiagnosed,” said Dr. Niviann Blondet, a gastroenterologist at Children’s. “It’s not until they develop cirrhosis that they seek medical attention.”

Dr. Blondet offers the following information to providers in hopes that patients might be diagnosed sooner and treated more effectively.

What are the risk factors of NAFLD?

Obesity is the most significant risk factor. There is a direct correlation between NAFLD and body mass index (BMI). However, the disease can occur in children within a normal weight range.

The prevalence of NAFLD increases throughout childhood, possibly because BMI increases with age in children.

Studies have also shown an association with insulin resistance. NAFLD increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and may worsen glycemic control in children with diabetes and contribute to the development and progression of chronic diabetic complications.

Gender can also be a contributing factor. NAFLD is approximately 40% more common in boys than girls. Read full post »

Upcoming CME Events in Tri-Cities, Everett

On December 7, 2017 Dr. Kathleen Kieran will be presenting on “Top 5 Questions I Get From PCP’s” in the Tri-Cities. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison, Kenton McAllister at Kenton.Mcallister@seattlechildrens.org

On December 12, 2017 Dr. Niviann Blondet will be presenting on “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” in Everett. For more information, please contact Physician Liaison, Jen Mueller at Jen.Mueller@seattlechildrens.org

 

New Medical Staff

Medical Providers

  • Alali Abdulaziz, MB BS, PhD, Harborview Medical Center, Neurosurgery
  • Dupuis Daniel, DDS, MSD, Northwest Pediatric Dentistry, Dentistry
  • McCabe Liana, MD, Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center, Pediatrics

Allied Health Professionals

  • Carl Anderson, ARNP, DNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Susanna Fenstermacher, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Tera Johnson, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Department
  • Michelle Murphy, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Misty Smith, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Candy Yu, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

How to Best Care for Transgender Youth

A Q&A with Dr. David Inwards-Breland

Transgender youth have unique medical needs. Finding appropriate care for these patients, and their families, can be challenging.

Seattle Children’s offers the only multidisciplinary clinic in our region for youth who are transgender or gender-nonconforming. Because demand for these services is high, patients are not always able to get scheduled at the Gender Clinic as quickly as they might like.

Dr. David Inwards-Breland, medical director of the Gender Clinic, offers the following advice to providers caring for transgender or gender-nonconforming patients who may be waiting to see a specialist at Children’s. Read full post »

New Medical Staff

Medical Providers

  • Martin Bomalaski, MD, University of Washington, Rehabilitation
  • Andrea Burke, DMD, MD, Harborview Medical Center, Oral Surgery
  • Jesse Costales, MD, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry
  • Polina Frolova Gregory, DO, MS, Seattle Children’s, Hematology-Oncology
  • Sriharsha Grevich, MD, MAS, Seattle Children’s, Rheumatology
  • Ezekiel Maloney, MD, Seattle Children’s, Radiology
  • Vishal Nigam, MD, Seattle Children’s, Cardiology
  • Javid Osafi, DMD, Kid’s Choice Dental, Dentistry
  • Alissa Roberts, MD, Seattle Children’s, Endocrinology
  • Nefthi Sandeep, MD, Northwest Congenital Heart Care, Cardiology
  • Tyler Sasser, PhD, Seattle Children’s, Psychology
  • Nora Silverman, MD, PhD, Harborview Medical Center, Ophthalmology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Melissa Lo, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Hematology-Oncology
  • Hannah Smith, ARNP, DNP, Seattle Children’s, Infectious Disease
  • Sara Twardowski, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Psychiatry

Seattle Children’s Provides Influenza Vaccinations to Patients

Seattle Children’s is providing influenza vaccinations to inpatients and outpatients. Patients will be screened for eligibility. Seattle Children’s will also offer the vaccination to Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care patients. All vaccinations given to children are documented in the Child Profile Immunization Registry.

Seattle Children’s efforts to vaccinate patients are in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase access to the vaccine in healthcare settings.

For questions about flu vaccinations at Children’s, email Dr. Matthew Kronman, infectious diseases specialist. Read full post »

Attend Gottman Marriage Workshop for CME Credit

A marriage workshop by John Gottman is being offered exclusively to physicians and their partners/spouses. WSMA has awarded up to 12.75 hours CME.

What: The Art and Science of Love; a workshop for couples. Communication skills will be taught to physicians.

When: November 3-4, 2017

Where: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle Children’s

For more information please visit www.instituteforphysicianwellness.com.  Read full post »

Vote in 2017 AAP Election

The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP) is encouraging providers to vote in the 2017 national AAP election for president-elect. Voting will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 15. WCAAP has published the following:

The AAP president helps focus the academy on critical issues including, most recently, combating childhood poverty, ensuring children access to health care and coverage, and protecting the rights and health of immigrant children.

Please help choose the next president-elect who will serve as the 2019 AAP president: Kyle Yasuda, MD, FAAP or Michael A. Weiss, DO, FAAP. We are excited that both candidates hail from the West Coast, and Dr. Yasuda is from our own Washington State. Read full post »