March Online Connection
March 2010 Online Connection
Deborah Calhoun, MD, Pediatric Urgent Care
John Ehteshami, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
In the News
Three Pediatric Cancer Physicians Join Phoenix Children's Medical Group: Phoenix Children's is happy to announce pediatric hematology/oncology specialists Drs. Jim Williams, Sanjay Shah, and Meenakshi (Meena) Goyal-Khemka are joining Phoenix Children's Hospital's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The physicians will transition from Cardon Children's Medical Center to Phoenix Children's Hospital in March (Williams) and May (Shah and Goyal-Khemka).
Williams is a solid tumor expert who has served as a lead in the Children's Oncology Group sarcoma program; Shah is an expert in bleeding disorders; and Goyal-Khemka has helped build several new pediatric hematology/oncology practices. Their addition furthers the Center in its mission to become a major, nationally recognized pediatric hematology/oncology program.
Most important for their existing patients, Williams, Shah, and Goyal-Khemka will maintain their close ties to the East Valley by offering extensive service hours in Phoenix Children's Specialty and Urgent Care – East Valley Center at Southern Avenue and Higley Road in Mesa. Their patients will be able to visit during daytime hours for consults, follow-up visits, infusions, and MRIs with anesthesia, for example.
The new physicians are working closely with Phoenix Children's operations staff to ensure continuity of care for their patients and to accommodate the expected increase in patient load at Phoenix Children's. Williams, Shah, and Goyal-Khemka will also see patients at Phoenix Children's main campus on Thomas Road.
For more information, please call (602) 546-0920.
Phoenix Children's Neuro-oncologist Lands $150,000 Research Grant: Phoenix Children's extends its congratulations to Amy Rosenfeld, MD, of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Children's Neuroscience Institute who just received a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC) for her study, "A Phase I Study Using Submyeloablative Dosing of Intravenous Busulfan (Busulfex) for Refractory Brain Tumors."
Dr. Rosenfeld's study has significant research implications and provides patients with refractory brain tumors and their families considerable reason for hope.
For more information call (602) 546-0920.
Clubfoot Program Expands to Northwest Valley: The Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery's Clubfoot Program is expanding its services to the Hospital's Specialty and Urgent Care – Northwest Valley Center, located at 20325 North 51st Avenue in Phoenix. Patients are evaluated by Paula Stufflebeam, PA-C, a Ponseti-certified clinician. To refer a patient, please call (602) 241-0276.
PCH Sports Medicine for Young Athletes Offers Same-day Evaluations: If you have a patient requiring same-day sports medicine evaluation, please call (602) 277-7678 to make a referral to the PCH Sports Injury Clinic. Same-day appointments are available in the Northwest Valley, East Valley, and central Phoenix.
Hospital Recognizes National Kidney Awareness Month, Holds Webinar: According to recent research, 1 in 200 toddlers and 3 percent of teens have high blood pressure. What does that have to do with kidneys, you might wonder?
When a doctor can find a cause for hypertension (high blood pressure) in a child, it's most often from an issue with the kidneys. Nephrologists are usually the ones who usually care for children with high blood pressure. ***Division Chief Bruce Morgenstern, MD, is holding a Webinar on Juvenile Hypertension and the Primary Care Provider on Wednesday, March 31, from 12 p.m. to 1.p.m. To register, click here.
It's these facts and more we'll be sharing during National Kidney Awareness Month. The Department of Nephrology at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the largest treatment center in the Southwest for infants, children, and teens with kidney disorders and high blood pressure. Our team evaluates and treats patients with all kidney-related problems including blood or protein in the urine, kidney stones, recurrent urinary tract infections, congenital kidney diseases, chronic kidney failure, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Click here to meet one of the Hospital's kidney transplant patients and learn more about the Nephrology team.
Phoenix Children's comprehensive nephrology program includes the state's only dedicated programs in inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and pediatric kidney transplant. Call (602) 546-0965 for more information.
Forensics Team Available for Consults and Raises Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month: Phoenix Children's Hospital's Forensic C.A.R.E. Team is comprised of four pediatricians (two are Board-certified in treating pediatric abuse victims), one certified pediatric nurse practitioner, and two licensed master social workers.
The team offers 24-hour coverage, seven days a week, and are accepting consults for any condition where child maltreatment is suspected.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please join the Forensics Team and support its efforts to prevent child abuse by registering for the Children's March on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 a.m., at the Phoenix Zoo.
For more details and to register your team, please click here.
New Health Content on Phoenix Children's Web site: Consumers are using the Web for health information more than ever before. That's why we've been working hard to add more health content to the Phoenix Children's Web site. Click on the Health Information tab to get to Pediatric Health Information. This pediatric health library includes searchable content in English and Spanish, health news, diagnostic and surgical tests and procedure guides, interactive health quizzes and calculators, and more.
Special thanks to the Phoenix Children's Division and Section Chiefs who reviewed this information. In the coming weeks, we will be linking this content to our Medical Specialties pages. This provides our Web site visitors with comprehensive information on hundreds of diseases and conditions and will dramatically improve our ratings with search engines like Google, MSN, and bing. To take a look, click here.
March 23: Grand Rounds, "Myelomeningocele," David Moss, MD, at Phoenix Children's Hospital
March 31: Webinar – Juvenile Hypertension and the Primary Care Provider
For more information on events, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com and click on the Education & Classes link.