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Tips to Treating Constipation, Incontinence: A Q&A With Dr. Lusine Ambartsumyan

Constipation is a common condition among children and adolescents that can often be easily resolved. But when it goes untreated, constipation can lead to much more serious issues such as fecal incontinence.

Dr. Lusine Ambartsumyan is just one of Seattle Children’s Gastroenterology specialists partnering with primary care physicians to offer patients the best treatment available. She has offered the following advice to providers treating constipation and incontinence in children and adolescents.

Thank you to Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic in Mill Creek, a member of Seattle Children’s medical staff and executive director of Digital Health, and author of the Seattle Mama Doc blog, for submitting these questions. Read full post »

New Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals May 2017

Medical Staff

  • Erin Barthel, MD, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Beth Nauert, MD, HealthPoint – Auburn, Pediatrics
  • Joy Neyhart, DO, Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, Pediatrics

Allied Health Professionals

  • Jessica Butler, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology
  • Alayne Chapple, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Mariel Colella, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Emergency Medicine
  • Robin Culver, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Critical Care
  • Sara Gunnoe, Sara, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • David Ingram, LICSW, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • Mariel Martinez, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Surgical Specialties
  • Nathanael Schooley, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology

Continuing Medical Education May 2017

Upcoming Grand Rounds (CME credit is available)

  • May 4: Not Hype: Technology and Lab Services to Enhance Renal Transplant Care
  • May 11: Cutaneous Manifestations of Primary Immunodeficiencies
  • May 18: Progress in Treatment of Neuroblastoma: Past, Present, and Future
  • May 25: Responding to a Parental Request to Not Tell an Adolescent that She Has Cancer
  • June 1: Socioeconomic Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease

Watch Past Grand Rounds Online (CME credit is available)

  • Success Through Failure: Embracing and Learning From Errors in Healthcare
  • Can We Eliminate Otitis Media?
  • Abusive Head Trauma: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going

For upcoming and past Provider Grand Rounds information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/education/grand-rounds/.

New Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals April 2017

Medical Staff

  • Michael Saper, DO, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Federico, Seifarth, MD, Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists, General Surgery
  • Austine Siomos, MD, Rocky Mountain Heart & Lung, Heart Center’
  • Devon Snow-Lisy, MD, Swedish Medical Center – Pediatric Specialty Center, Urology

Allied Health Professionals

  • Courtney Campbell, PA-C, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Stacie Cindea, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Kelsey Pearson, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Nephrology
  • Lindsay Whitley, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Continuing Medical Education April 2017

Pediatric Otolaryngology Update for Primary Care Providers on April 8

Please join us Saturday, April 8, for this highly practical course that will provide the most current information on best practices for common otolaryngology issues seen in primary care. The format for each topic includes a panel of experts presenting cases with an interactive discussion of best practices for diagnosis and management.

Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
View the brochure (PDF).
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Register Today for the 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics will host the 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference July 21 to 22, 2017. This year’s theme is “The Cutting Edge: Ethical Controversies in Pediatric Surgery.”

Join a distinguished group of bioethicists for challenging and illuminating presentations and discussions exploring the complex questions this topic raises. Abstracts must be submitted by May 5.

To learn more and to register, visit the Pediatric Bioethics Conference website.

New Referral Guide for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Clinics

Seattle Children’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health has revised its referral process for the Program to Evaluate Attention, Regulation, and Learning (PEARL), Mood and Anxiety Disorders (MAP), and Early Childhood (ECC) clinics. While the clinics historically accepted self-referrals, they will now only accept referrals from Seattle Children’s and primary care providers.

Find referral information for each clinic on Seattle Children’s website.

Emergency or Urgent Care? New Guide Available for Referring Providers

Seattle Children’s has a new Emergency or Urgent Care Referral Guide to help providers determine whether to refer a patient to Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or to one of our urgent care clinics.

The guide includes a list of conditions, and where patients with those conditions should be seen. It also includes information the Emergency Department and urgent care clinic staff need when you call, as well as diagnostics, pharmacy, and staffing information.

Our Urgent Care Clinics website conveniently lists hours and wait times for each clinic so you can give your patients and families an idea of how quickly they can be seen.

To refer a patient to Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or an urgent care clinic, call the Communications Center at 206-987-8899.

New Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals March 2017

Medical Staff

  • Betsy Fine, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center, Adolescent Medicine
  • Nicole Pattamanuch, MD, Seattle Children’s, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Mahmoud Motaz Ibrahim, MB, Bch, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • M. Cristina Pacheco, MD, Seattle Children’s, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Bridget Sipher, MD, Olympia Pediatrics, PLLC, Pediatrics
  • Lisa Lee, MD, South Sound Pediatric Associates, Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Browder, MD, Allegro Pediatrics – Redmond, PediatricsSara Murdoch, MD, South Sound Pediatric Associates, Pediatrics

Allied Health Professionals

  • Katelyn O’Brien, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine (Surgery)
  • Louise Alexander, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Ian Dowey, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Lindsay Geoghegan, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Kearstyn Leu, ARNP, MPH, Seattle Children’s, Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Brandon Lynn, ARNP, Seattle Children’s, Hospital Medicine (Surgery)
  • Heather Vincent, PA-C, Seattle Children’s, Neonatology

Continuous Medical Education March 2017

Pediatric Otolaryngology Update for Primary Care Providers on April 8

Please join us on Saturday, April 8 for this highly practical course that will provide the most current information on the most up-to-date best practices for common otolaryngology issues seen in primary care. The format for each topic will include a panel of experts presenting cases with an interactive discussion of best practices for diagnosis and management.

Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
View the brochure (PDF).
Register online.

Provider Fatigue Presentation on April 17 in Olympia

Join Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Cora Breuner for a session on preventing provider fatigue. Location: St. Peter’s Hospital, Room 200, Olympia.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
The session is free and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Patti Kilburn.

Upcoming Grand Rounds (CME Credit Available)

For Provider Grand Rounds information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/education/grand-rounds/.

Watch Past Grand Rounds Online (CME Credit Available)

  • Clear and Present Danger: Recognizing Youth Violence
  • Ethical Dilemmas About Discharging Patients When There Are Disagreements Concerning Safety