Subspecialty clinic volume
Quality and Outcomes Reports - Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Center
Why we measure it - Since pediatric Gastroenterology problems are so diverse, the Gastroenterology Center has assembled several world-renowned pediatric experts to create unique subspecialty programs. This approach provides families with clinicians who have a focused expertise and interest in specific Gastroenterology diseases.
What this means - The large increase in volume is due to the opening of two new subspecialty clinics. In addition to providing general pediatric gastroenterology care, the Gastroenterology Center consists of subspecialty services and is one of the largest pediatric GI programs in the country. It has earned a national reputation for successfully diagnosing and treating complex disorders and is sought after for second opinions.
About the data - The graph reflects the number of patient visits in our billing system under each clinic category in years 2008-2011.
Related dimensions of care:
- Many of the center's gastroenterologists are listed in the Best Doctors in America® database. The list represents the top 5 percent of the nation's practicing board-certified physicians.
- The Gastroenterology Center is interdisciplinary and made up of many pediatric professionals, including gastroenterologists, nurse clinicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, physical therapists, a family practice physician and research professionals.
- Currently there are 52 open research studies across the Gastroenterology Center, including industry-sponsored clinical trials, which provide treatment opportunities for patients.
- The Gastroenterology Center trains future pediatric gastroenterologists and child psychologists through its accredited fellowship programs.
General Gastroenterology Clinic
Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders Program
Wal-Mart/Sam's Club Feeding, Swallowing and Nutrition Center
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
NEW (Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Management) KidsTM Program
CARE (Constipation and Reflux Evaluation) Program
Bonnie Lynn Mechanic Celiac Disease Clinic
Liver Disease Program
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic
Nutrition Support Program
Hirshprungs and Imperforated Anus Clinic
Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House
to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel
chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.