Tips for Finding a Great Pediatrician

March 28th, 2007

picture Questions to ask your pediatrician From the Post Adoption Learning Center: Questions that you should ask of the office staff: 1) How long do patients usually wait to see the doctor? 2) What are the office hours? 3) How does the office handle routine questions? 4) How does the office handle emergency calls and after hour calls? 5) Does the office have evening and weekend appointments? 6) How does the office handle Sunday and holiday emergencies? 7) Is your physician listed within the health insurance network? 8) How much lead-time do you need in order to make an appointment for a physical examination?. 9) Does the office see children urgently on the same day for sick visits? 10) How much lead time do you need in order to schedule a Post-Adoption Medical Examination? Here… [more]

Adoption Specialty Doctors – States O-W

March 27th, 2007

stethescope The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) maintains a list of doctors with a special interest in adoption. Ohio Deborah Borchers, MD, FAAP Ohio and Northern Kentucky Phone: 513-753-2820 Fax: 513-753-2824 E-mail: debbiborch@zoomtown.com Dr. Borchers is a primary care pediatrician with a specialty in adoption and foster care. She provides preadoption referral evaluation, postadoption medical evaluations and ongoing care and education for families and professionals. Ellen Kempf, MD, FAAP Director Oak Adoptive Health Center Akron Children's Hospital Two Perkins Square, Suite 6300 Akron, Ohio 44308-1062 Phone: 330-543-3550 Fax: 330-543-3512 E-mail: sblakemore@chmca.org Website: http://www.akronchildrens.org/adoptivehealth/ The Oak Adoptive Health Center offers pre -adoption consultation , post -adoption medical evaluations, psychological and developmental assessment services, and education programs for families. The Center addresses the needs and concerns of families adopting internationally or domestically. Shawn Taylor, MD, FAAP 3050 Harrodsburg Road #200 Lexington, KY 40503-2708 Phone: 606-277-6102 Fax: 606-276-3677 E-mail: lesk77@peoplepc.com International adoptions with a special interest in China. Anna Mandalakas… [more]

Adoption Specialy Doctors – “N” States

March 27th, 2007

stethescope The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) maintains a list of doctors with a special interest in adoption. Nebraska Edward M. Kolb, MD International Adoption Medical Consultants 13110 Birch Drive Suite 148, Box 366 Omaha, NE 68164 Phone: 402-680-3269 Fax: 402-496-7126 Email: adoptmedconsultants@cox.net Nevada Sorry; there are no pediatricians listed for this state. New Hampshire Jan McGonagle, MD, FAAP Dartmouth Hitchock Phone: 603-354-6666 Susanne M Powell, MD, FAAP 173 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03060 Phone: 603-891-4550 www.nashuamedicalgroup.org Offers pre and post adoption evaluations, ongoing primary care of adoptive children, and will provide referrals as necessary to specialists as problems present. New Jersey Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP Global Pediatrics International Adoption Medical Support Services 7 Auer Court East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Phone: 732-432-7777 Fax: 732-432-9030 E-mail: drgordina@globalpediatrics.net Web site: www.globalpediatrics.net Primary care pediatrician with the specialization in international adoption management. Pre-adoption reviews and counseling for families adopting from the republics of the former Soviet Union. Post-adoption evaluations and management of internationally… [more]

Adoption Specialty Doctors- “M” States

March 27th, 2007

stethescope The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) maintains a list of doctors with a special interest in adoption. Maine Lisa A. Gouldsbrough, DO, FAAP University Health Care for Kids 295 Forest Avenue Portland, ME 04101 Phone: 201-772-KIDS Maryland Robin Chernoff, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine CMSC 145 Baltimore, MD 21287 Phone: 410-614-3865 E-mail: Rchernof@jhmi.edu Barbara W. Siskind, MD Ch., Pediatrics Kirk U.S.Army Health Clinic Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 Phone: 410-278-1717 Post-Adoption Initial Evaluation, General Pediatric Followup Care. Practice is limited to Department of Defense dependents with TriCare Prime Health Insurance. Over 25 years experience with domestic and international adoptees. Massachusetts Robert M. Abrams, MD, FAAP 19 Stanton Ave South Hadley, MA 01075 Phone: 413-536-4373 E-mail: rabrams19@mediaone.net Lisa M. H. Albers, MD, MPH, FAAP Children's Hospital Boston, MA Phone: 617-355-4125 Fax: 617-730-0252 E- mail: lisa.albers@childrens.harvard.edu Multidisciplinary clinic offering pre-adoptive and postadoptive consultations and classes for families involved with domestic and international adoptions. Special interest and expertise in working with child… [more]

Adoption Specialty Doctors- States G-L

March 27th, 2007

stethescope The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) maintains a list of doctors with a special interest in adoption. Georgia Sorry; there are no pediatricians listed for this state. Hawaii Sorry; there are no pediatricians listed for this state. Idaho Renata Moon, MD, FAAP Boise, ID E-mail: crmoon@pol.net Illinois Cynthia Gould, MD MacNeal Hospital, West Suburban Hospital, Children's Memorial Oak Park, IL Phone: 708-848-8240 Fax: 708-383-2135 E-mail: cgould@macneal.com Pre- and post-adoption consultations; complete medical services through age 18 years. Special interest in medical issues of international adoption. Todd Ochs, MD, FAAP Adoption Pediatrics, S.C. Ravenswood Medical Professional Group, S.C. 1945 W. Wilson Chicago, IL 60640 Phone: 773-769-4600 or 773-975-8560 E- mail: t-ochs@northwestern.edu Preadoption referral evaluation speaking engagements (speaking to adoptive families); Postadoption medical evaluation (continuing pediatric care) Indiana Christopher Belcher, MD, FAAP Pediatric International Adoption Clinic St Vincent Pediatric Rehabilitation Center 1707 W 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240 Phone: 317-415-5545 Fax: 317-415-5580 E-mail: JRKeller@stvincent.org International adoption consultations, complete medical care, immunizations, on site rehabilitation… [more]

Adoption Specialty Doctors- States A-F

March 27th, 2007

stethescope The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) maintains a list of doctors with a special interest in adoption. Alabama Jennifer Nobles, MD, MPH, TM MCTR 201 1600 7th Ave South Birmingham, AL 35233-1711 Phone: 205-939-9585 E-mail: jnobles@peds.uab.edu Alaska Sorry; there are no pediatricians listed for this state. Arizona Robin Krause Blitz, MD, FAAP Arizona Child Study Center The Children's Health Center - St. Joseph's Hospital 124 W. Thomas Phoenix, AZ 85013 Phone: 602-406-3543 Fax: 602-406-6135 E-mail: rblitz@chw.edu Arkansas Sorry; there are no pediatricians listed for this state. California Nancy Curtis MD FAAP International Adoption Clinic Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland 747 Fifty Second Street Oakland, California 94809 Phone: 510-428-3010 E-mail: ncurtis@mail.cho.org Michelle S. Dern, MD, FAAP 9350 Campus Point Dr MC-0971 La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: 1-858-657-8333 E-mail: mdern@ucsd.edu Neal Kaufman,MD, MPH, FAAP Los Angeles, CA E-mail: neal.kaufman@cshs.org Tina Gabby, MD, FAAP Corte Madera, CA E-mail: Tgabby@itsa.ucsf.edu Colorado Sorry; there are no pediatricians listed for this state. Connecticut Carol Weitzman, MD, Director Yale International… [more]

International Adoption Pediatricians

March 27th, 2007

ped Before we came home with Ella I had done some research and found a pediatrician specializing in International Adoption who practices just a few towns over from our own. My husband and I both use the same family practice and we decided that we would have Ella examined by the specialist first and then we would switch her over to our family practice. We have since changed our minds and decided to keep her at the specialist. Part of that decision is because we are comfortable with the level of care she has received and part of it is because we’re going to be moving soon and there’s little sense to keep switching doctors on her. It was when Ella was diagnosed with Thalassemia… [more]