Most childhood medical problems can be diagnosed and managed in the doctor’s office. But when they cannot, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospitalist team is available to help primary care physicians diagnose health problems and manage patient care.
Our hospitalist program forms a partnership between community physicians and our hospitalist pediatricians to guarantee that children, especially those with particularly difficult diagnoses, get the care they need and deserve.
The access points for the hospitalist program at Children’s are two toll-free telephone lines available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They were developed by physicians, for physicians. These telephone lines serve as easy, centralized connecting points for:
As a medical provider, your calls are answered immediately by pediatricians without operator intervention. These physicians offer exceptional depth of clinical and diagnostic expertise. Your call is answered in a timely and effective manner to ensure that you get the right information when you need it.
Please take advantage of this efficient communication tool when you need consultation, outpatient diagnostic referrals, specialist referrals, or inpatient coverage for your pediatric and adolescent patients.
Telephone Consultation for Professionals
Sometimes, physicians facing puzzling and complex cases need the support and resources Children’s provides. Physicians are encouraged to use the hospitalist service to receive a free consultation or to get a second opinion. Challenged frequently by difficult diagnoses and complex conditions, our team of hospital-based pediatricians can draw upon one another’s experience and strengths to help diagnose even the most complicated patient case.
Referrals to Specialists
Physicians who access consultation services provided by the Children’s hospitalists also can discuss possible needs for referrals to specialists. If a referral is necessary, information is available on appropriate pediatric specialists based on specifics of the case. Children’s is committed to ensuring that all children have access to the full continuum of services they need to reach optimal health.