Infectious Disease: Referral Directory

Physician Contacts:

Key Contacts:

  • Vicki Dennis - Interim Director
  • Sondra Perry - Practice Administrator
  • Anna Martel - Scheduling Coordinator

Description of services:

A consultation service for patients who have an infectious disease management problem.

Information for referral sources:

  • A written referral from physician or referral source is required.
  • Pre-authorization is required by some insurance plans.
  • Patient instructions for specific tests will be provided when the appointment is scheduled.
  • To avoid unnecessary testing, have the family bring relevant medical records, test results and X-rays to the appointment.
  • Services are provided in close cooperation with the patient's referring physician.
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and recommended treatment information is provided promptly to the referring physician.

Please provide the following when calling to schedule a patient for a diagnostic examination:

  • Patient name and date of birth
  • Probable diagnosis or symptoms
  • Insurance/referral information
  • Physician clinical findings or symptoms which caused the patient to visit physician

Physicians needing medical advice or consultation should call 214-648-3720.

For inpatient consultation, please call 214-456-7000 and have the hospital operator page the on-call infectious disease fellow.

Why Children's Medical Center?

  • Seven attending pediatric infectious disease physicians and six fellows provide coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Physicians of the infectious diseases attending medical staff chair the hospital's medical staff Infection Control Committee and membership on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Commmittee.
  • Infectious disease physicians on the medical staff have been recognized internationally for three decades through landmark research, including dosing of antimicrobial agents in newborns, bacterial meningitis in infants and children, treatment of bone and joint infections in children, prevention and treatment of infections in newborns, prevention of healthcare-associated infections, and delineation of the pathogenesis of bronchiolitis and pneumonia.
  • Two medical staff members are chief editors of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.
  • The National Pediatric Infectious Diseases Seminar, an annual educational meeting for pediatricians, was developed and has been directed by the division since 1981.
  • The medical staff's handbook, Dosing of Antimicrobial Agents in Pediatrics, is distributed widely throughout the United States and other countries. The handbook was written in 1975 and is updated every two years.
  • Physicians on the medical staff hold leadership positions on various national policy-making committees.

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