SIU School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Pediatrics division is committed to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating children’s illnesses. Patients ranging in age from birth to 21 years old are treated for a wide spectrum of conditions – from developmental and genetic disorders such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, to isolated bone fractures.
An average of 80 to 100 patients are treated each week.
A team from SIU School of Medicine fills a void in underserved areas of central and southern Illinois by treating patients who might otherwise not receive care.
Several days each month, satellite clinics are served by Dr. Keith Gabriel, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, and Anjali Singh, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery.
These clinics are sponsored by the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC), a federally-mandated program administered by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The agency coordinates care for families and children with special health care needs. The team visits patients in Carbondale, Mattoon, Herrin, Salem, Metropolis, Champaign, Springfield and Decatur, where they provide free diagnosis and initial tests and evaluation for pediatric patients. Often, the patient later travels to SIU School of Medicine or St. John’s Hospital for inpatient care.
Dr.Gabriel and Dr.Singh are two of only a few pediatric Orthopeadic surgeons in central and southern Illinois.
For more information, click on: http://www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc.
Nationally, there may be a shortage of pediatric orthopedists. But at SIU School of Medicine, a special designation and collaboration with St. John’s Hospital is a vital tool to recruit pediatric specialists while working as a team for a pioneer effort in integrated child healthcare network
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