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  • Cazz Trisby: Waiting for a Cure
    Research and Clinical Trials Fellowships Resources Locations Patient Stories Cazz Trisby Waiting for a Cure Lauren Saving Face Cazz Trisby Waiting for a Cure Since birth Cazz has endured sleepless nights and blistering rashes from severe ezcema Karen Trisby knew the moment she saw her newborn son Cazz that something was wrong He was covered with blisters all over his little body she said Doctors from various specialties were called in but it would be weeks before a diagnosis was given severe eczema triggered by life threatening allergies Since birth Cazz has suffered with chronic itching sleepless nights blistering rashes and seeping skin lesions His condition sometimes deteriorates so badly that Cazz has to be admitted to Rady Children s He s been hospitalized a dozen times already often for weeks at a time Cazz is allergic to just about everything He can t stay out in the sun his skin is too sensitive he can t swim much he s allergic to chlorine and he can t play outdoor sports he s allergic to grass He can t eat anything except lettuce Rice Krispies and an occasional chicken breast He survives by drinking an amino acid based formula and taking allergy drugs and other medicines It hasn t been easy for Cazz Strangers stare at him when he goes out You can clearly see the rashes on his hands and arms and sometimes on his face He has endless doctor and lab appointments initially for his eczema and now also for arthritis Twice a day when he comes home from school and again at night his mother slathers his body in ointment and wraps him in bandages like a mummy Cazz is fortunate to have three older brothers who look out for him e ven hiding their candy so

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/dermatology/patient-stories/cazz-trisby-waiting-for-a-cure/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Andrew Krakowski, M.D.
    s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Find a Doctor Andrew Krakowski M D Andrew Krakowski M D 8010 Frost St Suite 602 San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6795 Specialty Dermatology Download CV Locations 477 N El Camino Real Buidling D Suite 302 Encinitas CA 92024 760 944 5545 760 944 3927 625 W Citricado Pkwy Suite 206 Escondido CA 92025 760 755 7600 760 755 7699 25485 Medical Center Drive Suite 100 Murrieta CA 92562 951 600 1640 951 600 1760 3605 Vista Way Suite 172 Oceanside CA 92056 760 547 1020 760 547 1021 8010 Frost St Suite 602 San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6795 858 966 7479 8010 Frost St MC 5092 San Diego CA 92123 Specialty Dermatology Organization Rady Children s Specialists of San Diego Medical Group IPA Rady Children s Specialists Medical School University of Pennsylvania Residency University of California San Diego Fellowship

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  • Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.
    Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Find a Doctor Lawrence Eichenfield M D Lawrence Eichenfield M D 8010 Frost St Ste 602 San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6795 Specialty Dermatology Download CV Locations 25485 Medical Center Dr Ste 100 Murrieta CA 92562 951 600 1640 951 600 1760 3605 Vista Way Ste 172 Oceanside CA 92056 760 547 1020 760 547 1021 8010 Frost St Ste 602 San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6795 858 966 7479 8010 Frost St Ste 602 MC 5092 San Diego CA 92123 Specialty Dermatology Organization Rady Children s Specialists of San Diego Medical Group IPA Rady Children s Specialists Medical School Mount Sinai School of Medicine Internship Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Residency Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Board Certifications Dermatology Pediatric Dermatology Pediatrics Gender M Bio Dr Lawrence Eichenfield is chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and a professor of pediatrics and medicine Dermatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine He is also director of the Eczema Inflammatory Disease Center as well as the Vascular Lesion Birthmark Center Dr Eichenfield earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York was a pediatric resident and chief resident at Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and completed dermatology training at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania He is board certified in pediatrics dermatology and pediatric dermatology Along with being editor in chief of Pediatric Dermatology he serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals and periodicals Additionally he has published more than 250 journal articles chapters abstracts and books and is senior editor of Neonatal and Infant Dermatology published by Elsevier and The Eczemas published by Summit Communications Dr Eichenfield is past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology has served on the board

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/doctors/lawrence-eichenfield-md/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Sheila Fallon Friedlander, M.D.
    Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Find a Doctor Sheila Fallon Friedlander M D Sheila Fallon Friedlander M D 8010 Frost St Ste 602 San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6795 Specialty Dermatology Download CV Locations 477 N El Camino Real Bld D Ste 302 MC 6020 Encinitas CA 92024 760 944 5545 760 944 3927 625 W Citricado Pkwy Ste 206 MC 6004 Escondido CA 92025 760 755 7600 760 755 7699 25485 Medical Center Drive Ste 100 Murrieta CA 92562 951 600 1640 951 600 1760 8010 Frost St Ste 602 San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6795 858 966 7479 8010 Frost Street Ste 602 MC 5092 San Diego CA 92123 Specialty Dermatology Organization Rady Children s Specialists of San Diego Medical Group IPA Rady Children s Specialists Other Languages Spanish Medical School University of Chicago Pritzker Internship Albert Einstein College of Medicine Yeshiva Univ Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine Yeshiva Univ University of

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  • Team
    s since 2005 Prior to working at Rady Children s she was the associate director of the Autism and Communication Disorders Center at the University of Michigan Christina specializes in the area of autism spectrum disorders with an emphasis on diagnosis and assessment She received her doctorate in psychology from St John s University in New York and completed an internship and fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ryan J Kaner Psy D comes to Rady Children s with a wide range of experience in the field of neuropsychology Ryan attended both undergraduate and graduate school in Arizona while performing evaluations at the Arizona Literacy and Learning Center After receiving his doctorate he completed his internship at the Neurological Institute North Broward Medical Center in South Florida He then completed two years of postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology in Boston working with children and adolescents of all ages During this time Ryan specialized in evaluating kids with learning disabilities ADHD and autism spectrum disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital a Harvard Medical School affiliate Meghan Korey Lukasik Ph D has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1998 and as worked at Rady Children s since 1999 Meghan specializes in the area of assessment of infants and children with developmental behavioral and learning concerns She has extensive experience in diagnostic assessment of autism spectrum disorders and attention behavior and learning disabilities She is also a member of Rady Children s Feeding Team In addition to her clinical work Meghan also serves as the clinic s team leader and is responsible for clinical supervision program management and development and other administrative duties She received her doctorate in psychology from the California School at Professional Psychology now Alliant University Diane Marques Ph D has been a licensed psychologist since 1988 and has worked at Rady Children s since 2007 Diane received her Ph D in 1986 from the University of Rhode Island and completed her predoctoral internship at Boston Children s Hospital Medical Center Harvard Medical School She has extensive experience as a staff psychologist at Boston Children s Hospital and served as Chief Child and Adolescent Division Lake Shore Hospital Manchester N H She also has had lengthy experience in the public schools and holds a school psychology credential Her special interests and training are in the areas of children s developmental and mental health needs Diane s goal at working at Rady Children s is to provide comprehensive evaluations to all children and to support parental awareness of community resources and the special education process Melissa O Connell Ph D has been a licensed psychologist since 2008 and joined DEC in 2009 She received her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and completed her postdoctoral training at Children s National Medical Center in Washington D C Melissa specializes in developmental assessment of children ages birth to 5 years with a wide range of developmental concerns including prematurity autism spectrum disorders Down syndrome

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  • Evaluations
    stage that they can separate without too much worry At this age they perform best when working with the psychologist alone School age children are usually more prepared to show us what they know for longer periods of time By using a battery of educational tests that evaluate both intellectual functioning and academic skills we can more thoroughly examine whether the child may have a specific learning disability that will require some special educational help Infant Developmental Assessment A developmental assessment of an infant or toddler can provide very helpful information to parents There are various reasons a parent or pediatrician might request that an infant receive a developmental evaluation The infant may have been premature or have had other risk factors during the pregnancy delivery or neonatal period The infant may be doing well in some areas of development e g social skills but seem to be lagging behind in others e g motor skills Other babies have clear developmental delays but parents may not know the extent of them or where to get help The Developmental Evaluation Clinic often begins seeing babies at about 6 months of age or 6 months adjusted age Adjusted age is a term used for premature infants and is determined by subtracting the number of weeks the baby was premature from the actual age At the parent s or pediatrician s request a baby can be seen before 6 months of age Each baby is unique Although babies do not develop according to a set schedule they do progress through the same sequences of development and according to a loosely defined time table A developmental evaluation provided by a trained psychologist helps to identify an infant s strengths and weaknesses determine whether further specialist evaluations are needed and offers referrals to early intervention programs that help young children achieve their full potential A developmental evaluation is often the first step towards receiving early help Preschool Developmental Assessment The ages 2 to 5 are a period of rapid learning Preschool age children need close monitoring by their pediatrician and parents because they are often not yet in a structured setting such as school where their progress is being closely watched A developmental assessment can provide valuable information about a child s strengths and weaknesses that can be used to make sure the child is receiving any special help that he or she might need For children who are only slightly below age expectations the psychologist provides the parents with suggestions for stimulating development at home When children are appearing more delayed in an area such as speech learning social or motor skills the psychologist is likely to refer the child to a specialist for more in depth evaluations in the areas of weakness The child may also be referred to a program where the child can begin to receive direct service There are early intervention programs in every region beginning at birth for children who meet specific eligibility criteria The psychologists are very familiar

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  • Services
    Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Developmental Evaluation Clinic Services Developmental Evaluation Clinic Services Developmental Evaluation Clinic Team Evaluations Services Frequently Asked Questions Resources Locations Patient Story Services We provide a variety of services to help children achieve their optimal developmental potential Developmental Evaluation Clinic Cognitive Language Motor Adaptive Slow Development Kindergarten Readiness aged 4 5 yrs First Years Clinic Premature Birth Neonatal Complications In Utero Exposure to Tobacco Alcohol and Other Substances Social Communications Clinic Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavioral Concerns Communication Social Skills Restrictive Repetitive Behaviors Forever Family Clinic Local International Adoptions Caregiver Child Attachment Early Mental Health Clinic Social Emotional and Behavioral Concerns Differential Diagnosis Autism vs other Psychiatric Concerns Caregiver Child Attachment Trauma Informed Assessment ADHD Clinic Inattention Sustained Attention Hyperactivity Impulsivity Social Skills Difficulties Learnings Academics Clinic Reading Written Expression Mathematics Nonverbal Learning Disorder Neurobehaviorial Clinic Planning Organization Inhibition Cognitive Flexibility Shifting Self Monitoring Neuropsychology Clinic Brain Tumor Radiation Chemotherapy Seizure Disorders Concussion Traumatic Brain Injury Our psychologists also provide consultation to

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  • Frequently Asked Questions
    If your insurance is an HMO you will need written authorization from your insurance If your insurance is a PPO you need to be referred by your primary care provider If your health plan does not cover our services you may self refer and pay for the evaluation yourself The psychoeducational evaluations we offer for children ages 6 and above are provided on a fee for service basis as insurance plans don t cover these services If you have any questions please call 858 966 5817 and speak to one of our support staff members Q What type of children do you evaluate A We evaluate any child for whom there is a concern about development such as motor skills language social skills behavior or learning We also see children whose histories put them at risk for developmental delays i e prematurity neglect prenatal exposure to drugs or family history of autism Q Do you offer developmental evaluations in Spanish A Yes we have psychologists who are bilingual Spanish English Q Is there a wait list for your services A Our wait list varies depending on the type of evaluation and time required Appointments can be scheduled as much as two months in advance of the desired appointment date Parents are encouraged to call as soon as possible and may be able to be seen earlier if they re willing to travel to one of our satellite locations Q Why is this appointment longer than a typical doctor s appointment what will the psychologist do with my child during the evaluation A A developmental evaluation may be scheduled for a period of two to four hours depending upon the age of the child and the nature of the referral The psychologist will use this time to initially talk to you

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