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  • Genetic Counseling
    is where a genetic counselor comes in About Genetic Counselors Genetic counselors are professionals who have completed a master s program in medical genetics and counseling skills They then pass a certification exam administered by the American Board of Genetic Counseling Genetic counselors can help identify and interpret the risks of an inherited disorder explain inheritance patterns suggest testing and lay out possible scenarios They refer you to a doctor or a laboratory for the actual tests They will explain the meaning of the medical science involved provide support and address any emotional issues raised by the results of the genetic testing Who Should See One Most couples planning a pregnancy or who are expecting don t need genetic counseling About 3 of babies are born with birth defects each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC and of the malformations that do occur the most common are also among the most treatable Cleft palate and clubfoot two of the more common birth defects can be surgically repaired as can many heart malformations The best time to seek genetic counseling is before becoming pregnant when a counselor can help assess your risk factors But even after you become pregnant a meeting with a genetic counselor can still be helpful For example sometimes babies have been diagnosed with spina bifida before birth Recent research suggests that delivering a baby with spina bifida via cesarean section avoiding the trauma of travel through the birth canal can minimize damage to the spine and perhaps reduce the likelihood that the child will need a wheelchair Experts recommend that all pregnant women regardless of age or circumstance be offered genetic counseling and testing to screen for Down syndrome It s especially important to consider genetic counseling if any of the following risk factors apply to you a standard prenatal screening test such as the alpha fetoprotein test yields an abnormal result an amniocentesis yields an unexpected result such as a chromosomal defect in the unborn baby either parent or a close relative has an inherited disease or birth defect either parent already has children with birth defects or genetic disorders the mother to be has had two or more miscarriages or babies that died in infancy the mother to be will be 35 or older when the baby is born Chances of having a child with Down syndrome increase with the mother s age a woman has a 1 in 350 chance of conceiving a child with Down syndrome at age 35 a 1 in 110 chance at age 40 and a 1 in 30 chance at age 45 you are concerned about genetic defects that occur frequently in certain ethnic or racial groups For example couples of African descent are most at risk for having a child with sickle cell anemia couples of central or eastern European Jewish Ashekenazi Cajun or Irish descent may be carriers of Tay Sachs disease and couples of Italian Greek or Middle Eastern descent may

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/health-articles/genetic-counseling/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Locations
    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 Gynecology Locations Rady Children s Specialists Gynecology Locations Gynecology Locations Locations Gynecology Outpatient Clinics Please call 858 966 8446 to make an appointment Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Map it 7920 Frost Street

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/gynecology/locations/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Akilah Weber, M.D.
    D 7920 Frost St San Diego CA 92123 858 966 7484 Specialty Gynecology Pediatric and Adolescent Download CV Locations 625 W Citracado Parkway Ste 206 Escondido CA 92025 760 755 7600 760 755 7699 7920 Frost St San Diego CA 92123 858 966 7484 858 966 4064 Specialty Gynecology Pediatric and Adolescent Organization Rady Children s Specialists of San Diego Medical Group IPA Rady Children s Specialists Medical School University of Rochester Schl of Medicine Dentistry Residency John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County Fellowship Childrens Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati Board Certifications Obstetrics and Gynecology Gender F Bio Dr Akilah Weber is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist and leads the Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology Division at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego A native San Diegan she graduated from Gompers secondary school in 1996 Dr Weber earned her medical degree at the University of Rochester Medical and Dental School in New York completed her residency at John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago and completed a pediatric and adolescent gynecology fellowship at Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center Prior to joining Rady Children s Dr Weber was an assistant professor in the Department of Ob Gyn at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the principal pediatric and adolescent gynecologist for Children s Medical Center in Dallas She has a special interest in treating children born with reproductive defects people with adrenogenital disorders which cause an abnormal secretion of hormones and amenorrhea the absence of menstruation in women of reproductive age Her research has been published in several journals including the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology The Female Patient and the Journal of the National Medical Association Dr Weber also co authored a chapter on pediatric and adolescent gynecology in the second edition of Operative

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  • Healing Arts Program
    the impact of light and color to texture and tone to sounds and symbols we turn to the arts as well as science to help children heal View more photos from our Healing Arts Program Music Program Rady Children s Music Program began in 1995 Thanks to philanthropy the program remains one of the most valuable tools in our healing environment We receive consistent and enthusiastic praise from patients their families and our staff all of whom have enjoyed and shared in these performances Our performers play throughout the Hospital including the Medical Surgical Unit the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Unit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Bernardy Center and Alexa s PLAYC Jose Smith harpist Jose s harp music is very calming He interacts with patients and their families inviting the children to try strumming the harp and asking for requests Jose also plays the accordion Sundiata Kata drummer Sundiata puts on an African drum presentation educating patients through stories and music He lets them play instruments that he gathered from all over the world Karl Anthony s ongwriter singer Going room to room with his music engaging kids and even family members who are visiting Karl sings his songs and sometimes writes new songs with the kids Music can bring out a smile and melt away the stress Carolyn Worster harpist Carolyn carries her small harp to play for patients in all our inpatient units as well as some outpatient clinics Her soothing music creates a tranquil environment for patients and families Music Therapists through MusicWorx of California MusicWorx is a clinical training site for degreed music therapists working toward national board certification The therapy they provide helps in relaxation child development and coping skills Art Program Rady Children s

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/who-we-are/healing-environment/healing-arts-program/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Team
    2009 Caitlin Brilhart HDS Project Coordinator received her master s of arts in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and has been with HDS since 2009 Nicole Gallagher Research Analyst II has a master s degree in public health from National University and joined the HDS Evaluation team in 2013 Libby Navarro Research Associate II received her master s of arts in psychology from Stanford University and joined our HDS Evaluation team in 2014 Diana Asifuina bilingual Research Administrative Support in the North Coastal region received her bachelor s of science in nursing from the University of Phoenix She has been with HDS since 2011 Morgan Wald Research Administrative Support in the North Central region received her bachelor s of arts in elementary education from Arizona State University and has been with HDS since 2010 HDS Care Coordination Team Michelle Bowlin Lead Care Coordinator in the North Central and North Coastal regions has a master s degree in public health from UCLA and joined our team in 2014 Niña Caballero Care Coordinator in the North Central and North Coastal regions received her masters of arts in early childhood special education from Fordham University In addition to providing care coordination Niña is a parent educator in the North Coastal region and facilitates weekly Bright Futures parent workshops Niña joined our team in 2013 Shannon Futch Care Coordinator in the North Central and North Coastal regions has a bachelor of arts in communicative disorders from San Diego State University and joined our team in 2014 She provides care coordination for women and children living at an Alcohol and Drug Services site in Oceanside through the HDS JumpStart program Nancy Ramirez bilingual Care Coordinator in the North Central and North Coastal regions joined our team in 2013 Nancy holds a bachelor s degree in

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/healthy-development-services/team/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Care Coordination
    Groups Services Search All Find a Doctor Patients Visitors Your Child 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 Programs Services Healthy Development Services Care Coordination Healthy Development Services Care Coordination Healthy Development Services Team Care Coordination Services For Referring Providers Locations Care Coordination Our care coordinators have multidisciplinary training and experience and are here to support and empower parents as they access HDS services and make decisions regarding their child s development and behavior When families begin with Healthy Development Services they will have an initial call with their care coordinator who will gather information about their family and child children explain our program and assist with choosing the HDS service s they would like to access Care coordinators also work with families to follow up on recommended services navigate systems of care and problem solve around barriers to accessing services Visit the Team page to meet our care coordinators

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/healthy-development-services/care-coordination/ (2015-03-26)
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  • For Referring Providers
    Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Healthy Development Services For Referring Providers Healthy Development Services For Referring Providers Healthy Development Services Team Care Coordination Services For Referring Providers Locations For Referring Providers I am a physician preschool or other provider working with children and families how do I refer a child or family to HDS With the consent of the child s parent legal guardian you may refer a child or parent to HDS by completing and faxing the HDS Referral Form Please use the second page and the family s zip code to identify which HDS office the referral form should be faxed to If you are a physician or provider with access to EPIC you can refer your patients via the Clinician Referral Form in EPIC This Tip Sheet outlines information about how to access and send this referral via EPIC If you are interested in learning more about HDS have a question about a child you have referred to our program or would like HDS flyers to distribute to families please contact Robyn Igelman Ph D What happens after I refer a family child to HDS A care coordinator will contact the family to complete the

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  • Locations
    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 Healthy Development Services Locations Healthy Development Services Locations Healthy Development Services Team Care Coordination Services For Referring Providers Locations Locations Healthy Development Services are offered at various locations throughout San Diego County See the table below to find your home zip code and the HDS location near you Rady Children s Hospital Palomar Health South Bay Community Services Family Health Centers San Diego 858 966 7510 858 966 8235 877 504 2299 619 420 3620 ext 1103 619 515 2406 619 515 2463 North Central North Coastal North Inland South Central East 92037 92007 92003 91902 92101 91901 92093 92008 92004 91910 92102 91905 92106 92009 92025 91911 92103 91906 92107 92010 92026 91913 92104 91916 92108 92011 92027 91914 92105 91917 92109 92014 92028 91915 92113 91931 92110 92024 92029 91932 92114 91934 92111 92054 92036 91950 92115 91935 92117 92055 92059 92118 92116 91941 92119 92056 92060 92135 92134 91942 92120 92057 92061 92154 92136 91945 92121 92058 92064 92155 92139 91948 92122 92067 92065 92173

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