COVID-19 Updates: Latest Information for Parents

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Rady Children’s is committed to safely meeting the health care needs of all children in our community and protecting everyone from exposure to COVID-19. In addition to onsite visits, we are now offering video (telemedicine) visits from your computer or mobile device. Telemedicine visits are convenient, effective, safe and available for many of the services we offer. For more information, please contact us. Learn more.


Overview

The Aerodigestive Program consists of a multidisciplinary team(link)that specializes in the evaluation, treatment and management of complex airway and upper digestive disorders/conditions. We will work with you and your primary care providers to create a plan to continue your child’s care.

Our program brings together specialists from Otolaryngology, Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine and Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition to provide comprehensive care for complex disorders involving the respiratory and digestive systems. We can also include other departments or specialties to help with treating and diagnosing your child. These include Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Center for Healthy Sleep and Radiology.

Your Child’s Visit

Prior to your visit, our team will meet to go over your child’s health history and any previous studies. We may ask you to send or bring any studies your child has already completed. (If you have radiology studies or images, please try to bring the images on a disk.)

During your visit, small teams of providers will see your child and discuss your concerns. After the visit, they will develop a care plan, and at the end of week, you will receive a MyChart message with the next steps such as any studies to complete, office visits to schedule, and therapies we think will help your child.

The clinic is held weekly on Wednesdays and can be scheduled by calling the nurse at 858-309-7706. For children requiring coordinated procedures under anesthesia, time is reserved on most Thursday afternoons.

Resources

Caregiver’s Toolkit