Norton Children’s Services

At Norton Children’s we recognize the importance of our referring providers and value our ongoing relationships. As a health care professional, if you have a question or need assistance, contact one of our provider liaisons or call Norton Children’s Direct Connect.

Norton Children’s Direct Connect

Your direct line to Norton Children’s specialty services

Norton Children’s Direct Connect is designed to allow you to speak with a Norton Children’s specialty provider in real time, when you need it most. The line is answered by nurses who can directly connect you with a provider to discuss a case, seek advice and determine next steps for care — anytime, day or night.

  • Providers can use Direct Connect to speak with a Norton Children’s specialty provider for direction on a patient.
  • Providers can speak with a physician about a patient admission.
  • Providers or office staff can schedule a patient with a Norton Children’s specialty provider.
  • Providers or office staff can schedule a patient for a diagnostic test.

Thank you for entrusting your patients’ care to the physicians and staff of Norton Children’s. We are always looking for ways to improve service to our referring providers and welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our service to you and your patients.

Recent News

April 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Dana L. Gibson, M.D. Pediatrics Richard E. McCarthy, M.D. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Clinton M. Nowicke, Psy.D. ­ Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Tara B. Clarke, APRN ­ Pediatric Cardiology Jessica R. Coleman, APRN ­ Pediatric Endocrinology Kelsie L. […]

Ronald L. Morton, M.D., a principal investigator and pediatric pulmonologist with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is shown

Phase 1 cystic fibrosis trial studying novel enzyme replacement therapy in adults

Patients 18 years of age and older with cystic fibrosis now have an option of participating in a Phase 1 trial of a novel, broad-spectrum, orally delivered enzyme replacement therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF). The [...]

March 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Pamela C Biddle, M.D. Pediatrics Jessica N.B. Easterling, M.D. Pediatrics Kelly E Kries, MD ­ Pediatrics Casey L Miles, MD Pediatrics Danielle R. Lunsford, APRN Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Mary C. Oechslin, APRN Pediatrics Chelsea R. Sabelhaus, […]

Open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal accepting submissions

Norton Healthcare has launched a new, open-access medical journal to promote the sharing of innovation and ideas from the laboratory, the bedside and everyday practice. Norton Healthcare Medical Journal welcomes original articles related to medicine, […]

February 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Patrick K. Hynes, M.D. Pediatrics Anna M. Boone, APRN Pediatric Neurology Elizabeth S. Deitz, APRN ­ Neonatology Brianna S. Redman, APRN Pediatrics Catherine Thornberry, LCSW Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Shirish Barve, Ph.D.; John T. Hamm, M.D.; Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D.; and Lauren Whelan are shown

Louisville Business First has recognized Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s research team members with its 2024 Health Care Heroes Innovator Award

Louisville Business First has recognized researchers at Norton Healthcare with its 2024 Health Care Heroes Innovator Award. The award honors those who break ground in the health care field by developing or implementing new technology, [...]

Diagnosing and managing pediatric diabetes

Primary care providers and pediatricians play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and timely interventions. “Diagnosing diabetes mellitus often starts with pediatricians or other primary care providers when parents bring in their […]

January 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Mary E. Dedman, M.D. Pediatrics Thomas E. McCormick, M.D. ­ Pediatrics Leigh A. Nieto, M.D. ­ Pediatrics Lorraine A. Rust-Killeen, M.D. Pediatrics Kerby D. Albert, APRN Neonatology Amy M. Barry, APRN Neonatology Emily A. Hickerson, […]

A patient administers insulin using an insulin pen.

Staying at the forefront of insulin administration capabilities and glucose monitoring

Insulin administration has advanced well beyond the “old school” delivery with a vial and syringe. Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus cared for at Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute, a part of Norton Children’s [...]

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