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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 call our “Just for Kids” Information Line at (844) 629-KIDS.

Thank you for entrusting your patients’ care to the physicians and staff of Norton Children’s and our sister facilities. 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

Jun Zhao, D.O., named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Jun Zhao, D.O., pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has been named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Zhao will work with Ashok B. Raj, M.D., medical […]

7-session online program helps teens quit tobacco and vaping

N-O-T: Not on Tobacco, an American Lung Association program led by trained Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness facilitators, is helping kids in the Louisville area quit tobacco and vaping. About 90% of teens who participated […]

Tips for health care providers reporting child abuse and neglect

All individuals in Kentucky, regardless of profession, are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Health care providers, due to their knowledge and expertise, can offer investigators a wealth of information and […]

Changing the trajectory of patients’ lives with advancements in diabetes technology

An artificial pancreas is the Holy Grail of diabetes technology. We are not there yet, but new technology is moving us closer by managing insulin more precisely than ever before — and changing the trajectory […]

March 2021 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Laura B. Bishop, M.D. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Swapna K. Chandran, M.D. Pediatric Otolaryngology Clayton B. Cummings, M.D. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Hazar Hassuneh, M.D. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D. Pediatric Otolaryngology Ndah Akwesi Poteh, […]

A mother holds an inhaler for her daughter, illustrating the need to enhance patient adherence to asthma therapy

Helping your pediatric patients adhere to their asthma action plans

Establishing an asthma action plan for your pediatric patients is a great first step, but helping them and their families adhere to it could be even more important. Self-management through an asthma action plan that […]

Erythrocytapheresis minimizes iron load and improves growth in sickle cell patients

Erythrocytapheresis (automated red cell exchange) increasingly is used to replace sickled red cells in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients as an alternative to transfusion. The procedure doesn’t significantly raise the total hemoglobin — a frequent […]

Patients will get test results faster

Starting on April 5, 2021, patients will have immediate access to most test results and progress notes through their MyNortonChart accounts. New federal laws taking effect that day require health care organizations to give patients […]

Referring kids for mental health care as pandemic persists

The COVID-19 pandemic created not only a physical health crisis, but a mental health crisis that will likely outlast the virus, according to Kristie V. Schultz, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist with Norton Children’s Behavioral & […]

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Gregory Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Cooper, a neurologist and accomplished memory disorders researcher, is leading the new Norton Neuroscience Institute Memory Center.

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Jun Zhao, D.O., named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Jun Zhao, D.O., pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has been named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Zhao will work with Ashok B. Raj, M.D., medical […]

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New technology for scoliosis diagnosis and treatment

The Norton Leatherman Spine Center is now home to an EOS imaging system.  EOS is an x-ray imaging system that low dose stereoradiographic images of  help physicians diagnose and treat scoliosis and other spinal disorders. […]

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Stroke summary: Patient home four days after mechanical thrombectomy; full recovery

Shervin R. Dashti, M.D., Ph.D., was able to remove a clot from the patient’s left middle cerebral artery, which was the cause of the patient’s stroke symptoms. Incident details: 75-year-old female Arrived at Norton Brownsboro […]

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When is weight-loss surgery right for your patient?

Weight-loss surgery requirements and guidelines differ for patients depending on whether they have a disease related to obesity, according to Jeff W. Allen, M.D., bariatric surgeon with Norton Surgical Specialists. “The thing about the outcomes […]

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7-session online program helps teens quit tobacco and vaping

N-O-T: Not on Tobacco, an American Lung Association program led by trained Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness facilitators, is helping kids in the Louisville area quit tobacco and vaping. About 90% of teens who participated […]

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