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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

September 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

  Hunter Utkov Altman, M.D. Pediatrics Daniel R. Bachman, M.D. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Stephanie S. Battistini, M.D. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Julie K. Doering, M.D. Pediatrics Mehmet E. Guner, M.D. Pediatric Ophthalmology Paulina R. Maida, M.D. Pediatrics […]

Neurogenetic counselor Preeti Desaigoudar is shown

Neurogenetic counselor supports families and coordinates care

As a neurogenetic counselor, Preeti T. Desaigoudar, LCGC, educates and supports families through the process of genetic testing and a possible genetic diagnosis. Since a diagnosis can affect many parts of the body, she will […]

A teenage couple is pictured, depicting an example of who should be screened for sexually transmitted infections.

Sexually transmitted infections increasing among young people

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise nationwide, with notable increases among younger patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 53% of reported cases of STIs in 2020 were among […]

Pediatric diabetes and mental health

Children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes have up to three times the risk of developing anxiety or depression and are at higher risk of suicidal ideation and eating disorders. Having anxiety and depression — […]

A child grabs their leg while wincing in pain, indicating a common sign of sports overuse injuries in children.

Common sports overuse injuries in children

Sports overuse injuries in children have become quite common as the pressure for students to complete in year-round sports, such as travel and tournament teams, has increased over time. “Being active and participating in sports […]

Medical images show a conventional baclofen pump placement and the cerebral catheter placement for this patient.

Baclofen pump catheter implanted in brain because tissue couldn’t support typical placement

The patient At age 10, the patient was diagnosed with a high-grade arteriovenous malformation and treated with radiosurgery. About six months later, the patient developed a severe case of brain swelling that left them with […]

A child is shown examining their smart watch, illustrating type 1 diabetes activity monitoring.

Wearable activity monitors fill a gap in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Clinicians managing a child or adolescent with Type 1 diabetes often have very little accurate information about the patient’s physical activity, but a new study shows activity monitors like wearable fitness trackers provide a clear […]

Aug 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

  Erin Herstine, M.D. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Francesca Kingery, M.D. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Cullen Marshall, M.D. Child Neurology Alexandra M. Mientus, M.D. (Ali) Pediatrics Sabryna A. Robbins, D.O. (Ali) Pediatrics Samuel Williams, M.D. Pediatric […]

Baylor Rusher, patient of Norton Children’s Heart Institute, receives care in Owensboro and Louisville.

From Owensboro to Louisville: Heart patient diagnosed in utero, cared for since birth

Chelsea Rusher was getting a routine 20-week anatomy scan when her provider noticed a complication: Her son, Baylor, would be born with a heart defect. After that appointment, Chelsea, who lives south of Owensboro, Kentucky, […]

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September 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

  Hunter Utkov Altman, M.D. Pediatrics Daniel R. Bachman, M.D. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Stephanie S. Battistini, M.D. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Julie K. Doering, M.D. Pediatrics Mehmet E. Guner, M.D. Pediatric Ophthalmology Paulina R. Maida, M.D. Pediatrics […]

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September 2022 Norton Medical Group new providers

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Neurogenetic counselor supports families and coordinates care

As a neurogenetic counselor, Preeti T. Desaigoudar, LCGC, educates and supports families through the process of genetic testing and a possible genetic diagnosis. Since a diagnosis can affect many parts of the body, she will […]

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Dementia care for communities of color

Dementia is an umbrella term that includes a range of symptoms associated with cognitive decline. Perhaps one of the best known and most common types — Alzheimer’s dementia — represents 60% to 80% of all […]

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The window of stroke care

Time saved is brain saved when it comes to stroke care. “Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S,” said Shervin R. Dashti, M.D., Ph.D., endovascular neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at […]

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