Complete well-child care for newborns, children, and adolescents
The Duke Pediatric Diagnostic Clinic offers consultative services to primary care clinicians for patients with diagnostic dilemmas. The clinic typically serves patients whose symptoms do not clearly fall within the scope of a particular subspecialty and whose diagnosis remains uncertain despite initial evaluation in the primary care setting.
Dr. Brian Eichner serves as the Medical Director of the clinic and Dr. Richard Chung is the Associate Medical Director. Either Dr. Eichner or Dr. Chung will perform the initial evaluation in the clinic and will then work collaboratively with the primary care clinician and other subspecialists as appropriate to plan further steps in diagnosis and treatment. The clinic is supported by at least one member in nearly all of the subspecialty Divisions within the Department of Pediatrics at Duke, allowing for expedited referrals and evaluation of particularly urgent complex presentations.
A full report of the child's evaluation is forwarded to the referring physician within several days of the visit and is followed by updates as needed. Most patients do not require follow-up visits, as the primary purpose of the clinic is to offer a one-time consultative evaluation and patients are subsequently encouraged to follow-up closely with their primary care physician for longitudinal care. However, additional visits and other support will be offered as needed depending on the clinical circumstances.
The clinical staff places a priority on evidence-based decision making, clear communication with primary care clinicians, and a patient- and family-centered approach.
The clinic sees patients by referral only. Referring physicians may call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to initiate a referral. For patients and families interested in Diagnostic Clinic services, please speak with your primary care provider who can facilitate a referral.
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