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gastroenterology inpatient care

when your child needs hospitalization

Sometimes, children need to be admitted to the hospital for serious gastrointestinal problems such as complications of Crohn’s disease, dehydration, growth failure or severe abdominal pain.

We know that a hospital stay can be stressful for children and their families. Our team places a high priority on communication to ensure that families know what to expect, understand the treatment plan and receive answers to all their questions. We do all we can to make patients and their families feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during a hospital stay. We also know that you and your family value the relationship with your gastroenterologist that you see in the clinic. The gastroenterologist on call and other members of the inpatient team will work closely with your child’s outpatient provider to ensure the best care for your child.

After patients return home, our team continues to provide support and care. The gastroenterology department’s triage nurses are available by phone during normal business hours to answer questions, process pharmacy refills, discuss insurance coverage, explain test results and much more. After hours the gastroenterologist on call is available to answer urgent questions.

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The gastroenterology department is available by phone at 937-641-3090 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, call 937-641-3000 to reach the hospital’s operator and ask for the gastroenterologist on call.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling at 937-641-4000.