Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City offers multidisciplinary specialty clinics for patients who benefit from a collaborative approach to care with multiple medical specialists. Coordinated by our care management team of registered nurses and social workers, our specialty clinics bring together a variety of specialists all in one place. Specialists include pediatric practitioners; geneticists; neurologists; ears, nose and throat doctors; gastroenterologists; orthopaedists; and developmental pediatrics. In addition, social workers; child life specialists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; wheelchair and seating specialists; and orthotics and prosthetic services staff are available.
Following each clinic, the team of professionals meets to discuss each child and develop a treatment plan.
Not only do these specialty clinics allow for patient families to benefit from the variety of experts, these clinics are created as an opportunity for families to come together and network with other families dealing with similar challenges.
For more information about any of our clinics, please call 801-536-3777.
Our weekly cerebral palsy clinic brings together a variety of specialists for our cerebral palsy patients and their families. These include rehabilitative medicine specialists, pediatricians, neurology specialists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and wheelchair and seating professionals. Specialized orthotic and prosthetic services are also available. We treat all types of cerebral palsy, mild to severe, including patients with complex cerebral palsy symptoms.
The weekly Utah Clubfoot Clinic specializes in the treatment of clubfoot. A joint venture of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City and the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, we offer comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of clubfoot for infants and children.
The clinic brings together the state's leading specialists in clubfoot corrections and related procedures. Our physicians have each been trained specifically in the Ponseti method and two of our doctors, Theresa Hennessey, M.D., and Marcella Woiczek, M.D., trained personally with Ignacio Ponseti, M.D. They are all board certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics.
Contact: The Utah Clubfoot Clinic operates in two locations. Call 801-518-2602, to reach the coordinator for both clinics.
Supported by the CdLS Foundation, the Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) clinic meets every spring, and is a valuable resource for families who have a child with this condition. This hugely successful clinic is the first of its kind.
Our hand clinic is held two times each month. Your child will be scheduled with a board certified pediatric hand surgeon who will evaluate and make recommendations, which may include occupational therapy. If you choose to receive these services from us, an occupational therapist will be available to participate in the care of the child.
Our own internationally renowned orthopaedist, Jacques D'Astous, M.D.,, who trained with Min H. Mehta, M.D., FRCS – the originator of the breakthrough treatment of infantile scoliosis through EDF casting – holds regular clinics to treat children who benefit from this treatment.
The monthly neuromuscular clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City brings a wide variety of specialists together for our families. Patients seen at this clinic have a diagnosis that results in related neuropathy and myopathy, such as muscular dystrophy.
Our quarterly osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) clinic is a valuable resource for families with children with this condition. Patients with all types of OI attend this clinic.
Children with orthopaedic conditions who would benefit from the services of a plastic surgeon are scheduled for this monthly clinic.
The skeletal dysplasia clinic meets three times a year with a variety of specialists on hand for our patients and families.
Every month our pediatrician, certified car seat staff and care management staff meet with families who require special needs car seats to ensure safety. Our staff assess the need of the child who has special needs, educates parents on proper car seat usage specific to their medical needs and supervises as the parent installs the seat into their vehicle.
Additional clinic services include vehicle and car seat inspection/recalls and car seat assessment. Services are provided regardless of the families' ability to pay. Children are encouraged to come in every year for reassessment of their car seat and proper fit as they grow.
To schedule an appointment in this popular clinic, please call 801-536-3564.
Our spine clinic is held twice a week with orthopaedists who specialize in conditions of the spine.