Clinical Spotlight: Comprehensive Snakebite Program

This quarter the clinical spotlight focuses on the Comprehensive Snakebite Program at Children's of Alabama. With spring and summer underway, information on this program is vital to share with patient families. Next month our clinical spotlight will be on The Sensory Pathway at Children's of Alabama.  

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Sickle Stroke Screen: What Parents

and Caregivers Need to Know 

Please be sure to share the below information on Sickle Stroke Screening

with patient families with Sickle Cell Disease.

Did you know it is important for your child to have a Sickle Stroke Screen EVERY YEAR?

What is a stroke?

  • A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, leaving brain tissue without oxygen or food. Brain cells can die within minutes. Children with sickle cell disease have a higher risk of stroke than those without the disease. 

What can I do to prevent a stroke?

  • Doctors can test your child every year from ages 2 to 16 to measure the risk of a stroke.
  • The Sickle Stroke Screen, also known as a Transcranial Doppler (TCD), is a painless ultrasound used to measure the speed of blood flowing through blood vessels in the brain. 

Please attend all of your child’s appointments and ask questions about Sickle Stroke Screen. 

How do I know if my child is having a stroke?

  • Weakness in a body part, such as the leg, arm or even entire side of the body.
  • Trouble speaking normally
  • Severe headaches or dizziness
  • Different facial appearance than normal, such as an abnormal smile
  • Seizure
  • Call 911 immediately if you think your child is having a stroke

For more information about stroke risks, click here.

To schedule a Sickle Stroke Screen, please call 205-638-9285.

APIC Annual Report

Visit the link below to view the Alabama Poison Information Center's 2022 Annual Report.

APIC Annual Report

Children's Happenings

PIRC Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

We are so grateful for our Psychiatric Intake Resource Center (PIRC) and the invaluable resource they provide to our community. It was an honor to join them in celebrating their fifth anniversary!

Celebrated our All-Star Team for National Doctors' Day

On March 16, we celebrated the best doctors in the game!

We are so grateful for all of our Children's of Alabama physicians

and all they do for the patients and families we serve.

Live Accredited Continuing Education Opportunities

Visit the link below for live Accredited Continuing Education opportunities,

updated weekly with registration links for Grand Rounds.

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COA Directory of

Pediatric Services 2023-2025


The Strategic Communications & Marketing team at

Children's of Alabama is working to produce the 2023-2025 Directory of Pediatric Services. Our last issue

is dated 2021-2022 and can use an update.

Please provide your practice's name, address, main phone number and fax number by clicking the red box below

so we can be sure to update your information (if needed)

and mail you a copy of the completed book this fall.

We appreciate your help in ensuring all referring

physicians receive a copy of the directory!

Practice Information

Children's Now Has Epic EMR

Epic is now live at Children's of Alabama! This new electronic medical record (EMR) platform aims to help improve the care of our patients, their families experience and the day-to-day work operations of our employees and providers.

As we adjust to this transition, we want to ensure that referring offices are receiving all patient notes, discharge summaries and other information needed.

Please submit any issues you may be experiencing and

we will work to resolve them as quickly as possible.

Get Epic Help

Check Out the Latest PedsCast

The Children’s of Alabama PedsCast is a pediatric sub-specialist peer-to-peer podcast focused on research, innovative programs and advances in pediatric health care at Children’s of Alabama. Featured speakers include physicians, surgeons, clinical specialists and other experts in the field of pediatrics.

Click the red button below to hear the latest PedsCast episodes that include:

  • Waldemar Carlo, M.D. -

Neonatal Research Network, the Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Network,

and the Global Network

  • Michele Kong, M.D. - Sensory Awareness

  • Scott Turner, DNP - First Contact for Primary Care -

Pediatric Migraine Action Plan

  • Smita Bhatia, M.D., MPH - U.S. Cancer Outcomes Network
Click Here to Listen to COA PedsCasts

Fax FYIs

Please make note

of the below fax number updates!

Nephrology: 205-638-2517

Department of Surgery: 205-638-2513

Pediatrics East: 205-638-7102

Sports Medicine: 205-638-2879

*Sports Medicine Phone Number Change: 205-638-6921


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Physician Link (Issues/Concerns) - 205-638-7479

Children's One Stop (Placement Center and Consultations) - 205-638-7200 or 844-232-5070

For questions or suggestions, please email [email protected].

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