Hospitalist Program

Most childhood medical problems can be diagnosed and managed in the doctor’s office. But for difficult cases, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospitalist team is available to help primary care physicians meet their patients’ needs.

Our Hospitalist Program creates a partnership between community physicians and our hospitalist pediatricians to help ensure that children, especially those with particularly challenging diagnoses, get the care they need and deserve.

Specialized help with childhood conditions

Your calls are answered immediately by pediatricians, without operator intervention. These physicians offer exceptional depth of clinical and diagnostic expertise. The hotlines connect you with:

Inpatient management services

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospitalists coordinate inpatient hospital care when a child’s community physician is unavailable. Our hospitalists work as a diagnostic team, offering years of combined experience in treating children with the most complex general pediatric illnesses and injuries.

Children’s also brings together specialists from every medical and surgical discipline, as well as highly trained nurses, therapists, technicians and ancillary personnel. We offer the latest technologies and diagnostic tools designed specifically for children.

If you are unable to follow your patient at Children’s, our hospitalists will keep you informed of your patient’s progress to ensure continuity of care. In every case, we will refer your patient back to you for follow-up and care after discharge.

Outpatient diagnostic referrals

The Outpatient Diagnostic Referral Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic services including:

  • Consultation for challenging diagnoses 
  • Outpatient evaluation as a second opinion or to determine the need for further consultation or evaluation
  • Coordination of multidisciplinary outpatient care for a child with multiple medical conditions
  • Close communication and return to referring physician for follow up

Telephone consultation for professionals

When you are faced with a challenging diagnosis or difficult case, use the hospitalist service to get a free consultation or a second opinion. Challenged frequently by difficult diagnoses and complex conditions, our team of hospital-based pediatricians can draw upon each other’s experience and strengths to help diagnose even the most complicated patient case.

Referrals to specialists

When you turn to our Hospitalist Program for consultation, you can discuss the need for referral to a specialist. If specialized help is needed, we can help you find appropriate pediatric specialists based on specifics of the case.

Meet the Team

Hospitalist Program at Egleston

  • Anthony Stephen Cooley, M.D.
  • Robert Dixon, M.D.
  • Anjali Kirpalani, M.D.
  • Patricia Lantis, M.D.
  • David Lloyd, M.D.
  • Tabitha A. Lyon, M.D.
  • Joanne Mendoza, M.D.
  • Judson J. Miller, M.D.
  • Parminder S. Suchdev, M.D.
  • Joseph A. Snitzer, III, M.D.
  • Corinne Taylor, M.D.

Hospitalist Program at Scottish Rite

  • Anastacia Abdalla, M.D.
  • Deborah Andresen, M.D.
  • Kristin Bayless, P.A.-C., M.M.Sc.
  • Ann Beach, M.D.
  • Chevon Brooks, M.D.
  • Margaux Charbonnet, M.D.
  • Tracy Creek, M.D.
  • Gary Frank, M.D.
  • Rachel Friedberg, M.D.
  • Jeffrey Klick, M.D.
  • David Kotzbauer, M.D.
  • Lydia Lu, M.P.H., M.M.Sc.
  • Mary Mobbs, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
  • Darryl Morris, M.D.
  • Kristin Nieh, M.D.
  • LaToya Oglesby, M.D.
  • Natavut Punyasavatsut, M.D.
  • Laura Rich, M.D.
  • Diedre Rowe, M.D.
  • Javier Tejedor-Sojo, M.D.

Hospitalist Program at Hughes Spalding