Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Is this a feeding Team?

Yes


What services are offered?

Intensive Outpatient: Once or more per day for several days/week

MD or Group of MDs with routine office visits

Outpatient: Once a week or less (overnight stay not required)

Additional information:

The Multidisciplinary Pediatric Feeding Program is a collaboration between the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and the Frances H. McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. It is the only medical program in the state of Arizona that provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for medically complex children with severe feeding disturbances who are often dependent on formula supplements or enteral tube feedings. The program provides multidisciplinary clinic evaluation with the team including Gastroenterologist and Medical Director, Dana I. Williams, MD, Registered Dietitian, Speech Pathology, and Occupational Therapy. A variety of individualized treatment recommendations for each patient and family are offered during the evaluation. Our outpatient 12 week intensive feeding treatment regimen includes evidence based techniques and has documented outcomes for reducing enteral tube feeding and increasing oral feeding. The Aerodigestive Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a diagnostic team comprised of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Otolaryngology, and Speech Pathology with lead coordination from a Nurse Practitioner.