Pediatric Heart Expert Forum
Recommendation
About This Forum:

Questions in this forum are answered by pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesiologists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This forum is for questions and support about pediatric heart problems, symptoms and topics such as heart murmurs, palpitations, fainting, chest pain, congenital heart defects (including management and intervention), fetal cardiology, adult congenital cardiology, arrhythmias and pre-participation athletic screening.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Recommendation

My daughter was born with Truncus Arteriosus and is 11 years old now.  She is a former patient of Dr. Boris while he was at Keesler in 2003 before he was relocated.  My daughter is currently having her procedures done in Birmingham, Al by Dr. McMahon and Dr. Kirkland.  My husband is being transferred this summer to Elizabeth City, NC.  I was just wondering if there were any doctors to recommend in or around that area, both cardiologists and surgeons.
Related Discussions
773637_tn?1327450515
Dear Wildephyre,

How are you guys?  I hope well, and I hope that your daughter is doing well, also.  Elizabeth City is in the northeast part of NC, and is not particularly close to any major pediatric cardiac surgical centers.  The three centers that are closest to you include East Carolina University, in Greenville, Duke University, in Durham, and University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill.  There are cardiologists at all 3 locations as well as surgeons.  However, you will want to look for a place that has a sizable surgical volume as well as interventional cardiology, in addition to having a primary cardiologist.  All the best with your PCS (permanent change of station, for the non-military folks).
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
HEY!!! Another AF family!! (although we are now retired) We got stationed at Randolph in San Antonio to be near Wilford Hall, but I hear now that they have pretty much closed down? If you like the place you are at, why not try and stay there? Is your family part of the CHAP program (Children have A Potential) I'm not sure if the AF have stopped that program, but if they haven't, they will send you to the bases that have facilities to take care of your child. Keesler was a nice base, we traveled there once to see Dr Creech who took care of our girls in England.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
773637_tn?1327450515
Jeffrey R Boris, M.D.Blank
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
773655_tn?1340656399
Marie M Gleason, M.D.Blank
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank