Gillette specialists manage the care of specified health problems, but we don’t provide the overall, whole-person care that comes from a primary health care provider.
We know that when our specialists partner with their patients’ primary health care providers, we see the best possible outcomes. When you refer a child to Gillette, we meet with your patient, then contact you to discuss our care plan and follow-up recommendations.
To refer a patient or consult with a specialist, use our One-Call number for providers:
Call this number to:
- Refer patients to Gillette specialists or services.
- Contact a specific Gillette provider.
- Contact an on-call physician in a particular specialty.
- Request a hospital admission.
All calls are answered by registered nurses, who coordinate referrals and consultations.
We Work With Your Patient’s Family
Parents and caregivers know their children best. And Gillette patients’ needs and treatments often have significant impacts on their family members. That’s why families are at the heart of our care teams. When we plan treatments and coordinate appointments, we consult with family members to make sure we’re considering their needs.
We Work With One Another
When we say our providers work in teams, we mean it. Many of our patients, due to their highly complex conditions, rely on the combined expertise of specialists in a variety of disciplines. Collaboration among Gillette providers helps patients make the most of their abilities and live as independently as possible.
When We Can Help
If your patients exhibit any of the following potential signs or symptoms of a congenital disability or complex health condition, consider a referral to Gillette.
- Developmental delays/missing milestones.
- Seizures or spells.
- Movement difficulties.
- Regression in motor skills.
- Sleep disorders.
- Joint pain.
- Abnormal genetic test.
Our Patient Care Staff
Gillette employs a wide variety of specialists and support staff, all of whom have experience working with children who have disabilities and complex conditions. Our staff includes:
- Nurse practitioners.
- Physical and occupational therapists.
- Speech and language pathologists.
- Assistive technology specialists.
- Seating specialists.
- Psychologists and neuropsychologists.
- Social workers.
- Child life specialists.
- Therapeutic recreation specialists.
With these experts and others, we address many needs—medical and otherwise—that your patients and their families experience while at Gillette.
Gillette staff are specially trained to care for people who have disabilities while being highly sensitive to their needs. For example, our radiologic technologists understand how to perform imaging tests for people who use seating systems or wear metal fixators following limb-length surgery. For patients who cannot remain still or whose disability or pain might interfere with the successful completion of an imaging exam, we offer several types of sedation services.