The Pediatric Diagnostic and Referral Clinic (PDRC) serves
Using a multidisciplinary approach, physicians at Mayo Clinic evaluate and diagnose the most complex conditions. Patients then receive a treatment plan created specifically for their care.
Coping with a "mysterious" illness can be overwhelming for children and their families. The professionals at the PDRC understand the physical, emotional and psychological needs of young patients and their families.
A strong commitment to ongoing communication with referring physicians ensures that patients have the benefit of the full involvement of their primary care physician.
The clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning for children with problems that may not fit into a single subspecialty. As part of Mayo Clinic, the PDRC can access a full range of specialists and services to best meet the needs of each patient.
Initial diagnosis and evaluation. A general pediatrician sees the patient, coordinates the patient's evaluation and care, and orders necessary tests and/or subspecialty consults.
Tests and subspecialty evaluation. Most patients come to the PDRC with an unusual condition or an underlying syndrome that cannot be identified in a routine exam. Physicians in multiple subspecialties work together to diagnose even the rarest conditions.
Return to Primary Physician. The general pediatrician reviews all findings with the patient's family and suggests a comprehensive treatment plan to share with the patient's primary care provider. Patients return to their home physician for ongoing care.
Hope. Many patients referred to the PDRC have been to other medical centers, but continue to struggle with unresolved health issues. Mayo's team approach is able to provide answers to many of these questions.
Comprehensive Exam. Mayo Clinic physicians have the expertise and resources to thoroughly evaluate the patient's medical condition and recommend the appropriate tests and exams. Multiple experts work together to solve patient's problems such that "no stone is left unturned."
Time. Patients at the PDRC receive dedicated, unhurried time from the physicians. The physicians offer detailed explanations and listen carefully to the patient's questions and concerns.
Nationally recognized specialists. Mayo Clinic has access to the latest drugs, innovative procedures and regimens on the cutting edge of pediatric care. The PDRC interdisciplinary team of health care specialists has made significant advances in treatment options and outcomes for pediatric patients.
Commitment to Physician Communication. PDRC staff maintain a close working relationship with the patient's referring physician. Early referral is encouraged to help prevent advanced complications and to provide an opportunity for ongoing patient education.
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