Endocrinology

Diabetes Tag

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Help fund pediatric diabetes patient care, physician training and research by purchasing a specialty Hope for Kids with Diabetes license plate at any Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles location. The cost of the specialty plate is $50 and $41.25 of that will directly benefit pediatric endocrinology at Children’s of Alabama.

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Flu Resources

NICU

Visit our online resource center for information on how to protect your family during flu season. According to the Jefferson County Department of Health, activity levels for the 2018-2019 flu season in Alabama are at 4.20%, which is above Alabama’s baseline of 3.32%. This puts Alabama in the red zone for incidence.

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Lydia Dowling

Type 1 Diabetes

A blood test confirmed what the Dowlings suspected – Lydia had type 1 diabetes. The then 2-year-old was sent to her local hospital in Dothan for immediate treatment and put on diluted insulin. It was thought best that Lydia be transferred to Children’s. “She was so young that our local hospital seemed a little unsure on the best way to handle it,” Kristee said. “I’m so thankful she was transferred because it was immediately clear that the doctors at Children’s knew precisely what to do.”

Lydia's Story

Rick Hood

Epilepsy

Rick was referred to pediatric neurologist Dr. Katherine Hammond at Children’s, who was able to record seizure activity in Rick’s brain via an electroencephalogram (EEG). Rick began medication to prevent seizures, which seemed to work for a while, but he “hit a growth spurt and all of a sudden had a cluster of seizures,” Jamie said. “That’s when doctors added a second medication, but it seemed to progressively get worse.”

Rick's Story

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The Poison Purse

There are a lot of poison dangers that parents of small children need to be aware of, from the cleaning products found in the kitchen to medicine stored in a bathroom. But there's a hidden danger you may not have considered. How many poisonous items can be found in your purse or the purses of any guests in your home? Ann Slattery, Director of the Regional Poison Control Center at Children's of Alabama. She says a woman's purse can contain any number of poison dangers. "When people come into your home they may bring things that are harmful to your child in their pocketbook," said Slattery. Watch video.

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For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare ProfessionalsChildren's of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you'll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.


Healthcare Professionals Information

What is the Patient Portal

Careers

Children’s of Alabama offers a convenient way to manage your child’s personal medical records with our online patient portal. This portal can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Our Patient Portal features include:

  • Allergy Information
  • Immunizations
  • Lab Results
  • Discharge Instructions
  • Summary of Inpatient Visits
  • Patient Education
  • Personal Health Journal
  • Easy Reference Link to Children’s of Alabama Online Bill Pay System

The patient portal is powered by FollowMyHealth, a leader in secure online access to personal health information. If you need to sign up for a new proxy account, please provide your email address during your registration process.

Patient Portal Login

Contact Us

Practices

For general or technical questions about our patient portal, contact our patient portal support team at 205-638-5580 or email COAPatientPortal@childrensal.org. Representatives will be available to assist you Monday through Friday.


Frequently Asked Questions

Endocrinology

Diabetes Tag

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Help fund pediatric diabetes patient care, physician training and research by purchasing a specialty Hope for Kids with Diabetes license plate at any Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles location. The cost of the specialty plate is $50 and $41.25 of that will directly benefit pediatric endocrinology at Children’s of Alabama.

Learn More

Flu Resources

NICU

Visit our online resource center for information on how to protect your family during flu season. According to the Jefferson County Department of Health, activity levels for the 2018-2019 flu season in Alabama are at 4.20%, which is above Alabama’s baseline of 3.32%. This puts Alabama in the red zone for incidence.

Learn More

Lydia Dowling

Type 1 Diabetes

A blood test confirmed what the Dowlings suspected – Lydia had type 1 diabetes. The then 2-year-old was sent to her local hospital in Dothan for immediate treatment and put on diluted insulin. It was thought best that Lydia be transferred to Children’s. “She was so young that our local hospital seemed a little unsure on the best way to handle it,” Kristee said. “I’m so thankful she was transferred because it was immediately clear that the doctors at Children’s knew precisely what to do.”

Lydia's Story

Rick Hood

Epilepsy

Rick was referred to pediatric neurologist Dr. Katherine Hammond at Children’s, who was able to record seizure activity in Rick’s brain via an electroencephalogram (EEG). Rick began medication to prevent seizures, which seemed to work for a while, but he “hit a growth spurt and all of a sudden had a cluster of seizures,” Jamie said. “That’s when doctors added a second medication, but it seemed to progressively get worse.”

Rick's Story

Visit Child of Children's for more patient stories


The Poison Purse

There are a lot of poison dangers that parents of small children need to be aware of, from the cleaning products found in the kitchen to medicine stored in a bathroom. But there's a hidden danger you may not have considered. How many poisonous items can be found in your purse or the purses of any guests in your home? Ann Slattery, Director of the Regional Poison Control Center at Children's of Alabama. She says a woman's purse can contain any number of poison dangers. "When people come into your home they may bring things that are harmful to your child in their pocketbook," said Slattery. Watch video.

View Past Health Tips



For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare ProfessionalsChildren's of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you'll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.


Healthcare Professionals Information

What is the Patient Portal

Careers

Children’s of Alabama offers a convenient way to manage your child’s personal medical records with our online patient portal. This portal can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Our Patient Portal features include:

  • Allergy Information
  • Immunizations
  • Lab Results
  • Discharge Instructions
  • Summary of Inpatient Visits
  • Patient Education
  • Personal Health Journal
  • Easy Reference Link to Children’s of Alabama Online Bill Pay System

The patient portal is powered by FollowMyHealth, a leader in secure online access to personal health information. If you need to sign up for a new proxy account, please provide your email address during your registration process.

Patient Portal Login

Contact Us

Practices

For general or technical questions about our patient portal, contact our patient portal support team at 205-638-5580 or email COAPatientPortal@childrensal.org. Representatives will be available to assist you Monday through Friday.


Frequently Asked Questions