Spine consultation clinic
The spine consultation clinic was formed in response to the large number of consultation requests for patients with suspected scoliosis. The additional clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners so that we are able to schedule and evaluate new spine patients in a timely manner. There are specific patient criteria designated for these patients as well as a consultation form to complete prior to an appointment being made, in addition to a general new patient form. During the child’s appointment, patients will receive a thorough evaluation, including spine radiographs and x-rays of their hand and elbow for bone age. Patients leave clinic with a diagnosis and a plan for appropriate treatment, follow up care, and surgical consultation request if indicated.
Telemedicine is available through our spine clinic which provides the ability for interactive healthcare using modern technology and telecommunication. Live, real-time visits allow face-to-face interaction and examination with the patient, family and the provider from a distance. Ask your provider if this service is suitable for your visit and/or available from your location. We offer Telemedicine clinics in the following locations:
Children's Mercy St. Joseph
Children's Mercy Joplin