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Pediatric Services

In fall 2021, Dr. Shearer was endorsed by the State of West Virginia (WV) as a telehealth provider registered by the WV Board of Medicine under House Bill 2024. This endorsement allows her to provide palliative care services to any patients in that state.

On April 21, 2022, Dr. Shearer will present to the Executive Council of Hospice of West Virginia on "A Cross-State Model for Hospice and Palliative Care." This presentation will include her work with fragile infants and children as well as cancer survivorship.

Services for Complex Kids

Dr. Patti offers telehealth services for pediatric patients who are medically fragile, are post-NICU, have chronic conditions, have genetic and metabolic disorders, or require hospice and palliative care. She provides consultations for symptom management, coordination of care, and advance care planning.

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Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer

Dr. Patti provides telehealth services for survivors to receive evidence-based follow up from Children's Oncology Group to help them anticipate what lies ahead after therapy ends. In addition, pediatric patients on active treatment who face challenges of difficult to control symptoms or desire education about their disease may schedule an appointment by telehealth.

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Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Consultations

Dr. Patti performs inpatient consultations at Wellstar Health System to support caregivers in their journey of supporting a fragile infant or child. Patients are then seen for follow up as outpatients by telehealth. Care is coordinated with the primary pediatrician and the care team in the community.

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