Village Pediatrics & Rheumatology has the unique privilege to offer specialized care in pediatric rheumatology. Renowned Dr. Joan Calkins has over 30 years experience in this unique pediatric practice, and has helped thousands of children struggling with this difficult diagnosis.
Things to know when considering Dr. Joan Calkins as your child’s Rheumatologist.
She has over 30 years’ experience treating children with Rheumatologic issues as well as other complex medical concerns your child may be faced with.
Dr. Calkins has found that the best road to successfully treating children with these medical issues is through a team approach with your child’s Primary Care Provider(PCP) and any other specialist that may be involved.
Step 1: Begin a consultation.
You must have a referral(letter) from your PCP stating why he/she is requesting Dr. Calkins to see you child
Step 2: Required Documents.
We require access to all medical records related to your child’s medical condition, including any relevant office visit notes, labs conducted, x-rays performed along with any consults from other specialists that are or have been involved with your child’s care.
Step 3: What comes next.
Dr. Calkins will review all of these records and recommend the best course of action to pursue. This could be as simple as scheduling your child’s first appointment with her office. However, Dr. Calkins may require additional specialized labs to be ordered by your child’s PCP or an appointment with another specialist to rule out some specific concerns.