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The Diagnostic Office at Riley at IU Health offers hope for families of children with tough-to-diagnose illnesses. Our multidisciplinary team looks at your child’s illness from a variety of perspectives so we can get a complete picture of your child’s condition.
Some of our common referrals are for children who have:
Our team also offers second opinions for complex diagnoses.
The Diagnostic Office works with doctors from nearly every department at Riley at IU Health. This allows us to act as a home base for your child’s care until he or she is ready to transition back to primary care.
Our team makes referrals easy for your child’s primary care provider. The referring provider faxes patient records to the Diagnostic Office. Our team reviews the records and schedules an initial appointment for an evaluation with you and your child.
This appointment lasts longer than a typical doctor’s appointment, because we take the time to get an in-depth picture of your child’s health. Multiple members of our team will be present to offer insight from a variety of perspectives. Some patients may see multiple specialists, a social worker and a psychiatrist in one appointment.
There are no intake forms to fill out when you arrive for the visit. Our team reviews your child’s records before you arrive so we can focus on creating a care plan during your visit. You and your child will have a treatment plan before you leave, so you will know what the next steps are.
Immediately after the first visit, our team will send a summary of the visit back to your child’s primary care provider. We will also create an in-depth report and send that to your child’s doctor as well.
The Diagnostic Office coordinates the diagnostic tests and treatments your child needs. As he or she goes through the steps of the treatment plan, our team will continue to keep your child’s doctor informed. Once the treatment plan is complete and our specialists have developed an ongoing care plan for your child, we will work to transition care back to your child’s primary care provider.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
The Diagnostic Office works to keep our referral process streamlined so patients with unusual or difficult-to-diagnose conditions can get the help they need. We maintain open communication with each patient’s primary care provider throughout the treatment process for an easier transfer of care.
Our medical education opportunities for fourth-year medical students and residents include direct patient care and collaboration with our multidisciplinary team.