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Resources for Physicians

The Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National Health System is proud to offer outstanding tertiary and quaternary diagnostics and patient management for Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Medicine practices throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

How to Refer a Patient
Call our referral line and speak directly with an administrative coordinator from 7am to 6pm daily: 
  • In the Washington, DC area: 202-476-7409 
  • Toll free: 866-476-7409
You can also fax or e-mail a referral: 
  • Regardless of referral diagnosis, all patient visits require patient records from your practice to be faxed or e mailed to our center. 
  • Fax: 202-476-5897
Following a call-in or faxed referral, you may request to speak directly with a genetic counselor, social worker or nurse practitioner. Just ask the administrative coordinator, and they will connect you.
Required Paperwork

Regardless of referral diagnosis, all patient visits require patient records from your practice faxed or e-mailed to our center. 

Key Documents to Include: 

  • Ultrasound studies
  • First or second trimester screen results
  • Results of Amniocentesis or CVS, if applicable
  • Results of Torch titers, if applicable
  • Any significant family history 
  • Most recent patient/family contact information
Provider Communications
Visit Confirmation 
We will notify you via secure e-mail or letter, of the date and planned schedule for your patient’s visit.

Visit Results
  • Following the visit, we will e-mail or fax you reports as soon as they become available. 
  • Radiology reports are typically available either the same day or the next day. Consultation reports are sent within 3-5 days of the visit. 
  • The medical team on each case is always available if you’d like to speak directly with a physician, nurse practitioner, genetic counselor, or social worker.
Delivery Letters
Approximately 30 days prior to the estimated delivery date, our team will put together a comprehensive report detailing our findings, recommendations, and any specific actions that need to be taken after delivery. 

This letter is sent, along with a duplicate copy of all diagnostic reports and consultations, to the delivery hospital, the referring physician, and the patient.

 


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