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William Chen, MD

Pediatric Resident

Memorial Hospital
Pediatric Associates

Address: 555 Main Street, Yourtown, MI
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If your child is on antibiotics, they must finish the entire prescription - even after they start feeling better!
- Dr Chen
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My BioUpdated: 07-14-20
My Bio: William Chen, MD
Dr. William Chen, Biography

Dr. William Chen is a pediatric resident with Memorial Hospital Pediatric Associates based in Yourtown, Maryland. Dr. Chen's emphasis has always been on prevention and health maintenance, and with the rise of pediatric diseases and illnesses, the need is even greater. His passion is to educate, influence, and inspire pediatrics and their parents to lead healthier lives by rethinking what health really means.

 

Dr. Chen grew up in Kenner, Michigan where he received his undergraduate degree at the local state University, prior to pursuing his medical training at Browman Medical School in Maryland. After completing his pediatric residency at Brownman, he will be pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

 

Dr. Chen is passionate about mentorships and preceptorships. He believes," Students are our brightest stars and have much to teach us as they learn. In the medical profession, we are life long learners, and learning during a preceptorship is a two-way street."As a lifelong learner Dr. Chen still actively participates in grant research around health disparities and treatment outcomes with the pediatric population.

Educational BackgroundUpdated: 07-01-20
Educational Background: William Chen, MD
Browman Medical School | MD 2018
Educational Background: William Chen, MD
Michigan State - BS Biology | 2010 - 2014
Michigan State Website

Educational Background: William Chen, MD
Kenner Academy - Kenner, MI | 2006 - 2010
Clinicals / Clerkships / ExternshipsUpdated: 07-01-20
Clinicals / Clerkships / Externships: William Chen, MD
Flint VA - Radiology Clerkship
Clinicals / Clerkships / Externships: William Chen, MD
Dearborn Family Medicine - General Practice Clerkship
Clinicals / Clerkships / Externships: William Chen, MD
Detroit Medical Center - Pediatrics Clerkship
ResidencyUpdated: 07-01-20
What is a residency? Residency is a specific stage of graduate medical education. It refers to a qualified physician, podiatrist, dentist, pharmacist, or veterinarian (one who holds the degree of MD, DPM, DDS, DMD, DVM, DO, BDS, PharmD, or BDent; or MB; BS, MBChB, or BMed) who practices medicine or pharmacy, usually in a hospital or clinic, under the direct or indirect supervision of a senior medical clinician registered in that specialty such as an attending physician or consultant.
Residency: William Chen, MD
Memorial Hospital / Browman University Program in Medicine

Brownam Pediatric Residency is committed to clinical training in both pathways emphasizing a well balanced, hands-on experience in pediatrics that prepares residents equally well for careers as pediatric generalists or pediatric subspecialists. 

The Department of Pediatrics categorical training program provides all residents with: 

  • A comprehensive and competency-based introduction to, and on-going exposures over three years of training in, acute care and subspecialty pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and behavioral and developmental pediatrics
  • 50% of all clinical exposures (general and subspecialty) in ambulatory settings
  • 20% of training time devoted to continuity of patient care

The categorical pediatric training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

FellowshipUpdated: 07-01-20
What is a fellowship? A Fellowship is the period of medical training, in the United States and Canada, that a physician, dentist, pharmacist,or veterinarian may undertake after completing a specialty training program (residency). During this time (usually more than one year), the practitioner is known as a Fellow. Fellows are capable of acting as an Attending Physician or a Consultant Physician in the generalist field in which they were trained, such as Internal Medicine or Pediatrics.
Fellowship: William Chen, MD
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Browman University Program in Medicine | Expected completion date 2024

All fellowship programs in the Department emphasize excellence in clinical care, teaching and research. Many physicians who have completed their general residency training at Brownam choose fellowship training in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Employment HistoryUpdated: 07-17-20
Employment History: William Chen, MD
Memorial Hospital Pediatric Associates, Yourtown, MD | 2019 - Present

The primary mission of Springfield Pediatric  Associates’ providers and staff is to provide quality medical services with an emphasis on delivering clinical excellence and outstanding customer service in a warm and welcoming family-friendly environment. 

Employment History: William Chen, MD
Westshore Hospital Department of Pediatrics, Westshore, MD 2018

Counseled and guided patients and their parents or guardians regarding diet, essential activities for treating complications, hygienics, and disease preclusion. Collected, recorded, and maintained details of the patient's information like clinical history, reports, and test outcomes. Analyzed patients on a regular basis to evaluated their physical and mental growth and development. Performed and interpreted diagnostic examinations to get essential data of the patient's medical condition.

Employment History: William Chen, MD
Lakeside Walk-in Clinic, Lakeside, MD | 2019 - Present

Part time / per diem. Counseled and guided patients and their parents or guardians regarding diet, essential activities for treating complications, hygienics, and disease preclusion. Collected, recorded, and maintained details of the patient's information like clinical history, reports, and test outcomes. Analyzed patients on a regular basis to evaluated their physical and mental growth and development. Performed and interpreted diagnostic examinations to get essential data of the patient's medical conditions.

Licenses & CertificationsUpdated: 07-17-20
EPAs (Entrustable Professional Activities)Updated: No Content
What are EPAs? The entrustable professional activity (EPA) concept allows faculty to make competency-based decisions on the level of supervision required by trainees. Competency-based education targets standardized levels of proficiency to guarantee that all learners have a sufficient level of proficiency at the completion of training.

Trust is a central concept for safe and effective health care. Patients must trust their physicians, and health care providers must trust each other in a highly interdependent health care system. In teaching settings, supervisors decide when and for what tasks they entrust trainees to assume clinical responsibilities. Building on this concept, EPAs are units of professional practice, defined as tasks or responsibilities to be entrusted to the unsupervised execution by a trainee once he or she has attained sufficient specific competence. EPAs are independently executable, observable, and measurable in their process and outcome, and therefore, suitable for entrustment decisions. Sequencing EPAs of increasing difficulty, risk, or sophistication can serve as a backbone for graduate medical education.
Co-Curricular ActivitiesUpdated: No Content
Student Development: Preceptorships / MentorshipsUpdated: 07-16-20
Student Development: Preceptorships / Mentorships: William Chen, MD

A Preceptorship is a mentoring program with local universities to give personal instruction, training, and supervision to a student. The goal of my preceptorship is to expose students to quality pediatric training by incorporating continuity of care experiences and mentoring by a pediatrician. During this period students are introduced to common pediatric problems, office management, doctor-patient relationships, community & civic duties, etc. 

Past & Current Students 

  • Stephen Akimbo - Central Medical School 
  • Takeisha Harris - Springfield Medical 
  • Anthony Macharia - SouthWestern New England 
  • Justin Costa - Central Medical School 
  • Nicholas Provist - Central Medical School 
  • Allison Patano - Springfield Medical
  • Zachary Pallini - Springfield Medical
  • Heffrey Mazzamuro - SouthWestern New England
  • Shandel Soderstrom - SouthWestern New England
  • Michael Hajjar - SouthWestern New England
  • Alicia Wagoner - SouthWestern New England
Association & Society MembershipUpdated: 12-05-19
Association & Society Membership: William Chen, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.

The AAP is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The FAAP designation after a pediatrician's name stands for Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatricians who maintain their FAAP designation have obtained initial board certification. 

AAP Website

Association & Society Membership: William Chen, MD
Academic Pediatric Association

The APA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all children and adolescents by promoting research, advancing a scholarly approach to education, developing innovations in health care delivery, advocating for an equitable child health agenda, and fostering leadership and career development of child health professionals.

APA Website

Association & Society Membership: William Chen, MD
AMA (American Medical Association)

Mission:
To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

Our guiding principles set the aspirations that we endeavor to achieve:

  • AMA is one enterprise, highly capable, well coordinated and focused on high impact results.
  • AMA believes that there is a national imperative to chart a successful course for health care delivery that will improve the health of the nation.
  • AMA embraces the need for change and believes physician leadership is critical to the successful evolution of health care in a patient focused delivery system.
  • AMA will build on its legacy of leading physician ethics, setting standards for medical education, and advancing medical science to serve as the premier voice for the core values of the medical profession.
  • AMA has the unique combination of talent with practical skills and intellectual capabilities, the financial resources, and influential multi-sector relationships to be a leading voice in the transformation of health care.

The AMA has a robust House of Delegates consisting of representation from every State and medical society, a solid base of physician members, a thriving advocacy influence, the most revered journals and resources in medicine, and respected practice tools.

Together, we can shape a better, healthier future – not just for patients and physicians, but for the country as a whole.

AMA Website

Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...)Updated: 12-05-19
Continuing education or professional development is required in many fields, including all healthcare providers, teachers, insurance professionals, financial advisors, accountants, architects, engineers, emergency management professionals, school administrators, attorneys, and more. The continuing education unit (CEU) is described as ten hours of participation in an education program.
Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Midwest Pediatric Trauma Conference

Objectives: Assess and provide immediate critical care for the victim of penetrating trauma, integrate all aspects of multifaceted care for the penetrating trauma victim including physical, psychological, developmental, risk for recidivism and community support system, articulate goals and objectives of a hospital based violence prevention program... 


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e-CysticFibrosis Review - Volume 3

Course Description eCysticFibrosis Review is a free bi-monthly CME/CNE/CEU certified electronic newsletter designed specifically for pulmonologists, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, nutritionists, nurses, nurse practitioners and physical therapists involved in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis. eCysticFibrosis Review provides a clinical perspective on the updates to the latest...


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Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Motor Components of Vision in Children with Disabilities

This Introductory/Intermediate Level course is designed for new practitioners as well as experienced practitioners who want to become more knowledgeable about visual development and dysfunction in children with multiple and developmental disabilities. The instructor of this course is Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, who is well-known for her pioneer work in hand and vision development. Her first book, “Developmental Hand Dysfunction,” containing the Erhardt Developmental Prehension A...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Water Exercise Technology Introduction to the Principles of Aquatic Exercise and Rehabilitation

This interactive online course is designed for the beginner and intermediate healthcare and fitness professional interested in incorporating aquatic exercise into patient and client program design. The basic concepts and principles essential to aquatic exercise programming are presented, along with discovery exercises developed to help you realize the versatility of water and how to effectively design a progressive program. Simple and fun independent pool activities allow you to experience ...

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Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Inhibitors in Congenital Hemophilia A: Focus on Prevention and Eradication

Congenital hemophilia is a rare inherited disorder caused by a deficiency in protein clotting factors. This lifelong debilitating condition presents in one of two forms: congenital hemophilia A is the most common form and is due to factor VIII deficiency, and congenital hemophilia B, which is due to factor IX deficiency. Management of congenital hemophilia A relies on the replacement of the missing coagulation protein with recombinant or highly purified plasma-derived factor VIII concentrates...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Antinuclear Antibody, Rheumatoid Factor, and Cyclic-Citrullinated Peptide Testing for the Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Complaints in Pediatric Populations

Musculoskeletal pain (MSK) is common in children and adolescents and can affect physical, psychological, and social function. However, MSK is often nonspecific which can make it difficult for a physician to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. This type of pain is predominantly due to nonrheumatic causes. Yet, pediatric rheumatic conditions are not rare and may affect approximately 300,000 children and adolescents in the United States. Rheumatic causes of musculoskeletal complaints...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Transitions in Care: Screening and Diagnosis of the Short Child

This educational activity will discuss the diagnostic approach when evaluating a child for short stature or slow growth, review the medical conditions that can result in short stature or slow growth, and identify conditions for which specialized consultations are indicated for further assessment and/or treatment of the underlying cause...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Scoring Pediatric Sleep Studies

Throughout the course, students will: ■Articulate the scoring rules for pediatric sleep studies ■Review normal pediatric sleep during record review ■Distinguish policies and procedures distinct to pediatric polysomnography ■Discuss EEG, seizure recognition, SIDS, ADHD, and other behavioral sleep disorders Course Topics include: ■Pediatric Scoring Rules from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine ■Scoring in Pediatrics: Normal Sleep and Breathing ■Scoring in Pediatric...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Sports Success Rx!

This publication from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides sound advice about the physical, physiologist, and mental development that is characteristic of young athletes. The author of the publication, a Sports Medicine Pediatrician and Olympic Physician shares his experiences, with a holistic perspective regarding the full and complete development of the young athlete. Defining success in healthy, achievable and practical ways, sports relative to age and development is emphasized...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Prophylactic Bypassing Therapy in Pediatric Inhibitor Patients to Avoid Musculoskeletal Complications

Hemophilia is characterized by the occurrence of frequent spontaneous intra-articular and intramuscular bleeding. If inadequately treated, progressive damage to joints and muscles can lead to crippling deformities and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Hemophilic arthropathy is often present in patients with severe hemophilia, resulting in reduced quality of life. Additionally, the presence of high-titer inhibitors makes the treatment of bleeding episodes in hemophilia patients difficult and increas..


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Acute and Chronic pain in Hemophilia Patients

Hemophilia is characterized by the occurrence of frequent spontaneous intra-articular and intramuscular bleeding. If inadequately treated, progressive damage to joints and muscles can lead to crippling deformities and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Hemophilic arthropathy is often present in patients with severe hemophilia, resulting in reduced quality of life. Additionally, the presence of high-titer inhibitors makes the treatment of bleeding episodes in hemophilia patients difficult and increas..


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Hemophilia Experts Video Summit: How We Manage the Musculoskeletal Complications of Hemophilia in Pediatric Patients

Hemophilia is a condition with a high potential for permanent disability, lifetime handicap, and physical impairment if inadequately treated. Only one or two bleeds can trigger irreversible joint damage. The advent of prophylaxis, now considered the standard of care for patients with severe hemophilia, has drastically changed the lives of patients for the better. For pediatric patients, advances in treatment have led to improved quality of life, and many children now lead as close to a normal ...


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Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Pediatrics: Autism, ADHD, and other Behavior Disorders

Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Acute Care in Pediatrics

This asynchronous online course examines the role of the physical therapist in pediatric acute care. The pediatric acute-care hospital presents a unique and challenging environment in which to practice physical therapy. The therapist is required to provide intervention in the context of the child's medical goals with a heightened concern for the individual's physiological stability and tolerance. In this setting, the physical therapist is a member of a diverse team of medical professionals who..


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
UC Davis MIND Institute Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

This conference is intended to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in research on neurodevelopmental disorders and the implications for best practices in prevention, assessment and treatment. The focus is interdisciplinary and across the lifespan...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
CME Report: Patients at Risk: Improving Pneumococcal immunization Rates in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

General Objective To enable family physicians to identify candidates for pneumococcal vaccination and to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in their offices. Specific Objectives At the end of this program, participants will be able to: • Describe the burden of pneumococcal disease in the US population • Review the current ACIP recommendations for administering pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23) and conjugate (PCV13) vaccines to adults and children • Identify high-risk...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Adolescent Health Care

Caring for adolescents brings its joys and challenges, requiring that we listen and use creativity and flexibility in developing new skills to meet their changing needs. Reaching the goal of keeping our teens healthy and safe requires that we constantly evaluate our approach to common issues and concerns faced by our adolescent patients and their families. The 12th annual Adolescent Health Care conference, targeted for MDs, NPs, CNMs, PAs, RNs, and school and clinical psychologists...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
General Pediatrics Update

Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD

As we offer our vulnerable patients the best, most contemporary care possible, we need to keep in mind that many pharmacologic therapies have not been thoroughly examined in newborns and risk-benefit ratios are not well established. Although new and complex therapeutic interventions bring potential benefits, they can also create new, often unanticipated, complications. When influenza outbreaks occur, what new treatments should we consider to protect the susceptible newborn? Treatment of the...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
3rd Annual JMF Conference CME Course: Primary Immunodificiency Diseases

Objectives: Discuss the update of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, Implement Newborn Screening for T lymphopenic PIDD and Other Disorders, Discuss disorders with Immune Dysregulation, DiGeorge Anomaly, and Hematologic Disorders in PIDD, Identify Hyper IgE and IgM Syndromes, Recognize pulmonary disorders in PIDD, Evaluate Gammaglobulin Therapy in Immunodeficiency, Discuss the diagnosis and management of Recurrent/Chronic...


Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Vermont Summer Pediatrics Seminar

Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): William Chen, MD
Optimizing IBD Patient Care: "Advances in IBD" Conference Highlights

This CME-certified activity is based on information presented at the 2011 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) Clinical & Research Conference held December 1–3, 2011 in Hollywood, Florida. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic, inflammatory disorders that are characterized by alternating periods of active symptomatic disease and periods of remission. Because IBD is a lifelong condition, the importance of establishing and maint...


Committees & BoardsUpdated: 07-01-20
Committees & Boards: William Chen, MD
Memorial Health System P&T Committee: 2018 - Present
Committees & Boards: William Chen, MD
Blue Cross Formulary Committee: 2019 - Present
Committees & Boards: William Chen, MD
Trustee: North County Lodge 2019 - Present
Affiliations (Universities & Colleges)Updated: 07-01-20
Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): William Chen, MD
Browman Medical School (Student Preceptor)
Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): William Chen, MD
Central Medical School (Student Preceptor)
Research Experience & InterestsUpdated: 07-21-20
Research Experience & Interests: William Chen, MD
Poster (PDF): The Impact of sharing an ePortfolio on the Patient-Practitioner Relationship and Patient Adherence
Poster: The Impact of sharing an ePortfolio on the Patient-Practitioner Relationship and Patient Adherence (.pdf) 1.48mb
Research Experience & Interests: William Chen, MD
Poster (Video): The Impact of sharing an ePortfolio on the Patient-Practitioner Relationship and Patient Adherence
Video - Poster Discussion on YouTube

Research Experience & Interests: William Chen, MD
Poster (Slide Deck): The Impact of sharing an ePortfolio on the Patient-Practitioner Relationship and Patient Adherence
Slide Deck on SlideShare

AthleticsUpdated: 07-14-20
Athletics: William Chen, MD
Club Soccer (4 years) - Michigan State, MI
Athletics: William Chen, MD
Varsity Soccer (4 years) - Kenner High School, MI
Languages Spoken / SkillsUpdated: 12-05-19
Languages Spoken / Skills: William Chen, MD
Mandarin Chinese - Fluent

My parents immigrated from China in 1952 and I grew up speaking Chinese in our household.

Wikipedia link to Mandarin Chinese

Admitting & Consulting PrivilegesUpdated: 07-01-20
What are admitting privileges? Admitting privilege is the right of a healthcare practitioner, by virtue of membership as a hospital's medical staff, to admit patients to a particular hospital or medical center for providing specific diagnostic or therapeutic services to such patient in that hospital. Each hospital maintains a list of health care providers who have admitting privileges in that hospital. Admitting privileges of some physicians may be limited to consultative services only.
Admitting & Consulting Privileges: William Chen, MD
Memorial Hospital - Yourtown, MD
GrantsUpdated: 06-23-20
Grants: William Chen, MD
Child Health Research- Pediatric and Adolescent Anxiety

(Charles H. Hood Foundation,  $165,000)

The Hood Foundation is singularly focused on improving the health and well-being of children. The Hood Foundation seeks out cutting edge research and initiatives in the critical phases of development that may have a higher risk, but also have the potential for greater impact.  

Our research aims to investigate the mechanisms by which perfectionism, social support, emotion regulation, etc contribute to the development of anxiety disorders. Currently, we are collecting data from a large cohort in an effort to clarify the factors associated with the development and maintenance of anxiety in pediatrics. 

 

Grants: William Chen, MD
Child Health Disparities Research

(UCSD Division of Child Development and Community Health, $40,000)

Epidemiologic studies have documented higher rates of disease prevalence and morbidity in minority children compared to non-Latino white children. Few studies focus on the mechanisms involved in explaining this disparity, and fewer still on the methodological challenges involved in rigorous disparities research. Proposed was a new multidisciplinary collaboration that has the potential to improve understanding of determinants of child health disparities and advance interventions that could assist in the elimination of a child's health disparity condition. 

Grants: William Chen, MD
High School Student Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Education

(CVS Health, $57,000) 

Prescription drug abuse has been increasing to historic highs; similarly, so have our teenage usage rates. Drug abuse is especially problematic for teenagers because they are still in their developmental stage, and can unknowingly set themselves up with a potentially life-threatening habit when exploring there likes and dislikes.  It is important to begin fostering awareness & education programs for those at risk. Few programs specifically target the youth to mitigate the problem before it starts. Preventing and educating about teenage drug abuse is essential in improving the future health of our community. 

Grants: William Chen, MD
Utilization and Treatment outcomes with Claritin at Springfield Pediatric Associates

(Oldline State Research Institute, Inc, $48,199)

Speaking EngagementsUpdated: 06-24-20
Speaking Engagements: William Chen, MD
January 2018, AMA House of Delegates Interim Meeting, Diagnosing Pediatric Asthma
Speaking Engagements: William Chen, MD
October 2019, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Speaking Engagements: William Chen, MD
September 2018, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Atlanta, GA, Developing your Pediatric Career
Conference & Trade Show AttendanceUpdated: 07-01-20
Conference & Trade Show Attendance: William Chen, MD
American Medical Association (annual attendance since 2018)

Annual Meeting of the AMA House Delegates, June 2019 

Physicians, residents and medical students are meeting in Chicago to consider proposals addressing a wide range of clinical practice, payment, medical education, and public health topics.

Among the big issues:

  • Expanding access to affordable health care coverage.
  • Protecting privacy in the age of mail-order DNA tests.
  • Enhancing the nation’s public health response to an increase in vector-borne diseases.
  • Making augmented intelligence work for patients and physicians.
  • Collecting data to study suicide among physicians and physicians-in-training.
Conference & Trade Show Attendance: William Chen, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics (annual attendance since 2018)

National Conference & Exhibition

More than 15,000 people – including 10,000 pediatricians, medical specialists and professionals - convened in New Orleans to share their passion for child healthcare advances and advocacy during the 2019 AAP National Conference & Exhibition. Cutting edge research was presented during the five-day conference, with 400 sessions in 70 topic areas. Hot topics include examining the opioids crisis; marijuana and pregnancy; teen suicide; children’s media use; Controversies with Social media; and climate change.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

An educational conference for pediatric hospitalists and other clinicians who care for hospitalized pediatric patients. Provides provide an all-inclusive arrangement of educational and networking opportunities planned specifically for the pediatric hospital medicine professional. The conference is trisponsored by American Acadamy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, and the Society of Hospital Medicine. 

Conference & Trade Show Attendance: William Chen, MD
Trade Show Attendance

Bio International Convention

1,800+ Exhibitors and 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. Together we bring a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.

MD & M West

The largest showcase of medtech suppliers in the country, plus a full spectrum of solutions across the advanced design and manufacturing supply chain.

FIME

One of the leading Medical Trade Fair and Congress in the healthcare market and the top medical show in the United States. The conference showcases 1,400 exhibitors, from hospital and disposable products suppliers to surgical equipment, laboratory, diagnostic suppliers, medical technology providers, pharmaceutical companies and many more.

Volunteer, Community & Civic ActivityUpdated: 06-24-20
Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: William Chen, MD
Basic Life Support Classes from Our Clinical pharmacist

Ready to take Basic Life Support classes? 

Led by best-in-class instructors, Dr. Geiss, will provide you with both hands-on skills and didactic practice necessary to be certified in basic life support. our in-person classes give you the time you need to learn the information presented, ask questions, and become comfortable with the hands-on skills you'll need to pass your BLS certification exams. Sign up today or call our office during regular business hours. 

Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: William Chen, MD
CPR Certification from a Certified Instructor and Nurse

Get CPR Certified and be prepared to help. 

Led by best-in-class instructors, Nurse Kendricks will provide you with both hands-on skills and didactic practice necessary to be certified in cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Our in-person classes give you the time you need to learn the information presented, ask questions, and become comfortable with the hands-on skills you'll need to pass your BLS certification exams. Sign up today or call our office during regular business hours. 

Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: William Chen, MD
Health Education Classes for Adults

Conveniently scheduled with the Health & Hygiene seminars for kids. Free & insurance billable. 

Pediatrics 

----Baby & Me Support Groups

----Feeding your baby 

----Adolescent nutrition needs

Diabetes

----Diabetes basics 

----Diabetes Healthy Eating 

----Diabetes Meter Teach 

Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: William Chen, MD
Health & Hygiene Seminars for Kids

Have you ever noticed how good you feel when you get all cleaned up and put on fresh, clean clothes? There's a reason for that feeling.  You play a key role in helping your body stay healthy and cleans so it can work properly. 

Your skin plays an important part in protecting you and your organs, allowing you to feel, filtering, absorbing vitamins, regulating your temperature, etc; your skin can't do its job when it is dirty. Dirt, oils, swear and bacteria need to be removed from your skin's surface to improve its function. 

Parents come and bring your children to Dr. Chen's free health and Hygiene seminars on the first Friday of every month; conveniently scheduled the same time as the adult patient education classes where Dr. Chen can interact and teach your kids the importance of health & hygiene. 

REMS TrainingUpdated: 07-14-20
What is REMS? A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is a strategy to manage a known or potential serious risk associated with a drug or biological product. A REMS will be required if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determines that a REMS is necessary to ensure the benefits of the drug or biological product outweigh its risks. A REMS can include a Medication Guide, Patient Package Insert, a communication plan, elements to assure safe use, and an implementation system.
REMS Training: William Chen, MD
Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl (TIRF) Products
FDA Website | REMS

REMS Training: William Chen, MD
Opioid Analgesic REMS
FDA Website | REMS

REMS Training: William Chen, MD
Isotretinoin iPLEDGE
FDA Website | REMS

Blog & Social Media ContributionsUpdated: 06-24-20
Blog & Social Media Contributions: William Chen, MD
Springfield Pediatric Associates Youtube, a Pediatricians Best Help is the Parent

Subscribe and watch our youtube series, to find short videos about how you as a parent can guide your child's health. How to improve health outcomes with asthma management, allergy advice, nutrition needs, and more. Everything you need to stay up to date and find out what additional services could be right for you and your child.  Moreover, learn what you can to do contribute to a healthier life for your child. 

Springfield Pediatric Associates Youtube

Blog & Social Media Contributions: William Chen, MD
Patients Ask, Dr. Chen's Pediatric Blog

As a Board-Certified Pediatrician, and Springfield Pediatric associate,  Dr. Chen, clears concerns and myths about one's health.

Dr. Chen answers common misconceptions and provides free health advice for his community. 

He provides:

-Expert pediatrician advise in a short weekly blog post

-Debunks common misconceptions on health advice 

-Brings new and emerging treatment based-evidence in patient care 

-Nutrition help 

Family blog post

Blog & Social Media Contributions: William Chen, MD
Springfield Pediatric Associates Instagram

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Free Children Education Seminars & Activities

CPR CLASS

BLS CLASS

Adult Health Education Classes 

Vaccine schedules 

& More 

Dr. Chen's Family Practice

CasesUpdated: 06-24-20
Cases: William Chen, MD
Magnetic Foreign Body Ingestion in Children: The Attractive Hazards

Foreign body ingestions are frequent in the childhood population. Most foreign bodies are passed spontaneously through the gastrointestinal tract. However, on occasion, they can also be a rare cause of morbidity and even mortality, such as in the case of multiple magnetic foreign body ingestion, which can cause injury via magnetic attraction through bowel walls. We present two cases of multiple magnetic foreign body ingestion, which to our knowledge are the first ones reported in Hong Kong. Read more below. 

Case Study

Cases: William Chen, MD
Tylenol Overdose with a neonate

A 22-day-old male neonate was referred to our emergency department from a community hospital after realization that an acute acetaminophen overdose had occurred, following routine circumcision. The patient had been born at 40 weeks’ gestation after an uneventful delivery to a gravida 1 mother. The pregnancy had been complicated by pregnancy-induced hypertension, treated with labetalol. Prior to the overdose, the baby had been well. Read more below.  

Tylenol Case

Cases: William Chen, MD
Reye Syndrome with Pediatric Aspirin Use

Reye syndrome is a rare and potentially fatal pediatric illness defined as acute noninflammatory encephalopathy with fatty liver failure. Australian pathologist R.D.K. Reye first described this syndrome in 1963. National surveillance of Reye syndrome began in the United States in the early 1970s and led to strict warnings regarding aspirin use in children. Reye syndrome typically presents in children as vomiting and confusion with rapid progression to coma and death. Read more below 

Reye syndrome case Summary

Mobile Apps I RecommendUpdated: 06-22-20

This portfolio module contains a list of professional and productivity mobile apps I recommend:

Mobile Apps I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Dexcom G6- Continous Glucose Monitoring

Make diabetes treatment decisions with zero fingersticks and no calibration. The Dexicom G6 and app will display your current glucose number and whether it may increase or decrease within the next 30 minutes.

Besides your phone, discreetly view your glucose data on your Apple Watch® and Android watch OS display screens, allowing you to manage your diabetes treatment on the go. You can even set up the watch face to display your number and arrow next to the time.

With the Dexcom CGM mobile and watch apps, you'll be able to check your glucose readings in real time and use other helpful features like:

 

  • Trend arrows
  • Trend graphs
  • Log of daily activities
  • Customizable alerts
  • Ability to share your data with up to 10 followers
Dexcom-CGM

Mobile Apps I Recommend: William Chen, MD
The Move ECG by Withings- Wearable electrocardiogram

A beautiful watch with a lifesaving purpose.

The Move ECG is able to measure an electrocardiogram and send the reading to the user's doctor, as well as detect atrial fibrillation. It's also able to track pace, distance, and elevation, as well as automatic tracking for walking, running, swimming, and biking. 

The Move ECG has been clinically validated at several renowned French institutions, such as the centre de cardiologie du Nord. 

The Move ECG

Mobile Apps I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Omron HeartGuide- Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor

HeartGuide uses the traditional, clinically validated oscillometric method to measure blood pressure, which will inflate the cuff around your radial artery in your wrist to obtain a blood pressure reading. 

Though it might look like a typical smartwatch, HeartGuide is an oscillometric blood pressure monitor that can measure blood pressure and daily activity – like steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. 

HeartGuide can hold up to 100 readings in memory and all readings can be transferred to a corresponding mobile app, HeartAdvisor, for review, comparison, and treatment optimization. HeartAdvisorusers have the ability to store, track, and share their data with their physician while also gaining insights to determine how personal habits affect their blood pressure.

Omron HeartGuide

Mobile Apps I Recommend: William Chen, MD
mySugr - Diabetes Tracker Log

Start today to use your diabetes secret weapon, it's quick & easy!

The mySugr diabetes app is your loyal & free diabetes logbook which keeps your diabetes data under control: with one app you'll have a blood sugar tracker, carb logger, bolus calculator (EU only) and your estimated HbA1c all at a glance!

Apple App Store

Mobile Apps I Recommend: William Chen, MD
SocialDiabetes - Diabetes app

SocialDiabetes helps you to control better your diabetes treatment with the convenience of carrying your logs directly on your smartphone. Register and combine logs and have your blood glucose under control.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes care requires a lot of tracking. With SocialDiabetes, register all the relevant information to your treatment such as blood glucose levels, insulin, carbs, medicaments or physical activity.

SocialDiabetes uses The Health app from Apple to register and read data related to your diabetes and exercise: blood sugar levels, weight, steps...

Apple App Store

Patient Assistance Programs I RecommendUpdated: 06-22-20
What are patient assistance programs? Pharmaceutical manufacturers may sponsor patient assistance programs (PAPs) and provide financial assistance or free medications to low-income individuals. For my patients with limited financial resources, I have compiled a list of suggested PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS which may help ease financial burdens.
Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Abilify (aripiprazole)
Otsuka Patient Assistance

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Chickenpox (varicella)
Merck Helps

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
EpiPenJr (epinephrine Injection)
Mylan Advocate

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Flonase (fluticasone propionate)
GlaxoSmithKline

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Intuniv (Guanfacine)
Help At Hand Takeda

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Lantus (insulin glargine)
RxAssist / Sanofi - Sanofi Patient Connection

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Lantus (SoloStar pen) (insulin glargine)
RxAssist / Sanofi - Sanofi patient Connection

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Nasonex (mometasone furoate)
Merck Helps

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent)
Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Proventil HFA ( Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol)
Merck Helps

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)
Help At Hand Takeda

Patient Assistance Programs I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Yaz (drospirenone/ ethinyl estradiol)
Bayer Assistance

Websites & Resources I RecommendUpdated: 07-01-20
Websites & Resources I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Dr Smarty Videos for Kids

A wonderful collection of children's healthcare videos.

Dr Smarty (YouTube)

Websites & Resources I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Covid-19 Facts (CDC)

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Children - Tips to Protect Children During a COVID-19 Outbreak

CDC Website

Websites & Resources I Recommend: William Chen, MD
PBS Kids Healthy Habits Game

Learn all about health and healthy lifestyles with your favorite PBS characters!

PBS Kids Healthy Habits Game

Websites & Resources I Recommend: William Chen, MD
Bam: Body and Mind-The Immune Platoon

Learn how your body’s immune system is like your own superhero team that protects your body from diseases and infections that can make you sick

Bam: Body and Mind- The Immune Platoon

Websites & Resources I Recommend: William Chen, MD
MyPlate Kids Place

Games, activity sheets, recipes, and videos and songs.. all about healthy eating.

MyPlate Kids Place:

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