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Our Approach to Your Child’s Care
The Jack Martin Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is dedicated to family-centered care to all of our young patients. Our physicians are board-certified to see patients with both hematology and oncology issues and diagnoses.
Through the efforts of our experienced, child-focused staff we aim to achieve one simple goal: cure for pediatric cancers and effective, life-sustaining treatment for children with blood diseases.
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group and of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium.
We pride ourselves in our ability to provide exemplary care while maintaining a very caring, human touch that comes from taking the time to get to know each of our young patients and their specific needs. Due to the size and breadth of the Pediatric program at Mount Sinai Health System, we are able to offer our patients multidisciplinary care. This means that the pediatric hematology/oncology team caring for your child will collaborate with other Mount Sinai physicians to develop treatment plans and strategies for ongoing care when necessary. In addition, patients that require most types of specialized tests or radiological studies (such as CT scans, MRIs or ultrasounds) can be seen here at the Mount Sinai Health System. We assist all patients in setting up these appointments and are in constant communication with our families.
Your First Visit to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Practice
From the moment you arrive to our practice you can be confident that you are in good hands. Most patients come to our practice at the request of the primary care physician.
During your child’s visit you can expect to be registered at the front desk like at any other doctor’s office – don’t forget to bring your insurance card, your child’s social security number, and any other important medical documents. One of our nursing techs will take your child’s vital signs. Most likely, a registered nurse will take a sample of your child’s blood from a vein in the arm. Blood tests do not require fasting beforehand. If you or your child feel anxious about having blood drawn, please do share this with a member of our staff. We have child life specialists on hand that can assist in preparing for the needle stick and assist in making the child feel more comfortable. Some patients are more at ease and find the needle stick easier to cope with after the area near the vein has been slightly anesthetized. For this our nurses always keep at close hand a special type of cream that can help numb the area. After the patient is seen by the physician, the family will be given instructions as to how to follow-up and what to do next.
Are Services Covered by Insurance?
The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology practice accepts most forms of commercial insurances and Medicaid managed care plans. If you have specific concerns do not hesitate calling us at 212-241-7022.
Our social workers and front desk staff assist greatly in dealing with your insurance plan. In addition, the social work team can often connect patients and families with many support programs that provide various forms of assistance. We help all patients and families in ge