The Catalyst Issue 21 | May 2015 - Page 11

serious the conditions they treat, pediatricians often become part of the lives of the children they see. “Most people who go into pediatrics enjoy the longitudinal care, seeing children from when they are born to when they graduate from high school,” Dr. Ransom says. “Watching these children grow up is one of the most rewarding parts of the job.” Communication and collaboration A collaborative approach to healthcare exists at all levels and locations of the McLane Children’s network. “It’s a very close collaboration,” Dr. Beeram says. “We are all part of one system.” His colleague Dr. Boyd agrees. We really look for the best way to provide that service to the patient and family in the most efficient and effective way. We look at ourselves as one.” Dr. Berg says that the lines of communication throughout the pediatric network of caregivers are “extremely open.” “We go back and forth all the time,” he says. Clinic pediatricians regularly exchange calls and e-mails, as well as with the specialists and administrators in Temple. The frequent exchange of ideas yielded a plan to standardize pediatric care throughout the system, so that the same care tasks are covered during office visits. “We have set up a network of all our doctors who take care of children, and strive to be the best,” says Dr. Ransom. “That’s something I’m very excited about profess