Ask a Specialist Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ask a Specialist Program

Are you a clinician with a question you'd like to ask a pediatric specialist? The Nationwide Children's Ask a Specialist program is here for you!

Sent via e-mail bi-weekly, you'll get answers to your questions from local experts  as well as answers to questions you never even knew you wanted answered. This is your opportunity to remain clinically up to date, based on regional best practices and standards of care.

It's free, convenient and, most of all, educational.

To enroll, simply complete the form below. (Please Note: This form is not for any clinical/personal needs)

Once enrolled, you'll begin receiving Ask a Specialist e-mails every two weeks and be able to submit your questions to get a response from specialists directly. Please do not submit any patient specific information.


Questions span all realms of specialty care, for instance:

  • We've seen a lot of newborns lately with staphylococcal infections, typically in the diaper area. Is this likely an epidemiological phenomena pointing at our nursery? Is there anything additional to be concerned about, and is cephalexin a fine first choice?

  • The guidelines no longer recommend screening U/A's at well-child checks. Do you agree that no screening U/A's are indicated?

For questions about the Ask A Specialist program, please contact Linda DeMuro, Manager, Library Services and International Scholars Program at (614) 722-3203.

If you need an immediate consultation, please call the Physician Direct Connect Line at (614) 355-0221 or 1 (877) 355-0221.

Ask a Specialist Enrollment
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Physician Participation Agreement
The Physician User agrees that he/she will not send confidential or protective health information through the Ask a Specialist email. Participation is purely voluntary and a Physician User may withdraw participation anytime without notice. The information provided is for educational & informational purposes only & the User agrees that he/she will not rely on this information to provide care to a patient. The User agrees that he/she is solely responsible to provide & direct care for patients. Physician User recognizes that the information posted on Ask a Specialist is current as of the date of the response. The Physician User recognizes that there may have been changes in information and standards that occurred after the date of the response. I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above terms and agree to be legally bound by the terms of this Participation Agreement.
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