Welcome to the WMed Pediatric Oral Cleft Clinic
Our Pediatric Oral Cleft Clinic provides multi-disciplinary assessment and planning for the child with cleft palate. The team members include: plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, orthodontist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist, social worker, dietician, ENT physician, audiologist, pediatrician, and nurses.
Children's Multidisciplinary Specialty Clinics
Many of our patients are covered by Children's Special Health Care Services. This allows us to provide enhanced services including a multidisciplinary clinic in which patients may be seen by Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Psychology and Dentistry in addition to our clinic team. The State of Michigan allows children with this diagnosis one comprehensive visit, three follow up visits and 10 supplementary visits per year.
Dr. Dilip Patel - Pediatrician
Dr. Michael Nave - Plastic Surgeon
Jamie Sage, MS, DDS - Orthodontics
Helen Sharp, Ph D. - Speech Pathologist
Cary Cekola, Ph D. - Speech Pathologist
Missy, RN Clinical Team Leader
Niecia, LMSW - Adult Social Worker
Katie, LMSW - Float Social Worker
Cheryl, RD, CDE - Dietician
Theresa, Au. D. CCC-AUD - Audiology
Rhonda, BS - OTR - Occupational Therapy
Angie, Clinic and Phone Triage RN
Marlene - Coordinator
Kim, Clinic and Phone Triage RN
On February 1, 2012, WMed received notification from the commission on approval of teams that our Cleft Clinic's application for a 'Cleft Palate Team' was approved. The team applied for recognition in the fall of 2011 and underwent a site visit and strenuous standards evaluation, and currently meets the Standards for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams as set forth by the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.
The Cleft Palate Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial birth defects.
Our team is now listed as a Cleft Palate Team on the Cleft Palate Foundation's website at http://www.cleftline.org/team_listings/MI.
Located on the 2nd Floor in the WMed building at 1000 Oakland Drive.
Hours of Operation
3rd Friday of each month from 8 AM - 12 PM
We provide 24-hour care with full telephone availability during evenings and weekends. We urge you to call us before going to an emergency room.
To contact the Clinic
For general clinic information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect a response within 72 hours. For medical questions including prescription refills and to schedule an appointment, please call 269.337.6430.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/ears/cleft_lip_palate.html - A link to the Kids Health website providing education for parents on cleft lip and palate.
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_35698-15087--,00.html - A link to the Children's Special Heath Care Services information for families of children with special health care needs.
http://www.cleftline.org/ - A link to the Cleft Palate Foundation's website providing education for parents on cleft lip and cleft palate care.