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William Chen, MD

Pediatrician

Springfield Pediatric Associates

Address: 555 Main Street, Yourtown, MD
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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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Click to expand Educational BackgroundUpdated: 04-15-13
Educational Background: William Chen, MD
Browman Medical School: MD 1986

Educational Background: William Chen, MD
Michigan State - BS Biology (magna cum laute): 1978 - 1981

Michigan State Website

Educational Background: William Chen, MD
Kenner High School - Kenner, MI: 1975 - 1978

Click to expand ResidencyUpdated: 04-15-13
Residency: William Chen, MD
Memorial Hospital / Browman University Program in Medicine: 1986-1989

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.



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Fellowship: William Chen, MD
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Browman University Program in Medicine: 1989 - 1991

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.


Click to expand Employment HistoryUpdated: 04-15-13
Employment History: William Chen, MD
Springfield Pediatric Associates, Yourtown, MD: 2001 - 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: 1992 - 2001

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: 1992 - 1998

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 conditio


Click to expand Association & Society MembershipUpdated: 04-15-13
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

Click to expand Continuing Education: CE, CME, CEU...Updated: 04-15-13
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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Continuing Education: CE, CME, CEU...: William Chen, MD
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...


Click to expand REMS Enrollments/Training (Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies)Updated: 12-14-12

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 Enrollments/Training (Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies): William Chen, MD

The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 gave FDA the authority to require a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) from manufacturers to ensure that the benefits of a drug or biological product outweigh its risks.

FDA / REMS

REMS Enrollments/Training (Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies): William Chen, MD

The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 gave FDA the authority to require a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) from manufacturers to ensure that the benefits of a drug or biological product outweigh its risks.

FDA / REMS

REMS Enrollments/Training (Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies): William Chen, MD

The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 gave FDA the authority to require a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) from manufacturers to ensure that the benefits of a drug or biological product outweigh its risks.

FDA / REMS

Click to expand Licenses & CertificationsUpdated: 12-03-12
Licenses & Certifications: William Chen, MD
ABP Board Certified: General Pediatrics

Founded in 1933, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is one of the 24 certifying boards of theAmerican Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABP is an independent, nonprofit organization whose certificate is recognized throughout the world as a credential signifying a high level of physician competence.

The Board of Directors of the ABP consists of distinguished pediatricians in education, research, and clinical practice, as well as one or more nonphysicians who have a professional interest in the health and welfare of children and adolescents. The ABP strives to improve training, establishes the requirements for certification, and sets the standards for its examinations.

Certification by the ABP has one objective -- to promote excellence in medical care for children and adolescents. Certification represents dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care. ABP certification provides a standard of excellence by which the public can select pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. Although ABP certification is voluntary, nearly all qualified pediatricians seek this recognition.


American Board of Pediatrics

Licenses & Certifications: William Chen, MD
Physician License (LMD555512) - State of Maryland: 1985 - Present

MD Department of Health

Click to expand Affiliations (Universities & Colleges)Updated: 04-14-13
Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): William Chen, MD
Browman Medical School (Student Preceptor)

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): William Chen, MD
Westshore Hospital - Westshore, Rhode Island

Click to expand Committees & BoardsUpdated: 04-14-13
Committees & Boards: William Chen, MD
Blue Cross Formulary Committee: 2009 - 2012

Committees & Boards: William Chen, MD
Trustee: North County Lodge 2005 - Present

Click to expand Languages Spoken / SkillsUpdated: 04-15-13
Languages Spoken / Skills: William Chen, MD
Mandarin Chinese - Fluent

My parents emmigrated from China in 1952 and I grew up speaking Chinese in our hosehold.


Wikipedia link to Mandarin Chinese

Click to expand Admitting and/or Consulting PrivilegesUpdated: 07-17-13
Admitting privilege is the right of a doctor, 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 are limited to consultative services only.
Admitting and/or Consulting Privileges: William Chen, MD
Westshore Children's Hospital - Westshore, Rhode Island

Click to expand Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend)Updated: 05-15-13

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

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Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): William Chen, MD
Diabetes In Check

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Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): William Chen, MD
Diabetes Nutrition & Diet Tracker by Fooducate

iTunes

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): William Chen, MD
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

CE App Center

Apps (Mobile Apps I Recommend): William Chen, MD
Diabetes Continuing Education CE / CME

Looking for diabetes continuing education? Find live seminars, online courses, and publications for Type 1 / Type 2 Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes, all from your mobile device!

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Click to expand Patient Assistance Programs I RecommendUpdated: 05-15-13
Millions of Americans have trouble paying for their medication. 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
Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent)

Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program

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

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