Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

What to Expect

We are a family-centered program. We rely on our partnerships with you to provide the best care possible. 

Each patient is scheduled for the expected amount of time your condition will take to assess and arrange appropriate treatment. Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances could cause delay to you. We apologize if you are made to wait, however we do our best to ensure the clinic remains on time. As courtesy to other patients and families, please aim to be on time for your appointments.

Tips to get the most out of your clinic visit:
  1. Bring a list of questions or concerns
  2. Bring a list of medications and supplements your child is taking with the dose requirement
  3. Check if you need any prescription refills
  4. When checking in, notify us if you are coordinating your appointment with another health care professional.  I.e. Dietitian, Child Life Specialist, Social Worker.

What to bring to my appointment?

Your child's Ontario Health Card, blue Hospital Card, and a list of any medications they are taking including dosages.

Tip:  Bring nut-free food and snacks as well as things to do for your children as you wait for your appointment.

Who should attend?

Your child is the patient of the program. It is a requirement that your child come to every clinic appointment.  If you want to meet with a physician as a non-patient, please recognize that this is not covered by OHIP and a separate appointment for counseling can be arranged

We are a teaching hospital

Welcome to our Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition! We want to ensure you have the best care possible. Please be aware that our hospital is a teaching institution, which means you may have the opportunity to interact with our dedicated students and trainees before meeting with your primary clinician. Your well-being remains our top priority throughout your visit.

Taking part in research

Children’s Hospital takes part in important research that improves children’s care. We are part of Children’s Hospital Western Ontario, The University of Western Ontario, Lawson Health Research Institute/Children’s Health Research Institute along with The Child Health Foundation. We are committed to making an impact in childhood gastrointestinal and liver disorders through clinical and basic science research. During your visit us, you might be invited to be a part of learning more about a research study. Rest assured, you are at no pressure to join, and the quality and attention care your child receives will remain consistent and uncompromised. Your child’s well-being and comfort is our utmost priority. If you are interested in learning more or participating in research projects, please ask your team at your appointment.