September 22, 2014

Joining Forces with UT Department of Pediatrics and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Dear Families and Patients of Pediatric Consultants,

Dr. Noel K. Frizzell, M.D.
Pediatric Consultants has recently made the decision to join forces with the UT Department of Pediatrics and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital by utilizing the services of their hospitalist physicians. 

The trend to have inpatient care of patients provided by hospital specialists began approximately 20 years ago in the adult world.  Hospitalist care has evolved for many reasons, and now they provide a good portion of inpatient care throughout the country.  Hospitalists concentrate their professional activities on hospitalized patients.  By doing so, they can provide a high quality service without the need to maintain a large office practice.  

Most of the physicians in our group now prefer to devote their time to the office practice.  We have decided to turn over our hospital patients to the care of the Le Bonheur physicians because we have great confidence in their ability to provide high quality care.  They will be communicating regularly with us, and we will be involved in some of the management decisions and discharge planning. Also, our physicians at Pediatric Consultants will continue to make rounds few newborns. 

This new process will be quite different from the way we previously cared for our hospital patients, but the physicians of Pediatric Consultants will continue to make sure that your children receive the best pediatric care available.  If unforeseen problems should arise during the transition period, we will certainly be available by phone and hope that you will contact us with your concerns.  


Noel K. Frizzell, M.D.