Ohio State is home to one of the only Pediatric-to-Adult IBD Transition Programs in the country.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a chronic condition that affects patients for their entire lives. While a diagnosis of IBD can happen at any age, the typical range is 15-35 years old.
We’re partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to ensure that pediatric patients have a clear path to adult IBD care and to empower them to take ownership of their disease and treatment.
How it works:
- Around age 16, Nationwide Children’s Hospital IBD patients will begin the transition process. Patient readiness will be determined by disease goals and milestones, as well as the patient’s developmental status.
- At the patient’s last pediatric visit, our medical director, Dr. Afzali, will join the appointment through a telemedicine portal so that the transition of care happens smoothly.
- Streamlined disease management to ensure no interruption in care
- Comfort to caregivers
- Empowerment of patient