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The Ohio State Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is also partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to help pediatric IBD patients transition to adult care.

As one of the only programs of its kind in the U.S., the goal is to ensure that pediatric patients have a clear path to adult IBD care and 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, the medical director, Anita Afzali, MD, will join the appointment through a telemedicine portal so that the transition of care happens smoothly.

To refer a patient to the IBD Center, call 614-293-6255.

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