CHOC wants its referring physicians to get to know its specialists. Today, meet Dr. Svetlana Gorodetski, a hospitalist at CHOC at Mission Hospital.
What is your education and training?
I attended medical school and had my residency at UC Irvine.
What are your special clinical interests?
How long have you been on staff at CHOC?
What are your most common diagnoses?
Asthma exacerbation, pyelonephritis, acute febrile illness in neonates, appendicitis, pneumonia, bronchiolitis and acute gastroenteritis
What would you most like community/referring providers to know about you/your division at CHOC?
At CHOC Mission, we are a 24/7, attending-only service, easily accessible to outside pediatricians not only if they are in need of hospitalizing a patient but also for any advice or opinion they might need from a hospitalist. We create a continuum of care, starting with outpatient pediatrician and continuing into hospital care, and communicating with the pediatrician upon the patient’s discharge.
What inspires you most about the care being delivered here at CHOC?
At CHOC Mission, we have a very coherent and devoted group of physicians committed to providing excellent care 24 hours a day.
Why did you decide to become a doctor?
I wanted to be able to deliver care necessary to sick children at the time when they needed it most.
If you weren’t a physician, what would you be and why?
A veterinarian. I love pets! Just like our children, they bring happiness and love into people’s lives.