CHOC Children’s wants its referring physicians to get to know its specialists. Today, meet Dr. Svetlana Gorodetski, a hospitalist at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.
Q: What is your education and training?
A: I attended medical school and had my residency at UC Irvine.
Q: What are your special clinical interests?
A: Hospital medicine
Q: How long have you been on staff at CHOC?
A: Seven years
Q: What are your most common diagnoses?
A: Asthma exacerbation, pyelonephritis, acute febrile illness in neonates, appendicitis, pneumonia, bronchiolitis and acute gastroenteritis
Q: What would you most like community/referring providers to know about you/your division at CHOC?
A: 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.
Q: What inspires you most about the care being delivered here at CHOC?
A: At CHOC Mission, we have a very coherent and devoted group of physicians committed to providing excellent care 24 hours a day.
Q: Why did you decide to become a doctor?
A: I wanted to be able to deliver care necessary to sick children at the time when they needed it most.
Q: If you weren’t a physician, what would you be and why?
A: A veterinarian. I love pets! Just like our children, they bring happiness and love into people’s lives.