The Stanford PANS Clinic (LPCH) is fast developing into a progressive example of what PANS treatment can be around the U.S. and the world. In efforts to improve services to the local community, the clinic is slated to expand its availability and staff. To compliment that growth, PANDAS Network will be implementing an exciting toy donation program to ease stress of children during their clinic visits. Read below for details about these 2 exciting announcements!
Expansion of the Clinic in next 6-12 months
Dr. Jenny Frankovich, Pediatric Rheumatologist has been an outspoken advocate for our PANDAS/PANS children, whose illness range from mild to severely ill. In the past year the local community (90 mile radius) has inundated the small clinic that has operated only part-time. Dr. Frankovich and our children have won over the hearts of Stanford LPCH staff and it has been awarded funds to expand to 5 days per week, broaden the staff, and increase hospital access for severe cases. For the near future, it will only serve local children and physicians will include: 3 psychiatrists, 2 nurse practitioners, an immunologist and rheumatologist.
PANDAS Network donates toys to ease children during their clinic visits
PANDAS Network is proud to pilot a new outreach effort to support the clinic kids! We have donated toys, drawing pens & pads, coloring books, for the 100+ local families visiting the clinic. We hope to expand this simple outreach to all new PANDAS-PANS clinics as they grow throughout the U.S.
The PANS team is under the umbrella of LPCH’s research and innovation efforts and is working to design meaningful research and treatment advances for PANDAS-PANS children.