Feb 26, 2015
February 26, we will be open normal office hours.
We are a group of five pediatricians committed to providing a medical home for newborns, children and adolescents in the Greater Atlanta area.
Our group was founded in 1968 and moved to the Northside Hospital / Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite area in 1980. Our offices are in the Northside Professional Center, Building F, Suite 370.
February 26, we will be open normal office hours.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, for the safety of our patients, our staff and physicians we have decided to close the office for Wednesday, 2/25/15. If you have an urgent issue you may call our answering service at 770-985-7886.
We will be opening at 10am today due to icy conditions. For urgent issues you may reach our physician on call through our answering service 770-985-7886.
Measles What you need to know Remember that measles, a serious childhood disease, can be prevented with a vaccine. Vaccines prevent many harmful diseases and are safe. Discuss any vaccine-related decisions with your child’s pediatrician. Signs and symptoms While measles is probably best known for the full-body rash it causes, the first symptoms of the infection are usually the three C’s: • Hacking cough • Coryza (runny nose) • Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) Other symptoms include: • High fever (often as high as 104º F) • Koplik’s spots—small red spots with blue-white centers that appear inside the mouth The measles rash typically appears on day four or five after exposure and has a red or reddish-brown blotchy appearance in light-skinned persons. The rash appears on the forehead, then spreads downward over the face, neck and body, then down to the arms and feet. Prevention Mothers who are immunized for measles pass protection for measles to their infants for about 6 months after birth. After 6 months of age, this maternal protection starts to disappear, requiring the need for immunization at 12 to 15 months. After receipt of one measles, mumps, and rubella immunization (MMR) or measles, mumps, rubella and varicella immunization (MMRV), a child is 95 to 98 percent protected against measles. A booster dose is then given to a child around 4 to 6 years of age. This second dose is needed for complete protection from measles. Contact your child’s healthcare provider to discuss measles immunization Call your child’s healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that your child: • Is not immunized against measles. • Has been exposed to someone with measles. • May have measles. It is important to contact your child’s healthcare provider before going to their clinic or office to prevent spreading the disease to other people. Visit choa.org/measles for more information on how to protect your child and others from the spread of the measles.
The 2015 Scholarship program will award $2,000 and one year of ADHD coaching services* to each of 50 recipients in the United States. Adults with ADHD who are pursuing higher education are encouraged to apply. Deadline: February 18, 2015 Students may apply and learn more at ShireADHDScholarship.com.
Scholarship Questions? Please call 1-855-474-7432 Who Can Apply The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States who: ✔ have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ✔ are accepted to or will be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program** at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the United States ✔ are under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD
Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, and full rules and regulations. Coaching services provided through the Edge Foundation. *Students who are enrolled in graduate programs are not eligible for this scholarship.
Ebola - If you or a household member has traveled to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone within the last month, have a fever of 100.4 F (38.0 C) with any of the following symptoms: severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc. Call the office for instructions. 404-252-4611 option 2 to speak with your physician’s phone nurse/MA. After hours call 770-985-7886 to speak with the MD on call. For the protection of others please do not go out into the community, to the physician office or ER until you have received instructions from our office.
We will be updating the web page and our Facebook page as this evolves.
We now have our flu vaccine in for all ages. Please use the patient portal or call to schedule your child's appointment today. The AAP guidelines recommend flu vaccine for all children ages 6 months and up. All patients with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to the complications of the flu and should receive the vaccine. First time patients under the age of 9 years will need 2 doses. The second dose to be given 30 days after the first dose.
It is great sadness that I write this post. We found out that our "Nurse Barbara" lost her long battle with cancer on 9/10/14. Barbara worked as an MA for us for 31+ years. She retired last September as her disease progressed further. She loved working with the families and saw many grow from babies to young adults. She loved and respected the physicians, her coworkers, and her work. Please keep her family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
We have been featured as one of Atlanta's Finest 2014.