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Pediatric Practice News

11/24/2019
For three years we have been able to offer our families free parenting advice through a grant from TriHealth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Beech Acres Parenting Center.  Unfortunately the grant ends at the end of 2019.  We are very grateful for Kerry Brown's services.  The good news is you may continue to seek her help by contacting Beech Acres.  Topics include help with sleep issues, school refusal, toilet training, anxiety, attention problems and lots of other parenting challenges. 
11/24/2019
Starting in January 2020 Emmaly Meier, M.S., LPP will no longer be seeing patients of Pediatric Associates PSC at our Crestview office.  We are happy to report that she will still be availalbe at her own office nearby.  Please visit Emmaly’s website: www.elmeier.com for additional information.  You can also reach her by calling 859-888-1716. 
11/24/2019
Our fall flu clinics have come and gone.  However we are still offering flu vaccines during the week at all locations.  The flu vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months and older.  It is especially important for infants under age 2 and children with chronic illnesses such as asthma or diabetes.  The flu vaccine helps prevent serious complications such as pneumonia and hospitalization.  The CDC recommends vaccination throughout the winter months. We will only be offering the injectable flu vaccine due to supply delays with the nasal flu mist. Please call us to schedule 859-341-5400.
11/24/2019
Please welcome Abby Schaber as a new psychology provider.  She is a counselor and will be in our Crestview Hills office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The past few years she worked in the Campbell County Schools as well as in private practice.  If you believe your child could benefit from an appointment with her please schedule with one of our doctors.  They will determine if it is best to see Abby or if someone else would serve you better.  We are happy to offer this service right here, making these appointments more convenient for you and more comfortable for your child.
10/22/2019
The Washington Post creates three new videos called “The Vaccines Project” which answer common vaccine-related questions.
10/18/2019
Some children will develop redness and swelling after vaccines.  This soft tissue reaction can be a small area, but sometimes it is a larger area. This can happen with any vaccine and is not considered an infection or allergic reaction. Many children are not symptomatic from this (it looks worse than it feels).  Simple measures to help relieve pain or itching include cold compresses, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, and children's Benadryl. 
8/25/2019
Starting in July Dr Kara Shah is available to see our patients at our Cold Spring office once a month.  She is board certified in adult and pediatric dermatology and has an office in Kenwood.  If you want your child to see her please call our office to help with the referral process. If you have already discussed the problem with one of our providers, we can send a referral to Dr Shah.  If we have not seen your child for the problem, please call and we will see you in the office and try to address the problem and if appropriate will make a referral.
6/20/2019
Elise Seibt, one of our long time nurses, has obtained training in lactation.  She is available at the Crestview Hills office Down Under location on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  Please call 341-5400 for an appointment.
5/31/2019
Infographic: Protect your child from measles. Measles is still common in many parts of the world. Unvaccinated travelers who get measles in other countries continue to bring the disease into the United States. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine: 1st dose at 12-15 months, 2nd dose at 4-6 years. Traveling abroad with your child? Infants 6-11 months old need 1 dose of measles vaccine before traveling abroad. Children 12 months and older should receive 2 doses before travel. Check with your pediatrician before leaving on your trip to make sure your children are protected.

Measles--Vaccine Recommendations
With the recent reports of measles outbreaks across the USA, we have been receiving many questions about when to get the MMR Vaccine and also if there are special circumstances to get the vaccine early for your child.  Here are the current recommendations from the CDC:

1.  Routine MMR vaccination should be given at 12-15 months of age and again at 4-6 years of age. 
2.  If you are traveling internationally, then infants 6-11 months old need one dose prior to travel.  Also, any child 12 months and older, who has had 1 MMR, should get a 2nd dose 28days after the first dose if traveling internationally. 
3.  If your child does get an MMR shot early (between 6-11 months) he/she will still need the 2 routine doses at 12 months and 4 years to meet all recommendations for immunity to the diseases. 
For more info, here is a link to the CDC site currently focused on measles and vaccination:  
https://www.cdc.gov/features/measles/index.html

If you need more information, you can call our nurse line for more specific guidance for your child. 
5/17/2019
KET is hosting a series on mental health called "You Are Not Alone". Check it out online.
 
5/15/2019
Schools will only accept the official certificate with the Kentucky state seal on them. They will not accept a printed list. Follow these simple steps to print it at home. You can also save it to your desktop and email it to the school.
4/2/2019
Dr. Bolling interviewed by CBS News regarding the chicken pox outbreak.

Dr. Deis interviewed at Cincinnati Edition public radio program regarding vaccinations. Listen to Chickenpox Outbreak At Northern Kentucky School, Student Sues from Cincinnati Edition in Podcasts. 
3/29/2019
We know how challenging it can be to squeeze in all the responsibilities that you and your family have. Our patients have asked for more availability for school and routine check-ups later in the day and we heard you! Pediatric Associates is proud to announce that we will have availability for Tuesday and Thursday evening check-ups in the Crestview Hills office this spring and summer.  We expect these appointments to be very popular, so call soon if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.
1/31/2019
Did you know you can request an ill or well visit on our online patient portal?
Ill appointment requests can be sent in after hours for a call back the next morning. When the office is open please continue to call for appointments for quicker scheduling. Well appointments can be requested in advance and your call will be returned the following day.
7/23/2018
We have recently launched our new Instagram Account. Now stay up-to-date with all things happening with Pediatric Associates. Be our friends and follow us today.
https://www.instagram.com/pediatricassociatesnky/?hl=en
5/3/2018
Kentucky HEALTH is Governor Bevin’s signature Medicaid program that stands for “Helping to
Engage and Achieve Long Term Health.” Also called an “1115 Medicaid Waiver,” this program is an
alternative to traditional Medicaid, meaning that the federal government has “waived” certain
rules, allowing Kentucky to make changes to the way Medicaid is administered.
11/1/2017
It’s official!  The efforts to create an awareness campaign for parents, caregivers, and anyone looking for an easy way to find programs before entering Kindergarten is LIVE!  If you have not visited thier website, you can check it out now at www.mypre-k.com.  Also, check out the attached image of the billboard currently sharing their message on 71/75 S near the cut in the hill.     
7/7/2017
The attached video details why we recommend the HPV vaccine for all boys and girls age 11 to 26 years. 
7/7/2017
We now have in stock the Meningitis B vaccine. This is different from the 4 strain meningitis vaccine we give at age 11 and again at age 16. It is currently not required in Kentucky. There have been Meningitis B outbreaks at a few colleges in the U.S.

 
7/7/2017
We are pleased to announce that Whitney Rich is now offering her services to our patients. 
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