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December 2019

 

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Holiday Parenting Challenges                             

Looking for ideas on handling holiday parenting dilemmas like dealing with a mountain of toys and managing the Santa talk? The following, recent installment of "On Parenting" has a great compendium of articles.

 


 

Help! My Child Will Not Take This Medicine.

It’s bedtime and your child is tired, but they need to take their medication and they refuse.  It’s the wrong color, it tastes bad, the pill is too big, it smells weird, it feels funny on their tongue.  Have you had this happen to you? Are you so frustrated and hate this nightly occurrence? Or even worse, has it made you late in the morning because of the ongoing refusal from your child.  You are not alone! Children have a mind of their own and some may have sensory issues but they still have to take their medications. How can this experience be more positive for both the caregiver and the child? Let’s talk about compounding.

 


 

Flu Hitting Early

We have been seeing flu already this season and the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that cases of it are on the rise nationwide. It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Call us to schedule.

 


 

What Should Kids be Drinking?

Looking for practical advice on healthy drinks for your kids? There are new guidelines from pediatricians, dietitians and cardiologists on what’s healthiest for kids. You can find a practical summary here.

 


 

Whats Going Around

2019-2020 FLU SEASON
BRONCHIOLITIS (AND RSV)
COLDS AND UPPERRESPIRATORYINFECTIONS
COUGH
CROUP
STREPTHROAT 
UPPER RESPIRATORYINFECTION 
VOMITING ANDDIARRHEA
                      

 

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
                       
Practice News

Our Behavioral Health Services are Growing

We are excited to welcome Malinda Paul, LPCC-S/RN and Lauren Bryan, Behavioral Health APRN to join Abby Schaber LPCC in providing behavioral health services

Malinda has been a counselor for around 12 years working in a variety of settings.  She will be working with us as a counselor as well as a nurse.

Lauren has been working in Cincinnati with an underserved population.  She will provide counseling and medication management.

Both will be starting in January and will be at the Crestview Hills office initially adding time at the Cold Spring and Mt. Zion locations.


Pediatric Associates Needs Your Feedback!

As a small business and independent practice we depend on word of mouth for new patient referrals.  You may start seeing text messages to do ratings and answer a survey.  We are excited to get your feedback!


Welcome Our New Travel Medicine Support and Travel Medicine Nurse

Pediatric Associates is thrilled to announce the addition of Stacie Begley to our staff. Stacie is working on our nursing staff and is also spearheading our new travel medicine program.  She led travel medicine for St Elizabeth and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our patients.  Welcome Stacie!

We want to help ensure all of your travels are safe and fun.Staying healthy during your trip and upon your return can help. We offer travel medicine visits and some travel vaccines in the office. We like to have as much notice before travel as possible in case your child needs a series. Call our office to schedule an appointment.  We will work with you based on your itinerary to determine what vaccines are needed. We will also provide other helpful tips about safety while traveling to your particular destination.


Thanks Kerry Brown, parenting Specalist

This time of year is a great opportunity to talk about gratitude with your family. Gratitude is being aware of and being thankful for the good things that happen in your life and being mindful about the time to express that thanks. You can share what you are all grateful for around the table at meals, or even in the car. Talking about what you are thankful for can help your child start to become aware of and learn to appreciate things they may take for granted.

In keeping with gratitude, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Pediatric Associates for partnering with Beech Acres Parenting Center to offer Parent ConnextTM over the past 3 years.  I have truly enjoyed working with the talented PANK team and hundreds of parents during my tenure.  Starting in January 2020, you can still receive Parent Coaching services through Beech Acres for a fee.  Sessions can be virtual, by phone or in person at a Beech Acres location. Information will be available at PANK or you can connect with us directly via www.beechacres.org/services/parentconnext.

Pediatric Associates
2865 Chancellor Dr. Suite 225 Crestview Hills, Ky. 41017
859-341-5400 • Mon - Fri 8am-5pm and Sat 8am - noon

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