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    Pediatric Associates Community Courier

    June 2018


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    Summer Safety Tips

    Here are some Practical Tips for Summer Parenting

    * Schedule some fun activities...

    * Resist the urge to over schedule...

    * Set aside time each day....

    * Encourage your child to try something new this summer...

    * Limit Technology…

    * Create structure and set boundaries...

    Milestone Tracker Mobile App

    Milestones matter! Track your child's milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC's easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child's development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

    Features and More Info

    From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!

    New Calorie Guidelines Go Into Effect

    As of May 2, new federal guidelines requiring any grocery store, restaurant and convenience store with more than 20 locations to post calorie counts on commonly sold food and drinks went into effect. These new guidelines help us as consumers make informed choices. So be on the lookout for them and pay attention.  Knowledge is power!


    Traveler's Health

    Many of our patients and families are planning to travel out of the country for spring break or this summer. Whether you are traveling for fun or a mission trip, you should make plans well in advance to make sure you have all the medications, vaccines and supplies you may need.  Please see our Travel Health section for more info.

















    Practice News

    Check on Your Child's Vaccine Status

    New regulations in Ky, OH, and IN for the 2018-2019 school year may mean your child is not up to date on their vaccines. Now is a great time to make sure your school has all the documentation they need for enrollment this fall. If you need a new certificate or your child needs to receive a vaccine to meet these new requirements call our office at 859-341-5400. We will be happy to assist you.


    Meningitis Vaccines and School Requirements

    Requirements for meningitis vaccines in grade school, high school and college can be confusing.  Recommendations are dependent on travel expectations, living arrangements and medical history.  Be sure to ask us when you are in for your next visit if your family is up-to-date on these life-saving immunizations. And more information on vaccines can be found on our website.


    Need a Sports Physical?

    If you're the parent of a young athlete, you're likely familiar with sports physicals. You've seen the ads for them: short wait times, no appointment needed, open seven days a week. But are these quick medical check-ups the best way to monitor your child's health? Not at all.

    Sports physicals should be part of routine preventive care done by your child's primary care provider. Here's why:


    Provider Schedule Change This Spring

    Starting in May, we are adjusting practice locations for our providers to improve availability and access.  A particular provider may now be in a different location than what you were accustomed to on that day.  Transitions can always be a little confusing to start with, but we hope you will like our new set-up. And as always, please feel free to request your preferred provider and location. Thank you for understanding our efforts to serve you better! 


    Register Your Newborn on the Portal

    When you are expecting a new baby, even if it is not your first, there are a lot of details to remember. Please don't forget us when getting everything ready for the new arrival.

    To make scheduling your new baby appointment easier, you are able to register them on the Patient Portal prior to baby's birth.

    Simply go to your family's patient portal and choose patient registration on the left side of the home page. If you haven't chosen a name for baby, enter the first name as "baby". Baby's date of birth should be entered as the due date.

    When you are ready to come see us after baby is born, simply call and follow the prompts to the newborn line. Make sure you let us know that baby is already registered in the system. We will update the information and schedule you for the first appointment quickly and easily!

    Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you and your new addition soon.


    Pediatric Associates
    2865 Chancellor Dr. Suite 225 Crestview Hills, Ky. 41017
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