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Pediatric Practice News

We are excited about our "refresh" at Mt Zion. We hope you like it!
Please welcome Megan Martin!

Megan graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Megan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Supervisor in the states of Ohio and Kentucky, as well as credentialed in Early Childhood Mental Health. Megan has experience ranging from working with children and families to adolescents and adults in a variety of different areas, including school-based and outpatient mental health services, addictions and recovery, the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illnesses, and the provision of individual and group therapy. She will be seeing patients 8 and under on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays.

Megan provides additional therapy services for a nonprofit agency in greater Cincinnati. Megan specializes in and enjoys working with the early childhood population (ages 8 and under) to help shape and nurture the emotional and social development of our young children. Megan has 3 young children of her own, loves to volunteer with a local animal rescue, and is working on her green thumb.
Dr. Steve Warrick goes over some details on our Travel Medicine visits that we have available and some important things when traveling abroad.​
With the new policies regarding masking in Kentucky, at Pediatric Associates we still are considered a medical provider and therefore our staff will continue to wear masks for patient visits and we will still continue to require masks be worn by patients and family members while in our offices.  We continue to keep the health of our patients, families, and staff as our top priority by doing all we can to prevent exposures to COVID-19.  We continue to support and encourage vaccinations for all who are eligible to receive them.  We hope that as more people are vaccinated and community numbers decline, we will be able to eventually return to our "normal" visits without the need for masks.  
A small group for managing stress and mood.
This is a nice graphic of the relative safety of different indoor and outdoor activities for those that are vaccinated against COVID-19.
We are pleased to announce that we are now offering check-ups at our Mt. Zion office again.  We will still have slots for ill visits there and will make every effort to escort you to a room so you are not in the waiting room for any extended period of time.
Starting Saurday 4/24 we will see patients for same day ill visits on Saturdays at the Crestview Hills Down Under location, instead of our Mt Zion office.  This is more centrally located and hopefully more convenient to our families!  
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.  The Family Nurturing Center is having a fundraiser on April 13.  Family Nurturing Center strives to end the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships.  Please check it out!  Tuesday, April 13th 7:30 - 8:00 PM  WCPO TV Channel 9

Since opening our doors in 1992, the providers at Pediatric Associates have recognized vaccination as one of the most critical parts of primary care.  We believe in the safety and efficacy of all the vaccines we give.  The COVID 19 vaccines approved in the United States have gone through rigorous trials and ongoing safety monitoring. We strongly encourage all our patients and their families to get vaccinated whenever the vaccine is available to you.  All the current products approved in the United States provide protection from hospitalization and severe illness/death.  If you do get a vaccine you can let us know and we will add it to your chart.  Please send your information to or fax to 859-578-3172.
Know anyone pregnant who needs a pediatrician?   Starting February 13, 2021 we will be hosting monthly "meet the doctor" expectant parent meetings by Zoom.  These will be at 8:30 AM on the second Saturday of the month. If you are interested, please contact us at 859-341-5400 to register and receive the Zoom instructions.
Family Nurturing Center is a non-profit social service agency located in Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County, OH dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships.  Their services and programs focus on the education, prevention, and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect.  As our 2021 Community Partner we will support their programming and fundraising efforts.

Thank you for helping the children of our community!
We are now offering ill visits at our Cold Spring office in the afternoons, as well as all day at the Mt. Zion office.  This should help cut down on your travel times if you live in Campbell County or Cincinnati.  We continue to do well visits all day at Crestview Hills and in the mornings at Cold Spring.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during these tough times!
Congratulations to Dr Bill deBuys for being named a top doctor in Cincinnati Magazine! Here is his profle
Over the holidays we will be available for check ups at Crestview Hills and ill visits at the Mt Zion Office. Our hours may be shorter depending on demand so please call early in the day if your child is sick. All offices are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  Our Cold Spring office will be closed 12/25-1/2 to help consolidate our staff. 

Thank you for letting us help you in this crazy year! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
We are proud to announce that Dr Chris Bolling and Whitney Rich, RD presented a lecture on fad diets on Tuesday December 8 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  They are a great resource for our community and Pediatric Associates!
We are pleased to announce that Whitney Rich is now offering her services to our patients via telehealth.  She has an excellent background and is familiar with a wide variety of nutrition issues affecting children. Check out her flyer.
Happy Thanksgiving!  We are very grateful for our wonderful patients, families, staff, and friends!  We hope you have a safe and happy holiday celebrating with your loved ones.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving day.  Our Crestview and Mt Zion offiices will be open Friday, and just Mt. Zion on Saturday for same day ill visits.  Please wear your mask, keep your distance, and limit your contacts!

Thanksgiving Break 2020 | Nov 25, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has been tragic and intractable in Kentucky, where the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 108,642 last week and the number of deaths topped 1,489.
As heartbreaking as the pandemic has been, Northern Kentucky health professionals say the virus brought about an innovation that might not have occurred otherwise.
Congratulations to our Doctors Mark Deis and Steve Warrick for being selected for the Top Doctors of NKY from Northern Kentucky Magazine!
Since the beginning of the COIVD 19 pandemic Pediatric Associates has been working hard to adjust to the needs of our patients and community. We are following all relevant guidelines in terms of cleaning our offices and using appropriate protective equipment. Our providers and employees have been working hard to stay available for both ill and well visits in person and video visits by telemedicine. Our patients and their families have been incredibly understanding of all the rescheduling that has taken place - thank you!
Since March of this year we have designated the Crestview Hills and the Cold Spring locations as "well only" offices. The Mt. Zion office in Florence has been designated as our "sick" office for fevers, coughs, sore throats, etc. We can see your child for non-contagious complaints such as injuries, behavioral problems, etc. at any of the locations. In January we plan to expand our “contagious” illness visits to the Cold Spring office in the afternoons and will continue to do well visits in the mornings there. We appreciate your willingness to drive to a location that is a bit further away than usual.
If you suffer from fall allergies It's time to start your seasonal allergy medicine.  There are now many options over the counter, but if they aren't helping or you have questions give us a call! September is always a bad month for asthmatics - controlling the allergies can reduce the chances of asthma flares for many of our patients. You can also get more information on our medical conditions section of the website and links to more information on the Links & Resources section.
This PDF was sent to us from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
The State of Kentucky is requiring the Tdap and Meningococcal Meningitis vaccines at age 11 years.  In the past it was a requirement for sixth grade entry.  So kids who turn 11 before or during fifth grade should plan on getting these important immunizations at their 10 year well visit.  Check out our Immunizations Page for more information.
The AAP stresses the importance of returning to school with modifications in the fall. Here is the article in detail.
Staying Safe in the Time of COVID-19: What’s a Parent to Do?

We hope you are all staying safe during this unpredictable season.  As we return to more of a sense of normalcy, like this return of the Pediatric Associates Courier, questions about what you can and should do become more confusing.  The order to “stay home” is easier to follow than our current grey zone of constant decision-making and risk assessment.
Kerry McPhail and the team at Beech Acres is offering parenting advice.  They can help with a variety of concerns like behavior, toilet training, picky eating, sleep problems, anxiety and much more! The first visit is free. Check out this flyer for more information.
Travel Medicine
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 now offer travel medicine visits and some travel vaccines in the office such as Typhoid and Rabies. 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.
We are excited to announce that Redwood NKY is our 2020 Community Partner!  For over fifty years Redwood has been providing education and health services to some of the most fragile children and adults in the area. They offer a wide variety of services including preschool, after school care, summer programs, electronic assistance devices and much more! Please check out their website or call if you need a referral.
The Washington Post created three new videos called “The Vaccines Project” which answer common vaccine-related questions.
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. 
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.
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:

If you need more information, you can call our nurse line for more specific guidance for your child. 
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. 
The attached video details why we recommend the HPV vaccine for all boys and girls age 11 to 26 years. 
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.

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