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Pediatric Practice News

1/4/2021
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!
1/4/2021
Congratulations to Dr Bill deBuys for being named a top doctor in Cincinnati Magazine! Here is his profle
12/21/2020
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!
12/10/2020
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!
12/2/2020
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.
11/25/2020
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
11/11/2020
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.
11/6/2020
Congratulations to our Doctors Mark Deis and Steve Warrick for being selected for the Top Doctors of NKY from Northern Kentucky Magazine!
10/26/2020
We have received our 2020-21 seasonal injectable and intranasal flu vaccines.  The AAP recommends all children age 6 months and older get the influenza vaccine.  It is especially important for children with chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment.  We will offer the Flu Mist by appointment on weekdays and the Flu Shot by appointment on weekdays and certain Saturdays.  We will accommodate mutliple family members together as in the past. 

We have added more slots for flu vaccines 10/27 & 10/28. Please call !
9/22/2020
 
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.
 
7/22/2020
This PDF was sent to us from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
7/1/2020
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.
6/28/2020
The AAP stresses the importance of returning to school with modifications in the fall. Here is the article in detail.
5/28/2020
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.
2/26/2020
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.
1/20/2020
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.
1/14/2020
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.
10/22/2019
The Washington Post created 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. 
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. 
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. 
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.

 
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