This is a great article discussing the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. I highly recommend this vaccine to all of my adolescent patients – both male and female. The earlier the vaccine is received, the better the protection. I vaccinated my own daughter as soon as it was available and have even given her the new Gardasil 9.
A reminder that anything around your baby’s neck is a strangulation hazard unless it is easily broken, in which case, if there are beads rolling around on the floor, it has become a strangling hazard.
As my old Scottish physics professor Dr. King used to say, “Have a care!”
A funny article about mosquitoes that makes you glad to be from Knoxville rather than Shungnak or Kobuk, AK!’
A great article about building core strength in addition to aerobic conditioning as ingredients in creating healthy children with good habits for a fulfilling life.
Sleep deprivation in our children is an insidious health problem with potential for multiple types of health problems later in life. School age kids need 9-11 hours of sleep nightly, some more, a very few a bit less. And sleep hygiene is equally important. Speak to your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your child’s sleep habits.
The best example of obstructive sleep apnea was described by a young Charles Dickens in his portrayal of the overweight and sleepy Samuel Pickwick. Until recently the disease was known as Pickwickian Syndrome. It’s best to discuss any of these symptoms with your pediatrician.
Not many ticks on Wall Street but there are beaucoup where the Wall streeters live on Long Island. Whichever contraption you use to remove them (KPA recommends tweezers with gentle, steady vertical traction followed by cleaning with alcohol), prevention is better. DEET or botanicals, long pants and floppy hats usually prevent bites but be sure to check your child after playing in woods or fields. And don’t forget the sunscreen!
This article demonstrates the love affair with laboratory testing that doctors have developed. An analysis of the developmental and nutritional history should have triggered at least the thought of a nutritional deficiency, specifically scurvy. Pediatricians are uniquely qualified to use history from parents and the patient herself to make accurate diagnoses without drawing blood, taking pictures or scraping throats.
The New York Times:
Why Did Every Touch Cause This 2-Year-Old Pain?
The child stopped walking. Bones in his scans appeared to be mottled and irregular. Could there be a nutritional cure?
Welcome to Knoxville Pediatric Associate’s new website! We’ve enhanced the overall look and feel of the site and added some new features as well — including this blog. We invite you to look around and offer your feedback.
I especially want to point out the Patient Portal and Bill Pay links on the home page, which are there as a convenience to you. Additionally, in our Resources (link) section, we have important tips for child health and safety and valuable medical information about common conditions including how to care for your child at home.
Finally, in our Meet Our Practitioners section, you can get to know our entire team of physicians. What you should also know is that our team is not just working on behalf of children that are patients of our office. They are also out in the community sharing and gaining knowledge because they are passionate about children’s health.
Dr. Mike Reiss is the current Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Blount Memorial Hospital. Dr. Barbara Summers and Dr. Scott Brice serve on the Board of Directors at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH), and Dr. Summers is the current Chief of Staff at ETCH. A KPA physician has always served on the board of directors at Partners in Pediatrics, the Physician Hospital Organization at ETCH. Currently serving in that role is Dr. Scott Brice. Several KPA physicians serve as committee members on a variety of additional ETCH committees:
- ETCH Corporate Compliance Committee: Dr. Summers
- ETCH After Hours Medical Advisory Committee: Dr. Blevins
- ETCH Board Quality Assurance Committee: Dr. Summers
- ETCH Infection Control Committee: Dr. Freeman
- ETCH Infectious Disease Committee: Dr. Gilmer
- ETCH Utilization Review Committee: Dr. Gilmer
- ETCH Credentialing Committee: Dr. Summers
- ETCH Medical Records Committee: Dr. Herron
- ETCH Executive Committee: Drs. Summers and Terry
- ETCH Bylaws Committee: Drs. Terry and Stanley
- ETCH Pharmacy &Therapeutics Committee: Dr. Padgett
- ETCH Continuing Medical Education Committee: Dr. Brice
- ETCH Department of Medicine Committee: Drs. Yen and Fogle
- ETCH Investment Committee: Dr. Terry
As always, your child’s care is our top priority. We hope this website will bring us one step closer to helping us connect with you about the latest information that can help us care for your kids together.