Updates

Groundbreaking for the Children's Hospital at Erlanger

It's time to build a Children's Hospital!

The groundbreaking is coming up soon!

Tuesday, June 6 • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
3rd Street, across from the Health Department

See more details below:

http://www.childrensaterlanger.org/childrens/groundbreaking

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 05-01-2017 21:04:22 UTC in General
Great Strides 2017

Come walk with us to find a cure for CF! The event is on May 13th and will be held at Baylor.

http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR/GreatStrides/124_Tennessee_Knoxville?pg=entry&fr_id=6299

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 05-01-2017 21:03:22 UTC in General
Summer Physicals and Vaccine Schedule Changes

Beat the summer rush and schedule your child's annual physical today!

There are recommended vaccines for adolescents. The Gardasil vaccine that helps prevent genital warts and cervical cancer can now be given as a 2-dose series for those adolescents under 15 years of age. Teenagers 15 years and up will still need the 3-dose schedule for protection.

We also have Trumenba which is a vaccine to prevent meningitis. This helps prevent strain B meningitis that is not in the current Menactra vaccine. We are recommending this vaccine after the 16th birthday to prevent a very contagious and serious illness.

Call if you have questions.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 05-01-2017 20:47:45 UTC in General
FDA Warns Against Using Teething Tablets

"The FDA is analyzing adverse events reported to the agency regarding homeopathic teething tablets and gels, including seizures in infants and children who were given these products"

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm523468

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 10-03-2016 01:11:34 UTC in General
New Vaccines!

We have the new version of Gardasil that covers 9 strains of Human Papillomavirus instead of 4! This will provide broader coverage against genital warts and cancer. This vaccine can be given to females from 11 to 26 years old and males 11 to 21 years old. We also have Trumenba which is a vaccine to prevent meningitis. This helps prevent strain B meningitis that is not in the current Menactra vaccine. We are recommending this vaccine after the 16th birthday to prevent a very contagious and serious illness. Call if you have questions.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 07-28-2015 00:13:50 UTC in General
ALERT!

If you use any of the concentrated laundry detergent "pods," please keep them up high and out of reach of children.  They have been associated with poisonings and even deaths.  The chemicals inside can cause eye irritation.  They can cause mild to severe upset stomach with vomiting, drowsiness, wheezing, gasping, and respiratory failure if ingested or inhaled.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 08-20-2013 01:23:58 UTC in General
New Car Seat Recommendations

New car seat guideline:

All infants and toddlers should remain rear-facing until 2 years old.

Children should remain in 5 point harness car seats until at least 4 years old and 40 pounds.

Children should remain in boosters until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall.

Children under 13 years old should remain restrained in the back seats of vechicles.

Posted by mcleanmedical on 04-30-2013 07:21:59 UTC in General
WARTS

We now offer cryotherapy (freezing treatment) for warts. We cannot treat warts on the bottom of feet or on the face with this method, but we can treat most other locations.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 09-28-2012 12:13:40 UTC in General
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Telemedicine

During this COVID-19 crisis, we are offering Telemedicine/Virtual Visits for certain types of concerns. Here is a list of chief complaints and concerns that could possibly be addressed virtually:

Behavioral concerns
Depression/anxiety follow-ups and refills
ADHD follow-ups and refills
Sleep problems
Controlled asthma follow-ups for refills
Allergies
Cough and cold symptoms that are mild
Sinus issues lasting > 1 week
Constipation
Vomiting < 24 hrs
Non-bloody diarrhea without significant fever < 5 days
Acid reflux
Rashes, skin infections, eczema, insect bites, etc.
Minor injuries
Head lice
Menstrual problems
Eye problems, possible pinkeye
Swimmer's ear

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