Fall Tips 2018
1. At your next visit, please remember to bring a copy of your updated insurance card and a photo ID, so that we can provide you with the most efficient care. If you’ll be visiting for the first time, please find the link to patient information forms above.
2. Kids are back to school and cold-and-flu season is just around the corner. While colds tend to come and go, the flu can have serious complications. Common symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, and fatigue. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC recommend that everyone six months and older receive the flu vaccine every year. For more information or to schedule your appointment today, give us a call at 706-937-3331!
3. Did your insurance recently change? Please have your current information ready to give our staff, so that we can provide you and your child with the most informed care.
4. Fall sports are in full swing and while they’re so much fun, concussions can happen. If your child has experienced a head injury, please watch for common symptoms of a concussion including a headache, confusion, dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, nausea, or sensitivity to light. Some symptoms might come on immediately while some can be delayed. If you have any concern after a bump on the head, give us a call!
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6. With viruses running rampant and symptoms overlapping, it can be difficult to tell what’s what. Coughs commonly occur with respiratory illnesses, but one to watch out for is whooping cough. It is highly contagious and spread by coughing or sneezing. The most common sign is a high-pitched whooping or barking sound made by the child in between coughs when trying to catch their breath. The best way to protect your child is to get vaccinated. Let us know if you would like to set up an appointment.
7. Our providers feel that patients on daily medication require supervision and routine follow up visits. We encourage families to schedule their follow up appointments as they leave our office.
8. Summer is over and the coughing and sneezing has just begun! While your children may try to convince you that they’re allergic to school, it’s more likely allergies are to blame. If possible, keep windows shut when pollen and mold counts are high, have your children shower before bed, and avoid playing in leaves. If your child can’t find relief from Fall allergies, you can schedule an appointment for more information.
9. A good night’s sleep is just what the doctor ordered! The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends 12 to 16 hours including naps for infants 4 to 12 months, 11 to 14 hours including naps for toddlers one to two years, 10 to 13 hours including naps for preschoolers three to five years, 9 to 12 hours for grade-schoolers ages 6 to 12, and 8-10 hours for teens ages 13 to 18. Child having sleep issues? Schedule an appointment to get down to the issue today!