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Flu Vaccine news

Flu Vaccine News We have received our seasonal influenza vaccine in both office. We began giving the flu shot to anyone who is in the office for a regular appointment (9/15) and are working on details for our outdoor, drive-up flu shot clinics to begin in October. As soon as all the plans are in place, we will send out the link to self-schedule a flu shot appointment for your child....

Virtual Telehealth Appointment

Virtual Telehealth Appointment We are now able to offer  virtual TELEHEALTH appointments using a new system called doxy.me. Please call our office to schedule a virtual appointment.  Once you have scheduled an appointment you will receive an email with the link (or click the link below) to the virtual waiting room to connect with the physician at the designated time.  Not every visit can be completed this way but for...

Important Family Resources during COVID-19 pandemic

Family Resources: Visit Bright Futures: Healthchildren.org for important information about COVID-19 and kids. Food Resources: Governor Roy Cooper announced 3/27/2020 that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. After entering their address, parents will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and...

Routine Screening Tools during Well Exams

The physicians of Raleigh Pediatrics perform comprehensive well exams on their patients following the Bright Futures (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendations.  These recommendations include timing of the exams along with appropriate testing, screening and lab work.  It is possible that some portion of the exam may not be covered or may be applied to a deductible by your insurance company and then would be your responsibility.  While we are sensitive...

New Patient Registration Tool

Raleigh Pediatrics is continuously looking for ways to improve our patient experience. We are excited to announce that we have invested in new technology to improve our check-in process, saving both time and paper. Beginning on June 21, 2016 you will be presented with a PhreesiaPad, similar to a tablet or iPad, to complete your registration. Instead of being given a clipboard with several paper forms to complete, you will...

Follow My Health Patient Portal

Raleigh Pediatrics uses the FollowMyHealth Patient Portal to provide electronic access to your child's medical record. Some features currently available on the patient portal at this time include: Well Appointment Requests, Medication Refill Requests, and General Messaging to the staff and physicians. In addition, you will be able to view your child’s immunization records, visit summaries, lab results and vitals.  More features will become available on the portal during future...

Poison Prevention

More than a million American children younger than 6 years suffer poisoning every year. Household cleaners, personal care products, and over-the-counter medications lead the list of poisons. This article will help parents prevent accidental poisoning in and around the home. Next week is National Poison Prevention Week. We encourage you to share this article in support of this annual campaign. A “share” button appears at the bottom of the article. View the...

How to Protect Your Children During a Measles Outbreak

Since December 2014, a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California has grown to more than 120 cases in multiple states. Most of the people who have gotten sick were not vaccinated against measles. This is a stark reminder of the importance of making sure children are fully vaccinated. This article provides answers to questions many parents have about this measles outbreak. Read the full article in English or Spanish.

Information on Childhood Infections from HealthyChildren.org

The AAP’s HealthyChildren.org September newsletter has highlighted some common childhood infections, such as head lice and hand-foot-and-mouth disease, as well as provided information on the current outbreak of Enterovirus D68 in the Midwest United States. Click here to read the newsletter. Visit HealthyChildren.org for other useful information for parents.