Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CPR Training Class

Due to High Demand we are announcing our next CPR Training Class
For our Patients (12 years and older) and Parents
 
Saturday October 15th
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
@ Willow Creek Pediatrics
To register for the class call 801-942-1800 or email noemig@wasatchpeds.net
There is a $10 fee to hold your spot for this class. It will be refunded on day of the class upon attendance.
 
**This is a basic CPR/First Aid course, not a CPR certification**

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Flu Shot info and Times for Clinics

It is that time of the year again to book your Flu Shot! All of our doctors here at Willow Creek Pediatrics strongly recommend anyone 6 months and older to get receive the flu shot. Many of you have heard that they no longer will be making Flu Mist. Read below for the most common questions! Please call our office as soon as you can to get your flu shots booked for you child.
 
FLU SHOT CLINIC: By appointment only
Tuesday: All day in October. (Nov 1 on, only am)
Thursday: Afternoons
Friday: 2:30-6:00
 
 

1-Why is the FluMist not available this year?
  • The doctors want to make sure we are providing the most effective treatments and immunizations for our patients. This year, the CDC determined that the FluMist vaccine was not as effective as the standard Flu Shot so we aren't offering it.
2- But my child doesn't want the shot...
  • We understand a flu shot may seem frightening to a child. Our staff gives a lot of immunizations and will do their best to reassure your child. Influenza is a serious diseases and the doctors strongly encourage all children 6 months and older to receive a flu shot this year.
3- Can I get the FluMist somewhere else?
  • We are not aware of any providers who will be giving FluMist this year.
4- Will FluMist be avaible next year?
  • Maybe. The doctors will review any new recommendations next year. If the CDC determines the FluMist effectiveness has improved, we may carry it next year.
5- So if my child received FluMist last year, they weren't protected against the flu?
  • Last year the FluMist was approved and recommended by the CDC and other organizations. The answer depends on the type of influenza that was in the community last year, whether it was a covered strain, if/when your child may have been exposed, etc. There isn't a yes or no answer because there are many contributing factors.
6- But I don't understand, have additional question, am confused, am worried about the flu shot etc.
  • Refer additional questions and concerns to the patient's physician or provider
References: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/ga/nasalspray.htm
                    http://www.cdc.gov/media/release/2016/s0622-laiv-flu.html




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Holiday Hours and Office Closed

 
We hope you all have a wonderful and safe 24th of July! We will be open Saturday and our phones will turn on at 8:00 am. We will see sick patients only that morning. On Sunday our phones will turn on at 8:30 am  and we will also see sick patients only that morning. On Monday July 25th we will be CLOSED. We are having a large computer update and maintenance that day. We will have a doctor on call to answer your emergency questions but if you child needs to be seen we would recommend a Pediatric Kids Urgent Care that day. On Tuesday at 8:00 am we will re-open and phones will be on to schedule appointments. We hope you have a safe and fun Holiday weekend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

CPR Training Class

Due to High Demand we are announcing our next CPR Training Class


For our Patients (12 years and older) and Parents
 
Saturday August 20th
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
@ Willow Creek Pediatrics
To register for the class call 801-942-1800 or email noemig@wasatchpeds.net
There is a $10 fee to hold your spot for this class. It will be refunded on day of the class upon attendance.
 
**This is a basic CPR/First Aid course, not a CPR certification**

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy 4th of July


We hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend. We will be in the office Saturday, Sunday and Monday to see SICK urgent care for our patients. Our phones will turn on at Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am and we will see patients for a few hours. Also on Monday 4th of July we will turn the phones on at 8:30 and see sick patients in the morning. Please remember safety this weekend and Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time to schedule your Yearly Exams

Have we seen you lately??.....Did you know that the current recommendations for the American Academy of Pediatrics are for children to get a well child exam annually?
 
Well-child care also is a chance to raise questions and concerns about your child’s development, behavior, and general well-being — questions that are difficult to discuss during sick visits. For instance, pediatricians are used to discussing common concerns with parents such as eating, sleeping, toilet training, social behaviors, as well as attention and learning problems. Having regular well-child visits with your child’s doctor and raising the concerns that matter most to you are key ingredients in helping the doctor know you and your child, and in forming a reliable and trustworthy relationship.
 
 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Department of Research recently conducted 20 focus groups with parents and 31 focus groups with pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners to gather recommendations about how to make the most of the well-child office visit.
From these sessions, four themes emerged:
  • Pediatricians and parents share the goal of healthy children.
  • Pediatricians want the well-child visit to best serve the needs of children and their families.
  • Pediatricians are experts in child health, but parents are experts on their child.
  • A team approach can best develop optimum physical, emotional, and developmental health for the child.
  • It may seem early in the year to even think about scheduling your child's check up, but this is when the busy season starts! All children who are entering kindergarten or middle school, who have not had a well child exam within the past year will need one before they register for school! So if you have not done so already, please call the office as soon as possible to schedule your child's well visit!
Remember a lot of school sports, scouts and other team activities require a Well Child Exam also so make sure you call our office to book your appointment.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

We hope you and your families have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Our office will be open for urgent sick visits on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Our phones will turn on at 8:00 am all three days and we will stay for a few hours to help your child with sick issues. Remember to have a great and SAFE weekend! Willow Creek Pediatrics