Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

 Happy Halloween from everyone at Willow Creek Pediatrics! We hope you have a safe and healthy Halloween! We will be back in the office tomorrow morning at 8:00 am-- Have a great night!



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Caregiver Support and Skills Group

New times for the free parenting skills classes! Bring questions and issues/topics that you would like to discuss. No childcare provided. Email Natasham@wasatchpeds.net

School Aged 4-8 and Adolescent 8-14 years
Wednesdays 10/26/2016  7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
 
Prenatal, Infant (0-18 mo) and Toddler (18mo-3 yrs)
Wednesday 11/16/2016  7:00 pm- 8:30 pm


We hope to see you soon!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Reminder: This week Teen Parenting Class

We hope you are excited to attend our First parenting class this WEDS 10/5/2016 at 7:00pm- 8:30pm at Willow Creek Pediatrics. We will be focusing this weeks parenting class on

Teen age 15 yrs to 18 years.

Our own Masters of Social Work Intern, Natasha, will be hosting free parenting classes focused on what YOU want. These classes will be divided into 5 different age groups and will be tailored to what YOU need and want to know based on your answers on the sign-up form. Parents/Caregivers may attend more than one group, however, space is limited. All groups will be Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Contact the front desk or email Natasham@wasatchpeds.net We look forward to seeing you--
Space is limited to call our office today! We hope to see you on Wednesday!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Free Parenting Classes at Willow Creek

 
Our own Masters of Social Work Intern, Natasha, will be hosting free parenting classes focused on what YOU want. These classes will be divided into 5 different age groups and will be tailored to what YOU need and want to know based on your answers on the sign-up form. Parents/Caregivers may attend more than one group, however, space is limited. All groups will be Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Contact the front desk or email Natasham@wasatchpeds.net We look forward to seeing you--

Here is a list below of the classes you may want to attend:
 
Teen: 15 yrs-18 yrs Weds 10/5/2016
Adolescent: 8 yrs to 14 years Weds 10/19/2016
School Age: 4 years to 8 years Weds 10/26/2016
Toddler: 18 mo- 3 years Weds 11/2/2016
Prenatal/Infant 0 to 18 mo: Weds 11/16/2016 
 
Sign up today to reserve your spot
 
 

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!