We were proud to recognize both Dana (Office Manager) and Lori (Triage Nurse) during our annual awards ceremony last week for 20 years of service. We are so lucky and grateful for their commitment and dedication to Rainbow Kids Clinic. Help us say Thank You for their continued support!
I say in my practice EVERY SINGLE DAY "Every year HEALTHY kids die from the flu." It is THE vaccine preventable disease most likely to kill today. And it is the most commonly refused vaccine. I will tell YOU like I tell my patients. My kids have never and will never miss their annual flu vaccine. Why? 80-90% of those who die from the flu have not been vaccinated. There could be no greater guilt than knowing you may have been able to prevent the death of your child. Some thing...s are not preventable. We can only do our best. But until people realize this is REAL we will continue to have weak herds, breakthrough cases, and DEATHS. One pediatrician said it best. She tells her people the flu shot is not to prevent the flu, there will be breakthrough cases. The flu vaccine is to help prevent DEATH from the flu. If you haven't gotten your or your child's flu vaccine PLEASE get vaccinated. Flu is here! And every ounce if prevention helps. - Dr. Vernon
My beautiful, healthy, vibrant 4 yo passed away on Christmas Day from flu. Leon was sick for less than 24 hours before dying. He had never had a serious illness... in his life, but he had not had his flu shot. He was supposed to receive it this week. It is the most helpless feeling in the world, being a physician mom and seeing that nothing else can be done for your baby. For my fellow physicians, friends, and family, I ask that you consider donating to his memorial fund, which will be focused on providing families with sick children assistance at Christmas time. You are welcome to share my post on your personal pages as well.
There is emphasis in medical training on flu killing the very young, very old, and immunocompromised. However, it also kills the healthy and strong, and it can kill them fast. Please continue the fight to convince your patients to get the flu shot. According to the CDC, 80-90% of children who die from flu-related complications did not have their flu shot. And those children are often kids like Leon.
Hug your babies tight. Please use Leon’s story to encourage your patients, family, and friends to get the flu shot. I am thankful for this wonderful community to share Leon's message and legacy
This sounds like a great opportunity.
IEP Support & Advocacy
We are pleased to announce the offering of a new service beginning in January! Make your appointment today!
Does your child already h...ave an IEP, and you would like a better understanding of all that it contains? You need Support!
Is your child consistently struggling in school with dropping grades and behavioral changes? You need Advocacy!
IEP Support and Advocacy will address specific concerns and questions regarding the IEP process or the IEP itself through private consultation. As Advocates, we can help you determine if your child may need services along with developing a better IEP. Supports include: review of records prior to session, individual, custom designed feedback, assisting in verbiage within the IEP to include goals and accommodations, providing general support and consultation for the IEP process, question/answer session, ideas and suggestions for next steps in the process if your child does not have an IEP. Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 6:30-7:30.
To schedule your appointment, call 931-920-0003, or stop by 403 Madison Street. For pricing and further information, visit www.cyep.net.
This is to let you know that Dr Rachel Levy-Olomucki will be leaving our practice, effective November 17, 2017. Dr Levy has been with us for the past four years and we hope you will join us in wishing her the very best in all of her upcoming endeavors.
We are glad to announce the addition of Dr. Jan Floyd to our team. She has already joined us on August 28, 2017 and is available immediately to see patients. Dr. Floyd is a well trained graduate of Wright State ...University School of Medicine and has 17 years of experience as a pediatrician, the last four of which have been in Hopkinsville, KY. We are glad to have Dr. Floyd as a member of our team and believe you will feel the same way upon meeting with her.
We greatly value our relationship and thank you for your loyalty and friendship over the years. We look forward to continuing our service as your medical home for compassionate and comprehensive care. If you plan to continue care with this office, NO action is required.
Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to another doctor or released to you or another person you designate only through your permission.
Great video for safe viewing of the eclipse with kids.
We will be closing the clinic at 11am on Monday 8.21.17 for ECLIPSE Day... Please remember to practice safe viewing techniques. We will return to regular business hours on Tuesday 8.22.17
What a great opportunity from Prime Fitness Clarksville! For those that don't know PFC is our partner in the Rainbow Fit Kids Club.
We are teaming up with The Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome and Clarksville Parks and Recreation to bring a FUN and Functional fitness program to our s...pecial needs friends. It starts August 19th and its absolutely FREE!! We love our Clarksville community and are committed serving ALL the beautiful people who call it home.
I will say that this is something I don't talk about often. But it is heartbreaking to learn about. Please talk to your kids about electrical safety. As society has gotten safer with technological advances I think we forget that there are still dangers around the house even for older kids, teens, and adults. Water and electricity should never be used together. This title is a little misleading. The phone doesn't have to fall into the bath to be dangerous. It appears this child was plugging in or was grabbing her plugged in phone while inside the bath.
Car seat recall
Thanks to Dr. Harris for this reminder.
Please check your lot numbers
Great information from a pediatrician in Texas.
When you ask me about homeopathic products (I just can't call them medicines) and essential oils I try to remind parents that these are NOT regulated by the FDA and can have inconsistencies in concentration which can be dangerous. It is also often implied that the products are "natural". Well, so is poison ivy and opium. That doesn't mean I'm going to rub it on my skin or eat it. - Dr V
Disclaimer: I do not know if this report is accurate about the response from this particular manufacturer. I just wanted to take a moment to voice my concern since this article came across my newsfeed. I would LOVE to have good science behind these products to allow safe, consistent, appropriate dosing for many of these alternative treatments. Right now, we're still waiting.