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COVID-19 Update – Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Parents of Peachtree Park Pediatrics,

We will continue to provide you with as much up-to-date information pertaining to the coronavirus situation as we can.

Don’t Miss Your Child’s Check-up

Following AAP guidelines, we are continuing to provide check-ups, especially for children needing vaccines.  By scheduling check-ups in the morning and sick visits in the afternoon, your child’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 in our office remains very low.  In addition, families are quickly moved out of the waiting room to minimize contact with others, all staff wear masks throughout the day and we are thoroughly cleaning exam rooms between patients.  

Regular check-ups give us the opportunity to assess your child’s growth, development, mental and physical health. We also perform recommended screening tests for hearing, vision, anemia and cholesterol.  Check-ups also provide an opportunity to discuss concerns about diet, exercise, sleep, behavior and any other parental concerns. 

While many vaccines are given to younger children, the 11-year and 16-year check-ups are also critical times for your child to be protected from meningitis, cancer, Tetanus and Whooping Cough.  

We anticipate the summer will be very busy as we make up for missed visits in March, April, and May.  You don’t need to wait until summer for check-ups; please contact the office now to schedule an appointment and avoid the rush.

Wearing Masks in our Office

To protect your family, all the staff at PPP wear masks throughout the day. While we do not have the supply to provide masks to patients and parents, we request that, if possible, you bring masks from home for yourself and your child (older than age 2). Wearing masks throughout your visit at the office helps keep everyone, including the doctors and staff, safe.

When Will We Return to Normal?

A recent model (https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/georgiaestimates that COVID-19 will reach its peak in Georgia on May 1st, around one week later than earlier estimates. Fortunately, the model continues to predict that the pandemic will be mostly resolved by the end of May. We urge you to continue enforcing social distancing recommendations for your children, reminding them that this is the surest way to return to normal as quickly as possible.

Essay Contest

Maurice Hilleman was a scientist who developed more than half of the vaccines children now receive to protect them from a variety of illnesses. Students in grades 6 through 12 can enter an essay contest in his honor with three top prizes of $1000 and a trip to Philadelphia. The essay question is relevant to everyone in these difficult times: How was Dr. Hilleman’s integrity important to his success, and how is integrity important to you? Details of the contest can be found here:

https://hillemanfilm.com/contest

Activities and Games

After a month of staying home and distance learning, you may have run out of things for your children to do once they have finished their schoolwork. Here is a list of creative activities for children and teens:

https://med.umich.edu/mott/thrive/stay-at-home-care-package.pdf

If you have found a good distraction for your children, please share it on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/PeachtreeParkPediatrics/

 


We encourage everyone to continue to use good hand hygiene and practice social distancing as much as possible. Please contact our office with any further questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Peachtree Park Pediatrics

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Peachtree Park Pediatrics strives to deliver up-to-date primary care to our infant, child, and young adult patients in a welcoming and family-friendly environment.  The practice has deep roots in the Atlanta community, and it is our continued honor to be entrusted with the health care of our next generation.


Peachtree Park Pediatrics
3193 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 250
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
404-351-1131
www.peachtreeparkpeds.com/