News You Can Use

From time to time, Gwinnett Pediatrics will post information about recent events in our practice and also the practice of pediatric medicine.  Our goal is to ensure that parents have a trusted source of information to reference.  As always, if you have any questions about any information on our web site, please call our practice. 770-995-0823


ATLANTA PARENT MAGAZINE LOOKING FOR THE BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Mom-Approved Pediatrician Nominations are open Lets get our GPAM doctors nominated.  Read Full Story >>

IMMUNIZATION FORM REQUEST

PLEASE REQUEST YOUR IMMUNIZATION FORMS VIA THE PATIENT PORTAL FOR FASTER SERVICE.  Read Full Story >>

INSURANCE NEWS FOR PEACHSTATE PATIENTS

PEACHSTATE PATIENTS ARE BEING OFFERED A NEW INSURANCE - CARESOURCE- GWINNETT PEDIATRICS WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THAT PRODUCT, PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE FROM PEACHSTATE or you will have to find another physician for your children.  Read Full Story >>

NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM CAUSES OFFICE SLOWDOWN

OUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IS UP AND RUNNING Unfortunately, we are still a little slow with check - in and visits, but gaining progress every day.  Read Full Story >>

NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM COMING SOON TO GPAM

February 28th GPAM will be getting a new computer system that combines the medical records with the billing information Unfortunately this will slow down the entire office for several weeks in the office and on the phone so PLEASE!! bear with us as we learn.  Read Full Story >>

WE WILL MISS DR TANNER AND DR COLE

Dr. Cole is moving to Colorado and will come back to GPAM to help cover vacations.  Read Full Story >>

FLU VACCINES ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Flu Vaccine now in the office.  Read Full Story >>

YOUR CHILD'S BEST LIFE BY YOLANDA JOHNSON, M.D.

Dr. Johnson gave this as a talk to Gwinnett Medical Center staff.  Read Full Story >>

Lekotek Center helps improve the lives of special needs children

LAWRENCEVILLE NEW OFFICE LOCATION JUNE 28

OUR LAWRENCEVILLE MAIN OFFICE MOVED.  Read Full Story >>

ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE FINDING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR KIDS??

Have you ever heard from your children: "Mom - I am bored.  Read Full Story >>

ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE FINDING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR KIDS??

Have you ever heard from your children: "Mom - I am bored.  Read Full Story >>

SAFE SWIMMING WEEK

Join the CDC in making swimming safer this summer.  Read Full Story >>

SUMMER CAMPS IN GWINNETT COUNTY

FIND A SUMMER CAMP IN GWINNETT COUNTY.  Read Full Story >>

FISHER PRICE RECALL THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO PARENTS.

FISHER PRICE RECALLS CRADLE SWINGS DUE TO FALL HAZARD.  Read Full Story >>

VOTE NOW FOR BEST OF GWINNETT 2016

 

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BAILEY KOCH COMES TO GPAM FOR NUTRITIONAL EVALUATIONS

BAILEY is scheduling appointments in Lawrenceville and Duluth to help with your Pickey Eaters and your Nutrition counseling.  Read Full Story >>

HEALTHCARE EXCELLENCE AWARD GPAM WINS 2015

GWINNETT PEDIATRICS AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE WON THE HEALTHCARE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR 2015.  Read Full Story >>

IS YOUR YOUNG CHILD AT RISK FOR EXCESSIVE SPORTS TRAINING?

Children play hard, but they also need to rest.  Read Full Story >>

GROCERY SHOPPING with Children can be a learning experience

DO YOU TAKE YOUR CHILDREN WITH YOU WHEN YOU GROCERY SHOP.  Read Full Story >>

CONCUSSION AND CHEERLEADERS

 We know that children need recovery time if they have had a concussion.  Read Full Story >>

DO YOU EVER WONDER IF YOUR CHILD IS DEVELOPING NORMALLY

Along with American Association of Pediatrics the CDC has developed some guidelines for you to review and if necessary discuss with your pediatrician at the next visit.  Read Full Story >>

Laundry Detergent Pods - Hard to distinguish that it isnt a piece of candy

Consumer Reports will no longer recommend the laundry "pods" because they are poisonous and very difficult to pick out from other candy items.  Read Full Story >>

PREVENT UNPLANNED PREGNANCY IN TEENAGERS

Conversations between parents and children can help teenagers understand the risk of teenage pregnancy.  Read Full Story >>

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE INCLUDES WALKING

AT GPAM OUR EMPLOYEES ARE TRYING TO BE FIT BY WALKING MORE.  Read Full Story >>

HELPFUL HINTS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE AROUND CLEANING PRODUCTS

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND PROCTOR AND GAMBLE ARE TEAMING UP TO PROVIDE HELPFUL INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE AROUND HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS.  Read Full Story >>

OUR PHYSICIANS SUPPORT THE USE OF VACCINES IN ALL CHILDREN

Our Physicians adhere to the AAP(American Academy of Pediatrics)  recommendations for vaccines.  Read Full Story >>

GET YOUR MEASLES VACCINE

Measles is a contagious disease and if your child has not been vaccinated any contact with measles becomes a risk.  Read Full Story >>

GPAM MINUTE for New Moms

Dr. Keyana Washington talks about weaning a baby frombreast to bottle.  Read Full Story >>

DULUTH OFFICE HAS A NEW LOCATION

OUR DULUTH OFFICE is in the Hudgens Professional Building.  Read Full Story >>

MANDI CARLTON, CPNP, IS OUR ASTHMA EDUCATOR

Mandi Iis a certified "Asthma Educator".  Read Full Story >>

GPAM IS 40 -SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY ABOUT US

 My son has been a patient with Dr. Col  Read Full Story >>

WART REMOVAL

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR CHILD'S WART REMOVED IN OUR OFFICE.&  Read Full Story >>

CONGRATULATIONS DR TANNER - Top Doc in 2015 again

DR. ANNA TANNER WAS VOTED ONE OF ATLANTA'S TOP DOCTOR FOR ATLANTA MAGAZINE "HEALTH ISSUE".&  Read Full Story >>

SPORTS FORMS - GET FREE WITH CHECK UP

The Physicians of GPAM want parents to realize the importance of annual checkups after the age of 3.  Read Full Story >>

Dr. Yolanda Johnson is a welcome addition to our practice

Gwinnett Pediatrics is scheduling appointments for Dr.  Read Full Story >>

COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES

SOMETIMES OUR PHYSICIANS PRESCRIBE MEDICATION THAT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM A COMPOUNDING PHARMACY.  Read Full Story >>

GET SMART ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS

Did you know that not all infections require antibiotics?  Viral infections such as the common cold do not respond to antibiotics.  Read Full Story >>

EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES

THE USDA IS TRYING TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY EATING  BY FILLING HALF YOUR PLATE WITH FRUITS AND VEGGIES.  Read Full Story >>

BACK PACKS AND BACK TO SCHOOL

PROBLEMS CAN DEVELOP IF CHILDREN CARRY BACKPACKS MORE THAN 10-15% OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT.  Read Full Story >>

APP for car seat selection

It seems like there is an app for everything.  Read Full Story >>

DONT LEAVE YOUR CHILD IN A HOT CAR

Prevent the unthinkable from happening.  Read Full Story >>

SUGAR HILL OFFICE OPEN - which office is closest to you?

The office is next to the Sugar Hill Methodist Church in the same building as Northside Imaging and Sherwood Drugs.  Read Full Story >>

AFTER HOURS CARE - KIDSTIME AVAILABLE LAWRENCEVILLE AND SUWANEE

If your child has a minor illness there is an alternative to the Emergency Room for "After Hours Care".  Read Full Story >>

PARENTS - PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE WHILE YOUR KIDS ARE IN THE CAR

A study shows that since pediatricians do not tell parents not to smoke while in the care with their children, they think it is OKAY.  Read Full Story >>

SWADDLING NEWS AND VIDEO

It is important to practice good swaddling techniques with your new baby.&nbs  Read Full Story >>

TEXTING AND DRIVING - New APP MAY HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS

IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR TEENAGER TEXTING WHILE DRIVING, CHECK OUT THIS "APP" THAT WILL DISABLE THE CELLPHONE IF THE SPEED EXCEEDS 10 MPH.  Read Full Story >>

GIVE YOUR KIDS HEALTHY CHOICES ALL DAY

DIETICIANS SAY LOOK BEYOND THE "SINGLE" MEAL to ensure your child has healthful choices all day.  Read Full Story >>

PARENTS AND COMMUNITY BLOG

CHOA INTRODUCED A NEW BLOG TO HELP PARENTS LEARN ABOUT ISSUES IMPORTANT TO CHILDREN.  Read Full Story >>

GPAM CAN HELP WITH FOREIGN TRAVEL

COME TO GPAM for your PRE-FOREIGN travel visit.  Read Full Story >>

TRANSITIONING FROM PEDIATRIC TO ADULT MEDICINE

Your child may transition to the "teen center" after age 13.  Read Full Story >>

FRUIT JUICE CONSUMPTION IS HIGHER THAN RECOMMENDED

The AAP recommends one glass of fruit juice daily for children ages 1-6 years even if it is 100% juice.  Read Full Story >>

TEXT MESSAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENT REMINDERS

We usually call to remind you 2 days before your scheduled appointment - NOW, we can notify you via text.&nbs  Read Full Story >>

FAMILY DINNERS CAN DECREASE DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO USE

A survey of 2,000 showed that fewer than 3 family meals a week may increase the liklihood of your teen trying alcohol, drugs, or tobacco.  Read Full Story >>

Acne is a year round problem.

Most teens are affected by acne, but many are too embarrassed to ask their doctor for help.  Read Full Story >>

BEE STINGS CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS

It is the time of the year for bees to begin "hunting".  Read Full Story >>

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL DENTAL MONTH

TEETH ARE MEANT TO LAST A LIFETIME.  Read Full Story >>

LIVE HEALTHY GWINNETT

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