Tips, Trends, & News

(859) 525-8181
7409 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Tips, Trends, & News

Don’t Miss the Run and Slug 13K on May 26th at 10am!

Don’t Miss the Run and Slug 13K on May 26th at 10am!

For those of you who want to have some fun on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, please consider signing up to participate in the 5th Annual Memorial Run and Slug 13K.  This takes place on May 26th at 10 am at Shakey’s Pub at the corner of US 42 and Ewing.  This is a...

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100 Miles of Thank You!

100 Miles of Thank You!

No amount of running can compare with the generosity that I have witnessed as family, friends and patients support my run and give to the Northern Kentucky Child Advocacy Center. A few small stories… I am overwhelmed by the amount of giving and thoughtfulness....

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Last Call for Donations – Please Give and Energize My Run

Last Call for Donations – Please Give and Energize My Run

So if you haven’t been in the office lately or seen any articles in the paper, I will be running 100 miles this Saturday. I am running this 100 mile race in April because it is Child Abuse Awareness Month and I am trying to raise money for the Northern Kentucky Child...

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Oh What A Shame

Oh What A Shame

It is sad to see this. 105 children have died from influenza so far this year.  90% of those children did not receive immunization against flu.  Hard to argue with these numbers and that the vaccine, even though it may not prevent mild cases of influenza, works well...

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Show the Love

Show the Love

It’s a given that we love our children. We let them know every day—in the morning, before dropping them off at school and at bedtime. Telling your children you love them is great, but showing them is even better. Six little ways to show your children love using a...

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Influenza Is Here

Influenza Is Here

Wow we are busy in the office.  We are seeing influenza early this year.  Most cases have been typical with fever in the 103 range with runny nose and cough.  Most cases I’ve seen have been in children who did not receive flu immunization.  It is not too late to...

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Have You Signed Our Wall?

Have You Signed Our Wall?

I Got My Flu-Shot, Got Yours??? Pictured is our wall of signatures from those patients who have gotten immunized already. It’s Flu Season Although we have seen a few cases of influenza, we have not seen much. This is the time of year to get immunized against the...

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When Is it Appropriate To Leave My Child Home Alone?

When Is it Appropriate To Leave My Child Home Alone?

Every parent will eventually face the inevitable question: When is it appropriate to leave my child home alone? And every parent will come to a different conclusion. This question can’t be answered by a definitive age; you must consider many factors, each of which...

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IRON Pediatrician

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. I’ve spent no less time seeing patients this summer, but have been quite busy training for the race that I will be in this weekend: The Louisville IRONMAN competition. This is a triathlon where athletes swim...

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So What If It’s Hot

So What If It’s Hot

It’s going to get to 100 degrees today. That can get uncomfortable – and so what?! Get those kids outside! When I talk about exercise to patients in the office I sometimes hear that they can’t get outside as much during the summer because of the...

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Things are Quiet

Things are Quiet

Cold and flu season is over.  School is just about out for everyone.  My schedule this morning is filled with well child exams and rechecks.  This is the first time in quite awhile that there are NO sick patients on my schedule to see (yet anyway). We have seen a bit...

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Hello Boston

Hello Boston

Here goes another nonmedical post: I will be leaving on Friday to go to Boston, so I will be out of the office on Monday and Tuesday.  Monday I will be running in the 116th running of the Boston Marathon.  I qualified to run in this race by running a marathon in 2010...

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Puppies would bring world peace

Our family had a sudden, unfortunate passing of our 10 year old Shetland Sheep dog a couple of weeks ago. We mourn his loss, and there will be no replacing him. However we have been lucky enough to get an new puppy am I am amazed what a puppy can do to lift the...

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Barefoot Pediatrician

Don’t be surprised to see your doctor in some crazy shoes.    As I strive to run faster and improve my foot strength, I’ve tried to run and walk in shoes with less and less support.  This has included wearing “toe shoes” or Vibram Five Fingers...

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Long time no blog

We had a busy fall and holiday season in the office so I’ve neglected to blog about anything for a few months.  We have not seen any influenza yet this year, although it is not infrequent in this area to see it February or March.  Let’s keep our fingers...

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Safety Tips For The Upcoming Winter Months!!

Safety Tips For The Upcoming Winter Months!!

Whether winter brings severe storms, light dustings or just cold temperatures, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some valuable tips on how to keep your children safe and warm. What to Wear Dress infants and children warmly for outdoor activities.  Several...

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Nutrition: 5-2-1-0 Program

“5-2-1-0 Healthy” is a public education campaign helping families, schools, communities and physicians to raise awareness of nutritional and physical activity daily guidelines. Its straightforward message represents important steps that you and your...

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Flu immunization given anytime

You may see signs when you drive around or go grocery shopping about flu shots being available (like at Walgreen’s, Wal-Mart, etc…).  Well, we have had flu immunizations in our office since July.  Unlike your local grocer or pharmacy, we do not just have...

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Boston here I come!

Anyone who has read my blog in the past knows it is (like my life) 1/2 related to the world of pediatrics and the office, and 1/2 related to my “running life.”  Last December I ran fast enough in the Las Vegas Marathon to qualify to run in the Boston...

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Changing Vaccine Schedule: Booster Dose for Menactra

What is the Menactra Booster Dose? The Menactra vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine against meningococcal disease. Why is This Booster Dose Important? Meningococcal disease, which most commonly affects teens and young adults, can be deadly and rapidly progressive....

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Back to school – please…

I have great respect for parents that are able to home school.  This is a great undertaking.  For myself however, I am counting the days until my own kids go back to the “non-summer” routine.  Between school/camp physicals at my office and all the playing...

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Flu season in July???

No, we are not seeing any cases of influenza in July, but as manufacturers of flu immunization get better we have been getting flu vaccine to distribute to patients earlier each year.  We got some doses for patient use as early as this past  Tuesday, 7/26/11.  We are...

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Changes to Immunization Schedule for Teenagers

The new year brings with it changes to the immunization recommendations. For teenagers, the change involves the meningococcal vaccine. The one we use is called Menactra. For many years, this vaccine has been recommended for 11-12 year olds, which is when the risk of...

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Walkin Patients

We are now seeing patients for walk-ins from 7:30am-8:30am Monday-Friday. We want to be able to use this time to see sick patients only, so that children can make it to school and parents can get to work on time. Who is eligible for a walk-in? We will see acute sick...

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Pediatrics of Florence

7409 U.S. Highway 42
Florence, KY 41042

Office Hours

7:30am - 5:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am - 5:00pm Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday

* Walk-in's only from 7:30am-8:30am Mon. - Fri.
* Walk-in's are for sick patients only. No well visits.
* Times subject to change

TEMPORARY COVID-19 CHANGES
Walk Ins in the morning from 7:30-830 are cancelled.
Well checks in the morning.
Sick visits in the afternoon.
Behavior rechecks through telemedicine visits.

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