We are aware this has been a tough winter for all of us. We are going to open up slots today for makeup well visits. We would prefer to use these for school age patients to take advantage of school being closed. Please call as soon as the office opens at 8am for these slots or message the Portal.
Here is another reason to limit soda intake. http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/01/23/aapnews.20140123-2
We plan at this time to have the office open for Monday 1/6/14 for limited visits. Because of safety concerns related to commuting we will have limited staff. We have cancelled well visits for the day but will be available for essential visits again with limited staff. We will be available for questions as always through the portal or by phone during business hours. Sorry for the inconvenience–this is the first time in our nine year history that we have felt the need to do this.
More reasons to have teens get enough sleep. So what is enough sleep–good question and not straight forward. Typical suggestions are 8.5-9.5 hours. http://www.dailyrx.com/teen-sleeping-patterns-may-influence-their-risk-common-illnesses
Dr. Amanda Long will be starting today 6/18/13 at Moore Pediatrics. Dr. Long completed her residency training in General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. She has worked at the University of Michigan for the past 5 years as a Hospitalist. We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Long who brings a rich experience in a variety of roles at the University.
We say goodbye to Terry Besey as she begins her retirement. She has been with Moore Pediatrics since the start of the practice. Terry set the bar for quality nursing care in every aspect of the care of children and their families. Terry has also just simply made patient’s time at the office more enjoyable–from her own words
“I like to take the scary out of going to the doctor and will do whatever it takes to make a child comfortable even if we have to poke a little fun at Dr Moore to achieve that.” Terry has made us all better here and she will be missed. Her last day will be 5/30/13.
Wednesday May 8th is Bike or Walk to School Day. In Chelsea and Dexter there are plans to make everyday a potential day to Bike or Walk to School with “Safe Routes to School” initiative. So this will be a good chance to try it out for the 2013/2014 school year. chelsea_btsd_2013_flyer