Download our App!
The Asheville Pediatrics app is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play (Android)!
Access our Telehealth waiting room and Patient Portal, view our social media pages, pay your bill, and more!
Kid got FEVER+COUGH+Travel outside WNC?
For the purposes of everyone’s safety, if your child has FEVER AND COUGH AND TRAVEL outside of WNC, PLEASE CALL OUR NURSE LINE (828) 254-5326 for further assessment and instructions. Patients using our Drop-In service fitting these criteria will be asked to return to their car and to call our nurse line for immediate instructions. … Read full article
We continue to monitor the coronavirus situation. We monitor the CDC, and the NC and Buncombe Co DHHS communications, and we encourage you to stay up to date using similarly reliable sources. Fortunately for children, the severity of symptoms and risk of complications seems to be less than other age groups. Ways to prevent infection include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
Kid can’t stop coughing?
While we are still seeing a lot of winter illness, including flu, there is light at the end of the tunnel. While you should always contact our office if you are concerned about your child’s breathing, there are many things you can do at home to decrease the severity of cough (and maybe get a little more sleep!). Check out this post at HealthyChildren.Org:
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Coughs-and-Colds-Medicines-or-Home-Remedies.aspx… Read full article
Follow us on social media!
We now have an Instagram! Follow us @ashevillepediatrics for the latest updates, announcements and tips.
We also have a Facebook page! You can find us at: fb.me/ashevillepediatrics … Read full article
Flu season ongoing!
We are still seeing a lot of flu activity! Check out this update from the CDC:
- Most documented cases have been Flu Type B, but in recent weeks Type A activity has increased
- Rates among children and young adults are higher at this time than in recent seasons.
- 68 influenza-associated deaths in children have been reported so far this season.
- CDC estimates 10,000 deaths so far this year from flu.
- Flu vaccine effectiveness estimates are not available yet this season, but vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
Please call us today to … Read full article
Upcoming Medicaid Transformation
If your child has NC Medicaid or NC Health Choice, please read!
In November 2019, North Carolina Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice are moving to “Medicaid Managed Care”, meaning a private insurance company will be managing your healthcare plan instead of the State of NC.
You will be required to select a plan from one of several insurance carriers the State has selected. If you do not choose, the State will automatically select a plan for you and will auto-assign you to a primary care provider.
You should be receiving more information from the State DHHS office soon. If … Read full article
Best of WNC 2019
The 2019 Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC” poll has begun, and we would greatly appreciate your votes in the “Best Pediatrician” and “Best Pediatric Practice – General Medicine” categories!
There are many categories, but you only have to vote for at least 30 to submit your ballot. It’s a great way to show some love to your favorite businesses in beautiful WNC!
Patient Satisfaction Survey
Your satisfaction and feedback are very important to us! Over the next few weeks, we will be sending out a link to our Patient Satisfaction Survey via FollowMyHealth (our online patient portal) after your child is seen for an appointment. The survey only takes about 2-minutes to complete.
If you do not have a FollowMyHealth account yet and would like to sign-up, please call our office at (828) 254-5326 ext. 2112 and we will be glad to assist you. With a FollowMyHealth account, you view your child’s immunization history and lab results, request appointments and prescription refills, exchange messages with … Read full article