Kid can’t stop coughing?

Posted by: Eleanor on February 15th, 2020

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.aspxRead full article

Flu season ongoing!

Posted by: Eleanor on February 6th, 2020

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.

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No drop-in clinic New Years Day

Posted by: Brooke Wells on December 31st, 2019

There will be NO drop-in clinics tomorrow, 1/1/2020. Please call our nurse line in the morning if you need an appointment for a sick visit.
We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday! Happy New Year!! … Read full article

Flu Vaccines are in!

Posted by: Brooke Wells on September 24th, 2019

Call our office at (828) 254-5326 or send us a request via your FollowMyHealth patient portal account to schedule an appointment.

Our physicians, the CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that all children ages 6-months and up receive a flu vaccine every year.

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Dr. Tomkins is back!

Posted by: Eleanor on September 6th, 2019

He’s back! Dr. Tomkins is excited to be extending his clinical hours and days. Call today (or log on to the Patient Portal) for an appointment. … Read full article

Upcoming Medicaid Transformation

Posted by: Brooke Wells on July 23rd, 2019

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

Posted by: Brooke Wells on March 28th, 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!
https://mountainx.com/bestofwnc/
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!

Thank you!!

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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Posted by: Brooke Wells on March 5th, 2019

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

Flu Vaccines 2018-2019

Posted by: Brooke Wells on February 4th, 2019

Has your child had their flu-vaccine yet?
Our physicians, the CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that all children ages 6-months and up receive a flu-vaccine every year.
Call our office at (828) 254-5326 or send us a request via your FollowMyHealth patient portal account to schedule an appointment!

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