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6
Dec
2018
INFANT Ibuprofen Recall

INFANT Ibuprofen Recall

By swpedi on December 6, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Per CNN: a recall for infant ibuprofen: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/health/infant-ibuprofen-recall-bn/index.html “A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said this week. The three recalled lots of Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL may have concentrations of ibuprofen that are too high and therefore could be […]

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26
Nov
2018
Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

By swpedi on November 26, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We want to wish you and your family a special time together this holiday season, sharing gifts and time together.   Please keep in mind the following holiday schedule as get into the thick of the season, but always know that a doctor is on call for you 24 hrs/day even when the office is closed. […]

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16
Oct
2018
Flu Vaccines are Here!

Flu Vaccines are Here!

By swpedi on October 16, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year and we encourage every one of our patients to get a flu vaccine. Flu season is upon us and right now is an ideal time to get your flu vaccine. We now have flu vaccines for the current season for […]

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1
Oct
2018
Online Bill Pay

Online Bill Pay

By swpedi on October 1, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Currently, online bill pay is not available.  We are have recently switched to Athena, our new Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and to avoid confusion with statements coming from our old software vendor and  our new vendor, Athena, we thought it would be best to temporarily disable this feature. There are several ways to pay your […]

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31
Aug
2018
Yes, HPV vaccine is really a good idea.

Yes, HPV vaccine is really a good idea.

By swpedi on August 31, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We vaccinate against HPV in kids from 11 on up.  If kids start their series before age 15, they only need 2 shots over 6-12 months.  Kids who start their series after age 15, they need 3 shots over 8-12 months.  HPV, and flu vaccines for that matter, are not required to be our patients, […]

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31
Aug
2018
Rear-Facing Carseats – as long as possible!

Rear-Facing Carseats – as long as possible!

By swpedi on August 31, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Recent research confirms what we have long thought – rear-facing car seats are best for kids.  Carseat manufacturers have been accommodating these rules for a while now, and children can safely stay in rear-facing seats upwards of 40 pounds.  Sometimes these recommendations are frustrating because parents think kids are much happier facing forward.  The truth […]

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28
Aug
2018
New Electronic Health Record System

New Electronic Health Record System

By swpedi on August 28, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We are very happy to have rolled out a brand new electronic health record system, with lots of new functionality and a really great patient portal.  Lots of training and planning have gone into preparing for this transition, but we do appreciate your patience as we work through hiccups that are likely to happen anyway.  […]

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11
May
2018
Saturday Acute Care Walk-In Clinic

Saturday Acute Care Walk-In Clinic

By swpedi on May 11, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Dear Patient Families, For our Saturday morning acute care clinics, we will no longer post a sign-in sheet outside the door to make sure we are doing everything we can do to protect patient privacy.  A staff member will be present at 7:30 to make sure your kids get signed in.  You can always sign […]

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23
Mar
2018
Revised Solid Food Recommendations

Revised Solid Food Recommendations

By swpedi on March 23, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Recently the recommendations for what & when we serve infants as they are starting solid foods have changed drastically.  The major change involves the importance of earlier introduction of potentially allergenic foods in order to REDUCE the risk of food allergy.  Research strongly supports this significant change.  We have a new handout in the handout […]

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19
Mar
2018
Water Safety Tips

Water Safety Tips

By swpedi on March 19, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

It’s Almost Pool Time!  Water Safety Reminders for Families After a long winter season of rain and cloudy skies, Austinites are ready for spring and warm weather.  Before you know it we’ll be jumping into pools and enjoying all of the fun lakes and springs Austin has to offer.  With that comes a refresher on […]

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15
Feb
2018
Amy White, MD joins Southwest Pediatrics

Amy White, MD joins Southwest Pediatrics

By swpedi on February 15, 2018 in Blog Uncategorized What's New with No Comments

We are so thrilled to share with you our latest addition to the Southwest Pediatrics family.  Dr. Amy White has joined us full time.  She will assume Dr. Powell’s panel of patients and is accepting new patients at this time as well.   Dr. White grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for […]

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23
Mar
2018
Safe Sleep – Latest Guidelines

Safe Sleep – Latest Guidelines

By swpedi on March 23, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Sleep is a common concern for all parents – from birth even through our college kids.  We want to make sure our kids are getting enough sleep at the right time, and hopefully getting a little for ourselves as well.  But making sure kids get enough isn’t enough – it’s important that it is safe […]

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12
Jan
2018
Dr. Powell

Dr. Powell

By swpedi on January 12, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We know that many of you have been anxiously awaiting the return of Dr. Powell from her maternity leave after the Powell family welcomed their second little girl.   Unfortunately, she has decided that it is not the best choice for their family for her to return to full time practice.  She has instead decided […]

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1
Mar
2018
Meet The Pedi- March 2018

Meet The Pedi- March 2018

By swpedi on March 1, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We will not be holding our monthly Meet the Pedi night in March.   The next Meet the Pedi night will be on 04/10/2018 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.  If you have questions prior to our next Meet the Pedi night, please call our office at 512-288-9669.   Please join us on […]

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5
Dec
2016
Don’t Let the Flu Stop You!

Don’t Let the Flu Stop You!

By swpedi on December 5, 2016 in Blog Uncategorized What's New with No Comments

We are happy to announce that there is no more wait list to receive the flu vaccine.  Don’t wait, please call our office at (512) 288-9669 to schedule your flu shot appointment today!

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1
Nov
2016
Laurie Blanch, MSN RN CPNP

Laurie Blanch, MSN RN CPNP

By swpedi on November 1, 2016 in Blog Doctors What's New with No Comments

We have always been a physician-only practice, and we knew it would have to be a special person to be our first nurse practitioner.  Luckily, we have just the person in mind.  We are thrilled to have added Laurie Blanch, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC to our team.  We knew Laurie many years as a Labor […]

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30
Aug
2016
Electronic Prescribing of  Controlled Substances (EPCS)

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

By swpedi on August 30, 2016 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Southwest Pediatric Associates is happy to announce we are now able to provide prescriptions for controlled substances through electronic prescription to your pharmacy.  These are sent similarly to any other electronic prescription, but with additional security measures as required by the Federal Drug Administration. Until recently, families have had to physically pick up a hard-copy […]

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3
Feb
2018
Dr. Amy White

Dr. Amy White

By swpedi on February 3, 2018 in Blog Doctors What's New with No Comments

Dr. White grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate degree and and Medical School.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2003. After residency Dr. White was an attending physician […]

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26
Nov
2018
Christmas & New Year Schedules

Christmas & New Year Schedules

By swpedi on November 26, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We want to wish you and your family a special time together this holiday season, sharing gifts and time together.   Please keep in mind the following holiday schedule as get into the thick of the season, but always know that a doctor is on call for you 24 hrs/day even when the office is closed. […]

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30
Aug
2015
Flu Season

Flu Season

By swpedi on August 30, 2015 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Some things are inevitable.  Death & taxes.  You brag that your kids haven’t been sick in a while…..and then they are instantly sick.  And, of course, flu season.  Another discouraging tidbit this year is that we will not be using the nasal flu vaccine (FluMist) because it has lost its recommendation due to 2 years […]

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