https://www.independentpediatrician.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Bloom1a.jpg 630 1500 scottbeyer /wp/wp-content/uploads/logo.png scottbeyer2023-07-13 15:42:552023-07-13 15:53:07The Vaccine Machine Drives Bloom Pediatrics to New Heights
The Vaccine Machine, the brainchild of Dr. Katie Schafer and colleagues at Bloom Pediatrics, started a journey that led them to connect with the community in lasting ways they didn’t expect. Saying ‘yes’ and jumping in with only the beginnings of a plan – and a firm commitment to a good cause – taught the team to think outside the box and lean into the unknown.
https://www.independentpediatrician.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Ukraine.jpg 756 1512 scottbeyer /wp/wp-content/uploads/logo.png scottbeyer2023-04-19 18:23:532023-05-25 14:48:58“Just Like Us”: An Independent Pediatrician’s Trip to Ukraine
As news of the war in Ukraine escalated in 2022, Dr. Kent Kleppinger listened in with increasing concern from his practice in Laramie, Wyoming. With the training of a career of pediatric independence, when Dr. Kleppinger decided to step in to help physicians in Ukraine, he didn’t hesitate; he went all in.
https://www.independentpediatrician.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/pronouns1.png 559 1000 scottbeyer /wp/wp-content/uploads/logo.png scottbeyer2022-10-20 15:09:152022-10-20 16:21:12Gender-Affirming Care is Whole-Person Care: Integrating Behavioral Health and Independent Pediatrics
Transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth are increasingly reaching out to pediatric providers for support—be it medical care, education, or referrals to specialist. Yet some providers feel less than prepared to meet the needs of TGD youth and their families. Licensed therapist Theresa Hall speaks to the unique experience of TGD youth in the healthcare system, and how pediatricians can best support them.
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Leaders from Memphis Children’s Clinic and Pediatric Associates of Mt. Carmel talk about the challenges and rewards of running a large pediatric practice. From fine tuning management models to trying out new social media strategies, they share more about their practices’ goals for the future, as well as how they’re adapting and changing to better serve patients and families in their communities.
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Five years after a series of hurricanes devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dr. Cecilia Penn is optimistic about the future of her practice, Partners4Kids. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt another blow to the community, she’s staying focused on the bigger picture, always coming back to the needs of the families she serves.
https://www.independentpediatrician.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Alaska-Marine-Highway.jpg 994 1500 scottbeyer /wp/wp-content/uploads/logo.png scottbeyer2021-12-17 17:03:212022-03-23 14:26:56Close Communities from Far Away: Glacier Pediatrics in Juneau, Alaska
Glacier Pediatrics in Juneau, Alaska, serves communities along the Alaska Marine Highway, which snakes through 3,500 miles of coastline and connects 30 communities. The team is focused on expanding health care access in this rural region through implementing telehealth and partnering with pediatric specialists.
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A government mandate in Tennessee has prohibited the Department of Health from doing vaccine outreach and education to Tennessee youth. What does this mandate signify about the relationship between the Tennessee legislature and the medical community? And how might the mandate impact independent pediatricians? Dr. Suzanne Berman, an independent pediatrician in Crossville, TN, speaks to the issue with an on-the-ground perspective.
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In October of 2020, Dr. Jasmine Waipa founded Keānuenue Pediatrics in Honolulu, Hawai`i, with a goal to create a small practice atmosphere with a tech-forward approach. As a Native Hawaiian pediatrician, she is passionate about addressing health disparities.
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The evidence is undeniable -- female physicians will continue to outnumber their male counterparts in the coming years. Dr. Katrina Skinner, founder of Women in Pediatrics, joins a panel of female practice owners to discuss how the face of healthcare and pediatrics is changing and to share advice they wish they had received when starting out on their own.
https://www.independentpediatrician.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/fall_river_massachusetts.jpg 833 1500 scottbeyer /wp/wp-content/uploads/logo.png scottbeyer2021-07-15 17:53:542021-07-15 17:53:54Building Community Ties in the Spindle City: Pediatric Associates of Fall River
At Pediatric Associates of Fall River, the practice’s eight pediatricians, one nurse practitioner and roughly 50 staff members – many of whom are locals – are united in a common goal to bring high quality health care to this underserved city in southern Massachusetts.