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.
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.
Dr. Robert Trimble gives insight into his practice, what brought him to medicine, and his philosophy on independent pediatrics.
How can pediatricians effectively care for their patients' rising mental health needs without burning out themselves? This pressing question weighs heavily on the minds of pediatricians across the country. In the state of Texas, two dedicated pediatricians have reflected on the strategies they've implemented to ensure their independent practices function as safe and secure medical homes, providing care for children's physical and mental well-being. By sharing their insights, these pediatricians shed light on the importance of prioritizing mental health within the field of pediatrics.