https://www.independentpediatrician.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/scale.jpg 1001 1500 scottbeyer /wp/wp-content/uploads/logo.png scottbeyer2023-03-15 19:26:082023-03-15 19:26:08Eating Disorders and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eating Disorders and the COVID-19 Pandemic
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children in the United States presenting with an eating disorder skyrocketed. We talk to a range of eating disorder experts across the country about what they’ve seen over the past three years and how pediatricians are critical partners in both treating patients and advocating for improvements to the system.
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The Changing Face of Adolescent Health: Caring for Girls in Post-Roe America
The overturning of Roe vs. Wade presents unique challenges for adolescents, from parental consent laws to mental health concerns. Dr. Trish Hutchison and Dr. Melisa Holmes, founders of Girlology, speak to the cultural moment and the need for patient education in the face of political upheaval.
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Gender-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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Pediatricians and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Path to a Medical Home
An expert in the field of early brain and child development, Dr. Colleen Kraft has in many ways helped to steer the conversation about how to best care for children who experience developmental differences like autism spectrum disorder. She is focused on an important message: Primary care pediatricians can and should be a driving force on the team caring for a child with ASD. They are key to getting kids into services as early as possible, which helps to improve outcomes.
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Close 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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Parental Choice, Public Health, and Vaccine Hesitancy in Tennessee
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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Investing in Community to Nourish Within: A Conversation with PMI Founder Paul Vanchiere
The foundation of independent pediatricians is built on fundamental connections between providers and their communities, patients, families, and staff. This interview with Paul Vanchiere, founder of the Pediatric Management Institute, explores the importance of strong bonds for the well-being of the provider and the success of the practice.
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Close Communities from Far Away: How Keānuenue Pediatrics Fights for the Underdog
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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Building 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.
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Trust and Reassurance: Serving a Diversity of Patients in South Carolina
Dr. Eliza Varadi, the owner of Pelican Pediatrics in Charleston, South Carolina, has made it her goal to serve a diversity of patients from a multitude of backgrounds. Spurred in part by her own immigrant experience as a child, she has built a team that reflects the community she serves.