Premier Pediatrics is proud to introduce our newest physician

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics Dr. Heaberlin and his family have recently relocated to the beautiful state of Colorado. He grew up in West Virginia and received his medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia. His… Read more »

Welcome Dr. Hughes!

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Offered by: Dawn Dycus, M.D.~ Brighton Pediatrics, PC Brighton Pediatrics would like to welcome Dr. Abby Hughes! Our office is very excited for her to start seeing patients on September 8th. Dr. Hughes is a graduating resident from the pediatric residency program at The Children’s Hospital at SUNY Downstate, located in New York. Prior to… Read more »

Parental Involvement More Important Than Ever

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics – Janine Lechleitner C.P.N.P. Back to school time is always bitter sweet. It signals the end of lazy (hopefully) sunny days and fun times with our children. This year, however, also brings added anxiety compared to previous years. How will school look for our children this year?This year parental involvement will… Read more »

Welcome Dr. Janoso!

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Offered by: Dawn Dycus, M.D.~ Brighton Pediatrics, PC Brighton Pediatrics would like to welcome Dr. Rachael Janoso! Our office is very excited for her to start seeing patients on August 17th. Dr. Janoso is a graduating resident from the University of Louisville Pediatric Residency Program. Prior to her residency, Dr. Janoso first attended the University… Read more »

Teaching Children Kindness, Tolerance, and Respect

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Offered by: Dawn Dycus, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Our world today is more diverse than ever, filled with groups of people that have different ethnicities, religions, cultures, genders, appearances, and disabilities. These differences are also more visible now because of access to technology, including TV and social media. This makes it critical to teach… Read more »

How Vaccines Work

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. The immune system is designed to recognize pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi that do not belong in the body. Specialized immune cells present antigens (distinctive molecules from these pathogens) to B cells and helper T cells to create antibodies against the pathogen and,… Read more »

Keeping Children Safe Around Water

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Offered by: Michele Tuepker, MD – Premier Pediatrics With warmer days approaching, families will be spending more time around water. Drowning and near-drowning are leading causes of injury-related death and emergency room visits, with risks highest in children under the age of 4 and adolescent males. In children under the age of 4, unsupervised, unexpected… Read more »

Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Illness

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Offered by: Joseph Smith, MD – Premier Pediatrics The 2019-2020 respiratory season has been a heavy season for respiratory illness. Influenza cases were the highest in 10 years and influenza continues in the community. RSV, human metapneumovirus, adenovirus, rhinovirus, and parainfluenza have also made a strong showing this year. And now COVID-19 has made its… Read more »

Good Handwashing

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Offered by: Kelly Fausey, CPNP. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. Hand washing is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of illnesses and keep your family healthy. Here are several simple steps to remember. Wet your hands with warm water, lather with soap, scrub your hands, rinse with warm water and dry your hands…. Read more »

Bronchiolitis: More than Just a Cold

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Offered by: Dawn M. Dycus, M.D. – Brighton Pediatrics, P.C. During the winter and early spring, many infants and toddlers will develop an illness known as bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection that develops in the smaller airways of the lung. This is different than bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger more central… Read more »