Premier Pediatrics Welcomes Melissa Johnson, CPNP

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Offered by: Premier Pediatrics Premier Pediatrics would like to welcome Melissa Johnson CPNP to our practice Melissa is a Colorado native and earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and her Masters in Advanced Practice Nursing from the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus. Melissa is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and excited to join the\… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Preventing the Spread of Germs

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Offered by: Janine Lechleitner, CPNP. – Premier Pediatrics I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring and healthy kids again! Unfortunately however, according to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Bug Watch we are still seeing high volumes of influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV. In an effort to make it through the remaining… Read more »

To Pet or Not To Pet: Teaching Dog Safety

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Offered by: Jamie Campbell, M.D. – Premier Pediatrics With ever growing popularity of “dog-friendly” venues, it is no surprise that Colorado ranks among the nation’s top “dog-friendly” states. Be it your family pet, service dog on a shopping trip, or Fido passing by for a walk on the trail – chances are that your children… Read more »

Traveling By Plane This Holiday

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Offered by: Caroline Albert-Martin, MD – Premier Pediatrics The snow is falling, houses are decorated with lights, and holiday tunes have taken over the radio. Holiday season is here! This is a special time of the year to celebrate holiday traditions with your children, which often involves traveling to visit relatives. Airplane travel with young… Read more »

Cough Cough… Could Be Croup!

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Offered by: Michele Tuepker, M.D. – Premier Pediatrics With respiratory season quickly approaching, now is a great time to share some information about croup. In its most basic form, croup is an infection of the upper airway that causes swelling of the vocal cords, windpipe, and bronchi as they enter the lungs. This infection causes… Read more »