On Face Mask Use

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Offered by: Ellen McCormick. MD More than a year into the Covid 19 Pandemic most families have transitioned to the public health need for mask use by both parents and children when in public places. This doesn’t mean that this action is ever convenient. And it is human nature to rebel against inconvenience, I sometimes… Read more »

Time to Address the Quarantine 15

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Offered by: Joseph M Smith, MD Weight gain in children has been a concern during the current pandemic. Many have experienced the “Quarantine 15” with an increase of 15 or more pounds often noted over a short amount of time. Contributing factors include remote learning, stress eating, and loss of opportunity to be physically active… Read more »

Ten Facts About the Flu Vaccine

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Offered by: Carrie Albert-Martin MD With the first cases of the flu (influenza) virus being reported in Colorado this season, it’s more important than ever to get the vaccine for you and your children. Read on for some quick facts about the vaccine. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6… Read more »

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 »