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Extended office hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Pediatricians in Savannah, RIchmond Hill, Rincon

Because it seems like every other child is sick with the flu in Savannah, we wanted to remind you of extended hours at SouthCoast Health Pediatrics.

Extended hours are available at SouthCoast Health Pediatrics at the following locations/dates/times:

310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-NOON. Walk-ins Welcome.

10055 Ford Avenue, Suite 4A
Extended care: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7:30 PM. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday Urgent Care hours: 9 AM-Noon. Walk-ins welcome

Please note that extended hours are not available for new patients.

Below is an address and phone number for the Rincon location below, The Rincon location does not currently have any extended hours.

613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305

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Walk-in Hours for Sick Kids – No Appointment Necessary @ Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center, Savannah

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Memorial Health Family Medicine Center Savannah Walk-in hours for sick kids Kids get sick on their own schedule, not yours.

So Memorial Health University Physicians – Family Medicine Center is offering special walk-in hours just for infants and children up to age 17, no appointment necessary.

Family medicine physicians are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to treat colds and flu, strep throat, ear infections, and other illnesses. Stop by for fast, convenient medical care.

When is it best to keep your sick child home from school? Donna Prill, M.D., a family medicine physician at the Family Medicine Center gives parents some important tips in this video:

The Family Medicine Center is conveniently located at 1107 East 66th St., one block south of Memorial University Medical Center.

Appointments for immunizations, school and sports physicals, chronic disease management and other healthcare needs are available by calling 912-350-8404.

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Savannah’s gun violence epidemic is a public health threat

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Savannah's Gun Violence Crime Problem Public Health Issue

(UPDATE: A 12-year-old Savannah boy named Keith Passmore was shot dead Saturday night Nov. 22. That means three children were shot in three different shootings in Savannah in less than one week.)

This week, two different shootings of Savannah children serve as horrific reminders of this city’s gun violence epidemic.

Kiaja Smalls, 2, was shot dead Tuesday night while sleeping in her Savannah Southside apartment.  The shots were fired from outside the apartment.

On Thursday, a Savannah 6-year-old girl was shot during a domestic dispute. She suffered non-fatal injuries.

Imagine if these cases involved another consumer product other than guns.

Imagine if Kiaja died because of a malfunction in a crib or if she swallowed a laundry detergent pod. Then we would hear from various health and public safety advocates about how to prevent such deaths along with tips about keeping our children safe.

However when it comes to gun violence as a public health issue - we rarely hear from the medical community about how to prevent gun violence.

Even though there are about about 11,000 homicides, 19,000 suicides and more than 2,000 fatal accidents involving guns every year nationwide.  That’s an average of 88 gun deaths per day.

We’d love to see Savannah physicians become more active in counseling patients and the public about firearm safety and working to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms, in the same way that they work to reduce injuries and deaths from poisonings, smoking, motor vehicle traffic accidents, incorrectly installed car seats etc.

For example, how many pediatricians regularly tell parents that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the safest home for children is one without guns?

Health experts – we would love to talk to you about Savannah’s gun violence epidemic and to get your input about what we as parents can do to prevent these shootings from becoming the new normal. Please contact us at

Funeral donations
Donations are being accepted for the funeral expenses for Kiaja Smalls, 2, who was shot and killed Tuesday night inside a Savannah apartment. The family says donations will be accepted at any local Wells Fargo Bank. A gofundme page has also been set up for the family:

Free tours, Q&A on 3D mammography technology at Belk in Hilton Head, Savannah, Nov. 19-20

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Mobile Mammograpy at Belk in Hilton Head, Savannah SouthCoast Health Imaging to host 3D mammography mobile coach at Belk in
Savannah and Hilton Head Island this month.

SouthCoast Health Imaging will host Hologic, Inc.’s 3D mammography mobile coach tour bus in Savannah on Wednesday, Nov. 19, and on Hilton Head Island on Thursday, Nov. 20. The bus will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days to share educational information on the benefits of 3D mammography.

The mobile coach will be outside of Belk locations at Savannah’s Oglethorpe Mall (7804 Abercorn St.) and Hilton Head Island (28 Shelter Cove Ln.) on Nov. 19 and 20, respectively. During the free educational events, guests are invited to tour the mobile coach to learn how this groundbreaking 3D technology has become the new standard in breast cancer screenings. 3D mammogram services will not be offered on the mobile coach during these events.

Representatives from Hologic, Inc. and SouthCoast Health Imaging will be on board the mobile coach to answer questions and provide health and wellness information for women of all ages.

For more information about the mobile coach events, contact SouthCoast Health Imaging’s Rachael DeRing at or (912) 691-4200.

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Discover Hope for Autism with Tyneise Seaborough, Savannah Autism Specialist & Author

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

autism resources support Tyneise Seaborough Savannah Hope for Autism book Tyneise Seaborough, Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, releases new e-book, “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”, as an answer to the many questions posed daily by parents desperately seeking ways to simplify the lives and daily tasks of their children living with autism.

This book addresses topics such as making eye contact, sleeping, trying new foods, homework, play skills, tantrums, communication, waiting, toileting, and transitions.

Incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach, Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges, allows the reader to:
*Discover the appropriate way to develop social stories, a visual guide that presents information in a story format to help children with ASD learn daily routines, expectations, procedures, and behavioral standards.
*Gain access to the M-CHAT-R (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), a scientifically validated screening tool used to assess the risk of ASD in children 16 to 30 months of age.
*Obtain insight from a host of specialists in designated fields such as feeding, vision, dental, clinical psychology, applied behavior, and speech therapy, just to name a few.
*Get connected to social networks, support groups, and local/online resources.
*Be empowered from practical solutions and the insightful interviews from a variety of specialists.

Download your copy today on Amazon for only $3.99.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to request Tyneise to speak at your next event, please contact TYNEISE SEABOROUGH at (912)401-4105 or

Connect with Tyneise  on Facebook here. 

Subscribe to the Hope for Autism webpage today at

Autism Specialist & Pediatric Occupational Therapist Tyneise Seaborough, author of new e-book,  “Hope for Autism: 10 Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges”,, (912)401-4105, email On Facebook here.  Tyneise Seaborough is a advertiser

Memorial’s Rehab Services Moving to New Pooler Location; Therapist Offers Tips for Healthy Infant Development

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Pediatric Rehab outpatient therapy services Memorial’s Rehab Services Moving to New Pooler Location

The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center is moving its Pooler outpatient office to the Mulberry office park.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 27, therapists will see adult and pediatric patients at 101 West Mulberry Drive, Suite 210. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The phone number is 912-273-1000.

Therapist Offers Tips for Healthy Infant Development

Two of the conditions treated at The Rehabilitation Institute are torticollis and plagiocephaly, which affect some infants before or shortly after birth.

Torticollis is caused by a tight neck muscle and results in the baby’s head tilting to one side. It may occur before birth, although its cause is unknown. Left untreated, torticollis can cause developmental delays in rolling, sitting up and walking.

Plagiocephaly, which is often present with torticollis, is a flattening along the back of the head causing asymmetry. It can cause an uneven facial shape and uneven ear position.

Studies have shown that positioning and exercise started within the first three months result in excellent outcomes. Consult your pediatrician if you have concerns. Early referral to a physical therapist for evaluation may prevent a child from having to attend prolonged therapy and may prevent the need for a cranial molding helmet.

If you suspect your baby may have symptoms of these conditions, try these suggestions from Sherry Mitchell, lead pediatric physical therapist at The Rehabilitation Institute:

Give your baby tummy time when she is awake.

Position the crib, swing or bouncer so that your baby turns his head toward the tight side.

Position your baby on her side for play and alternate sides.

Alternate sides when nursing or bottle feeding to encourage head turning.

Use only approved positioning devices in the carseat to keep the head midline.

For more information on pediatric or adult rehabilitation services, call 912-350-7128 or visit

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FREE Registration for ages 2 & 3 @ Childcare Network in Savannah in October & November

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

affordable childcare savannah daycare preschoolsFREE REGISTRATION IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2014 FOR TWO AND THREE YEAR OLDS!

Mention you read about Childcare Network in Savannah on to receive free registration during October & November 2014 for children ages two & three.

Childcare Network
7360 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah GA 31406
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years
Phone: 912-662-0421

Childcare Network #21 on Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah is currently accepting new enrollments in their premiere preschool programs for two and three year olds. Children enrolled in these programs will follow a themed curriculum, which is tailored to each child’s development. Healthy USDA breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided in addition to potty training assistance. The two and three year old teachers know that partnering with parents of children at this age is very important, the children are eager to explore, ready to learn, and extremely active. We want to help Savannah families by providing a safe, educational, and fun environment for their children while they are at work.

Call Childcare Network to find out more information about the two and three year old programs mentioned above. They’d love to give you a tour and tell you about all of the exciting possibilities available to you and your child when you join the Childcare Network Family!

Below is an example of Childcare Network’s two and three year old curriculum email that you will receive once you are a parent to keep up with your child’s learning each month. This is just one part of the many components of their premiere preschool program.

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FREE breast health awareness seminar on 3D mammography technology, Oct. 21

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

SouthCoast Health Richmond Hill SouthCoast Health, the Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group, will host a community breast health awareness seminar in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.


The free event, held at the practice’s Richmond Hill medical campus (89 Interchange Drive), will include a discussion on the latest advancements in 3D mammography technology. SouthCoast Health is one of the first practices in Georgia to offer this innovative service.

Family medicine specialist, Dr. Regina Dandy, obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Neil Odom, and family nurse practitioner, Nanci Ahearn, will be available to answer questions and provide health and wellness information for women of all ages during the seminar. Light refreshments will also be served.

3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, has become the new standard in breast cancer screenings. This technique involves the digital production of a 3D image of the breast tissue, which allows physicians to examine the area in fine detail without the confusion of overlapping tissue. Recent studies have shown that the use of this technology has led to a 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers, a 29 percent increase in the detection of all breast cancers, and a 15 percent decrease in the number of false positive callbacks.

For more information about the breast health awareness seminar, call (912) 527-5301 or visit

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Erigo – nurturing Savannah’s expectant & new parents through breastfeeding help, birthing classes, group support, postpartum care

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Erigo Savannah breastfeeding help

Erigo in Savannah is the one-stop resource for expectant & new parents.

Savannah’s first and only boutique maternity firm offers a wide variety of services, tailored specifically to each client’s needs. The fresh & welcoming spot is located in the heart of Savannah’s medical district at 5301 Paulsen St.


The list below only begins to cover what Erigo can offer. Please click on any that interest you.

Lactation (Breastfeeding) consultation
Postpartum Care for Mom & Baby
Group Support Meetings for New & Expectant Parents
Birthing Preparation Classes
Parenting Classes
Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Classes

To see more of what Erigo offers, please visit their Web site by clicking here. 

Connect with other parents

*FREE Expectant & New Parent Support Group, meets @ Erigo, 10-11:30 AM the 1st Tuesday of every month. Refreshments served. No RSVP necessary. Just show up! Details here.  
Whether you are thinking of starting a family, currently pregnant, a new parent or maybe looking to connect with other parents and kids: Erigo Savannah has created a new environment where all are welcome to discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will also be on hand to answer all of your questions.
This is a free event with refreshments served.
1st Tuesday of Every Month from 10-11:30 am
5301 Paulsen Street, in the Medical Arts District

*New Mamas Club,  10 AM-Noon Fridays @ Erigo. Engaging activities for mom & baby including some light yoga. Details here. 

*Birthing & Newborn care, 6-8 PM Tuesdays @ Erigo. Details here.


Erigo, 5301 Paulsen St. Savannah. On Facebook here. Email (912) 544-6387,  Erigo is a advertiser 

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill offer Saturday Urgent Care hours; walk-ins welcome

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Pediatricians in Savannah, RIchmond Hill, Rincon

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics – Children don’t keep regular hours, so we are extending ours!

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Rincon 

The pediatricians at SouthCoast Health provide a comprehensive range of in-office & urgent emergency care focused fully on the child’s needs:
Annual Physicals
Screenings and Tests
Patient Education
Wellchild Visits

Saturday Urgent Care in Savannah, Richmond Hill

The Pediatric Department is happy to announce that not only do they offer Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care in Savannah 9 AM-Noon, but starting Sept. 6 2014, they will now offer Saturday Urgent Care hours from 9 AM-Noon at their Richmond Hill location! Walk ins welcomed.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations:
310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-Noon.
On Facebook here. 

10055 Ford Avenue, Suite 4A
Extended care: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7:30 PM. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday Urgent Care hours: 9 AM-Noon. Walk-ins welcome
On Facebook here. 

613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305
On Facebook here.

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