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Savannah & Pooler pediatricians: Coastal Pediatrics

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Savannah pediatricians Coastal Pediatrics

Savannah Pediatricians Pooler Coastal Pediatrics

Savannah Pooler Pediatricians Coastal Pediatrics

Coastal Pediatrics in Savannah & Pooler welcomes a new pediatrician to their team: Dr. Richard S. Callan, Jr.

Don’t forget to schedule your child’s back to school check-up. This would be a great opportunity to meet Dr. Callan!

Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah and Pooler. Call 353-7744 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Callan received his undergraduate degree in 2009 from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biology, graduating Cum Laude. In 2015, he graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine and received his M.D. There, he was elected into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society. He completed his pediatric residency in 2018 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, where he was awarded Intern of the Year as well as the Deborah Sims Fulmer, M.D. Resident Excellence in Teaching award.

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Callan and his wife, Katherine, have lived in Savannah for the past 7 years. They look forward to raising their young daughter, Caroline, near the coast.

Learn more about Coastal Pediatrics here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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(Savannah physical therapists) Stacey McKenzie @ Optim Therapy on Pelvic Health & Wellness

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Optim Health Therapy Savannah

Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist Optim Therapy in Savannah

 

The following is a guest post for SouthernMamas.com by Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist
Optim Therapy in Savannah
Pelvic Health & Wellness Program

Imagine if your shoulder and arm muscles were weak and you couldn’t lift or hold your child. You would do something about that, right?

Now, what if weak muscles caused you to leak urine when you run, laugh, cough or sneeze? This could mean you need to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which are a group of muscles that support your bladder, bowel, rectum and uterus. Just like your other muscles, you need to work on getting them stronger. As a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor therapy, I can assess your pelvic floor muscles and make sure you are firing them correctly.

At your first visit, I’ll meet with you for an evaluation in a private, closed-door environment. We’ll talk one-on-one and go over all your treatment options.

At Optim Therapy’s Pelvic Health & Wellness Program, our goal is to provide a comfortable environment with individualized treatment programs to make sure you receive the most from each of your visits.

Now is the time to address your urinary incontinence because, unfortunately, this problem can get worse. As we age, our ligaments, tendons, and muscles get weaker.

If you are interested in improving your pelvic health, please talk to your personal physician about a referral to physical therapy. If you have any questions, or need help with a referral, please feel free to contact me directly: Stacey McKenzie, , (912) 644-5333.

Stacey McKenzie is one of Optim Therapy’s dedicated therapy professionals, all of whom utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to providing patients with the best treatments and outcomes. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Armstrong Atlantic State University and says that the most rewarding aspect of being a therapist is making people feel and move better.

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(Savannah Orthodontists) Vaught Orthodontics

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Vaught Orthodontics Savannah

Vaught Orthodontics has teamed up with the Savannah Bananas as the Official Smile of the Bananas!

Check  Vaught Orthodontics out in the outfield. You can’t miss it!

Vaught Orthodontics is always excited to welcome new smiles to the Fin Grin Family.

Call for a complimentary consultation in the Savannah or Richmond Hill Office.

Savannah Location
7650 Waters Ave.
Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-200-3452

Richmond Hill Location
2701 Highway 17, 2B
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
912-756-2309

See photos of Vaught Orthodontics patients & offices on Facebook here & on Instagram here. 

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(Savannah Orthodontists) Vaught Orthodontics…Beautiful Smiles Made

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Vaught Orthodontics Savannah Orthodontists

Uncompromising care to create incredible smiles is only where we begin at Vaught Orthodontics.

Dr. Bob Vaught is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and has practiced in Savannah and Richmond Hill for over twenty-five years.

Vaught Orthodontics’ experienced team provides leading edge orthodontic care for patients of all ages with traditional braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen in an atmosphere that is family friendly and focused on service.

Vaught Orthodontics offers a complimentary initial consultation, affordable treatment options with flexible no interest payment programs, and accept direct payment for most insurance plans.

Two locations allow Vaught Orthodontics to better accommodate your family’s busy schedule.

Savannah location
7650 Waters Ave.
Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-200-3452

Richmond Hill location
2701 Highway 17, 2B
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-756-2309

Call Vaught Orthodontics to schedule a FREE orthodontic consultation.

See photos of Vaught Orthodontics patients & offices on Facebook here & on Instagram here. 

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FREE vision, hearing, dental & nutrition screenings for school students in Savannah

Monday, June 11th, 2018

back to school clinics savannah chatham county

The Chatham County Health Department has scheduled two back-to-school clinics in July. Free eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screenings will be available at both events.

Parents are encouraged to get whatever screenings and immunizations their children need well in advance of the first day of school to avoid longer wait times.

Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower Drive location only).
Free vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County school students. No appointment necessary. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department).
WHEN: 8:30AM-4PM, Thurs. July 19
8:30AM-4PM, Thurs. July 26
WHERE: Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive
WHY: The Chatham County Health Department wants to help parents beat the back-to-school rush by offering free vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings on two separate days this summer at the Eisenhower health department location. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Immunization services will also be available at regular cost.

Students entering a Georgia school for the first time – no matter what the grade level – must have a completed Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition screening form. “First time” means never enrolled in a Georgia school before at any time in their lives. In addition, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8 through 12 must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine. (“New entrant” means any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than 12 months or one school year).

For additional information, call the Chatham County Health Department at 356-2441.

MORE SCREENINGS

All health departments offer eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screens as well as immunizations all year round including:

Camden County Health Department*
1501 Georgia Avenue, Woodbine
1-4PM, Tues. July 24

Camden County Health Department*
905 Dilworth Street, St. Marys
1-4PM, Thurs. July 26
*(Free Eye, Ear, Dental & Nutrition Screens)

Chatham County Health Department*
1395 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah
8:30AM – 4PM, Thurs., July 19
8:30AM – 4PM, Thurs., July 26
*(Free Eye, Ear, Dental & Nutrition Screens)

Liberty County Health Department
1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville
8:30AM-6PM, Thurs., July 19
8:30AM-6PM, Thurs., July 26
8:30AM-4PM, Mon., July 30

Long County Health Department
8AM–7PM, Thurs. July 19
584 N. Macon Street, Ludowici
(Closed for lunch from noon-1PM)

McIntosh County Health Department
1335 GA Hwy. 57, Townsend
8AM-6:30PM, Tues. July 17
McIntosh County Health Department

Savannah dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepting new patients

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Savannah dentists Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Krista @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah reminds you to schedule your child’s appointment during summer break while the kids are out of school.

The goal is for children age 1 to 18 to visit the dentist every six months.

At Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, patients receive Dogwood chapsticks, sunglasses and calendar magnets that are free to take on their appointment day.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts most insurance including the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna.

New patients being accepted.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Summer Speech Therapy @ The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Is., Savannah

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

Summer Speech Therapy

Summer is a great time for private speech therapy services!

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island is happy to help continue your child’s therapy progress through the school summer break. They are flexible with their time slots, making therapy convenient to busy families.

To make an appointment, please contact The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire: 912 235 2166

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Free “Baby Basics” class for expectant parents @ Pediatrics Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics

Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class at 6PM on the first Thursday of each month.

This class is FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested).

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here). Held after office hours the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com or call  (912) 355-2462.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm at Pediatrics Associates of Savannah main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians

New Pediatric Associates Web site

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has a brand new and improved Web site! Check it out at pedsav.com.

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Workout Saturday – Cinco de Mayo Style @ Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics, Savannah

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Crossfit Hyperformance Savannah

What’s better than a free workout on Saturday morning?

A FREE Workout + Tacos!

It’s Cinco de Mayo AND First Saturday Friend Fest at Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah.

Join Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics, Savannah this Saturday at 9AM for the classic First Saturday Friend Fest workout. Bring a friend or come make a new one. Then stay for taco salad bar and a viewing of the movie Redeemed and Dominant (a Crossfit Games documentary).

If you stay for the movie, make sure to bring a lawn chair or something comfy to sit in.

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Kids’ Triathlon 2018 near Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Kids Triathlon Hilton Head 2018

Like adult triathlons, kids’ triathlons incorporate three different disciplines, swimming, biking, and running – with adjustments being made to the distances in each race to suit kids.

Here’s an upcoming 2018 kids’ triathlon for ages 4-14 near the Savannah area:

TD BANK Kids’ Triathlon #1 & #2, Hilton Head Is., SC
Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island, SC

Sat. June 30 2018
9AM Start. Race day registration available for no extra fee. No late fee. Details here.

Ages 4-6
Swim 25 Yds | Bike 0.5 Mi | Run 0.33 Mi
Ages 7-10
Swim 75 Yds | Bike 2 Mi | Run 1 Mi
Ages 11-14
Swim 125 Yds | Bike 3 Mi | Run 1.5 Mi

Learn more here.

Free bring your mom to workout day @ Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics, Savannah

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Crossfit Hyperformance for Kids Savannah

Free bring your mom to workout day @ Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah  Sat. May 12 2018, 10:15AM

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Guest Post by Jennifer McKenzie, owner of Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah

It’s called Exercise Deficit Disorder.

And it’s a problem, especially for our children.

Changes in our lifestyle over the last few generations (consuming more high calorie, low nutrient food and moving less) are the primary cause of increased obesity rates in our kids. It’s far more than genetic. And it’s not slowing down anytime soon.

Sedentary behavior is contributing to the decline of health indicators in children and adults, with behavior patterns beginning to emerge as soon as age 6 and worsening into adulthood. The shift in activity pattern has now been coined “Exercise Deficit Disorder”. We believe that being healthy is more than having good physical markers. It’s also having the ability to learn new things, focus, control emotions, make friends, and feel generally happy. As parents, we want our kids to be healthy in mind and body.

The youth program at  Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah specifically addresses these issues. As a Crossfit Kids Affiliate, “The program is comprised of elements designed to reduce Exercise Deficit Disorder and poor lifestyle choices: laying the foundational movement patterns, providing children with a portion of the prescribed amount of exercise for the week, improving muscular and cardiovascular fitness, discussing the roles of food, and providing endless opportunities for success – all while keeping the class and it’s information fun and engaging.” From Crossfit Kids Training Guide.

The purpose of the Hyperformance Youth program is to attack the prevalence of Exercise Deficit Disorder. Classes for rising 1st through 5th grade students happen every Wednesday at 3:30PM and Saturday at 10:15AM.

Join Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah for a free trial class today.  Email jen@crossfithp.com or call 912-335-3615.

Free bring your mom to workout day : Sat. May 12 2018, 10:15AM

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Speech Therapists) The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island in Savannah

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

Summer Services

Summer is a great time for private speech therapy services.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island in Savannah is happy to help continue your child’s therapy progress through the school summer break. They are flexible with their time slots, making therapy convenient to busy families.

To make an appointment, please contact their office: 912 235 2166.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Prenatal Yoga Class Starts May 7 at Memorial Health, Savannah

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

prenatal yoga memorial savannah pregnancy yoga

The next prenatal yoga @ Memorial Health’s FitnessOne in Savannah begins May 7 2018.

The six-week course meets Mondays*, from 5:45-6:45PM at FitnessOne in the Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center. Cost: $75.

A yoga instructor specially certified in prenatal yoga leads the class, which is designed to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and keep you fit for childbirth. Prenatal yoga improves strength and flexibility, aids in digestion and mood, and exercises the spine. The practice of yoga enhances the mind-body connection, leading to a sense of wellness and more restful sleep.

No previous yoga experience is required.

Call FitnessOne at 912-350-4030 to register or go to: women.memorialhealth.com

Gift certificates are available.

* No class on Memorial Day, May 28.

Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center
Third Floor
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

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Forsyth Farmers Market Farm Picnic 2018, Savannah

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Forsyth Farmers Market Farm Picnic Savannah 2018 Annual Forsyth Farmers’ Market Farm Picnic
Sunday, April 29, 2018
4-7PM
Come for fresh locally-sourced food, fun cocktails, craft beer, eclectic music, and a silent auction all benefiting Forsyth Farmers Market. There will be items for you to bid on, games for kids, lots of great food, and fun music.

Location: Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Avenue

Tickets:
Adult – $40.00
Youth age 7-16 – $15.00
Children 6 & younger – FREE

GET TICKETS HERE

Savannah dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry creates sensory quiet room for patients with special needs & ages 1-3.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Savannah dentists Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Krista special needs autism

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is doing even more to help put your child at ease when visiting the dentist.

The practice is building a sensory quiet room for those with special needs and for younger ones, age 1-3.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts most insurance including the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is accepting new patients and you can request an appointment online by visiting their Web site here.  

SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS

If you’re the parent or guardian of a child with disabilities, you’ll appreciate the support, skill and compassion found with Dr. Krista and our office.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry can help put your child on the path of good oral health with a preventative dental care plan customized to fit your child’s needs.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah Speech Therapists) The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island in Savannah

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

Feeding Issues

Is your child a picky eater? Are mealtimes stressful?

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire in Savannah can help! Their therapists can evaluate your child’s oral motor abilities and determine if there are any sensitivities.

To make an appointment, please contact their office: 912-235-2166

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island is now accepting new referrals.

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