Archive for the ‘Pediatricians’ Category

Dr. Kasey Berman opens new Savannah pediatric office: Be Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman is thrilled to announce the opening of her Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, in June 2014.

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email  Be Pediatrics is a advertiser.

Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy offers speech, occupational, physical therapy for children in Savannah/Pooler

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Chatterbox Pediatric TherapyChatterbox Pediatric Therapy LLC - a pediatric therapy clinic serving the Savannah and Pooler – offers speech, occupational and physical therapy services for children in the Savannah/Pooler area. Chatterbox Pediatric’s therapists are dedicated to providing children, families and physicians with the highest quality services available.

The therapists at Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy have a true appreciation for the demanding schedules that parents of all children face day-to-day, especially those with special needs. The clinic aims to be as flexible and accommodating to parents as possible when scheduling therapy. Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy, LLC is a Medicaid Provider and makes every effort to assist families in getting the financial assistance that they need.

Stay connected with Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy by liking their Facebook page here.

Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy,, 110 Pipemakers Circle, Suite 115 Pooler, Ga  31322 912-988-1526, email Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy is a advertiser

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has physicians in Savannah, Pooler & Whitemarsh Island

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Savannah Pediatricians Pediatric Associates of SavannahLooking for a pediatrician in Savannah, Pooler or Whitemarsh Island?

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has well-loved, trusted physicians in all three locations. New patients are welcome. Pediatric Associates main office in Savannah is open 365 days a year.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s doctors
Joseph Morrison Jr, MD, FAAP
Gustave Kreh, MD, FAAP
Robert Shelley, MD, FAAP
Michael DeMauro, MD, FAAP
Diane Savage-Pedigo, MD, FAAP
Paul Nave, MD, FAAP
Ben Spitalnick, MD, FAAP
J. Steven Hobby, MD, FAAP
Adria Wilkes, MD, FAAP
Mark Wilson, MD
Giselle Rosinia, MD, FAAP

More info here.

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

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

What everyone should know about children with Down syndrome

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

In anticipation of the Seventh Annual Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk & Family Festival in Forsyth Park on Oct. 6, we asked local parents of children with Down syndrome what the general public needs to know about the condition.

You can read many of their responses in my Savannah Morning News column by clicking here. Unfortunately, not all the helpful responses made it into the article. So below are some additional responses from two strong Savannah advocates for children with Down syndrome.

Pediatrician Ben Spitalnick of Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Dr. Ben Spitalnick of Pediatric Associates of Savannah is the pediatrician for many local children with Down syndrome. Dr. Ben is also a Board Member of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. He shared the following tips for what everyone should know about children with Down syndrome:

1) Virtually all of a child’s medical complications from Down syndrome can be handled by the medical community right here in Savannah

2) Children with Down syndrome do better when included in mainstream situations such as classrooms, not when isolated with only special needs children

3) Most children with Down syndrome have talents and skills people don’t expect, so consider the term “differently-abled” (I like diff-abled) instead of “disabled”.

4) Down syndrome can occur in any family, regardless of health and age of the parent. There are more children with Down syndrome born to younger parents than older parents.

5) Virtually all of the care your baby will need the first year, is routine newborn baby care. Concentrate on being a parent and family with a new baby, not on the features of Down syndrome.

Candy Bogardus, President of Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

Candy Bogardus has three children with her husband, John, including their daughter, Lainey, 7, who has Down syndrome. Candy shared the following tips for what everyone should know about children with Down syndrome:

1. Embrace the adventure that comes with having a child with Down syndrome. There is never a dull moment, and they will always teach you something!!

2. Early Intervention is key. Lainey was in Speech Therapy through Babies Can’t Wait at 8 weeks of age. Those early visits made a phenomenal difference in her oral motor development.

3. Enjoy each and every milestone to the fullest–no matter when they reach it!! Don’t rush it!

4. Remember that ALL children have special needs!!

5. The parents of children with Down syndrome don’t place limits on them so why should anyone else! The sky’s the limit! Just let them be like everybody else and they will surprise you!!

6. Inclusion in all aspects of school, community, and life is very important. They will make a difference in every life they touch!

7. Even though you feel like all you do is go to therapy, the short term and long term benefits are well worth it!

8. Never be afraid to ask questions! Join a family support group- it’s a great way for you to learn from other parents and for your child to learn from other children!

9. Every child is fearfully and wonderfully made by God for His purpose!! God does not make mistakes!

2012 Buddy Walk
Saturday, October 6, 2012, in Forsyth Park
Savannah’s Paula Deen will be the Grand Marshal leading walk participants in the 1-mile fundraising event. The Buddy Walk Program welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Bring your carriage, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets.
Contact: 912-728-8505 (John or Candy Bogardus)
Register online here or the day of the walk.
Registration on Buddy Walk day begins at 8:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies begin at 10 AM
Walk begins at 10:30 AM
Free Family Festival in Forsyth Park from 11 AM - 2 PM

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