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New parenting guide book “Baby Care Anywhere” by Savannah pediatricians Dr. Keith Seibert & Dr. Ben Spitalnick

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Baby Care Anywhere book Savannah pediatricians

Congratulations Savannah pediatricians Dr. Keith Seibert and Dr. Ben Spitalnick on their new book “Baby Care Anywhere” – a quick guide to parenting on the go. The book comes out July 7.

This portable pocket covers 150 of new parents’ most frequent questions and concerns including jaundice, diaper rash, earaches, immunizations, sleep, reflux, fever, and picking a pediatrician.  It’s available for pre-order on Amazon here.

Dr. Spitalnick will be live on SiriusXM Wed. July 1 11AM-Noon on Ch 81 talking about the book.

The book launches July 7 @ Amazon, Target, Walmart, Nook, Kindle, Kroger & more.

Baby Care Anywhere book Savannah  Dr. Keith Seibert Dr. Ben SpitalnickLearn about their upcoming book signings by following these two beloved Savannah physicians by liking their Facebook page here  & following them on Twitter here. 

Not surprisingly, Dr. Seibert & Dr. Spitalnick are on the SouthernMamas.com list of  best Savannah pediatricians here – a helpful list for those of you who are new to the area or who are new parents.

 

Southland Therapy Services offers pediatric speech therapy, OT, PT plus tumbling classes, Savannah

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Southland Pediatric Therapy Services Savannah Southland Therapy Services Inc. in Savannah broadens the lives of children through caring and therapeutic services.

Services offered for children include: Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT) & Speech Therapy (ST).

Southland Therapy currently offers therapy services conducted in a natural environment setting throughout South Carolina and Southern Georgia. Currently, their clinic based therapy services are only offered in Savannah at this time.

Southland therapists are experienced in the treatment of expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation disorders, apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, cognitive delays, sensory processing disorder, learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD, torticollis and traumatic brain injury just to name a few. Learn more about Southland’s team of therapists by clicking here.

Southland Therapy is a Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) provider in the state of Georgia and a BabyNet Provider in South Carolina.

New Tumble Tykes session starts on June 19 @ Southland Therapy Services. 

Call 912-335-2269 or email tumbletykes@southlandtherapy.com for more details.

Fun Frogs for ages 3-4 on Fridays at 10AM and Bouncing Bunnies ages 2-3 on Saturdays at 9AM.

Tumbling classes are open to all children.

Southland Therapy Services Inc, 1000 Eisenhower Dr Suite H, Savannah, 912-335-1650 | 843-501-1816 | 803-398-1881, www.southlandtherapy.com Southland Therapy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Reminder about Savannah back-to-school immunizations for school students

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Coastal Health District officials remind parents & caregivers that it’s not too early to get school aged children – especially rising kindergarteners – the immunizations they need for the 2015-16 school year.

A summary of Georgia immunization requirements for child care and school attendance can be found by going to www.gachd.org and clicking on the Immunizations and Vaccinations link under the Quick Links menu.

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Pediatricians, dentists in Savannah PoolerNew to the Savannah and Lowcountry area? Need a pediatrician? Check out SouthernMamas.com Healthcare Providers Page for Savannah pediatricians, pediatric dentists, therapists. Click here. 

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Public health officials also remind parents that seventh graders are required to have the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines prior to entering school. 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).

Vaccines are safe and effective and help protect children and adults from a host of different diseases including measles, polio, and chickenpox. When students stay healthy they spend more days in school and less time sick at home. In addition, children who are immunized also help prevent the spread of diseases to infants who are too young to get vaccinated and others who may not be able to receive certain vaccines for medical reasons. Vaccinations help children develop immunity to diseases without actually have to suffer through getting the disease.

For more information on vaccines, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines. Parents with any questions regarding whether or not their children are up-to-date on vaccinations can call their local health department. Visit www.gachd.org for a list of health departments in coastal Georgia.

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Need a pediatrician? Check out SouthernMamas.com Healthcare Providers Page for Savannah pediatricians, pediatric dentists, therapists. Click here. 

Vaccination Education Information Session with four Savannah physicians, June 3

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Vaccination Education Info Session Savannah JEA Preschool You’re invited to a free Vaccination Education Information Session in Savannah featuring four Savannah physicians at JEA Preschool Savannah .

Wednesday, June 3 2015
6:30-7:30 pm

Updated Research on Immunization and Vaccination
 Why Do We Vaccinate? benefits, risks and myths
 Question and Answer Session

Featuring:
Dr. Ben Mackowiak, currently practicing neonatology at Memorial Health University.
Dr. Stephen Thacker, currently practicing at Memorial Health University Medical Center.
Dr. Yael Elfassy, currently working at Curtis V Cooper primary healthcare center.
Dr. Kasey Berman, who recently opened her own Savannah practice, Be Pediatrics.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. JUST SHOW UP. 

About JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah opened its doors in August 2013. The school, which serves the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum is led by qualified and experienced teachers. Extended hours are available daily. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

New location in Rincon for pediatric speech, physical & occupational therapy

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Speech therapy physical therapy in Rincon All Children's Rehab All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is now accepting new patients for their new location in Rincon, GA.

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic  offers speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Address: 586 S Columbia Ave suite 14, Rincon, Ga

For more info, email Allchildrensrehab.rincon@gmail.com.

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic offers speech therapy, language enrichment and occupational therapy with two other office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Other locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry for infants, children & adolescents

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

 

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry Savannah

Welcome news for Pooler parents: Pooler Pediatric Dentistry is opening soon!

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Dr. Carla Guzman Stappenbeck will provide comprehensive and specialized dentistry for infants, children and adolescents in a fun, safe, and compassionate environment. Dr. Carla expects to start seeing patients by the end of May.

The office at 120 Towne Center Dr. Suite 500 will serve families in Pooler, Savannah, Rincon, Port Wentworth and the Lowcountry area.

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry Savannah Dr. Carla grew up in Virginia before earning her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. She then completed a Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from the prestigious residency program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she had the opportunity to serve as chief resident. By training at one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, she gained extensive experience treating special needs and medically compromised patients.

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry
120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500
Pooler, GA 31322
912-376-9296
Email: frontdesk@poolerpd.com

Why choose a pediatric dentist versus a general dentist who treats children?

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Carla has an extra two years of specialized training (residency) after dental school and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years, including those with special health care needs. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, she has voluntarily undergone vigorous written and oral exams, which demonstrate specialized knowledge and skill. In order to maintain her certification, she must complete yearly continuing education requirements to stay up-to-date with developments in both technology and patient care.

Dr. Carla is fluent in both English and Spanish (Se Habla Español).

Learn more here.

Stay connected by ‘liking’ Pooler Pediatric Dentistry on Facebook here. 

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry, poolerpd.com, 120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500 Pooler, 31322, 912-376-9296, email frontdesk@poolerpd.com, On Facebook here. Pooler Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Prepared Childbirth Saturday Session @ Memorial University Medical Center

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Prepared Childbirth Saturday Session
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah

This full-day course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. It is designed for parents who live outside of Savannah or have schedules that make it difficult to attend weekday classes. This course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit.

This class is popular, so please register early.

The cost is $75 per couple. For more information, call 912-350-BORN (2676).

Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Language Enrichment Program for ages 3-5, Savannah

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Free language enrichment program for children Savannah All Children's Rehab

Beginning in March 24 2015,  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah will offer FREE language enrichment programs for children ages 3-5, 12:30-1:30PM Tuesdays & Thursdays.

The classes are about 45 minutes to an hour long. Classes run through April 23 2015. Parents must call to reserve your child’s spot.  Spaces are filling up quickly.

The goal of the enrichment program is to help children: develop emergent literacy skills, strengthen phonemic awareness, develop important basic and content vocabulary, and build comprehension and writing skills through highly engaging activities that have an emphasis on listening, speaking reading, and writing while using high interest materials. music and literacy.

Interested in registering your child? Call the office at 912.335.8486 to reserve their child’s spot or email allchildrensrehab.specialty@gmail.com.

Other services @ All Children’s Rehab

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Language Enrichment Program for ages 3-5, Savannah

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Free language enrichment program All Children's Rehab Savannah

Beginning in March 2015,  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah will offer FREE language enrichment programs for children ages 3-5, 12:30-1:30PM Tuesdays & Thursdays.

The goal of the enrichment program is to help children: develop emergent literacy skills, strengthen phonemic awareness, develop important basic and content vocabulary, and build comprehension and writing skills through highly engaging activities that have an emphasis on listening, speaking reading, and writing while using high interest materials. music and literacy.

Interested in registering your child? Call the office at 912.335.8486 to reserve their child’s spot or email allchildrensrehab.specialty@gmail.com

Other services @ All Children’s Rehab

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Dyslexia Support Group @ All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, Savannah

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Dyslexia Support Savannah

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah offers a FREE Dyslexia Support Group aimed at raising awareness & understanding of Dyslexia.

The next meeting is 10-11:30AM Feb. 14 2015 at the Savannah office at 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, 31406

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All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic also offers speech therapy and occupational therapy with two office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*Free language enrichment classes for 3-5 year-olds not enrolled in school;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Two locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406 www.allchildrensrehab.com 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including yoga for kids; grief recovery groups & more

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Music, Art, Yoga Therapy for children Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates is offering two new grief recovery groups; a living the four agreements group; and yoga classes beginning at the end of January.

For more information, visit www.savhope.com.

yoga Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness.

Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email amcglynn.sha@gmail.com, tel.912.201.3025, savhope.com

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:

SAVANNAH
310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
912.303.3500
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-NOON. Walk-ins Welcome.

RICHMOND HILL
10055 Ford Avenue, Suite 4A
912.527.5352
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.

RINCON
613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305
912.826.4866

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics, SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

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.

Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com 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 rehabinstitute.memorialhealth.com.

Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

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.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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 www.southcoast-health.com.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness in Savannah offers Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy for Children

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness in Savannah Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness in Savannah is THE practice for physical, occupational & speech therapy for kids.

Their therapists are here to answer your concerns about your child’s development.

Do people have difficulty understanding your child when he/she speaks?

Are you concerned about the effects of chronic ear infections on your child’s speech?

Are you concerned that your child is not crawling?

Does your child interact with others?

Therapists at Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness can answer these and many other questions you may have about your child’s development.

Call Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness for an appointment: 912.351.4793.

You can meet the therapists from Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness at their booth at the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Annual Buddy Walk at Forsyth Park this Saturday October 4th. Learn more about the Buddy Walk 2014 here. 

Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness, 10B Mall Ct., Savannah, 31406, 912.351.4793, On Facebook here, email management@pediatricrehabandwellness.com , www.pediatricrehabandwellness.com Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.