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Walk-ins Welcome @ ExperCare Urgent Care in Savannah, Richmond Hill

Monday, May 9th, 2016

ExperCare Urgent Care in Savannah ExperCare Urgent Care, a locally-owned and operated urgent care center, has urgent care offices in Savannah and Richmond Hill.

ExperCare offers affordable self-pay rates and is in-network with most major insurance companies making a visit as simple as a co-pay. ExperCare opens at 8AM, seven days a week and is open extended hours. No appointment is ever necessary. Walk-ins welcome. Insurance accepted.

ExperCare Urgent Care Center of Savannah
912.358.1515
318 Mall Blvd. Suite 300B
(Next to Dick’s Sporting Goods & Kroger)
Savannah, GA 31406

ExperCare Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill
912.756.CARE
60 Exchange St. Suite B-7
(Next to the Kroger)
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

ExperCare provides patients a full-range of health services beyond urgent care including physical and wellness checks, treatment for seasonal colds and flu, vaccinations, digital x-rays, in-house lab testing, EKGs, occupational medicine and much more.

The medical group recently named Savannah native J. David Carson, MD, director of occupational medicine and associate medical director at both Richmond Hill and Savannah locations. Dr. Carson’s experience includes more than 18 years of clinical practice in occupational medicine, including 22 years in emergency medicine with 14 years of those years at Memorial Health, where he served as medical director in the Emergency Department.

Hours of Operation
Monday 8AM – 7PM
Tuesday 8AM – 7PM
Wednesday 8AM – 7PM
Thursday 8AM – 7PM
Friday 8AM – 7PM
Saturday 8AM – 4PM
Sunday 8AM – 2PM

ExperCare Urgent Care Center of Savannah & Richmond Hill, weareurgentcare.com, 912.756.2273, On Facebook here.  ExperCare Urgent Care Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

New 7:30AM walk-in visits now offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah is now offering new 7:30AM WALK-IN visits at their Waters Ave location, Monday through Friday.

Starting Mon. May 9 2016, Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s Main Office on Waters avenue will be open for walk in sick patients, no appointment necessary, starting at 7:30AM.

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For expectant parents

FREE “Baby Basics” classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Classes will be the first Thursday of each month at 6PM at the Waters Avenue office and will taught by Dr Brandy Gheesling.

Free to expectant couples, but space is limited so registration is required. Email BabyBasics@pedsav.com to register or for more info.

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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, but ‘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.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

Extended Office Hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Rincon, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah Pediatricians

SouthCoast Health understands that kids get sick and sometimes need medical attention after normal business hours.

Which is why SouthCoast Health Pediatrics offers Extended Hours at their practices in Savannah, Richmond Hill & Rincon.

Walk-ins welcome.

The new extended hours in Rincon are in addition to the extended hours already offered at SouthCoast Health Savannah & Richmond Hill locations.

Extended Hours:

Savannah

Extended care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins & new patients welcome.

Weekend care: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Richmond Hill

Extended Care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Weekend Care: Saturday from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Rincon

Extended Care: Monday from 5 pm-7:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Learn more about SouthCoast Health’s pediatric services and care providers here.

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

Extended Office Hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Rincon, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah Pediatricians

SouthCoast Health understands that kids get sick and sometimes need medical attention after normal business hours.

Which is why SouthCoast Health Pediatrics offers Extended Hours at their practices in Savannah, Richmond Hill & Rincon.

Walk-ins welcome.

The new extended hours in Rincon are in addition to the extended hours already offered at SouthCoast Health Savannah & Richmond Hill locations.

Extended Hours:

Savannah

Extended care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins & new patients welcome.

Weekend care: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Richmond Hill

Extended Care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Weekend Care: Saturday from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Rincon

Extended Care: Monday from 5 pm-7:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Learn more about SouthCoast Health’s pediatric services and care providers here.

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

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Free Baby Basics classes in Savannah FREE Baby Care Basics classes are back @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 9 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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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, but ‘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  

 

Savannah classes for expectant parents

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

classes for expecting parents pregnant in SavannahPrepared Childbirth Saturday Session

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. Feb. 6,
Memorial University Medical Center
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).

Labor and Delivery Tour

3:45-4:45 p.m., Sun. Feb. 7
Memorial University Medical Center
Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676).

Baby Basics

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat. Feb. 20
Memorial University Medical Center
This class is strongly recommended for first-time parents. A variety of topics are covered, including basic newborn care, feeding, infant hygiene, life with a new baby, safety in the home, car seat safety, and infant CPR. $45 per couple.

If you have questions, please call 912-350-BORN (2676).

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Extended Office Hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Rincon, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Friday, January 8th, 2016

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah Pediatricians

SouthCoast Health understands that kids get sick and sometimes need medical attention after normal business hours.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon location will now offer Extended Hours every Monday starting Mon. January 11th, 5:00 pm-7:30 pm.

Walk-ins welcome.

The new extended hours in Rincon are in addition to the extended hours already offered at SouthCoast Health Savannah & Richmond Hill locations.

Extended Hours:

Savannah

Extended care: Monday – Thursday from 5pm – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Weekend care: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Richmond Hill

Extended Care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Weekend Care: Saturday from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Rincon

Extended Care: Monday from 5 pm-7:30 pm. starting Mon. Jan. 11 2016. Walk-ins welcome.

Learn more about SouthCoast Health’s pediatric services and care providers here.

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

Extended & Weekend Office Hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah Pediatricians

SouthCoast Health understands that kids get sick and sometimes need medical attention after normal business hours. SouthCoast Health’s pediatric offices are pleased to offer extended hours on weekday evenings and weekend hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

In an effort to better serve its families, SouthCoast Health’s Savannah and Richmond Hill pediatrics offices now offer extended care each Monday through Thursday evening.

Extended Hours:

Savannah

Extended care: Monday – Thursday from 5pm – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Weekend care: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Richmond Hill

Extended Care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Weekend Care: Saturday from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Rincon

Extended hours coming soon!

Learn more about SouthCoast Health’s pediatric services and care providers here.

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

Flumist available at Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Pediatricians Savannah Pooler This is the year you’re going to get your kids their flu shots early, right?

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has flumist – the nasal flu vaccine for patients 2 & older at their locations in Savannah, the Islands & Pooler.

If you have an upcoming appointment, Pediatric Associates can can do your vaccine then, but if you have already been in for your checkup recently, please call Pediatric Associates of Savannah office to get your child’s flu shot. (Pediatric Associates of Savannah is waiting for infant flu shots to arrive)

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

La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, Nov. 6-8, Jekyll Is., Ga.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

­ La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, Nov. 6-­8, 2015, Jekyll Island, Ga

Register now for La Leche League of Georgia 2015 Breastfeeeding & Parenting Statewide Conference on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Parent and healthcare provider sessions will be offered.

Leche League of Georgia will hold its statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, on Nov. 6­-8, 2015, on Jekyll Island, Ga.

The conference features infant sleep expert Dr. James McKenna. His opening session will discuss “Biological Origins of Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Feeding and Sleeping Arrangement” (CERP).

Register here. 

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Breastfeeding, early childhood development, and parenting will be among the many topics covered during the conference. Continuing education credits will be offered to professional healthcare providers, and other sessions will offer support and enrichment for Georgia La Leche League Leaders and Leader Applicants.

Several hundred parents, children and healthcare providers plan to attend the conference to hear notable breastfeeding experts.

Featured speakers include Dr. James McKenna, Director of the Mother­Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. McKenna, author of Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parents’ Guide to Cosleeping, is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother­infant cosleeping in relation to breastfeeding and SIDS.

Other experts, including Dawn Burke, Associate Professional Liaison Administrator for La Leche League of Georgia, who will present a session on the La Leche League Leader’s role in custody situations, will present the latest information on healthcare issues related to breastfeeding.

Subjects to be covered in this healthcare provider seminar include::
● Updates and most recent recommendations in positioning
● Ankyloglossia, also known as “tongue tie”
● Access to breastfeeding support in Georgia
● Meeting the needs of the African­American community

Popular parenting sessions will include discussions on working with your healthcare provider for
breastfeeding success, breastfeeding after returning to work, the mechanics of milk supply,
breast reduction surgery and breastfeeding, weaning, early childhood education, gentle
discipline, the importance of mother’s significant other, and ways to use herbs and natural
cleaning solutions in the home.

La Leche League of Georgia has been providing information, education, and support to the
breastfeeding families of our area since 1963. All members of the breastfeeding community are
welcomed to attend to develop their skills, deepen their understanding of the many variations of
normal, strengthen their foundations of friendship, and foster respectful collaboration.

Registration and complete conference session offerings and information can be found here.

About La Leche League

La Leche League (LLL) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization recognized as an authority on breastfeeding around the world. LLL’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother­to­mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

For more information, click here. On Facebook here. 

La Leche League of Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

New Pooler OB/GYN offers free pregnancy guide for new patients

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Memorial Health OB/GYN PoolerSusan C. Mobley, M.D., is the newest OB/GYN to join Memorial Health University Physicians – Provident OB/GYN Associates in Pooler.

Dr. Mobley is now accepting new patients at the office located in the Mulberry Office Park (101 West Mulberry Boulevard, Suite 100, across from Cheddar’s).

Susan Mobley OB/GYN Pooler Provident Memorial HealthFor a limited time, her new OB patients will receive a free copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, the New York Times bestseller that has become the “pregnancy bible” for women everywhere.

Dr. Mobley is a Savannah native and avid Georgia Bulldog. She earned her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. After completing her OB/GYN residency at Memorial University Medical Center, she joined Provident OB/GYN Associates.

To make an appointment with Dr. Mobley, call 912-350-5937. Learn more at providentobgyn.memorialhealth.com.

Memorial Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

World Breastfeeding Month: How working moms can successfully breastfeed

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Memorial Health lactation services breastfeedingReturning to work is a major factor in derailing many moms’ breastfeeding plans. The good news is that women and their employers can take some simple steps to support successful breastfeeding and, ultimately, healthier babies.

Wendy Nichols Memorial Health Savannah lactation consultant

Wendy Nichols, R.N., a board-certified lactation consultant

Wendy Nichols, R.N., a board-certified lactation consultant at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, says a robust milk supply that can last must be well established early on. It should start during the first 60 minutes after birth.

A few weeks before returning to work, mothers may begin expressing some extra milk every day and freezing it. Milk stored in containers designed for breast milk can be frozen for at least three months in a refrigerator freezer, and twice that long in a deep freeze.

Finally, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide “reasonable break time” for an employee to express breast milk, as well as a private location (other than a bathroom) for milk expression.

For a list of resources for breastfeeding moms, visit women.memorialhealth.com or call 912-350-8164.

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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 want to remind parents & caregivers of the immunizations school-aged children – especially rising kindergarteners 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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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