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Savannah occupational therapist: Improving a child’s messy handwriting may require therapy

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Physical Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Savannah Pooler Handwriting Help

By Megan Valdivieso, an occupational therapist with The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices.

You may think your child’s messy handwriting will naturally improve with time and practice. But producing legible, neat handwriting often requires skilled intervention with an occupational therapist.

Handwriting is impacted by several hand skills, including hand strength and endurance, fine motor coordination, and pencil grasp. Your child’s core strength and postural stability can also play a role.

Eye-hand coordination, visual memory and visual perceptual skills also can affect handwriting. Without refined visual skills, your child will have difficulty copying off the board, recalling a visual image from memory or writing on lined paper.

Occupational therapists often take a multisensory approach to helping children improve their handwriting. This reinforces learning and allows the child’s nervous system to integrate information efficiently. They may use scented markers, shaving cream and chalk to motivate a child who struggles with traditional paper and pencil activities.

If your child’s handwriting is a problem, talk to your pediatrician about a referral to an occupational therapist. Addressing the problem early improves your child’s chances of achieving successful handwriting skills.

Megan Valdivieso is an occupational therapist with The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center (rehabinstitute.memorialhealth.com). She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices. Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free spinal screenings, infant CPR with Bright Life Chiropractic, Savannah

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Spinal Screenings Savannah babies Bright Life Chiropractic Savannah You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting Sat. Nov. 12 2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Free spinal screenings by Bright Life Chiropractic plus free infant CPR/First Aid.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Nov. 12 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic, www.brightlifechiropractic.com, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Speech/language pathologists for children in Savannah & Pooler

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Speech therapy Savannah Memorial Health University Medical Center

speech Savannah /language pathologist Early Detection of Speech and Language Disorders
By Julie Burch, speech/language pathologist @ The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center.

Does your preschooler’s language skills lag behind his peers or siblings? Does she throw tantrums or get frustrated over an inability to communicate verbally? Do others have trouble understanding your child’s speech?

If you answered yes to any of these, your child may have a speech/language disorder. A certified speech/language pathologist can evaluate your child and recommend a plan of action. Early intervention is the key to preventing difficulties in learning later on.

If your child exhibits any of these red flags, ask your pediatrician for a referral to a speech/language pathologist for further evaluation:

Doesn’t smile or interact with others (birth-3 months)
Makes few sounds (7-12 months)
Doesn’t understand what others say (7 months-2 years)
Doesn’t put words together to make sentences (1-1/2-2 years)
Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2-3 years)

Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Julie Burch is a speech/language pathologist at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center (rehabinstitute.memorialhealth.com). She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices. Memorial is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Adventures in Parenting @ Babies “R” Us Savannah, Oct. 15

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Baby Car Seat Advice Breast Feeding Savannah

You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting Sat. Oct. 15  2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Bright Life Chiropractic‘s Dr. Jared Brown will offer insight on “How to Select the Right Car Seat for Your Baby.”

Dar a Luz Women’s Health Services Certified Midwife Meka Hall also will be there to offer breastfeeding advice.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Oct. 15 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic, www.brightlifechiropractic.com, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Ear piercing now available by Savannah pediatricians @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Pediatric Associates of Savannah Ear Piercing Blomdahl Ear piercing is now available @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

The service is offered at the Waters Avenue location, 4600 Waters Ave. Savannah

Pediatricians Drs Diane Savage-Pedigo, Adria Wilkes & Brandy Gheesling will be doing the ear piercing.

Ear piercing will be done by appointment. Call 912-355-2462.

Ear piercing fees
$70 for both ears
$35 for one ear

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians will be using Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing, which is available only through physicians.

At the present time, ear piercing will only be offered to patients of Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Learn more here. 

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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

Adventures in Parenting @ Babies “R” Us Savannah, Sept. 24

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Parenting workshop Savannah Babies R Us

 

 

You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting this Sat. Sept. 24 2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Bright Life Chiropractic‘s Dr. Jared Brown will offer insight on your baby’s spine.

Dar a Luz Women’s Health Services Certified Midwife Meka Hall also will be there to offer breastfeeding advice.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Aug. 27 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic, www.brightlifechiropractic.com, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Memorial Health’s free Mommy Mail program for pregnant & new parents

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Pregnancy support Savannah Memorial Health

Attention new & expectant parents.

Memorial Health’s free email program – Mommy Mail – for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child’s age—as well as announcements from their staff and access to support information—all conveniently delivered right to you.

Details here. 

As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, this program allows Memorial Health staff to touch base with you by email each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

Sign up here or text mommymail to 313131

Memorial Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Baby classes Pregnant Parents Parenting ClassAttention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 8 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month. The next class is this Thurs. Sept. 1 2016 @ 6PM.

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

Pediatric Associates of Savannah now offers 7:30AM walk-in sick clinic

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Pediatricians Savannah sick clinic New to the area or just in need of a pediatrician with more convenient hours?

This may help your decision in your search for a Savannah pediatrician. Pediatric Associates of Savannah main office on Waters Avenue in Savannah now offers a 7:30AM walk-in sick clinic.

No appointment needed. Walk-in sick visits 7:30-8:30AM Mondays through Fridays.

So when you have been up all night with your child and have to make decisions about work or school, getting in to the doctors’ office early will help.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more about Pediatric Associates of Savannah 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.com On Facebook here. Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

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

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class Thursday Aug. 4 at 6PM.

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

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatrics Associates other 9 Board Certified Pediatricians.

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.

More info here. 

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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, 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  

Memorial Health’s free Mommy Mail program for pregnant & new parents

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Mommy Mail Breastfeeding Memorial Health

Attention new & expectant parents.

Memorial Health’s free email program – Mommy Mail – for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child’s age—as well as announcements from their staff and access to support information—all conveniently delivered right to you.

As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, this program allows Memorial Health staff to touch base with you by email each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

Sign up here or text mommymail to 313131

Memorial Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free ebook: Baby Care Anywhere by Savannah pediatricians Ben Spitalnick & Keith Seibert

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Baby Care Anywhere Savannah pediatricians Baby Care Anywhere – by Savannah pediatricians Ben Spitalnick and Keith Seibert- is now available as an eBook for free.

The eBook version of Baby Care Anywhere is currently FREE with any shopAAP purchase!

So now you can buy this award-winning paper book as a gift, and keep the eBook for yourself!

Simply go to shop.aap.org and use promo code BABYCARE at checkout.

This freebie ends August 15, 2016. It’s good to share!

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.