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SouthCoast Health: How Your Primary Care Doctor Supports Your Mental Health

Monday, May 6th, 2024

How Your Primary Care Doctor Supports Your Mental Health

Just as their name suggests, primary care providers (PCPs) are often your first point of contact when seeking professional care for any ailment you’re facing— mental health challenges are no exception!

This #MentalHealthMonth, learn how your SouthCoast Health PCP can help.

Learn more here.

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SouthCoast Health: Nurses Week 98.7 the River’s Thank A Nurse giveaway

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Nurses Week is this week May 6 – May 12. In celebration of Nurses Week, SouthCoast Health is sponsoring a Thank A Nurse giveaway on the radio station 98.7 the River, giving listeners a chance to Thank A Nurse!

Share your story here about a medical professional that changed your life for a chance to win them a $500 gift card.

Sponsored by SouthCoast Health.

Learn more here.

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SouthCoast Health: Guide to Recommended Vaccines

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

SouthCoast Health: Recommended Vaccines

From birth, people in the United States are fortunate to have vaccines against more than 20 other life-threatening illnesses available, which allow them to build immunity.

SouthCoast Health provides a closer look here into the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule for every age. 

See the guide to recommended vaccines for children here.

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SouthCoast Health: The Role of Genetics in Alcohol Dependence

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Risk factors for developing Alcohol Use Disorder include genetics

Everyone who consumes alcohol regularly should be on the lookout for signs of misuse. Your risk is indeed higher if you have a parent or grandparent who has or used to have Alcohol Use Disorder, but AUD can affect anyone who drinks, according to SouthCoast Health medical experts.

Like certain cancers, certain genes increase your risk of developing AUD.

Whether you have several of these risk factors or none at all, there are things you can do to maintain a healthy relationship with alcohol. There’s always the option to abstain altogether. But if you choose to continue drinking, find some tips here.

Knowing your family medical history is important for helping doctors establish a clear and comprehensive snapshot of your whole health. Whether you have a family history of AUD, are concerned about your consumption, or just need a check-up, SouthCoast Health providers are here to help you take care of yourself at every age. 

Schedule an appointment online or by calling 912.691.3600.

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician: “Life with a family member with autism”

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

Life with a family member with autism

To commemorate World Autism month, SouthCoast Health pediatrician, L. Nelson Elam, M.D., FAAP shares an essay written a couple years ago by his eldest son, Simon, that captures his family’s unique journey with an autistic family member.

“The essay describes my son’s experience as an older brother and our family’s journey,” explains Dr. Elam, whose younger son has autism. “Although our experience may be different than most, it is still important to tell. The saying ‘If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism’ is certainly true. Every autistic individual you meet is unique.”

Read the full essay, Life with Lucas, here. Some names have been changed to protect privacy.

If you suspect or are concerned your child may have autism, SouthCoast Health pediatricians are here to assist you and your family. A specialist at SouthCoast Health can provide you with the guidance and support you need. To make an appointment click here, or call 912-691-3600 to learn more.

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SouthCoast Health: Understanding Autism Signs

Sunday, March 17th, 2024

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam

One in 59 American children have autism, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Unfortunately, many still view autism negatively and those with autism suffer from the biased opinions of others,” said SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam. “This is largely in part of lack of knowledge. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to learn about autism and from those who may be on the spectrum. The biggest thing to understand is that autism is just another way of living and another perspective in this diverse world.”

To help spur positive conversation about autism, SouthCoast Health shares the basics of autism including the definition of autism; signs of autism; and the autism diagnosis process.

Learn more here. 

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SouthCoast Health: Poison Prevention Tips

Friday, March 1st, 2024
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Poison Prevention Tips from SouthCoast Health

As part of National Poison Prevention Week occurs every March, SouthCoast Health experts share tips here on how to be careful with potentially dangerous substances in your home. 

One tip: identify harmful products with “Mr. Yuk” stickers, (see above) created in 1971 by the Pittsburgh Poison Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Learn more here.

For immediate assistance and information regarding poisonous substances, contact the Poison Health Line at 1-888-222-1222. For non-emergency concerns, you can also connect online or call (912) 691-3600 for further guidance, or to set up an appointment. 

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SouthCoast Health: Tips to prevent spring allergies

Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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Yes there are preventative steps you can take to combat seasonal allergies this Spring in Savannah, according to SouthCoast Health allergy experts.

“Just like with many other medical conditions, there are things you can do to prevent issues and complications from season allergies,” SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan said. “Many patients think they should wait until their symptoms start to come see me, but it’s actually best to come in before the allergy season starts if you know you typically experience them during the spring months.”

Find tips to combat seasonal allergies here.

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(SouthCoast Health Savannah) Why you should become an organ donor

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

SouthCoast Health Savannah organ donation

More than 110,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list. Even worse, every ten minutes someone new is added.

Each year, the difference between the number of people waiting for organs versus the number of people willing to donate grows wider year after year. While 95% of US adults support organ donation, only about 54% are actually signed up to be donors. That means about 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant.

SouthCoast Health professionals in Savannah can answer all of your medical questions, and, since SouthCoast has a wide range of medical professionals and departments, they can handle most discussions about organ donation, no matter what body part your questions cover.

Learn more about organ donation and why you should become an organ donor here. 

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Healthy Resolutions from SouthCoast Health Physicians

Friday, December 1st, 2023

If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to spend 2024 improving on, take some advice from SouthCoast Health medical experts.

Read New Year’s health resolutions from the SouthCoast Health physicians.

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Resolution: More Sleep

SouthCoast Health’s DR. Rebecca Sellers (Family Medicine)

See more SouthCoast physicians’ resolutions here.

Click here to schedule an appointment with SouthCoast Health or call 912.691.3600.

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(Holidays 2023) SouthCoast Health: Healthy Gift Ideas

Sunday, November 26th, 2023

SouthCoast Health: Healthy Holiday Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

SouthCoast Health experts share a list of healthy holiday stocking stuffer gifts .

SouthCoast Health gift suggestions include: cooking classes with a local company such as Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table or Saint Bibiana’s Cooking School

Bike & helmet from a local shop such as Quality Bike Shop or Perry Rubber Bike Shop.

Personal trainer from a local business such as Giddy Up Personal Training or Savannah Sports & Wellness

See the SouthCoast Health’s complete Healthy Holiday Gift Guide here.

SouthernMamas.com would like to add on one more suggestion: membership to Coastal Heritage Society museums which includes membership to Savannah Children’s Museum, the beloved all-outdoor spot that amplifies the importance of learning through playing in nature. (next to Georgia State Railroad Museum) Become a member here.

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SouthCoast Health: Winter Skin Care Tips for Kids

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Winter skin care tips for kids from SouthCoast Health, Savannah

Effects of dry, cold winter weather are even more pronounced in children, who have thinner, more sensitive skin than adults.

Find tips from SouthCoast Health here on how to keep your kids from having Itchy and irritated skin during winter.

Skin care is an important aspect of children’s wellness, but it’s only one part of comprehensive pediatric care.

For a provider who cares for your child in a welcoming environment, turn to SouthCoast Health. SouthCoast Health’s pediatric walk-in clinics conveniently offer urgent care for your little one when they need it most. Review SouthCoast Health’s full list of pediatric services, or call 912-691-3600 for appointments.

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Flu vaccinations @ SouthCoast Health, Savannah

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Flu shots @ SouthCoast Health, Savannah

Flu season, also known as influenza season, starts in the fall and continues into spring every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over the age of 6 months to get a yearly flu shot to prevent influenza or experience less severe flu symptoms.

It’s important to get a flu vaccination for protection while COVID-19 continues to spread. Less people with the flu will help reduce the burden on our local health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic and influenza season.

Details here.

Many SouthCoast Health locations are offering flu shots. To schedule at your provider’s office, call the office to make an appointment for the flu vaccination. Patients can also save time by clicking on the link below to schedule a flu shot online at our main Savannah campus. (Walk-ins and new patients are accepted.)

Adult Flu Vaccination Clinic

Savannah

For ages 14+

1326 Eisenhower Drive, Bldg 1

Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-Noon

SCHEDULE FLU SHOT

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SouthCoast Health: What to Expect @ Your Yearly Mammogram

Thursday, October 12th, 2023

The overall death rate from #BreastCancer has decreased since 2013, likely because of treatment advances and earlier detection through screening.

This #BreastCancerAwareness Month, call (912) 691-4200 to schedule your mammogram.

SouthCoast Health shares here what you can expect at your yearly mammogram.

SouthCoast Health simple steps for an easy procedure include:

Keep Your Underarms Au Natural

Avoid Scheduling During Your Period

Tips for a Quick Appointment

Manage Your Fears

Results

Regular screenings are one of the best ways to combat cancer — especially breast cancer. SouthCoast Health experienced technicians will do everything possible to keep you comfortable. Schedule your next (or first!) mammogram with by calling 912-691-4200.

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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health experts on treating children with mental illness

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

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Despite the fact that mental health disorders are one of the most common diseases among children, the idea of mental health advocacy for our children is still pretty rare.

Read here  how Dr. Keith Seibert and his wife, Dr. Heather Seibert, both pediatric advocates at SouthCoast Health in Richmond Hill, helped one 11-year-old girl who was struggling with mental illness including anxiety and ADHD.  Learn more here. 

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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Flu Shots @ SouthCoast Health, Savannah

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Flu Shots @ SouthCoast Health, Savannah

Many SouthCoast Health locations are offering flu shots.

Patients’ can call their provider’s office to schedule an appointment, or visit SouthCoast Health’s main Savannah campus. The main Savannah campus accepts walk-ins and new patients.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over the age of 6 months to get a yearly flu shot to prevent influenza or experience less severe flu symptoms.

Learn more here.

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SouthCoast Health Receives Recognitions in 12 Categories in the 2023 Savannah Magazine “Best of” Issue

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Savannah Magazine has announced its annual “Best of Savannah” winners and runner-ups for this year. SouthCoast Health was honored in 12 categories related to the healthcare/ medical field and was featured in Savannah Magazine’s September/October 2023 issue.

Savannah Magazine conducts a yearly poll to name the city’s most influential people and ideas. The magazine emphasizes that “only reader votes” determine the winners and that votes are limited to one per person.

SouthCoast Health winners and runner-ups were recognized in the following categories:

  1. Allergist/ Immunologist  – Wasil Khan, M.D., Ph. D. (runner-up)
  2. Cardiologist –  Roy D. Flood, Jr. M.D., FACC (runner-up)
  3. Critical Care Specialist/Intensivist – Nizar S. Eskandar, M.D., FACP, CMCM (winner)
  4. Family Medicine/General Practitioner – Christopher J. Oldfield, M.D. (runner-up)
  5. Foot & Ankle Physician –  Craig K. Skalla, D.P.M. (winner)
  6. General Surgeon – Jeffrey S. Mandel, M.D., FACS (winner)
  7. Infectious Disease Specialist –  Nenad Avramovski, M.D. (runner-up)
  8. Doctor of Internal Medicine – Misal Patel, M.D. – (runner-up)
  9. Nephrologist – Nizar S. Eskandar, M.D., FACP, CMCM (winner)
  10. Nutritionist – Rebekah M. Laurance, RD (runner-up)
  11. Optometrist – Edward D. Sammons, O.D. (runner-up)
  12. Osteopathic Physician – Regina B. Dandy, D.O. (runner-up)

Congratulations to SouthCoast Health 2023 “Best of Savannah” honorees! From pediatrics to geriatrics, from sore throats to surgery, from well visits to urgent care, and everything in between, SouthCoast Health is your partner for better living.

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SouthCoast Health: You’re invited to Richmond Hill Schools Art Teacher’s Art Show

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Richmond HIll Schools Art Teachers’ Art Show, Sat. Sept. 16

You’re invited to join SouthCoast Health and Bryan County Schools for an art show at SouthCoast Health Richmond Hill Pediatrics location at 89 Interchange Drive, Richmond Hill, Georgia, 31324.

Teachers and staff members from Richmond Hill Primary School, Richmond Hill Elementary School, Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary, McAllister Elementary School, Frances Meeks Elementary, Richmond Hill Middle School, and Richmond Hill High School are sharing a selection of their own artwork during the reception this Sat. Sept. 16 2023, 4-5 PM.

The Frances Meeks Elementary School Choir will also perform.

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
89 Interchange Drive
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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SouthCoast Health Receives Recognitions for the 2023 “Best of the Coastal Empire Community’s Choice Awards”

Friday, August 4th, 2023

Congratulations to SouthCoast Health.

The Savannah Morning News has announced its annual “Best of the Coastal Empire Community’s Choice Awards” for 2023. The contest calls for the local community to nominate and vote for their favorite companies in more than 160 categories.

SouthCoast Health was honored in three categories related to the Beauty & Health field.

SouthCoast Health was recognized in the following categories:

  1. Family Practice – SouthCoast Health Family Medicine (winner)
  2. Allergy Clinic – SouthCoast Health Allergy and Asthma (finalist)
  3. Pediatric Clinic – SouthCoast Health Pediatrics (finalist)

SouthCoast Health has 120 physicians and medical professionals in 18 locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Baxley, Hilton Head, Hinesville, and Statesboro.

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SouthCoast pediatricians: Backpack safety for kids

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Backpack Safety for Savannah Schools Students

Spine health experts @ SouthCoast Health in Savannah remind parents that your child could be doing more harm than good by improperly wearing their backpack.

Above are some “dos” and “don’ts” to help ensure your little one’s spine isn’t experiencing any damage this school year.

Learn more here. 

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SouthCoast Health: Summer Safety Tips

Saturday, June 24th, 2023

SouthCoast Health: The Dos and Don’ts of July 4th

Find SouthCoast Health safety tips for all things summer & July 4th related: fireworks, grilling, swimming & more here.

“We want all community members to have fun and make the most out of this holiday,” said SouthCoast Health Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Michelle Wilson. “But we also want to stress the importance of keeping in mind safety and health precautions as well. On any big holiday with parties and events, there are always elevated risks to be aware of.”

Learn more here.

If you have questions about keeping you and your family safe this summer, or if you would like to talk to a medical expert about anything health and safety related, make an appointment with SouthCoast Health here.

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SouthCoast Health: Schedule your child’s annual well-check now before busy back-to-school time

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

SouthCoast pediatrician on the importance of your child’s annual well-checks

Annual wellness exams are critical in maintaining the health and happiness of your child, and knocking these out at the beginning of the summer versus at the end avoids many potential problems.

“Our offices become so hectic at the end of the summer when school is about to begin again. Because of this we always encourage parents to bring their kids in at the beginning of the summer to avoid the back-to-school rush,” SouthCoast Health pediatrician Dr. David Mozer said. “This also ensures the child and parent have more quality time with their pediatrician and gives parents peace of mind through summer months usually filled with lots of travel.”

Check out these four main reasons the proactive approach is best.

Schedule an appointment (Well Baby/Child) with a SouthCoast pediatrician today

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SouthCoast Health: On the connection between diabetes & eye care

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

SouthCoast Health: The Important Connection Between Diabetes & Eye Care

Ophthalmologist Stephanie Croll, M.D., along with Optometrist Edward Sammons, of SouthCoast Health’s Eye Care Department share here how diabetes can affect your eye health health. 

If you are unsure about your need for a regular eye exam, talk with your primary care physician. Learn more about the SouthCoast Health Diabetic Self-Management Training program and Eye Care department here.

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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health experts on treating children with anxiety

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

SouthCoast Health on treating children with mental illness

Despite the fact that mental health disorders are one of the most common diseases among children, the idea of mental health advocacy for our children is still pretty rare.

Read here  how Dr. Keith Seibert and his wife, Dr. Heather Seibert, both pediatric advocates at SouthCoast Health in Richmond Hill, helped one 11-year-old girl who was struggling with mental illness including anxiety and ADHD. 

Learn more here. 

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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