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Before you head to Gravitopia or Skyzone be prepared. Have fun but be safe!

American Academy of Pediatrics
Trampolines are increasingly popular both as a sporting activity and recreation, but they can be very dangerous for children. Do you know how to keep kids safe around trampolines. Dr. Sarah Denny, an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson and an experienced emergency room doctor, offers parents practical advice about trampolines.
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July 29, 2017 at 01:54PM

Flu Vaccine Is In!

Flu shots are in! All children 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot. We have Flumist available for children 2 years of age and older as well.
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Welcome Natalie Dixon, MS, PA-C

Blue Ridge Pediatrics welcomes Natalie Dixon, MS, PA-C.

Natalie Dixon is a certified Physician Assistant, through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received her Masters in Physician Assisting from the Medical University of South Carolina, in 2007.

Prior to working with Blue Ridge Pediatrics, Natalie worked with Wimauma Family Health Center-a health clinic for migrant workers in Florida, Clemson-Seneca Pediatrics, and the Child Abuse Pediatrics division of MUSC, in Charleston. She has a special interest in adolescent medicine, breastfeeding/lactation, weight management, and early literacy.

Natalie, her husband, and their two sons, are excited to be back in the upstate, and look forward to enjoying all of the outdoor activities offered here. They also love attending sporting events together, listening to live music and traveling.

Natalie Dixon, P.A.

We have FluMist and Flu Shots available!

Most Children two years of age and older can receive FluMist which is given as a nasal spray and needle free. Early October is the ideal time to get vaccinated. Give our office a call to schedule your flu vaccine today.

Dr. Gully’s Top Ten reasons why Blue Ridge Pediatrics has the best front office staff…

Recently, I have received a great deal of positive feedback about the front office staff from parents and patients. They are awesome! Don’t forget to share your encouraging comments with them as well. The following list should offer plenty of topics to strike up a conversation with them. Here is my top ten list of why I love them and why you should too.

Dr. Gully’s Top Ten reasons why Blue Ridge Pediatrics has the best front office staff…

  1. They are the wizards of multitasking. While they are signing you in, they have your insurance company on line one, the cardiologist on line three, ensuring your child’s medications are called in to the correct pharmacy, faxing school permission slips, AND making a color copy of your child’s growth chart so that their grandmother in Arizona can finish her scrapbook. ALL WITH A SMILE
  2. They have medical backgrounds (Liz and Jasmine are Certified Medical Assistants and Orenda is a Nursing Assistant)
  3. Although Liz is our only fluent Spanish speaking staff member, Jasmine THINKS she is too
  4. They have accents and dialects that you won’t hear anywhere north west of the Blue Ridge Escarpment
  5. You don’t have be embarrassed that your toddler is having a temper tantrum in the waiting room because Amanda has twin toddlers at home
  6. You won’t get a speeding ticket coming to our office because Jasmine already has the highway patrol tied up
  7. Orenda volunteers herself monthly for real life anaphylaxis and CPR training (ask her about it)
  8. They really care about the families of our patients
  9. They are all EXCEPTIONAL mothers and in Dr. Gully’s opinion-parenting experts
  10. They do an AMAZING amount of hard work and get little of the credit

New Screening Guidelines

Parents and patients will begin to see new questionnaires at well visit checks in order to comply with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines.  Providers will use various methods to screen for problems such as autism, developmental delays,  depression, domestic violence, substance abuse at the appropriate ages.  These screenings will be conducted on all patients at scheduled Well Child Visits; however, we are available to discuss any concerns about your child’s development or social-emotional growth at any time.   Feel free to call our office at (864) 888-4464 at any time to schedule an appointment.  We are eager to help.

Asthma

Asthma “AIR” visits for next school year begin in June

Donna AIR visitBlue Ridge Pediatrics will begin our third annual “AIR” (Asthma Intervention and Return to School) visits beginning mid-June.  Call to schedule an appointment before school starts.  Asthma ER visits  and hospitalizations increase dramatically in August and September when students return to school and are exposed to asthma triggers.  The purpose of these visits is to ensure all students with asthma return to school in August healthy and prepared.  Our goal is to ensure every asthmatic patient has their rescue inhaler, school medication administration forms, and spacers ready to take with them the first day of school.   We will revise and optimize medications as needed.  Our knowledgeable staff will provide a “refresher” to students on the importance of taking their medicines as well as how to properly administer them.

Click on the links below to learn more about the “AIR” program’s success and how we are keeping our patients healthy!

“AIR” program recognized by the South Carolina Asthma Alliance.  Read the letter Dr. Mike Bowman from MUSC wrote about the program here.

Welcome Jasmine Cobb, CMA

Jasmine Cobb, CMABlue Ridge Pediatrics is excited to have Jasmine Cobb  as part of the medical staff.  Jasmine and her son, Jemarrion, were already well known and loved by our staff.  We were thrilled to hire her in 2013 after she completed her degree as a Certified Medical Assistant.  Jasmine’s infectious smile and love for the children is apparent in her work.  She has proven to be an outstanding asset to the practice and pediatrics.

Get Active- 10 Things To Do With the Family

Get Active- 10 Things to Do With The Family

Lake Jocassee Waterfall

  1. Visit Lake Jocassee included in National Geographics special edition magazine named “50 of the World’s Last Great Places — Destinations of a Lifetime.”  Access public boat ramps, rent a cabin or camp at Devil’s Fork State Park located 20-30 minutes from Clemson and Seneca.
  2.  Take the family on a zip line canopy tour at Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours.
  3. Watch a collegiate sporting event at Clemson University
  4. Visit Clemson’s Botanical Gardens
  5. Hike one of the many waterfalls located in Upstate South Carolina
  6. Go berry picking.  Pick strawberries, blackberries, persimmons, figs, grapes, muscadines and blueberries at the Happy Berry Farm in Six Mile.
    Boating on Lake Keowee
  7. Kayak or Raft on some of the worlds best whitewater rivers.
  8. Learn a watersport as a family on Lake Keowee.  Ideas include flatwater Kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding.  If you have access to a boat, give waterskiing, or wakeboarding a try!  Start exploring the lake at South Cove or High Falls parks.
  9. Take a day trip to Asheville to visit the Biltmore Estate.  Kids 16 and under visit for free all summer long!
  10. Play a game of laser tag at Sweet Treats in Walhalla.

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