Clark Avenue Connection

Dr. Todd Harris

Weekend Notes

Written by Dr. Todd Harris


It’s the Weekend, November 28 and 29, 2015

No Walk-In Appointments on the Weekend

  • Patients are seen by appointment only on all holidays and weekends.
  • If you think your child may need to be seen on Saturday or Sunday, call 919-781-7490 in the morning after 9 am and speak to the nurse working with the On Call Pediatrician
  • On the weekends, we see patients in the office in the morning but are available to speak at other times by phone about any urgent concerns you may have.

The Weekend Lineup

After Hours Care

  • Our On Call Pediatrician manages our after hours care.
  • Urgent calls outside regular hours: 919-781-7490
  • After hours backup number: 919-831-5526

Dr. Todd Harris

November 9, 2015 – Fitting this gets posted late.

As a matter of fact, take our brief poll (yes – just one “yes-no” question) even if you don’t check out what Dr. Cananapari has to say about helping your family getting a good night’s sleep:

Honest and anonymous: are you up late right now with a child that will not sleep?

Dr. Todd Harris


Written by Dr. Todd Harris


November 5, 2015 – You may recall an earlier post about the 12 finalists for this year’s 2 new inductions into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Those 2 new inductions will be announced sometime today. This morning, I would like to present the 2015 RCAM Toy Hall of Fame Bracketology.

It works for college basketball. Let’s see how it works for toys.

The 12 finalists have been divided into 4 Regions with 3 toys in each. Since there are 3 per Region, 1 of those 3 gets a bye to the second round with a chance to go to The Toy Final Four.

The Upper Region

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Dr. Sarah Owrey

Baby on Board

November 4, 2015 – Not sure whatever happened to these signs. Not sure if anyone drove safer because of them.

Once again, it is proven that transporting your child safely includes a car seat that has been chosen carefully, installed properly and used appropriately.

Here is another link from the AAP with some timely car seat information.

Dr. Todd Harris


November 1, 2015 Hope your family had a safe and fun Halloween.

You can’t take that for granted because we all know that Halloween can get ugly.

Take – for example – the competition between the Nurses at our Duraleigh and Brier Creek offices – this ongoing battle turns fierce this time every year.

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Dr. Todd Harris

Product Recall: AUVI-Q

Written by Dr. Todd Harris

AuviQ Recall

October 30, 2015 – From the Auvi-Q website:

What should US consumers do if they have this product?

“People with an Auvi‑Q device are being asked to call 1‑877‑319‑8963 or 1‑866‑726‑6340, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET for information about how to return Auvi‑Q. They should also immediately contact their healthcare providers for prescriptions for alternate epinephrine auto‑injectors. Details about reimbursement will be available on www.Auvi‑ as soon as they are available.”

Patients of RCAM who need a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector should contact our office.

Dr. Ben Meares

Shot Box

Our flu vaccine clinics are currently open to ALMOST EVERYONE  (the notable exception: state-supplied vaccine is limited- see below). We have a small supply of FluMist and a larger supply of Flu Shots.

October 26, 2015 – As you have likely heard, the manufacturer of FluMist has had significant production problems this year. We, therefore, have been able to get very little so far. We do expect to get more shipments as the fall goes by, but we have no way of knowing when those will be.

As such, please be advised: We may not have FluMist available when you arrive at your Flu Vaccine Clinic appointment. We will not know ahead of time, so please be ready to be flexible and get the Shot if FluMist is not available.

If a Flu Vaccine Clinic Appointment is not available when you call, please be patient. We can only schedule appointments for flu vaccine if we know the vaccine is actually here/available. Due to the limited supply of FluMist, we will run out of all flu vaccine this year. As such, we are still supportive of patients getting it elsewhere. A list of options is available here.

Update November 5, 2015 State-supplied vaccine:  Important information for those who are uninsured or are insured via the State’s Medicaid program is here.