Clark Avenue Connection

Dr. Tom Sena

Weekend Notes

Written by Dr. Tom Sena


It’s the Weekend, February 6 and 7, 2016

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
  • Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222

Dr. Lily Harris

Zika Virus: Some Vetted Resources

Written by Dr. Lily Harris

Updated February 3, 2016Here ya go:


Here is a good video recap of what is known about Zika (from 02/01/2016)


From the AAP via (from 01/22/2016)


Also, pediatrician blogger Seattle Mama Doc offers her take on the Zika Virus here. (from 01/27/2016)


Here is what mosquito-dense Florida is doing attempt to slow the spread of Zika Virus (from 02/03/2016)


Dr. Todd Harris


January 25, 2016 – In what will hopefully be the end of a long string of weather-related announcements, both RCAM offices will be opening on time tomorrow morning.

Have a nice evening.

Dr. Todd Harris

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January 22, 2016 – RCAM hopes you and your family have been able to stay warm and healthy.

We are sorry we could not open the office on Friday. Please know that it is our sincere desire to keep our patients out of Urgent Cares and Emergency Departments if possible.

In that spirit, we want to let our families know that at this time we are planning to open the office on Saturday at 1pm for appointment only visits (there are no “walk-in” appointments on the weekend). … Continue reading

Dr. Todd Harris

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January 16, 2016 – Isn’t it nice to hear good news once in a while?

Some days you could really use that good news.

For certain college basketball fans, today might be a good day to seek out some good news.

The American Academy of Pediatrics made a list of 7 great advancements in pediatric research. Read about how life is better today for our children due to pediatric research here.

And guess what?

Even if your team happen to win today – or if you don’t care about college basketball – all of these advancements are still good news.

The achievements are listed below. Click on each one for more information.

  1. Preventing Disease with Life-saving Immunizations
  2. Reducing SIDS with “Back to Sleep”
  3. Curing a Common Childhood Cancer
  4. Saving Premature Babies by helping them Breathe
  5. Preventing Mother-to-Baby HIV Transmission
  6. Increasing Life Expectancy for Children with Chronic Disease
  7. Saving Lives with Car Seats and Seat Belts



Dr. Todd Harris


January 12, 2016 – 2016 is a landmark year for Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine.

It is our 50th anniversary. In 1966 Dr. Bob Fleming began a solo general pediatric practice on Clark Avenue that has since grown to RCAM as we know it today.

Next year carries some numerical significance as well. In 2017 we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Brier Creek office.

Almost ten years – that is a lot of pediatric medical care. It also represents a lot of wear and tear on the office itself.

So, starting this week, renovations will begin on our Brier Creek office.

The office will remain open throughout this process. We anticipate it will take about a month. Some work will occur in the evening or on the weekends but work will also occur during regular business hours. We thank you in advance for your patience.