Dr. Todd Harris

Banner Change: Summer 2018 Edition

Written by Dr. Todd Harris

July 3, 2018 – Welcome to the banner change where, at Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine (RCAM), we officially move past spring and welcome the summer. This is a little late but – c’mon mana legend retired 11 days agocut us a little slack.

Therefore, without further ado, “Goodbye” totwo girls in field of marigolds‘ and “Hello” tochild peering over poolside‘.

Hot Weather Means: Time to Schedule Your Child / Teen’s Well Check

On Tuesday the WRAL thermometer got up to 97º. Have you scheduled your child’s well visit / complete physical yet?

  • Here is the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended schedule of well visits as endorsed by the pediatricians at RCAM.
  • Among those recommendations: every child 3 years old and above should have a well visit / complete physical every year.
  • If your child might play sports in middle school or high school, keep in mind their school will require them to have had a well visit / complete physical in the last year. The summer is a perfect time to take care of that. Call us and schedule a visit.

School Sports Participation Forms

Be ready when you hear at the last minute that your child wants to try out for their school’s quidditch team. Instead,

  1. Schedule an appointment (919-781-7490).
  2. Download the appropriate form your school requires.
  3. Bring the form to your appointment and we will complete it at your child’s well visit / physical.
  4. Avoid a crisis and have a completed form ready to go before school even begins.

Here are some of the local school athletic participation forms:

Happy 4th of July!

It is a holiday week. Here is the next 3 days’ schedule at RCAM:

  • Tuesday, July 3rd – Duraleigh and Brier Creek Offices both open regular weekday hours
  • Wednesday, July 4th – Duraleigh and Brier Creek Offices both closed for the Independence Day holiday; holiday coverage described here (in short, a limited clinic starting at 10am at the Duraleigh office)
  • Thursday, July 5th – Duraleigh and Brier Creek Offices back to being open regular weekday hours