Dr. Todd Harris

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Written by Dr. Todd Harris

Administrative Professionals Day 2016

April 27,2016 – They have such a tough job – some thankless work for which today we will try to thank them.

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Both the Duraleigh and the Brier Creek offices will be closed during lunch while we attempt to make our Front Office Staff feel appreciated at the Kanki!

UPDATE: Sights from Lunch at the Kanki today:

Administrative Professionals Day 2016 mix

Dr Gessner Got Game

 


Dr. Todd Harris

ADHD Scholarship

February 18, 2016 – RCAM recently became aware of a college scholarship from Shire that selects from applicants with ADHD who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

The details are listed in the flyer above. The student does not necessarily have to be on medication for ADHD to be eligible.

The deadline is March 9th.

Each scholarship has a value of $2,000 and includes 1 year of ADHD coaching services.

Last year there were just over 2000 applicants and 54 scholarships were awarded. Not bad odds for a college scholarship.

Four of the 54 awards given were to students from North Carolina.

Good luck to all of our patients making plans to attend college next year.


Dr. Todd Harris

WRAL Winter Storm Warning 2016 01 22

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

Renovation

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.


Dr. Todd Harris

Calling All Cards

Written by Dr. Todd Harris

Calling all cards

December 7, 2015It is starting to appear. Like previous years, the arrivals will no doubt be slow at first but then show steady, daily increase – as each week passes, more and more will come.

No, I am not talking about the flu. This is something else – something much safer and much more fun:

A favorite RCAM holiday tradition has always been receiving holiday cards from our families.

[WARNING: The following could sound like begging.] If your family practices the tradition of sending a holiday card – particularly if it includes some version of a family photograph – please consider sending one our way:

Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine
Holiday Card Department
3100 Duraleigh Road, Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27612

Know that one of the best parts of this tradition is displaying the cards in our office.

Plus, we’ve taken it a step further: If you have sent a card in the last 10 years, it has been saved and cataloged so that each year’s card can be displayed together.

Finally, It doesn’t have to be a Christmas Card – any holiday will do – or just send a picture. We really just get a kick out of this visual of our families through the years.


Dr. Todd Harris

RCAM NCHIE Exchange Web Announcement

December 3, 2015 – The meme above really says it all.

You likely received one of those beloved automated emails recently from our office (sorry – we really do try to do that as little as possible).

The Pediatricians at RCAM felt it was important to let you know that as of this week, RCAM – through the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) – can now share medical information over a secure exchange.

NC HIE is a secure computer system for doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to share information that can improve your child’s care.

RCAM has used electronic medical records for almost 10 years (it seems like only yesterday). However, until now, to receive information from another medical entity, it had to arrive as a hard copy (typically in the form of – gasp – a fax) and then scan it into our medical record system. This process was similarly inefficient when trying to pass along information if your child saw a healthcare provider outside of our office.

RCAM’s new connection with NC HIE will add efficiency when we need to know – for example – when your Allergist at UNC gave your son a flu vaccine, details of your daughter’s trip to WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department, or what antibiotic both were prescribed during recent visits to an Urgent Care.

Keep in mind, it is still important to maintain a medical home for your child at RCAM (that statement is automatic whenever we use the word “Urgent” with the word “Care”). That means, whenever possible, it is best for your child to be seen at either the Duraleigh or Brier Creek locations by one of our providers. But we know that circumstances sometimes dictate otherwise, and it is best then for your child when that information can be linked to your child’s RCAM medical record.

We do not charge the patient for this connection. You don’t have to sign up for this service. Federal law allows this connection to occur automatically. If you do not want this service for your child, there is a method for ‘opting out’ – please contact our office if that is your wish.

Your Pediatricians at RCAM believe this type of sharing creates better, easier, and safer care by linking your child’s key medical information. If you have any questions, please be sure to ask one of us.

And, finally, to be completely clear – please – don’t share a calzone with a cat.