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‑Q.com as soon as they are available.”
Patients of RCAM who need a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector should contact our office.
This morning Dr. Sena received the following note and a very large piece of hardware from Rex Hospital (it is heavier than it looks):
In honor of your more than 25 years of service at Rex Healthcare, we thank you for your compassion and commitment to providing excellent patient care.
Steve Burriss and the Rex Executive team
You can’t argue with the length of his service – and those of us who have worked with him will not argue with the excellence. Thank you for your service and congratulations on this milestone, Dr. Sena.
Now you are looking pretty spry with your Sesame Street tie – how about 25 more?!
September 14, 2015 – This morning we welcomed Dr. Lily Harris as she arrived for her first day working as a pediatrician at Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine.
We make the distinction “first day working” here because this is not her first visit to RCAM.
A detail that has been stated before and will likely come up again: from early childhood though her teen years, Dr. Lily Harris visited RCAM as a patient!
You will find her bio here. … Continue reading
September 2, 2015 – One year ago today came the answer to a question RCAM got asked probably daily for the prior two years: When is Dr. Gessner going to be back?
On July 9, 2012, Dr. Rick Gessner, his wife and their 3 children began a two year medical mission. Dr. Gessner treated a wide range of pediatric medical conditions at a hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. RCAM got Dr. Gessner back to our Brier Creek office on September 2, 2014. We were (and still are) very proud of what he and his family accomplished there. It was very exciting for the RCAM family to have them back home in Raleigh.
I asked Rick to comment on the milestone and this is what he had to say:
“I have really enjoyed being back in Raleigh, seeing old patients, and meeting many new ones this year. Our family has enjoyed the warm welcome home and we look forward to being here for many years to come…although we want to sneak back to Kenya for some visits from time to time!”
August 31, 2015 – RCAM will have a limited clinic on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th. We will see children with urgent medical concerns that morning by appointment only.
Dr. Jen Long is on-call for that day. If you have urgent concerns about your child’s health, call our main number 919-781-7490. If you think your child may need to be seen in the office, try to call before 10:00am.
August 26, 2015 – School has begun. As we wonder where our summer went, here comes talk in the news about flu and the sidewalk signs are beginning to appear in front of our pharmacies telling us its time to get our flu shot.
A few initial thoughts about flu vaccine as RCAM looks to the 2015-16 flu season:
- The CDC and the pediatricians at RCAM recommend that just about everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine every year.
- If your child is under the age of 9 years old and getting the vaccine for the first time, plan to get two doses at least a month apart.
- Get the flu vaccine but avoid getting a shot! FluMist nasal spray can be given to healthy children who are at least 2 years old and don’t have an underlying chronic illness.
- The regular flu shot will also be available for anyone over 6 months old.
- RCAM will likely begin flu vaccination at the end of September or October. Follow this blog – watch our Facebook or Twitter pages – we will get the word out as we begin to offer flu vaccine.
August 22, 2015 – Welcome to the redesigned and ready-for-action Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine webpage.
Other than the ever-constant need to keep things fresh, we felt a change was needed because of TMI – because there is just way too much information out there.
“What?” you may ask. “Too much information? So you start a blog that will no doubt increase the amount of information? That makes no sense…”
Hold on – here comes an explanation: … Continue reading