We are pleased to announce that Natalie Vona, PhD has joined the staff of Pediatrics 5280. She has been practicing for over 10 years and is very skilled at helping children, teenagers and parents with a wide variety of issues from potty training and sleep concerns to school avoidance, anxiety and depression. She is an amazing resource for 5280 patients. Call the office to schedule an appointment. It can be on the same day or completely separate from an office visit with one of our medical providers.
Teenagers are undergoing a lot of physical and mental changes as they develop into adults. Knowing how their personality can change can make it easier to notice red flags, and can aid you in making the right decisions for their mental health.
Per the CDC’s latest reports, the flu has now been reported as widespread in 42 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia, with 53 pediatric flu-related deaths reported so far. What this means for most, and certainly those with children, is that the flu is much closer to you and your home than you may think. While most of the recommendations for prevention should be practiced throughout the year, it’s more important right now to follow these steps to prevent sickness for not only you and your family, but numerous others.
Life does not always go exactly the way we plan, but we should always do the best we can with what we are given. Dr. Stapp has had a tremendous impact on the lives and health of children in the Denver Metro area over the course of his career. His love for kids, medicine, and his extraordinary ability to build and run organizations make him one in a million. While he may be stepping down from patient care for personal health reasons, we know that he will continue to be an important part of Pediatrics 5280 and healthcare for kids in Colorado. We wish him all the best in this next phase of his career and have tremendous gratitude for all he has done!
We have added 2 new providers at Pediatrics 5280 this week! Please give a warm welcome to Dr. Stacy Parra and our new PA, Leslie Brentlinger! You can check out their photos and bios on the Meet Us page!
Zika virus is a new health concern for unborn babies. See the link below for more information.
MyChart is a great tool that allows you to access your child’s lab results, shot records, doctor notes, daycare forms, and send requests for rx refills and secure emails. There is even an app for it!! Activate your child’s account, or have your teenage child activate their own account the next time you are in the office or call the front desk to help you activate it over the phone. Immunization records printed from MyChart are able to be turned into school/daycare with no signature needed! Its that easy!
Here is a great packet of information on how marijuana affects teenagers — very important to know!