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SEPTEMBER 2017 Newsletter
Falling into Fall
As we head into the fall and winter months, it is important to remember that washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent getting sick. Normal soap and water are the best to use at home. Antibacterial soaps do not provide any additional benefit and have some downsides.
Welcome Dr. Natalie Penn
We will be making some changes to our hours heading into the Fall and Winter months. We will have some extended hours until 6pm with at least one doctor on each day of the week. Furthermore, triage will be able to take calls until 5:30pm each day of the week.
Our website now features a "Page your Doctor" button. This button will allow you to page our on call doctor after hours when you and your family are in need of urgent advice. The button appears at all times, but is only functional after hours.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR KIDS with Brittany Lark, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac
Happy New Year and Thank You!
As we begin 2017, we want to express our gratitude to you, the families and community, for your continued support of HIP during the many changes we came across in 2016.
As we grow and change, your patience and understanding has helped make the many transitions smoother for us at HIP. We know that as we continue to expand, we have to make adjustments in order to provide the care you and your families are used to receiving from HIP. It is a learning process for all of us, and we cannot express enough how thankful we are for your patience in dealing with these changes.
Stacey, our wonderful PA-C, is so thankful to our families for their patience and consideration while she was out with injuries sustained from a bicycle accident. She is back in our office, full time, and is more ready than ever to provide the care our families are used to receiving from her at HIP.
We hope 2017 is a happy and healthy year for all of you, and we are eager to still be a valuable resource for you and your family.
The HIP Team
- We have flu shots available for our patients, and are currently running Flu Clinics on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-6pm. We also have Flu Clinics every other Saturday from 8-10 am. If you'd like to schedule a time for your child to come in, please call our front desk for assistance.
- We also have limited flu shot available for parents! Flu shots for parents are $35.00 each. If you'd like to schedule a flu shot for yourself, you can do so by calling our front desk for assistance.
Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets
- Recently, the FDA released a statement that they are taking Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets off the market. At this time, HIP does not recommend parents using these tablets for their children. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at any time.
It is with mixed emotions that we have a few departures to announce. In each case we are sad to lose a valued H.I.P team member but excited for what the next chapter is bringing for them.
Lyndsey Buderus (Front Office Manager): Lyndsey is a beloved founding member of H.I.P and the smiling and warm soul that many of you have encountered as you enter our office. She is fulfilling a dream of hers and will be starting physical therapy school in September in California. We could not be more proud of her! Her last day will be Wednesday August 24th....stop by to wish her well if you can. We take comfort in knowing that Denver will be getting an incredible physical therapist in a few years!! We are thrilled to have Lyndsey's sidekick Anna Gadzina taking over as our front office manager.
Dr. Sarah Pilarowski: Dr. Sarah has been an integral part of HIP for the past 2 1/2 years. She has an opportunity to relocate closer to home at Sapphire Pediatrics. We are grateful for all her contributions to HIP and for the great care that she has provided for her patients. We wish her and her wonderful family well!! Her last day at HIP will be Thursday October 20th. For patients who have seen Dr. Sarah and would like to transfer to one of our other HIP providers, we will have added availability starting in November to accommodate you. We are in the process of finding an integrative pediatrician to take her place soon.
Jessica Muniz, RN: Jessica finished up her time at HIP 2 weeks ago to take advantage of an opportunity to work from home and spend more time with her 2 year old son. She was a great asset to our practice, filling a variety of roles in the office. We wish her great success in her new venture!
We have some wonderful new additions to the practice to help fill the significant void left by these three. Thank you for your patience as we work through this transition.Coming soon.
As our H.I.P community has grown, we would like to honor the connection we feel to the greater Denver community and beyond. December 2015 marked the first of a monthly commitment from H.I.P. to a highlighted non-profit. The groups will range from local to international organizations that are working to improve the care of children dealing with illness or inadequate access to quality health care.
We believe strongly in the power of preventive medicine. To honor the commitment our families have to promoting wellness in their own children, we pledge to donate $1 for every Well Care visit at H.I.P. to our chosen non-profit of the month.
In December 2015, we donated to Brent's Place, a local non-profit that provides housing for immune compromised children and their families, who are receiving treatment at Children's Hopstial Colorado and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. This is a vital service for families traveling to Denver to receive the specialized, expert care that our children's hopsitals offer.
In January 2016, we gave to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. LLS honors member of our community who have been affected by blood and lymph cancers.
The month of Feburary 2016 will be dedicated to the Matthew Emrick Memorial Scholarship Fund. Every year, two scholarships are awarded to one boy and one girl at North Middle School in Aurora, CO, who are chosen based on an essay they write. The scholarship provides clothes and supplies for the school year.
If you haven't yet scheduled your child's next well care visit, give our office a call, as it will not only benefit your child but also children in need. Thank you so much for all your love and support over the past 3 years!