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Dr. Trites is a 1983 graduate of the University of Kansas and completed her residency in 1986 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr Trites is available for patient care Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 to 430. To schedule an appointment call 816-524-5600.
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Pinkeye is a very common condition in people of all ages, but it’s particularly prevalent among school-aged children, who easily pass the infection to each other in classroom settings. If your child displays the telltale signs of pinkeye, get him or her to a pediatrician as soon as possible.
Pinkeye is another name for conjunctivitis. Although chemicals, dry eyes, and allergies can cause the eyes to become red, most cases of conjunctivitis are caused by a bacterial or viral infection. These two types of pinkeye are very easily transmitted by hand after an infected person has touched his or her eye. Both bacterial and viral pinkeye cause redness, drainage, and itching in the eye. Bacterial pinkeye also causes mild pain. There are no medications for viral pinkeye, which should clear on its own within a week or so. Your child’s pediatrician can prescribe an antibiotic for bacterial pinkeye.
Early treatment for pinkeye speeds recovery, so make an appointment with your Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, Blue Springs Pediatric, or Raintree Pediatrics doctor at the first sign of symptoms. For Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, call (816) 524-5600. Blue Springs Pediatrics can be reached at (816) 554-6520, and Raintree Pediatrics can be contacted by calling (816) 525-4700.
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Dr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine in 1991. She attended her Pediatric Residency at children’s Mercy Hospital graduating in 1994 and joined Lee’s Summit Physician’s Group one month later. Dr. Fletcher enjoys all aspects of Pediatrics, but especially enjoys caring for her patients and watching them grow as they become the next leaders in our community. Dr. Fletcher enjoys many outdoor activities as well as spending time with family and friends. Dr. Fletcher is available for patient care at our main office on Blue Parkway Monday through Thursday. When she is not at the hospital taking care of newborn babies she is available for scheduled appointments by calling 816.524.5600.
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Are your kids sluggish when they get home from school? What they need is a good snack to help them power through homework and afterschool activities. This video offers suggestions for balanced snacks that will give your kids the energy boost they need to get through until dinner.
Good afterschool snacks have protein and fiber to keep your kids full. Try some nachos with multi-grain chips and low-fat cheese, or a cheese and apple quesadilla. You can also use fat-free Greek yogurt and fruit to create a tasty and healthy parfait.
For tips on creating a healthy eating plan for your child, talk to your child’s pediatrician. To make an appointment with a caring pediatrician, call (816) 524-5600 to reach Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, (816) 554-6520 for Blue Springs Pediatrics, or (816) 525-4700 for Raintree Pediatrics.
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Cindy Aldrige has been a part of Lee’s Summit Physician’s Group since February 2012 and is board certified from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner’s. Cindy has worked in the Emergency Department most of her career as an RN, most recently as a Charge Nurse. Cindy also has 10 years experience as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in Missouri working on an ambulance. Cindy graduated from Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Cindy then graduated from Research College of Nursing in 2011 with her Master’s of Science in Nursing becoming a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner. Cindy can take care of your healthcare needs including writing prescriptions, management of chronic diseases, and referrals when needed. She enjoys teaching patients about their healthcare needs.