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    Spotlight on Dr. Dyson!

    Last updated 2 days ago

    Dr. Dyson graduated from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2009. She completed her residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in 2013 and joined the Lee’s Summit Physicians Group immediately following her residency. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Before starting medical school, Dr. Dyson spent seven years serving in the United States Air Force. Dr. Dyson enjoys art, architecture, photography and traveling with her husband.

    What Is Colic in Newborns?

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Does your newborn cry for hours at a time even when fed and dry? It is possible that despite your best efforts to keep your newborn comfortable, he may still have bouts of uncontrollable crying. Pediatricians often refer to these periods of extreme distress as colic.

    Perhaps the most frustrating part of colic is that newborn care experts do not know what exactly contributes to it. However, parents can take solace in knowing that colic is only a temporary part of a newborn’s life. In many cases, it subsides by the time a baby reaches his fourth or fifth month. If you have a colicky newborn, speak to your baby’s doctor about it. In many cases, pediatricians can suggest options to soothe upset babies.

    Are you worried about your baby’s colic? For more information on this condition, call Lee’s Summit Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600. Residents in the greater Independence region can contact our Raintree Pediatrics clinic at (816) 525-4700. For those living in Blue Springs, our Blue Springs Pediatrics location can be reached by calling (816) 554-6520.

    Spotlight on Dr. Gutierrez!

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Dr. Gutierrez joined LSPG in 2000. He graduated from medical school in 1983 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his residency in Internal Medicine from the Consortium for Health Education in Kansas City in 1986. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been practicing in the Kansas City area since 1986. He enjoys providing medical care for adults of all ages. He lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife who has a heart for abused women in Liberia, Africa where she heads up a ministry. (dignityliberia.com) Dr. Gutierrez enjoys playing electric bass and going to the movies with his wife. He is becoming proficient in Spanish and is able to communicate with his Spanish speaking patients.

    Making the Most of Your Child's Doctor Visits

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Many people consider a pediatrician’s office a place to go only when their children are sick. However, your pediatrician can also prove to be a valuable asset when your child is well. To help prevent the onset and progression of serious health problems, pediatricians encourage parents to take advantage of their services before a major medical issue develops. Continue reading to find out how you can make the most of your child’s appointments.

    Schedule Annual Checkups
    From birth to the teen years, children experience a myriad of changes. To make sure that your child is developing as he should, it’s important to have a pediatrician evaluate your child’s growth on a yearly basis. With annual checkups, your child’s doctor can analyze a wide range of developmental factors, including weight and height. He can also look for conditions that often occur in childhood, including scoliosis and asthma. With early medical intervention, many health problems can be effectively managed or eliminated.

    Prepare Your Concerns
    You know your child best. If you have concerns that he may not be developing in a normal fashion, talk to your pediatrician about them. However, because your child’s doctor may also have specific topics in mind to discuss, it may be a good idea to prepare your questions ahead of time. Though it may seem formal for a doctor’s checkup, readying a list of questions can ensure that you have the opportunity to discuss all of your concerns.

    Record Pertinent Information
    Having writing materials with you can prove highly convenient, as you’ll be able to easily record the information that your pediatrician gives when discussing your child’s health concerns. Your child’s doctor may bring up issues that you may want to further research after the appointment. Rather than relying on your memory, you can make sure that you remember all that you discuss at the checkup by writing it down. You might also want to ask for a copy of your child’s medical records so that you can use them for future reference.

    Raintree Pediatrics, Blue Springs Pediatrics, and Lee’s Summit Physicians Group offer comprehensive newborn and pediatric care for residents in the Independence, Blue Springs, and Lee’s Summit areas. To make an appointment at Raintree Pediatrics, call (816) 525-4700. To reach Blue Springs Pediatrics, call (816) 554-6520. If you would like to see a Lee’s Summit Physicians Group pediatrician, call (816) 524-5600.

    Meet Dr. Emily Robb!!

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Dr. Robb graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2000 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004. Dr. Robb is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine — School of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She enjoys all aspects of Internal Medicine but is especially interested in adolescent medicine and women’s health. Dr. Robb joined the practice in 2006. Dr. Robb is married and has two children.

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