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Lee's Summit Physicians Group Pediatrics Section offers Personalized, Preventive, and Primary Care for infants, children and adolescents.

Spotlight on Dr. Veenstra

Dr. Veenstra graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1978. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Iowa in 1981 and joined the staff of Lee’s Summit Physicians Group immediately after. Dr. Veenstra was a long time volunteer at Turner House Children’s Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas and continues to serve on its Board. Dr. Veenstra enjoys reading, gardening and traveling with her husband.

When to Take Your Child to the Doctor for Ear Pain

Small children are susceptible to ear infections. Recognizing the warning signs of ear pain and seeing a pediatrician serving Lee’s Summit can reduce the incidence of more significant hearing issues.

This video discusses common ear infection symptoms. Very young children often cannot articulate their discomfort, so pediatric care specialists urge parents to look for other signs. For instance, a baby with an ear infection might pull or hit his ears. He may also refuse to eat or have problems falling asleep. Ear infections can also trigger fevers and bouts of vomiting. If your baby displays any of these symptoms, consult a children’s doctor.

Are you looking for a kids’ doctor? If so, call Lee’s Summit Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600, Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520, or Raintree Pediatrics at (816) 525-4700 for a consultation.

Spotlight on Dr. Gladstone!

Dr. GladtsoneDr. Gladstone is a board certified pediatrician who graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1998. She performed her residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Dr. Gladstone worked at Chestnut Hill Pediatrics in Boston, MA before moving to Missouri and accepting a job with Lee’s Summit Physicians Group in 2003. Dr. Gladstone chose the field of medicine so that she could better understand how the body functions and improve the lives of others with that understanding. Dr. Gladstone enjoys gardening, running and skiing as well as spending time with her husband and three young children.

What to Expect During a Prenatal Pediatric Consultation

Pre-Natal ConsultationAlong with nursery decorations and birthing classes, prenatal consultations are a usual part of preparing for your baby. Selecting a pediatrician serving Lee’s Summit is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child, as your family doctor will likely be overseeing your son’s or daughter’s growth for the next decade or more. Baby doctors are accustomed to meeting with parents in anticipation of their new arrivals, so when you see a pediatrician, keep in mind these guidelines:

Find Out Office Policies
Before you delve into how a pediatrician might approach the care of your child, you should know if choosing a particular doctor is feasible given your specific needs. Unless you are willing to pay out-of-pocket expenses for a physician, inquire ahead of time if his or her office accepts your health insurance policy. You should also ask about appointment availability, office hours, and urgent care options.

Assess Bedside Manner
As you speak with a pediatrician about his or her services, you should be assessing demeanor and how easily you can discuss your concerns. A baby doctor that appears distracted or rushed for time may not be the right one for you. You should never feel hesitant to bring up your concerns, and how a pediatrician engages you now is a good indicator of future behavior as well.

Learn Treatment Methods
Your child’s pediatric care will play a significant role in his or her overall development. A pediatrician’s practices, including his or her approach to immunizations, antibiotics, and other prevention and treatment measures, can greatly impact the health of your baby. Knowing and feeling at ease about a family doctor’s healthcare philosophy is key before deciding to move forward with your pediatrician decision.

Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, Blue Springs Pediatrics, and Raintree Pediatrics welcome parents to schedule prenatal consultations at any of our locations. To meet our pediatric care experts, call Lee’s Summit Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600, Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520, or Raintree Pediatrics at (816) 525-4700. You can also view our website to learn more about our complete pediatric services.

Get Ready for Allergy and Asthma Season [INFOGRAPHIC]

The arrival of spring means it’s time to finally say goodbye to the cold of winter, but unfortunately, it also means that it’s time to say hello to allergies. Although allergies are possible any time of the year, they tend to be the worst in the spring, when pollen attacks with a vengeance. That is bad news for kids with asthma, since allergy symptoms tend to make asthma worse. It’s important to talk to your child’s pediatrician before allergy season starts to review his or her asthma care plan and to make sure you understand all of the treatments. This infographic from Lee’s Summit Physicians Group offers tips for stemming the impact of allergies at home. Our pediatrician in Lee’s Summit can offer care for your child’s asthma, provide immunizations, and much more. See your family doctor for more advice on beating allergies, and share this pediatrics information with other parents.

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Hours of Operation:

  • 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Saturday