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

Meet Lauren Lee, C-P.N.P.!

Lauren graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2006. After graduation, she joined the University of Kansas Hospital where she worked on the pediatric medical-surgical unit for five years. Lauren completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree in 2012 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Lauren joined our practice in late 2012 after she and her husband welcomed their first child. Lauren enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

A Look at Your Baby's One-Year Checkup

When you bring your little one to the pediatrician for his or her 12-month checkup, you can expect the physician to perform a full physical examination. Your pediatrician will also ask you questions about your baby’s development, including speech and motor skills. Your baby will need to receive immunizations at 12 months, such as the MMR and chickenpox vaccines. Sometimes, a pediatrician will request a complete blood count and lead level check.

You can hear more about your baby’s 12-month checkup by watching this video. This expert explains some milestones to look forward to and discusses some of the changes you can expect in your baby’s feeding. She also offers some tips on stimulating healthy development by encouraging interactions with books.

Lee’s Summit Physicians Group provides comprehensive and compassionate newborn care near Lee’s Summit. Call (816) 774-4142 to schedule a wellness exam for your baby. Or, call Raintree Pediatrics at (816) 525-4700 or Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520.

Meet Dr. Sauer!

Dr. Sauer is a board certified pediatrician who graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1998. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in 2001 and joined the staff of Lee’s Summit Physicians Group immediately after. Dr. Sauer chose the field of medicine because her mom is a nurse. Dr. Sauer enjoys spending time with her family, attending Nebraska Cornhusker sporting events and all things Disney and Mickey Mouse.

The Importance of Immunizations for Your Baby's Health

One of the most important things you can do to support your child’s well-being is to ensure that he or she receives all of the recommended immunizations according to the schedule recommended by the pediatrician. Vaccinations effectively save lives and according to current clinical evidence, they are safe to administer to a child.

Protecting Your Baby from Serious Diseases
Some parents may have doubts about the safety of immunizations. Unfounded speculation associated vaccinations with developmental delays and autism, for example. However, parents should be aware that there is no clinical evidence that indicates vaccinations cause these problems. Instead, vaccinations protect your baby from serious health risks. The only reason why diseases such as diphtheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough, and bacterial meningitis are uncommonly seen today is because the majority of parents have their children vaccinated. However, children that are not vaccinated are still vulnerable to outbreaks of diseases that can result in death. For example, measles outbreaks have recently surfaced in the U.S.

Protecting Your Family and Community
Giving your child all of his or her immunizations does much more than just protect your child, which is certainly not to diminish the importance of your child’s health. However, making sure kids are vaccinated also protects your family and your entire community. Children spread germs very easily at childcare centers, playgrounds, schools, and similar places. An unvaccinated child can readily spread infections to other unvaccinated children and adults.

Giving Your Child a Head Start in Life
Failing to vaccinate your child could affect his or her academic progress. A serious illness can lead to prolonged absences from school. Additionally, childcare facilities and schools routinely require children to have up-to-date immunization records. Failing to vaccinate a child may mean that it is challenging to find a school for him or her.

Lee’s Summit Physicians Group strongly advises parents to make sure their children receive all of their immunizations on schedule. If you have questions or concerns about giving your child immunizations near Lee's Summit, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician by calling (816) 774-4142. For pediatric care at Raintree Pediatrics, please call (816) 525-4700 or call Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520

Spotlight on Dr. Gershon!

Dr. Gershon is a board certified pediatrician who received his degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas city in 2001. He completed his pediatric residency at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky in 2004 and joined our practice later that same year. Dr. Gershon chose pediatric medicine because working with kids and their parents gives him rewarding challenges that can’t be found in other fields of medicine. Dr. Gershon enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

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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