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    Spotlight on Dr. Fletcher!

    Last updated 22 hours ago

    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.

    Ideas for Healthy Afterschool Snacks

    Last updated 3 days ago

    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.

    Staff Spotlight on Cindy Aldrige!

    Last updated 9 days ago

    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.

    What Parents Need to Know about the Flu Shot for Kids

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Ask your child’s pediatrician to name the best things you can do for your child’s health, and there’s a good chance that getting the flu shot would make the list. By ensuring that your child gets the flu shot, you can help protect him or her from this dangerous illness and help to reduce the spread of flu in your community. Here are the facts that every parent needs to know about flu shots for their kids.

    The Flu Shot Is Safe
    The flu shot has been tested extensively by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. Millions of people have received the vaccine without complications. On the other hand, children often experience serious medical complications when they get the flu virus. About 20,000 kids under age five are hospitalized because of the flu each year. Getting your child a flu shot could be a big step towards protecting his or her health.

    Some Children Need Two Doses
    Between the ages of six months and eight years, some children need two doses of the flu vaccine. All children in this age group who are being vaccinated for the first time require a double dose, and some previously vaccinated children do as well. Your child’s pediatrician will let you know what is best for your child. The first dose should be given as early as possible, and the second dose should be administered at least 28 days later.

    The Nasal Spray Vaccine Isn’t for Everyone
    The nasal spray vaccine can be a great alternative for kids who are worried about needles, but it isn’t the right choice for every child. It’s ideal for kids ages two through eight who don’t have an underlying medical condition, like diabetes or asthma, that makes them prone to flu complications. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about the best vaccination method for your child.

    Make an appointment with a Lee’s Summit Physicians Group Pediatric Section doctor or a pediatrician in one of our partner practices to learn more about the flu vaccine. You can call Lee’s Summit Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600, Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520, or Raintree Pediatrics in Independence at (816) 525-4700 for a pediatrician appointment

    Staff Spotlight on Dr. Manka!

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Dr. Manka graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1993 and completed her internship and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2006. Dr. Manka is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Manka joined Lee’s Summit Physicians Group in 2008. Dr. Manka enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband.

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