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    Sleep Guidelines for Kids

    Last updated 6 hours 52 minutes ago

    Getting enough sleep each night is essential for developing minds and bodies. This video discusses why sleep is so important and how much your child should have.

    Research indicates that sleep impacts bodily health. Without enough of it, a child can be at risk for obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. The younger the child, the more sleep he needs. Preschoolers need a minimum of 11 hours each night. Elementary school students require at least 10 hours. Adolescents should get no less than nine hours, and teenagers need eight hours.

    Lee’s Summit Physicians Group can see to it that your child enjoys the good health he deserves. To find out more about the pediatric care services we offer, call us at (816) 524-5600. You can also contact Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520 or Raintree Pediatrics in Independence at (816) 525-4700.

    Meet Dr. Gershon!

    Last updated 6 days ago

    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.

    Get to Know Lauren Lee!

    Last updated 13 days ago

    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.

    Get to Know Dr. Veenstra!

    Last updated 19 days ago

    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.

    Getting Your Child Ready to Go Back to School [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Even though your family might still be on summer vacation, it’s time to start thinking about the back-to-school season. You can help your child get ready to go back to school by scheduling a physical with your Lee’s Summit pediatrician. An annual physical from your child’s pediatrician will measure how she is growing and developing, and a pediatrician can spot anything that might hinder your child’s performance in school, such as poor eyesight. As a parent, you can physically, mentally, and emotionally prepare your child for school so that the transition out of summer is a smooth one. Explore this infographic from Lee’s Summit pediatricians to find out how you can assist your child before school starts again. Please share with your friends and fellow parents!

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