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    Meet Dr. Gladstone!

    Last updated 2 days 3 hours ago

    Dr. 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. Dr. Gladstone treats patients at our Raintree Pediatric facility at 995 SW 34th St. in Lee’s Summit. Patients can reach her by calling 816.525.4700 Monday through Friday

    What Are the Symptoms of Chickenpox?

    Last updated 3 days ago

    If there is one illness that is associated with childhood, it’s chickenpox. Although the chickenpox vaccine lessens the possibility of becoming infected, it isn’t foolproof. That is why parents need to be on the lookout for chickenpox symptoms even if their kids have been vaccinated.

    The chickenpox rash is the most common symptom of infection. The rash starts out as pink and red raised bumps that become fluid-filled blisters over the course of several days. These blister pop and drain, leaving behind scabs. The rash is usually accompanied by fever, headache, loss of appetite, and fatigue. Chickenpox outbreaks usually last for five to 10 days.

    If you suspect that your child has chickenpox, make an appointment with his or her pediatrician. Call (816) 525-4700 to make an appointment at Raintree Pediatrics, (816) 554-6520 for an appointment at Blue Spring Pediatrics, or (816) 524-5600 to reach Lee’s Summit Physicians Group. Be sure to mention that your child may have chickenpox so you can make arrangements to avoid spending time in the waiting room, where other children could become infected.

    Spotlight on Dr. Leivian!

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Dr. Leivian is a board certified pediatrician who graduated from the University of Missouri in 2009. She completed her residency at Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri in 2012. Dr. Leivian chose the field of medicine because she has always had an interest in the function (and dysfunction) of the human body. Medicine allows her to continue studying what she loves while applying it in a practical way to help her patients maintain healthy and happy lives. Dr. Leivian enjoys reading, theater and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Leivian is located at our Blue Springs Pediatric office. Please call 816.554.6520 to schedule an appointment. You can also check out her website at www.bluespringspediatric.com

    Understanding Your Child's Sleep Needs

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Sleep is the cornerstone of good health for people of all ages, and it’s especially important during childhood. If you’re concerned about your child’s sleep habits, make an appointment with his or her pediatrician before it starts to take a toll on his or her overall health. How much sleep does your child really need? Here’s an age-by-age guide to your child’s sleep health.

    Newborns to Age Three
    For the first three months of their lives, babies need about 10 to 18 hours of sleep per day and typically nap in response to hunger and other needs. Their sleep cycles go around the clock, so they often wake during the night to be fed or changed. By three months of age, babies transition away from waking during the night and eventually begin to sleep nine to 12 hours at a time. They may also take up to four naps during the day. The older kids get, the fewer naps they need. By age three, kids usually require about 11 hours of sleep per night. Some kids may also need a one-hour nap.

    Ages Three to 12
    Between the ages of three and five, kids usually give up their naps and need 11 to 13 hours of rest per night. From age five to age 12, children require 10 to 11 hours of sleep. At this age, children may begin to experience disrupted sleep in response to school pressures. Be sure to consult with your pediatrician if this happens to your child.

    Teen Years
    Sleep can be a major issue during the teen years. Bedside electronic devices and hectic schedules can rob teens of the sleep they need. Teens should get about nine hours of sleep per night for good health. If your teen isn’t getting enough sleep—or if he or she is sleeping too much—ask your pediatrician for advice.

    The pediatricians at Lee’s Summit Physicians Group and the pediatricians at our partner practices are here to help with both illness and preventative care for your child. To make an appointment, call Lee’s Summit Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600, Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520, or Raintree Pediatrics at (816) 525-4700.

    Staff Spotlight on Dr. Yannette

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Dr. Yannette graduated from medical school in 1998 from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in 2001. Dr. Yannette joined Lee’s Summit Physicians Group in 2006.

    “As a pediatrician and a father of a son with autism, I am in a unique position to be able to discuss the vaccines and autism topic from both personal and professional levels.”

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