Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Spring 2023

4 Don’t delay: Schedule well-child exams today With school almost out, it’s the perfect time to schedule a primary care visit for your child(ren). Your attention to your child’s health is key to helping them be ready, not only for the next sports season but also for optimum learning once school resumes in the fall. “An annual exam can give you peace of mind that your child can handle the physical demands asked of them in school sports and extracurricular activities,” says William Durbin, MD, UnityPoint Clinic– Parkersburg Family Medicine. “Scheduling the physical with a primary care provider also helps to establish a care relationship for your child and provides an opportunity to address other health concerns.” Even if your child does not participate in school sports, a wellness checkup is important on a yearly basis to help them stay healthy. It may include: ● Checks for health issues like diabetes, anemia and depression. ● A discussion of healthy habits, like eating well and exercising. ● Answers for any questions teens may have about issues such as drinking and smoking. ● Update of your child’s vaccines for protection from serious diseases (often required before your child can enroll in school). ● A talk about sports-specific issues, like how to avoid injuries. ● A vision screening and referral to an eye doctor for your child, if needed. Source: American Academy of Pediatrics Visiting Specialists Audiology Seema Arab Wilson, AuD Cardiology Kari Haislet, DNP Micaela Rahm, ARNP Dermatology Angela Buttjer, PA-C Ear, Nose, & Throat/Skin Cancer David J. Congdon, MD, MPH, FACS Karen Sadler, ARNP Gastroenterology/Hepatology Srinivas Kalala, MD Tracy Elliott, ARNP General Surgery/Colonoscopy Paul Burgett, MD, FACS Stephen Van Buren, MD, FACS Alison Wilson, MD, FACS Nephrology T. Michel Daoud, MD Vinay K. Kantamneni, MD Oncology Zoe Johanns, ARNP Mattie Testroet, ARNP Ophthalmology/Cataract Surgery Benjamin Mason, MD Orthopedics Robert B. Bartelt, MD Podiatry Stephen Solomon, DPM GCMH Services Anti-Coagulation Ariel Loring, PharmD GCMH Orthopedics Douglas Cooper, MD Pain Management Sleep Disorders GCMH Sleep Service Wound Healing Mandy Vervaecke, ARNP Call 319-824-5081 or 888-824-5081 for scheduling information. Specialty Clinic William Durbin, MD Call the UnityPoint Clinic office near you to schedule a well-child checkup or a sports physical. Conrad: 641-366-2123 Eldora: 641-939-7777 Grundy Center: 319-824-6945 Parkersburg: 319-346-2331