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There is a lack of studies on the effects of CBD in children. In 2017, the AAP reviewed thousands of studies on CBD and found that only around 20 addressed pediatric patients in a meaningful way. In these studies, only two conditions were
looked at closely enough to draw any conclusions about safety and effectiveness:epilepsy and severe chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. There are no long-term studies on the benefits of CBD in children with more common conditions, such as anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, or chronic pain.
Because of the lack of supporting clinical trials and the uncertainty around safety and long-term effects, we do not recommend the use of CBD for routine treatment of pediatric patients. This recommendation applies to any form of CBD oil purchased online or in stores and includes the low THC oil that will eventually be available in state licensed dispensaries/pharmacies. This recommendation also applies to any “off-label” use of prescription Epidiolex. As such, because we do not recommend their use, we also will not certify conditions for the purpose of obtaining a low THC oil card in the state of Georgia.
For those with severe, refractory conditions such as epilepsy, we recommend consultation with your subspecialist to discuss this issue further.
Each year PPP provides over 5000 Flu vaccine doses to our patients. We begin immunizing as soon as we receive vaccine from the manufacturer, typically in early August. This year, due to delays in production, we have been told that the earliest we will receive vaccine is September. As soon as we have a supply of vaccine, we will let parents know through our website, schedule Flu clinics and give shots to patients in the office for check-ups and sick visits. We recommend Flu vaccine for all our patients 6 months of age and older. For children under 8, if they have never had the Flu vaccine before (or have only had one dose in their lifetime) they will get 2 doses one month or more apart.
We will not be offering FluMist (the nasal Flu vaccine) this year. Due to concerns about effectiveness, FluMist was pulled from the market a few years ago. This will be the second year that it is available again, but we want to wait for another Flu season to determine if the new version of the nasal Flu vaccine is as good as the shot.
To play school sports, student-athletes need to submit a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) form to their school. If your child has had their annual check-up within the past 12 months, we are happy to complete the PPE form, either while you are in the office or at a later time when the form is required.
For their convenience, many schools require that the PPE exam and form be done between April 1st and the start of school. If your child had their check-up prior to April 1st, your insurance usually will not pay for a second check-up. We offer a Sports Physical appointment which is a short evaluation and exam that allows us to complete the school’s requirements for the PPE. This appointment costs $65 and is not billed through your insurance.
We strongly encourage our patients to have a sports physical done at PPP rather than at school or a retail-based clinic. We strive to be the medical home for your child, meaning we build a relationship with your family over several years and have easy access to lifelong medical history for your child. If any concerns are identified during the sports physical, we can evaluate if any prior tests or referrals were made and can also easily make a new referral to a subspecialist if needed. We can also easily review your child’s medicines and verify when/how to use them particularly for children with chronic diseases like asthma.
For further questions or to schedule an appointment for a sports physical with your child’s Pediatrician, please call our main office number.
Dyneesha has been with Peachtree Park Pediatrics for 1 1/2 years
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA.
Family/Pets: 2 Children and a dog named CoCo.
Hobbies: Riding 4 wheelers and roller skating
Favorite Food: Curry chicken and rice
Favorite Holiday: Christmas- Because I love seeing my children's faces when opening presents on Christmas morning.
3 Words that Describe You: Outgoing, Creative, and Loyal
What is the thing you enjoy most about your job? I love getting the opportunity to watch our patients grow throughout the years.
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