We are now able to preform circumcisions on your newborn boy. The procedure is currently only performed in our Cary office. Currently, Dr. Villareal is the only one that preforms circumcisions in the office. Here is what he has to say about the procedure.
“There are three different ways that a circumcision can be performed. I was trained in the most common method using a Gomco clamp. I feel comfortable performing circumcisions on newborns up to two weeks of age.
One of the most common concerns for a parent is how much pain their son will experience. I take great care to numb the area and ensure that your son is numb prior to starting the circumcision. I also have the baby suck on some sugar water throughout the procedure. With these two soothing mechanisms, evidence and my experience shows that most babies are very comfortable, and I have a high percentage that will sleep through most of the procedure.
The worst part of the procedure is that they have to have their legs strapped down to the table so that they do not interfere with the sterile area, which can make kids a little cranky after the procedure. The whole procedure takes about 25-30 minutes. After the procedure, I have the parents wait in the office for about 15 minutes so that I can check the penis and ensure that everything looks appropriate.”
If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact our Cary office with more questions.
We now offer computer-based cognitive function testing for young athletes to serve as a baseline for the child in case they would suffer a concussion. This is offered for children five and older. While this testing is available for athletes of contact sports in public schools and private schools, our middle school athletes often do not always have this option.
We will offer this service on select days at our Cary office. Cost for this testing will be $30. To register your child, either speak with your provider, or call our office to request this service.
Eating disorders, obesity, picky toddlers, and vegetarianism are just a few of the topics our registered dietitians can cover. An appointment can be made at any time. Please discuss this service with your provider. We are excited to have both Zeina and Jennifer as part of our practice.
Zeina works in our Cary office and she specializes in eating disorders.
Zeina bridges the gap between knowledge and application when it comes to nutrition, and works with clients of all ages to help them form a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. She specializes in binge eating disorder, emotional eating, restrictive eating disorders, and hormonal/endocrine imbalances. She works directly with clients to create an individualized meal plan that will empower them with confidence and knowledge so that they can reach their personal nutrition goals. Zeina has a special interest in adolescent athletes who struggle with disordered eating, and establishes customized fueling plans to enhance performance. She educates her clients on how to fuel their bodies properly, provides guidance on nutrition supplements, exposes diet myths and strikes the balance between eating and health with an inclusive philosophy of conscious eating.
Zeina received her BS in Biological Sciences with a Nutrition Concentration at North Carolina State University, and completed her Dietetic Internship at Meredith College. She is an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorders North Carolina Chapter and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Zeina was a member of the Healthy Diets family while completing her undergraduate degree in 2008. She then gained experience in both health and wellness clinics, hospitals, and settings that enabled her to provide nutritional guidance to members of special-forces units, mixed martial arts fighters, and triathletes. She rejoined the Healthy Diets team in 2014, and has found her passion in providing nutrition education to those with eating disorders, women’s endocrine/hormonal health concerns and sports nutrition.
Apart from her passion for nutrition, Zeina is a fitness enthusiast with a love for Olympic lifting. When she’s not working, you can usually find her spending time outdoors with her family or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen!
Jennifer Cantwell Wood, MPH, RD, LDN is owner and Registered Dietitian with Family Nutrition of the Triad, LLC. Her goal is to provide compassionate nutrition care for the whole family and teach her clients to take joy in food and eating. Jennifer received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and was trained at the Guilford County Health Department and Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. She also has training in public health research through the University of Michigan and has worked on nutrition studies at both UNC and Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Jennifer is the mother of two and is passionate about creating a healthy start for healthy families through good food.
Jennifer works in our Apex and Fuquay offices. You can visit her website here.
Jennifer Cantwell Wood, MPH, RD, LDN es propietaria de Family Nutrition of the Triad, LLC donde se especializa en el asesoramiento nutricional para madres e hijos, al tiempo que brinda atención compasiva para toda la familia. Se formó en UNC Chapel Hill y Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center y ha trabajado en investigación en UNC, la Universidad de Michigan y la Escuela de Medicina Wake Forest. Ella es madre de dos hijos y le apasiona crear un comienzo saludable para familias a través de la buena alimentación.
Jennifer trabaja en nuestra oficinas de Apex y Fuquay. Puede visitar su sitio web aquí.
We are using developmental screens in our office at many checkups to make sure we don’t miss any subtle problems. Our office has a special developmental nurse, Janice Genova, who can, when needed, perform more in-depth screens of preschool age children to better define their strengths and weaknesses.
Asthma affects one in ten children and is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. As a practice, we are committed to helping you and your child control their asthma symptoms so that they can have a normal and active lifestyle. Asthma Clinics are offered monthly by Brenda Poirier, PNP in our Cary, Apex and Fuquay offices.
During your visit, you and your child will meet with one of our experienced asthma nurses. He or she will undergo pulmonary function testing and you will be asked to complete an Asthma Control Test. These tools help us understand how well your child’s asthma is controlled.
Your child will also have an examination and we will review his/her symptoms and medication use.
Clinical advice is available 24/7 by calling the office during regular hours or after hours with our triage service or physician on call.