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Several of our providers now provide professional ear piercing for our patients. We prefer to see children from two to six months, and over 8 years of age. Please call our office if you would like to schedule your child’s first ear piercing with us. Ear piercings are for established patients only.
As your child moves from elementary school to middle school, their body and interests change, and our parenting changes along with them. As pediatricians, the way we care for your child changes as well. We assess for risky behavior, counsel on safety and discuss a large number of developmentally appropriate topics.
Our Lactation Consultant is located in our Cary office . Karissa collaborates with parents by creating customized plans to meet the needs of the each families’ unique goals. Her gentle approach to counseling develops better understanding of baby, generates a sense of empowerment within the mother, and enhances the enjoyment of the breastfeeding experience.
We believe in the effectiveness and safety of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives, and that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We are now offering CPR training for new parents, members of volunteer organizations, athletes, and anyone who wants to learn CPR that does not require certification. Those who participate in the course will receive a student manual and hands on practice.
At Cary, Fuquay and Apex Pediatrics, we are proud to be following the latest recommendations from the AAP for the most effective adolescent contraception. We offer traditional guidance for birth control, including but not limited to abstinence, condoms, oral contraceptives, Depo Provera, and Nexplanon.
We are now able to preform circumcisions on your newborn boy. The procedure is currently only performed in our Cary office.
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.
Eating disorders, obesity, picky toddlers, and vegetarianism are just a few of the topics our Nutritionist can cover.