Category: Doctors

15 Sep2022September 15, 2022 6:08 pm
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Kids First Welcomes Shawanna Humphrey, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC To Team

Kids First Welcomes Shawanna Humphrey, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC To Team

Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh and Clayton is thrilled to welcome Shawanna Humphrey, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC to our team of Nurse practitioners. Shawanna Humphrey is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Mount Olive and her Master’s from Walden University. Shawanna is a small-town girl at...

15 Jul2022July 15, 2022 4:27 pm
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Back to School, Back to the Doctor

Back to School, Back to the Doctor

No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there's always a back-to-school checklist of to-dos. It's a good idea to add a visit to Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh or Clayton for an annual wellness exam and sports physical to that list.

15 Jul2022July 15, 2022 4:23 pm
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What Parents Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

What Parents Should Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 2 million children younger than 5 have been infected with COVID-19, and more than 400 young children have died from COVID-19. The good news is that vaccination in our littlest ones, just like for older kids and adults, is likely to prevent serious infection, complications, and death related to COVID-19.

16 May2022May 16, 2022 5:11 pm
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Checkup Checklist: First Birthday

Checkup Checklist: First Birthday

​​​​​​Happy first birthday to your baby! That little bundle you first held is now a budding toddler, soon to take their first steps (if they haven’t already). Be sure to share all your proud-parent moments with your pediatrician. Here’s what you can expect at the 12-month checkup: ✅ Immunizations At the 12-month visit, your baby...

16 May2022May 16, 2022 5:07 pm
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Long-Haul COVID-19 in Children and Teens

Long-Haul COVID-19 in Children and Teens

By: Peter Rowe, MD, FAAP Most kids and teens who test positive for COVID-19 have mild, or even no, symptoms. But it has become clear that some are experiencing symptoms more than a month after they’ve been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A number of post-COVID conditions have been identified in kids....

15 Apr2022April 15, 2022 4:40 pm
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Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh & Clayton stand with healthychildren.org and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as we utilize ‘National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month’ to educate families about these diseases. Asthma Fables and Facts from Healthychildren.org:  Although our knowledge of asthma is expanding year by year, many people still cling to...

15 Apr2022April 15, 2022 4:37 pm
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Should My Child Still Wear A Mask?

Should My Child Still Wear A Mask?

Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP Masks are still required in healthcare settings, and that includes Kids First Pediatrics of Raleigh and Clayton. However, New COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines when communities and families should wear face masks in their day-to-day life outside of healthcare settings. Even in areas...

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