You will see many changes when you walk into Bayshore Pediatrics today. Over the summer we ventured forward with the start of electronic health records. This has been a steep learning curve for all of us at Bayshore Pediatrics, but in the end it will provide our patients with better and more efficient care.
We have not changed in our philosophy or how we as physicians practice. We now have more information at our hands to better serve you, our patients. If you see a specialist at …Continue reading →
We are continuing our journey with electronic health records in preperation for providing better care for your children. June 1st is only two weeks away and coming fast. While everyone is getting excited that summer weather is finally here, we at Bayshore are getting excited that electronic health record is finally here. We know that we are going be challenged with new ways of doing things and are ready to meet the challenge. Our …Continue reading →
It has been a long time since our blog has seen activity. You will have to pardon us – we have been working on all the preparation needed to change to electronic health records. All of this work has taken up the spare time that we would normally spend writing the blog but it is good work. June 1st is our official date to change to electronic health records. Before this time we have used paper charts and a computer program that is separate from all of Children’s. We are excited to join the electronic health record era because it will …Continue reading →
Influenza, the virus that causes the flu, has the ability to mutate every year. This is why everyone needs yearly flu shots. This year’s strain is particularly nasty, and is making everyone really sick. The flu can be spread as far as 6 feet away by coughing, and can live on surfaces for up to 8 hours.
People die of the flu each year. The more cases of flu, the more deaths there are. Who is most at risk from the flu? Children younger than 2, the elderly and anyone with compromised immune systems or chronic diseases. How can you protect yourself from the …Continue reading →
Viral season has hit already this year, and it is hitting pretty hard. Most of the viruses that we see through the winter time have decided to all come in December this year. While we have seen one virus type in December, a different one in January and the next one in February, this year they are all melding together. That means kids, teens and adults are getting sick and then just when they seem like they are better they get sick with the next virus.
The viruses going around include para-influenzae (typically causes croup), influenza and respiratory syncitial virus (causes bronchiolitis in the infants and colds in older kids). They all have similar symptoms; cough, congestion, sore throats, high fevers (I have seen them …Continue reading →
It has been awhile since Dr. Bencik’s son had pertussis or what we all know as whooping cough. The experience her family had, especially her son Jake, was difficult. Recently Channel 12 interviewed Jake and Dr. Bencik about their experience. Take a look at their …Continue reading →