A Day in the Life of a Pediatrician

By , October 16th, 2014 | News, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

459874055Getting to know patients and their families and establishing relationships is of the utmost importance to Aleksandr Melikov, MD, a pediatrician at Renown Health.

Dr. Melikov shares some of the highlights from a recent shift to give us an insight into a typical day in the life of a Pediatrician.

6:30 a.m.
I wake up, check the pager for any newborns that have been born overnight and assigned to me to visit.  Pager shows no newborns, so I have some time to jog in the neighborhood.

7 a.m.
Check my email, news, stock market.

7:30 a.m.
I shower, eat breakfast and help my boys to start their day.

8 a.m.
I drive to the office.

8:30 a.m.
I join my team for a short …

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What Parents Should Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

By , October 14th, 2014 | News, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

What Parents Should Know About Hand, Foot, and Mouth DiseaseI know the name sounds horrible, but in all honesty, Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease is one of the most common infections we see in pediatrics and has very few associated consequences.

Coxsackie is the most common virus that leads to hand, foot and mouth and usually affects children under age 5 and the most common symptoms include fever, ulcerative lesions in the mouth, especially back by the throat, and an ulcer-like rash on the palms and soles. This rash can occasionally include other parts of the body such as the extremities and the diaper area.

As …

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Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know

By , October 10th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need to KnowThe current healthcare law requires most health insurance plans to provide breastfeeding equipment for pregnant and nursing women.

Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after you have your baby.

These rules apply to Health Insurance Marketplace plans and all other health insurance plans, except for grandfathered plans. Your health insurance plan must cover the cost of a breast pump.

Your plan may provide guidance on whether the covered pump is manual or electric, how long the coverage of a rented pump lasts, and when they’ll provide the pump (before or …

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