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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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16Oct

Register: Liquid Gold 5K, August 2, 2014, University of Nevada

By , July 24th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week by registering now for next week’s Liquid Gold 5K. The August 2 event is a 5K run/walk through the University of Nevada campus. Bring the entire family to this stroller-friendly event and enjoy music, food, vendors, including Renown Children’s Hospital and The Lactation Connection and a great raffle! Register today.

See our calendar for a full listing of breastfeeding and childbirth education classes and events.

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24Jul

What is a Midwife?

By , March 27th, 2014 | News, Pregnancy, Uncategorized, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Jessica Good, Certified Nurse Midwife, Renown Health 

A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is a person who received a Masters degree specializing in taking care of women, both during and outside of pregnancy. Nurse Midwives are also qualified to take care of newborns in their early life.

Typically, midwives are nurses first. The schooling takes two to three years and midwives must be certified in order to practice, meaning they have to all meet the same standards. Midwives are different than doctors in that they are with expectant mothers during labor and are present for more of the labor experience. In addition, CNMs help the moms-to-be with a lot with …

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27Mar