1011 Parkside Commons, Unit 101, Greensboro, GA 30642

Front Desk: (706) 454-1210

Lake Oconee Pediatrics

SINCE 2006 | THE LAKE AREA'S 24-HOUR PEDIATRICIAN

image4

HEALTH TOPICS & PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS

The Internet and Your Child's Healthcare

There is a lot of health related information on the Internet.  Some is reliable, research-based information.  Some is myth-laden hogwash.  But you can always count on us to give you the real deal on what to take to heart, and what to take with a grain of salt.


Our favorite websites for no baloney fact-based and research-supported medical information are below.  We trust and refer to these sites every day.


THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

https://www.cdc.gov/ 

The best site for up-to-the-minute news and research on all things medical.  Skip Google and start here.


THE CDC'S TRAVEL INFO PAGES

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel 

We get a lot of questions on international travel.  All your questions in one place, organized by travel destination.


VACCINE INFO FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

https://www.vaccines.gov/ 

Science-based info on vaccines, the cornerstone of pediatric health. 


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

https://www.aap.org/

Tremendous resource on every pediatric medical subject.  Feeding, growth, development, it's all here.

Legal Notice:

The information, handouts and instructions on this website are meant to supplement verbal and written instructions given to our established patients directly by Dr. Bassett.  They are not meant to supplant or replace care by a licensed professional physician and should not be used by those under the care of other physicians. Use of the information on this website does not constitute a physician-patient relationship with our physicians or staff.

PATIENT INSTRUCTION PAGES

ADHD Guidelines

Dr. B's hints for keeping distractible kids focused.  Try these to get your kid back on task!

Diaper Rash

A sore bum is a sad bum.  Instructions on fixing a red, irritated hiney with minimal fuss.

Croup

When you hear a "bark bark!" cough at night, you know it's croup season.

Diarrhea

 Cha-cha-cha!  Here's our advice for dealing with the trots, and keeping kids from getting dehydrated. 

Eczema

Clues for managing eczema, aka atopic dermatitis.  Stop that itch before it becomes a big red rash!  

Hand-Foot-Mouth

The dreaded daycare disease!  All you need to know about HFM and its sister illness, herpangina.  

Immunizations

 Dr. B shares his opinion on every childhood vaccine. Make sure to visit the link in the above section as well! 

MRSA Infections

Info on skin infections with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.  Whew, that's a mouthful.  

Newborn Pro-Tips

 After 20 years as a pediatrician, not to mention being a father 5 times over, Dr. B definitely ranks as a pro! 

Pink Eye

Also known around here as "stink eye," learn how to manage this itchy, painful mess.

Solid Foods

Oh those early days of mushy peas! Our guidelines for getting your baby onto solid foods. 

Strep Throat

How to manage throat infections with Streptococcus pyogenes.  Man, that hurts just to type it. 

Ticks

Ticks can cause a lot of problems, from lyme disease to ehrlichiosis.  Here's how to deal with the little suckers!

Vomiting

Vomiting is just the worst. How to deal with the heaves, signs of dehydration and more.

Vulvovaginitis

A very common problem in girls who are potty training. Tips of getting past this burning issue.

Well Visits

Just an outline of our usual schedule of well visits, labs, and vaccines to keep your child in tip top health!