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How to Navigate the Baby Formula Shortage Jun 5th, 2022

QUESTION: With the baby formula shortage, what should I do if I can't find any locally? If baby formula is out of stock everywhere you look:  call your pediatrician - they may have samples in stock, connections to other local organizations, or ideas of other places to call, such as...

New Location May 13th, 2022

We are excited to announce that we have officially moved to our new location at 741 President Place, Suite 210!  (It's next door to our previous location, just one building south of the old location.) We're especially excited to debut our new balloon mural painted by Rachyl LaGrone of Murals...

Tips for Sun Protection Apr 14th, 2022

Sun Protection Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S., but it’s also one of the most preventable.  And one of the best ways to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer is to regularly protect your skin from the sun.  With spring’s arrival and summer...

Well Visits with Your Pediatrician Mar 7th, 2022

  Schedule your annual well visit today by clicking on the "Book Online" button on the home page, or by calling us at 615.625.7780.

Tylenol & Motrin Dosing Chart Feb 7th, 2022

Parents often have questions about how much Tylenol or Motrin to administer to their child.  You can use the following chart to figure it out: Determine your child's weight Using that number, determine the appropriate dose from the chart. For example, if your child weighs 30 lbs, (s)he/they would need...

What You Can Expect from Each Checkup Feb 6th, 2022

For more information on age-appropriate developmental milestones and immunization schedules, click on the following links to the CDC's website: CDC's Developmental Milestones CDC's Birth-to-18 Years Recommended Immunization Schedule

Flu Shots Now Available for the 2021 season Oct 5th, 2021

Flu season is upon us, and the best way to prevent infection by the influenza virus is to get vaccinated every year. We are now offering appointments to get a flu shot during the following days and times: Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Saturdays (October 9th and 16th):...

Wear a Mask in School Sep 20th, 2021

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that everyone over 2 years old should wear a mask in school in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus and protect those who aren't vaccinated. In this article written by doctors Kimberly M. Dickinson, MD, MPH, and Theresa W. Guilbert, MD, MS,...

What Parents Need to Know about Masks, Vaccines and Other Things about COVID-19 Sep 10th, 2021

What Parents Need to Know about Masks, Vaccines and Other Things about COVID-19 (Originally posted by VUMC on August 31, 2021) Cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 have increased significantly locally, nationally and globally in recent weeks, including among children. Many parents want to know how children are affected,...

Curbside Check-In Process Aug 20th, 2021

Smyrna Pediatrics is reinstating our curbside check-in process in order to engage in safe social distancing during this latest COVID surge.  Please be sure to observe the following steps when you arrive for your appointment:

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Your Safety Is Our Priority - Use of PPE in Our Office Dec 13th, 2020

Hello!  We wanted to give you a reminder regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in our office.  If you come to us with a sick child, please don’t be alarmed if you see us looking a little different than we have in the past.  Due to the worldwide...

Flu Vaccine Week - "No One Has Time for Flu" Campaign Dec 7th, 2020

December 6-12, 2020 is Flu Vaccine Week, and we're teaming up with the American Medical Association (AMA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ad Council to encourage our patients to get their annual flu shot – it’s one quick and simple thing we can all do to protect ourselves...

Counting Our Blessings Nov 30th, 2020

As we enter the holiday season of 2020, we at Smyrna Pediatrics have been reflecting on what we're grateful for: Creating bonds with our families and watching our patients grow up Good work / life balance Laughter Happy work days Our brave and resilient patients who endure labs, vaccines, and "hard" visits Celebrating...

New Patient Portal Oct 29th, 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of our new patient portal, which will go live on November 1, 2020. Our patients will receive a Welcome E-mail with a PIN to complete their portal registration.  **For parents with multiple children - you will receive an e-mail for each child with their uniquely...

COVID-19 and the 2020-2021 School Year Sep 14th, 2020

School has been in session for a few weeks now, and whether your child(ren) are attending virtually, in-person, or a combination of both, we hope this finds you healthy and well. The following are recommendations from the Tennessee Department of Health and Department of Education in order to support as...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Aug 19th, 2020

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)!  During NIAM, Smyrna Pediatrics encourages you to talk with your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure that your child is up-to-date on recommended vaccines.  At this time, when our children are returning to school during the pandemic, vaccination should be at...