CPA is now open at both locations 7 days a week! Thursday, September 05, 2013
As of September 1st , Coastal Pediatric Associates is now open 7 days a week. Weekend clinics will be offered at both offices with Saturday hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday hours from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. In addition to sick/acute care visits, we will be offering appointments for well checks, newborn visits, and interval ADHD evaluations.
We hope you stay well! However, if you need us, we will be here every day of the week. Please call 843-573-2535 for more information or to schedule an appointment
CPA is excited to announce our new ear piercing clinic.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Please read all of the following information about our new ear piercing clinic. We are excited about this new service for our patients.
The procedure will only be performed as a single piercing to the ear lobe only, no second piercings or cartilage piercing will be allowed.
We recommend that patients wait until they are capable of taking care of the earrings themselves prior to having the procedure done. However, if you as a parent want to have your child's ears pierced before that time, you may do so any time after your child is 6 months of age up to 18 years of age. The patient's legal guardian is the only person(s) allowed to consent to the procedure and must show a valid form of identification at the time of the procedure.
The ear lobes will be marked with the intended location. This will be approved of by you the patient and/or you the parent prior to insertion of the earrings. The procedure will be performed by a licensed staff member, being either an LPN or an RN, who has received appropriate training on the procedure and aftercare instructions.
The earrings inserted are 24K gold plated and housed in a sterile cartridge designed for one use only to reduce the risk of allergic reaction or infection. After the procedure you will be given aftercare instructions and cleansing solution to take care of the earrings and ear lobes.
The cost is $60.00 – payable prior to insertion of earrings. This price includes the earrings and cleansing solution for aftercare procedures.
This is NOT billable to insurance and must be paid in full prior to getting the earrings. This will be a cash or credit only procedure.
There will be no other procedures done at this visit . The patient cannot be seen for a sick visit or well visit and get the ears pierced.
Ear piercing must be scheduled like a regular appointment and may only be scheduled at our West Ashley location. This is a service provided only to established CPA patients.
If at any time the licensed staff member deems the procedure may not be performed safely, he/she will not perform the service and the patient's payment will be reimbursed.
What To Expect...After You Deliver Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Back by popular demand! We received such a positive response from the last Dr. Stripling talk; we decided to do another for all newly pregnant mommies to be.
You are invited to join Dr. Stephen Stripling, MD, FAAP, of Coastal Pediatric Associates and From Here to Maternity for a special program on your new baby. From feeding, to sleeping, to caring for your newborn, Dr. Stripling will help you navigate the first precious and mysterious weeks. Come mingle with other expectant and new parents, enjoy refreshments, special giveaways, and Q&A with Dr. Stripling after the presentation. This is your chance to ask a pediatrician all of the questions you have before baby comes!
This event is open to the public and will be starting at 6:00pm at From Here to Maternity in Mount Pleasant. All new and expectant parents are invited to attend.
Congratulations Dr. Clifford!! Thursday, January 17, 2013
CPA is proud to announce that our very own, Dr. Robert Clifford, is a winner of the REAL Award! This award was designed to develop a greater respect and appreciation of life-saving care, provided by health care workers around the world. He has led medical teams in Iraq, Burma, China, Thailand and in Jordan, treating thousands of patients with little to no access to healthcare. We are honored to have Dr. Clifford working with us here at CPA.
Flu vaccines now avaliable! Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Our flu vaccines have arrived and we are starting our flu clinics in our Mount Pleasant and West Ashley offices the week of August 13th. We strongly reccomend vacination and have vaccines for children and adults. Please call 843 573 2535 or 843 971 2992 today to schedule your flu clinic appointment.
Starting June 3rd, Coastal Pediatric Associates will be open 7 days a week. Weekend hours will be offered on Saturdays at our West Ashley office and on Sundays at our Mount Pleasant office. In addition to sick/acute care visits, we will be offering appointments for well checks and interval ADHD evaluations.
We hope you stay well! If you need us, however, we will be here now, every day of the week. Please call 843 573 2535 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Cryoprobe therapy now avaliable for wart removal! Tuesday, April 17, 2012
CPA is excited to announce the availability of Cryoprobe: a fast, painless and effective way to treat stubborn warts.
Starting in April, we will be conducting wart removal clinics in our West Ashley and Mount Pleasant offices for established patients. Please give us a call or log into our patient portal to book your appointment.
West Ashley Wart Removal Clinic - Tuesday,May 22 from 3-5pm
Mount Pleasant Wart Removal Clinic - Thursday, May 31 from 2-4pm
Welcome Cigna Patients! Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Coastal Pediatric Associates continues to welcome new patients with Cigna insurance. To see a full list of insuraces we accept, please click here.
To make a new appointment or to start the transfer of records from your current practice to Coastal Pediatric Associates, please call 843 573 2535 or 843 971 2992. We are looking forward to having you as part of our family!
It's National Dental Health Month! Stop by and enter to win a prize! Thursday, February 16, 2012
(This month featuring Kia-one of the many smiling faces here at Coastal Pediatric Associates)
We are celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month at Coastal Pediatric Associates! To encourage "Healthy Smiles", we are running a raffle for our patients. Your child can enter to win a goodie basket containing a spin brush, a t-shirt, a tooth box for "lost" teeth, and other fun items!! Stop by either our Mount Pleasant or West Ashley offices to enter the drawing. All winners will be announced on February 29th.
Dr. Stephen Stripling, MD, FAAP, joins the Coastal family! Monday, January 30, 2012
The Coastal Pediatric Associates family is growing quickly and we are excited to announce another addition. Dr. Stephen Stripling, MD joins us after spending 10 years in Texas as Chief Medical Officer at Covenant Children's Hospital. Dr. Stripling attended Texas Tech and completed his pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Stripling will be working in both our West Ashley and Mount Pleasant offices and will have daytime and evening hours.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Stripling, please call 843 573 2535 or 843 971 2992.
Welcome Leigh Arden Beck, CPNP Tuesday, January 03, 2012
We are excited to welcome Leigh Arden Beck, APRN, CPNP on her first official day at Coastal Pediatric Associates. As a seasoned Nurse Practitioner, Educator and Pediatric Emergency Department Clinician, Leigh Arden brings a rich skillset to the CPA team. She has already endeared herself to many of our patients, having previously worked in our offices in a fill-in capacity.
Now fully affiliated with our practice, Leigh Arden is accepting patients in both our West Ashley and Mount Pleasant locations. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Leigh Arden Beck, or with any of our providers, please call us at 843 573 2535.
Influenza Vaccine Clinics and Holiday Hours Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This holiday season we are thankful for our wonderful staff and all of the special families we have the privilege of taking care of each day.
If members of your family have not received immunization against influenza this season, please call and schedule an appointment today! We have opened influenza vaccine clinics in both locations to accommodate your schedule during the Christmas break.
Please note, the office will close Thursday at 5pm and reopen Tuesday at 7am so that our staff may celebrate the holiday with their families.
There were very few changes made to the immunization schedule in 2011. The most noteworthy change was the addition of a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) booster dose for our older adolescent patients. If you are not sure that your child is current on his/her immunizations, please contact us. We always have appointments available to make sure your child is best protected against vaccine preventable illnesses.
Immunizations, however, are only a small part of pediatric preventive care. Health Maintenance Examinations are uniquely tailored to your child's age and medical circumstances. During a "well-child appointment," our CPA providers will be assessing your child's interval growth and motor/language/psychosocial development. In addition, we are constantly on the lookout for the signs or symptoms of emerging health problems. Blood pressure and scoliosis screenings, lead testing and eye charts, behavioral questionnaires and urinalyses -- these are but a few of the numerous instruments potentially used in the ongoing evaluation of your child's health.
It's summertime! Let's talk about how to enjoy summertime safely with your child.
Sun Safety: For babies under 6 months of age, it is best to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible! You can do this by seeking shade (whether it be under a tree or via the canopy of a stroller), dressing your baby in protective clothing, and using a wide brimmed hat to help keep the sun off of his/her face and neck. When it is not possible to avoid sunlight, it is okay to use small amounts of sunscreen (one formulated for babies) on exposed areas (such as on the face or the back of hands).
For children 6 months of age and older, again, protect the skin from sun when possible by using hats and protective clothing (cotton with a "tight weave"). Don't forget to protect eyes as well by having your child wear sunglasses. Sunscreen is also an important part of sun protection--look for one that is "broad sprectum"--this means that it will help protect against both UVA and UVB rays. It should have an SPF of 30 or greater. Beth Thelan, our very own pediatric nurse practitioner, recommends picking up some clear zinc oxide at your local drugstore or superstore. It goes on white but then dries clear . . . she reports that her fair-skinned kids do not get burnt when they use this on their faces, even if they are getting sweaty scoring goals on the soccer field! Don't forget to reapply sunscreen frequently, especially after sweating or swimming. Also, it is best to apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure (it actually needs a little time to absorb into the skin!)
If you want to read even more about sun safety, click here: Sun Safety
Water Safety: Here in Charleston, we have a lot of exposure to the water, whether it be the ocean or local pools. For young children, we even need to consider small areas of water such as baby pools, buckets of water, bathtubs, etc. (remember to empty all containers of water after using them and provide vigilant supervision) Kids can drown in even a few inches of water!
Let's talk more about how to enjoy water safely with our children. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently revised its recommendations regarding swimming lessons for young children. In the past, it advised against swim instruction for the 1 to under 4 year old age group (due to concerns that it might give a false sense of security). Now, it states that if the child is developmentally ready, formal swim instruction may be beneficial. Children 4 years of age and older should have swim instruction. When in the water with non-swimmers and weaker swimmers, remember that the adult needs to provide "touch supervision"--this means that the supervising adult should be within arm's length of the child.
If you go boating with children, remember that they need to wear a Coast Guard approved life vest. For younger children, the life vest should have a collar that will help keep the face out of the water.
If you would like more information about water safety, please click here: Water Safety (if you have a pool in your backyard, make sure you read the additional information):
Bicycle, skateboard, and scooter safety: We see too many kids who do not wear a helmet for these activities! Please, protect your child's head and have them wear a helmet! Helmets need to be worn for each and every ride . . . it doesn't matter if you are just going a short distance. Remember, children learn by following your lead, so if you are biking with them you should wear a helmet as well! For skateboarding or riding a scooter, other protective gear (especially wristguards) should be worn as well.
For more information on biking safety tips, click here: Biking Safety
Here's to a happy and healthy summer! Stay tuned for the next web update.