Tag Archives: pediatrics

Getting comfortable with a new pediatrician – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Whether you are in your third trimester or you have just moved into the area, meeting a pediatrician is always recommended. It also gives you an opportunity to get to know them,  and how they will become part of your family.

The difference between a cold, flu and a sinus infection on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Congestion that comes with a cold can sometimes lead to a sinus infection. Is it a viral or bacterial infection? How you can tell the difference and how you can help.

Dispelling the myths about the Flu vaccine with Dr. Tavarez on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

The flu vaccine is so important – especially for kids. Will you get the flu if you take the vaccine? Is the vaccine live flu? Is it the flu or a cold? Listen to Dr. Tavarez, Pediatrician, clear up some of the confusion.

Dr. Jose Tavarez, Pediatrician joins First Physicians Group – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Tavarez will replace the longtime Sarasota – and retiring – Dr. Bob Shamsy. He offers all of the same, high-caliber and attentive care in pediatrics. He also speaks Spanish. Find out more about him!

What is heat stroke and how to avoid it on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

During the summer, people tend to spend many more hours outside. Sweating will not only removes water from your body, it also removes electrolytes. Keeping hydrated will help you avoid heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke. What types of liquids should you drink? Listen in!

Heat-related health issues on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

When the body dissipates heat (sweating), your body’s fluid levels drop. If you don’t properly hydrate, serious health risks can appear. Listen in on how it can transform from mild side effects all the way to serious ones like a stroke.

Summer time mishaps and where you should go on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Summer is almost here, and when something happens – heat stroke, sprain or sever sun burn – you can visit one of SMH’s Urgent Care Centers. If you are showing signs of a stroke or heart attack or other serious medical event, one of the two emergency rooms is where you should go.

Genetic Testing and Why on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Pregnant women, or people with heart disease or cancer in their family are some examples of people who could benefit from genetic testing. Answering questions about future ailments or discovering unknown genes are sometimes the outcomes.

Preventative Medicine on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Lifestyle choices, from the earliest ages, will have a life-long influence on the health of a person. It isn’t avoiding the fun stuff in life, it’s about moderation. Listen for some tips.

The magic of young bones compared to older bones on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

With over 75% of emergency visits being caused by falls, knowing how bones age is critical. In a trauma situation, those factors come into the decisions the surgeons make.

The deal that brought Pediatrics at Lakewood Ranch into First Physicians Group – On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

With an eye to expand primary care services in our area, First Physicians Group along with Sarasota Memorial Hospital leaders believed that this practice was a great opportunity. The partnership has produced great opportunities to learn on either side, along with a sincere appreciation of the power of Sarasota Memorial’s support network.

Location Location Location! Sick children need care nearby – WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Many young families who live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida are delivering their babies at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and find follow-up care with Pediatrics at Lakewood Ranch. For example, the flu vaccine can be given to the little patients in their office.

A Pediatrics Practice joins First Physicians Group – On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Pediatrics at Lakewood Ranch has joined First Physicians Group – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s primary care medical group. In common practices, the day-to-day administration can take time away from helping people – or in this case – kids! This move to FPG helps Pediatrics at Lakewood Ranch to provide more focused patient care.

Family Practice & PCMH; meeting the needs of families: On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

In North Port, Florida, the Health Care Center and Emergency Room at North Port not only offers an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics physician, there is also a Family Practice physician. The center focuses on the community’s needs; a primary reason to be part of the Patient Centered Medical Home program.