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Marietta / East Cobb
2155 Post Oak Tritt Rd
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-973-4700

Roswell / Alpharetta
11755 Pointe Pl
Suite C
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 770-740-0601

Woodstock / Towne Lake
100 Stone Forest Dr
Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: 770-517-6804

Marietta/East Cobb 770-973-4700

Roswell/Alpharetta 770-740-0601

Woodstock/Towne Lake 770-517-6804

Happy 4th of July!

July 2, 2020

PAMPA Pediatrics has a new website!

Our practice is extremely excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website! On our website, you will find updated practice and provider information as well as numerous parent resources. We have included an extensive parent center with parent education on common health topics and online resources for further information.

Please share the link with your family and friends: www.pampapediatrics.com.

Fourth of July Office Hours: Closed on Saturday July 4th only

Every Fourth of July, fireworks in our community are abundant. With most large-scale firework shows being cancelled, this year will be no exception While a sparkler might look harmless, most burn at temperatures between 1800-3000 degrees. Other fireworks burn at higher temperatures and can be totally unpredictable. With that said, PAMPA Pediatrics recommends that children should never handle any firework of any kind.

Additionally, we encourage you to practice social distancing and wear a mask in social environments. Prevention is the key to stopping the spread and COVID-19 does not take a holiday off. Have fun but be smart and safe this holiday weekend!

Check-up season is upon us!

Our well child appointments are filling up quickly and we encourage you to call if your child is due for a well visit. As a reminder, we are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety while in our office. Some of our steps include: frequent sanitation of all surfaces, immediately taking your family to an exam room, encouraging masks for everyone who enters our buildings, and physical separation of well and sick patients for exam rooms and entry and exit.

Our thorough preventive check-up visits allow us to monitor growth and development and screen for many common diseases. In addition, completion of school and sports participation forms require a well visit in the past twelve months. Please call to schedule your child's visit today!

Returning to school: What to do?

As announcements of fall return to school options are made in the setting of Covid-19, many families are struggling with the decision regarding which option is best for their child and their family. We understand how difficult this decision is for many of you and some families have turned to the providers at PAMPA Pediatrics for advice. We recommend that each family consider their own individual needs, risks, and circumstances as you make your decision.

As you consider your choices, we hope the following information is helpful. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and PAMPA providers, acknowledge that in person learning is best for most children. Supportive services, identifying and addressing learning deficits, food security, and physical activity are just a few of the benefits in person learning offers children.

However, PAMPA Pediatrics also understands that families have at-risk individuals in their households, and the potential for exposure to COVID-19 may outweigh the benefits of in person education. This risk-benefit analysis is an extremely personal process, and we encourage each family to individually work through the benefits versus the risks of exposure to make the best decision.

Local school systems are working to mitigate as much risk as possible in the in-person learning setting, and the AAP is offering guidance for various strategies for the school systems to implement. One strategy that schools will recommend is the use of face coverings/masks. At PAMPA Pediatrics, we encourage the use of face coverings/masks for all school age children, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained. The strategy of wearing face coverings/masks may require some practice, particularly for elementary aged children, but we believe that most children can successfully learn this skill.

The Providers and Staff of PAMPA Pediatrics