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The next session of the Fit4Allkids: Weight Management & Fitness for Families group program begins this month. Fit4Allkids™ leads to many positive outcomes among participants, including:

• Decreased blood pressure
• Decreased consumption of high-caloric and high-fat foods
• Willingness to try new healthy food options and make better nutritional choices
• Increased levels of fitness and activity

The 8-week group program for children ages 8 through 12 and their families is offered at these locations:

• Greater St. Petersburg YMCA (1st Avenue South)
• Suncoast YMCA Clearwater
• Suncoast YMCA New Port Richey

The 10-week program for teens ages 13 through 18 is held at the Suncoast YMCA in Largo.

Physicians and families can contact Kellie Gilmore at 727-767-6923 or gilmorek@allkids.org to discuss a referral.


Upcoming Pediatric Grand Rounds
Friday, January 21

Car Safety Seats: What You Need to Know to Help Your Patients

Marilyn Bull, M.D., Morris Green Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Medical Director of the Automotive Safety Program for Children at Riley Children’s Hospital and Indiana University

Dr. Bull’s presentation is designed to help pediatricians provide guidance on best practices for child passenger safety, with a special focus on small infants.

Friday, January 28

Spotlight on Vaccines: Celebrities, Pseudoscience and the Media

David M. Berman, D.O.
All Children’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Program

Dr. Berman will discuss current issues surrounding vaccine fears and how to help families in your practice separate media spin from medical science.

Grand Rounds are held Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Education & Conference Center. In addition, they also can be viewed live at www.allkids.org or are available as archived webcasts, usually within two weeks of the presentation.


Save the Date!
35th Annual Florida Suncoast Pediatric Conference
June 23-26, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Grace Freire, M.D., has joined the All Children's Specialty Physicians Pediatric Cardiology program. For the past six years, Dr. Freire was Assistant Professor of Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Her specific clinical and research interests are in perinatal and fetal echocardiography, and she established the fetal echo laboratory at Cardinal Glennon. She also served as a consulting pediatric cardiologist at seven community hospitals in the greater St. Louis region.

Dr. Freire completed her pediatric residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, which is affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Heart Institute for Children at Hope Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Illinois and Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Dr. Freire's areas of clinical expertise include: non-invasive cardiac imaging (including echocardiography, fetal and transesophageal echocardiography), exercise physiology and arrhythmias. Her additional clinical interests include channelopathies and long QT syndrome. Dr. Freire is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French. She will see patients on All Children's main campus as well as at All Children's Specialty Care Centers in Sarasota and Tampa.


All Children's will expand its range of services for expectant mothers and their infants with the addition of All Children's Perinatology Specialists. Karen Raimer, M.D. and José Prieto, M.D., formerly of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, have joined All Children's Specialty Physicians, working closely with the neonatologists and other subspecialists to provide an enhanced continuum of care for mothers and infants.

Karen Raimer, M.D.
Dr. Raimer is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans. She completed a residency in obstetrics/gynecology at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, where she served as chief resident. Following a fellowship in perinatology at the University of Miami, in 1991 Dr. Raimer joined Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates in St. Petersburg. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and holds subspecialty certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Raimer is the Director of the Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Program at Bayfront Medical Center and serves as an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

José Prieto, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Prieto is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he also received a Master's in Public Health. He completed his residency in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center/Houston at L.B.J. General Hospital, where he was named Outstanding Chief Resident, followed by a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Magee-Women's Hospital. He joined Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates in 1996. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and holds subspecialty certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Prieto is the Clinical Practice Director for All Children's Perinatology Specialists. .

Office location:
625 Sixth Avenue South, Suite 340
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-553-7903


Our All Children's Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists now offer a weekly Adolescent Gynecology Clinic in their office on the fifth floor of the Outpatient Care Center, located across the street from All Children's Hospital. Currently the Adolescent Gynecology Clinic is held on Thursday afternoons.

Pediatricians and other healthcare providers may refer patients for consultation, evaluation and treatment of gynecological concerns. The Adolescent Gynecology program features a multi-disciplinary team that includes an ob-gyn physician, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, and, when needed, a social worker. The team is happy to work in collaboration with referring providers and also to make referrals to additional ACH subspecialists as needed.

The Clinic Team places special emphasis on the psychosocial needs of adolescents and on communicating with teens and families in a safe and caring environment. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that a girl's first visit to the gynecologist occur between ages 13 and 15 and serve primarily to establish rapport between the healthcare provider and adolescent. The first visit will not necessarily involve a pelvic exam; it is an ideal opportunity to discuss normal adolescent development and to offer health guidance, screening and preventive services. Health education and screening for teens and parents remain an important part of subsequent visits.

The Adolescent Gynecology Clinic provides complete gynecology care including:

• Well-woman exams
• Contraceptive management, including oral, transdermal and vaginal contraceptives, extended cycle oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera, Implanon, Mirena and Paraguard
• Age-appropriate immunizations, including Gardasil
• Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases

Other common reasons for referral include but are not limited to: menstrual problems; dysmenorrhea; breast problems and masses; evaluation of delayed sexual maturation; genital injuries; pelvic or abdominal pain; endometriosis; abnormal vaginal discharge; vaginal or uterine abnormalities; polycystic ovarian syndrome; and menstrual suppression in girls with developmental delays or complex medical problems. If needed, many of the surgical procedures can be performed with minimally invasive equipment to reduce discomfort in children and teens.

Please call All Children's Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists at 727-344-6060 to refer a patient or learn more about the Clinic.