Peachtree Park Pediatrics Newsletter
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Flu clinics dates are currently available.  Please call to schedule an appointment.  


Thurs, Oct 2nd: 9AM-5:00 PM

Thurs, Oct 9th: 9AM-5:00 PM

Sat, Oct 11th: 9- 11:30 AM

Thurs, Oct 16th: 9AM-5:00 PM

Thurs, Oct 23rd: 9AM-5:00 PM

Sat, Oct 25th: 9- 11:30 AM

Wed, Nov 5th:  3-7:00 PM 

Thurs, Nov 6th:  9-5:00 PM 

Sat, Nov 8th: 9-11:30 AM 

Tues, Nov 11th: 3-7:00 PM 

Thurs, Nov 13th: 9-5:00  PM 



 Joy Nichols, our wonderful lactation consultant, will be hosting in house, in depth breastfeeding classes
Thurs 10/23Cost is $80/couple and lasts 2 hours.  Call our office to schedule. 

Get Active


Join us for the Run Your Happy Tails 5K October 18, 2014.  Procedes benefit Happy Tails Pet Therapy.  Visit



The 30th annual Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Strong Legs Run will be held November 1st, 2014 . You can register online at: We hope to see you there!


Issue: #1Early Fall 2014
Welcome to our inaugural newsletter! We hope this monthly newsletter will serve as another avenue to reach you regarding pediatric health issues, new and upcoming events in our office and community, as well as you getting to know the staff, nurses and physicians who work to provide you family with the very best care. We hope you will find this newsletter informative and entertaining. This is just one of the many ways we are trying to engage you! We will be expanding our webpage to include more resources, posting more informational videos and launching our patient portal in October where you will be able to email the physicians and nurses, request routine prescription refills, pay bills, view your child's labs/immunizations. We look forward to the next couple of months and look forward to getting your input.

In the News

Enterovirus-68 has been making the news lately as it is responsible for causing thousands of children to become ill and require hospitalization.


Enterovirus-68 is a specific strain of the Enterovirus family which encompasses 100 different viral strains and affects 15 million people annually. This is not a new strain, as it has been around since the 1960's, but it is less common and can cause more severe respiratory symptoms.


Symptoms are usually mild and resemble a cold: Fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, mouth sores, rash, body and muscle aches.


People with underlying health problems, like asthma, and the very young are are more likely to suffer more severe symptoms like wheezing and respiratory distress.


The best way to prevent infection is through good hygiene: wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching nose/mouth/eyes with unwashed hands, disinfect commonly touched surfaces.


There is no vaccine for this virus and no antibiotic to treat it.

If your child has a cold and it seems out of proportion to a regular cold, poor response to managing congestion or wheezing, persistent fast or labored breathing, poor oral intake, then please seek additional care

Staff Spotlight
Katheryn Patterson, RN
Katheryn is our clinical nursing manager and has been with Peachtree Park for over 5 years. Get to know her a little better!
Hometown: Shelby, NC
College: UNC Chapel Hill, BA psych and GA State BS Nursing
Family:Husband Michael and son Felix
Hobbies: Enjoy exercising, bike riding
Favorite Food: All things bread
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving, because no gifts and all about family
Favorite grade in school and why:
3 words to describe you: Seventh grade, just moved to Jr. High and really had fun with my teachers
Favorite Movie: ET and Fried Green Tomatoes
Favorite Vacation Destination: Any beach
Pets: Two cats, Batman and Lucky, Dog Diesel
Favorite Atlanta Restaurant: Really liking Taqueria del Sol
What is the thing you enjoy the most about your job?:

I enjoyed helping others and making them feel loved and cared about


"At Peachtree Park Pediatrics, we strive to deliver the finest scientific-based medical care to our infant, children and young adult patients in a warm, family-friendly environment. We are dedicated to establishing close relationships with our patients and their families in order to provide comprehensive care"

Peachtree Park Pediatrics