Eugene Pediatric Associates is now offering pediatric care, lactation support and mental and behavioral health services to families in our community through telemedicine visits. Following the governor’s executive order for people to stay home during this national emergency, this new option for care allows pediatricians and other providers to see patients and answer questions while the family remains safe in the comfort of their home.
From Dr. Bradshaw – Coronavirus (COVID-19) is scary, but it is particularly worrisome to those of you who have children with chronic or severe medical problems.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Eugene Pediatric Associates and Thrive Behavioral Health have made changes to how we deliver care during this challenging time. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, we will offer “telemedicine visits” for some (but not all) of our patients. Telemedicine allows a medical or behavioral health provider to speak face to face with patients and families who are staying in their homes.
Please remain calm despite the heavy media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Know that we are studying data, taking precautions and working hard to protect children and our community. This is a quickly evolving situation, and we will continue to post updates, as needed, on our social media channels.
Migraine headaches can begin at any age. It’s estimated that about 10% of children between 5-15 years old and up to 28% of teens experience migraines. “I think migraine in little kids is often underdiagnosed because, as a society, we generally don’t recognize that 5, 6, 7, 8-year-olds can experience these types of painful episodes,” says Dr. Pilar Bradshaw. “Sometimes, kids have a migraine in association with certain triggers.”
Little Hands Can started five years ago when two local moms were looking for opportunities to teach their kids about the value of helping others. At the time, most volunteer opportunities had age restrictions that did not allow small children to participate. The Little Hands Can program helps families teach their children that no matter their age, helping others is important.