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We want to acknowledge that availability of both well-child and sick visit appointments has been unusually low. We have been balancing transition existing LPG families to their new LPG primary care provider, which adds additional time spent building relationships and learning patient health history. Already we are experiencing a high volume of sick patients; which is unusual this early in the season. We ask for you patience and understanding when interacting with our committed team. They come to work each day with out patients and their families in mind.

We understand that our hold times have been long; especially in the morning. We kindly ask you to please hold on the line as the calls are placed in a queue. If you hang up and call back, your place in line will drop.

We are excited to introduce Dr. Michelle Wineinger and Dr. Danielle Saner, and Tayler Llewellyn PA-C and Rachel Quiring PA-C ,to LPG! In addition, we are welcoming back Mikala Geisert NP, from maternity leave!

Please be assured we are working hard behind the scenes to improve availability. We cannot thank you enough for entrusting our providers and team with the care of your child/children! We appreciate your patience as we work to exceed patient expectations.

 


Covid Vaccine Info (updated 9/8/22)

The COVID vaccine is now approved for all children 6 months and older.  LPG is able to offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine in office for patients 6 months of age and older.

**As of 9/8/2022, we do not have the Bivalent COVID vaccine boosters available in the office but we hope to receive it in the next few weeks.  We are pausing the administration of COVID boosters for 12 and older at this time pending receipt of the new formulation.  Please follow LPG social media for further updates.

 

  • Do LPG physicians recommend children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
    • Yes, the physicians at LPG strongly recommend all eligible children to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Which COVID vaccine is recommended for children?
    • The physicians at LPG support your child receiving either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and we encourage you to get whichever one is offered to you.
  • Which vaccine will my child receive at LPG?
    • LPG is able to offer the Pfizer vaccine to all children 6 months and older.
  • What is the schedule for the Pfizer vaccine for 6 months-4 years age group?
    • The Pfizer vaccine is a 3 dose series:  at least 3 weeks between the first and second dose, and at least 8 weeks between the 2nd and 3rd dose.
  • What is the schedule for the Pfizer vaccine for 5 years-11 years age group?
    • The Pfizer vaccine is a 2 dose primary series:  at least 3 weeks between the first and second dose.  A single booster dose is administered 5 months after the completion of the primary series.
  •  What is the schedule for the Pfizer vaccine for age group of 12 years and older?
    • The Pfizer vaccine is a 2 dose primary series:  at least 3 weeks between the first and second dose.  A bivalent booster dose can be administered 2 months after completion of primary series or most recent booster.
  • If my child is immunocompromised, should they receive an additional COVID vaccine?
    • If your child is immunocompromised, please speak to your provider to determine need for additional doses in the primary series or an additional booster.
  • What is the Bivalent COVID booster?
    • The Bivalent COVID vaccine booster is the new formulation to better cover the original strains as well as the recent Omicron variants.
  • Who is approved for the Bivalent COVID booster?
    • The Bivalent COVID booster is approved for those 12 years and older (Pfizer) or those 18 years and older (Moderna).   The booster can be administered 2 months after the completion of the primary series or most recent booster.
  • How do I get my child scheduled for their COVID vaccine?
    • Please call the office to check availability of vaccine appointment times
  • If my child has an upcoming routine well visit scheduled, can my child receive their COVID vaccine at that visit?
    • Yes, just mention to the clinical staff or provider at the time of the appointment if you desire to have your child vaccinated.
  • If I have one child scheduled for an upcoming well child check, am I able to bring my other child at the same time to receive their vaccine?
    • Please call the office to check if we can get the vaccine scheduled at the same time.  We will try to accommodate this as much as possible.
  • What if my child has a birthday in between vaccine doses or is 4 years old and about to turn 5 years old, which vaccine dose should they receive?
    • We encourage your child to get vaccinated as soon as eligible.  At LPG, we will administer the dose for what age your child is at the time the vaccine is being given.
  • If my child recently had COVID, should they still get their COVID vaccine?
    • Even if you recently had COVID, you should still get vaccinated to receive added protection against COVID.  Once you have completed your isolation, you may get vaccinated.
  • Am I able to receive the COVID vaccine at the same time as other vaccinations?
    • Yes, you can get a COVID vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same time.
  • Are there other places where my child may receive their COVID vaccine?
    • Yes and we encourage you to receive the vaccine wherever you can get it that is most convenient for you.

Our office has been working with the health department in their plans to offer vaccines for the community.  Please check the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department website for additional information and appointment availability.

A good place to check appointment availability for vaccines is at www.vaccines.gov.

 

Please see the following website for further education.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/children/6-things-to-know.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq-children.html

https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/covid-vaccines-for-kids-6-months-and-older-faqs-for-families.aspx

https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/covid-19-vaccine-for-children/about-the-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/


Formula Shortage Info

We know that some families are having difficulties finding their infant’s usual formula right now due to nationwide formula shortages.  No store brands were involved in the recall.  Most babies will tolerate a switch between formula ‘types’ with minimal difficulty or only a few days of some mild GI discomfort as they get used to a different type. Of course if your baby has medical reasons to be on a specific formula it’s important to talk with your doctor before doing something different, but if otherwise a healthy child then feed what you can find even if it’s not exactly similar to your baby’s usual type.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our office as well as the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly discourages the use of homemade formula and we encourage you to NOT follow the recipes you may be seeing popping up online.
Check out the post from healthychildren.org for additional information about what to do if you can’t find your baby’s usual formula.

Other helpful website tools:
https://www.enfamil.com/baby-formula-comparison-chart 

https://www.hhs.gov/formula/index.html 

https://hcp.meadjohnson.com/s/baby-formula-comparison-chart

If you are having difficulty finding formula: look for store brand options, check smaller pharmacies or stores, reach out to friends/family, and check social media groups.


In rememberance of Dr. Dews

It is with great sadness that we let our LPG families know of the sudden unexpected death of our beloved Dr. Heather Dews on 1/10/2022. Dr. Dews was always such a light and positive spirit around the office and always provided such excellent care to her patients. Her kindness and smile are already greatly missed and we extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Dew’s family.

This is a very difficult time at LPG as we grieve the loss of our friend and colleague. But we want to assure our patients that we will continue to provide care for all of our LPG families. If your children were patients of Dr. Dews, please call our pediatric office in Lincoln at (402) 489-3834 to arrange transfer of care to one of our other physicians.

 

Dr. Heather Dews


Covid 19 Isolation and quarantine recommendations

Due to the high volume of calls regarding COVID19 isolation and quarantine recommendations, we ask that you please refer to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html to review the current COVID19 isolation and quarantine recommendations.


Covid Vaccine Information

The physicians at LPG recommend and encourage all of our patients ages 5 and older to be vaccinated against COVID19. Please call to schedule an appointment for their vaccine.


Now Hiring

 

Lincoln Pediatric Group is hiring for multiple positions!

Positions currently available at LPG:

CMA/LPN/RN:

This position works closely with Physicians and APP’s to provide quality patient care to infants, children, an adolescents. Requires good computer and patient care skills. Pediatric experience preferred but not required.

RN:

This position is 3-4 days per week and 1 weekend per month. Works closely with all providers in the office to provide telephone care to patients and families. Requires good computer and telephone skills. Strong communication and assessment skills are a must. Pediatric experience preferred but not required. Click link to apply online: https://indeedhi.re/3k04qXH

 

Or click link to print and fill out an application from our website: https://lincolnpedsgroup.com/application2018UPDATE-1.pdf

Benefits Available:

Competitive wages- including weekend differential!!
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance available to full time staff!!
HSA match available to full time staff!!
Short Term Disability and Supplemental Life Insurance available to full time staff!!
Long Term Disability and Life Insurance paid for by the office!!
Enhanced 401k Retirement Plan with employer match!!

 


Should My Child Get A Flu Shot?

Maybe you have been thinking about skipping this year’s flu shot since there were so few cases last year. Think again! Now is not the time to skip a flu shot or even procrastinate. This is true for you and for your child. Should my child get a flu shot? The answer is a resounding YES, and here is why.

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RSV Cases Surging: What Parents Should Know

The last 18 months have been both frightening and frustrating for parents. The pandemic and everything that occurred around it has upended families and especially children. The CDC has recently issued a health advisory for clinicians and caregivers about the increased interseasonal RSV activity in the southern United States. After thinking we were beginning to see progress with so many Americans getting vaccinated, suddenly we are being told RSV cases are surging. Here’s what parents should know.

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2021 Lincoln Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again for the Lincoln Choice Awards! Please nominate us under the health and well-being category for the best medical clinic and pediatric group. Follow the link to get started!  https://bit.ly/38F1quo