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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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Now Hiring

 

Lincoln Pediatric Group is hiring for multiple positions!

Positions currently available at LPG:

CMA/LPN:

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. Click link to apply on line: https://indeedhi.re/39TBxGQ

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/3zObM5n

Phone receptionist:

This position is a 5 days per week. Phone Receptionists will be responsible for answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments, directing calls to appropriate departments and miscellaneous other office duties. Click link to apply online: https://indeedhi.re/3if2mKb

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!!

 


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


Tips for Talking to Kids About COVID-19

This may be an upsetting time for children. They may wonder why people are staying home and why they can’t go to school.

Here are some tips on how to talk to children about COVID-19.

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Tips For Dealing With Social Distancing

Social distancing may be the term we have become familiar with, but to many it has come to mean isolation and loneliness.  Loneliness can breed fear, anxiety, and sadness. We hope the need for social distancing will end soon, but while we are living through it, many need some tips for dealing with social distancing.

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Dr. Germer Retirement Announcement

After 43 years of practicing medicine it is time to turn the page, my last day at The Lincoln Pediatric Group will be September 1st 2020.  I will miss the families that I’ve been fortunate to work with the most.  My general health is good and it’s time to spend more time with my wife and family.

Our office has weathered the initial portion of the covid-19 pandemic well but statistically this is just getting started… wear masks, sanitize and social distance!

We have wonderful providers in our office who will be able to assume care from me.  Thanks again to you all. Dr. Mike Germer

We will send out further instruction on the transition of your child’s care to another doctor soon!


Important COVID Protocol


COVID-19 Office Update

Lincoln Pediatric Group continues to be dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients and families.  We monitor information and advice in regards to COVID-19 from the most reputable and up-to-date sources we have, including the CDC, WHO, and more locally from Children’s, UNMC, and Boys Town.  This situation is fluid, so please continue to be patient with our office as procedures and policies. These are changing and will continue to evolve over time.  Our phone lines are busy.  We are working as quickly as possible to answer and return phone messages.  

Our chief goal is to continue to provide care for our families while still being cognizant of our responsibility to the community at large.  It is of the utmost concern that we limit exposure, and thus, transmission as much as we possibly can. We have a responsibility to ensure personal protection to our patients and their families, as well as our employees

Effective 3/17/2020, our office will initiate the following procedures.  

  • Morning hours will be reserved for well visits. These will be restricted to new-born to two years of age.  We will be contacting all other scheduled well visits to cancel/reschedule.
  • Afternoon and evening hours will be reserved for sick visits
  • All patients will be assessed for COVID-19 risk prior to being allowed in clinical care area
  • We request that only one healthy parent/caregiver accompany the patient.  Please leave siblings at home. We are happy to involve others at the time of the appointment via FaceTime or Skype.

We are ramping up our telemedicine capabilities, which will help us not only in this difficult scenario but also in the future.  We will provide you with information on this level of access once we are up and running.  

We have instituted specific triage methods to help decrease the amount of exposure – including families utilizing their vehicles as waiting rooms and as locations of potential examinations as well.   Although we do have some limited tests for COVID-19, we are also very limited in our supply of protective equipment needed to keep staff protected during test collection.  We hope to expand the avenues of testing for our families in the coming days/weeks.   

Until that time, we will be using this page as the primary source for keeping our families informed about the latest information.  We encourage you to bookmark this page to stay up to date on the latest information.  Below are online references we trust and are excellent resources for all.  

We also want to stress the importance of following social distancing guidelines.  Please keep your family home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary trips out of the house.  Doing your part to help slow down the spread of this virus is the best thing you can do at this time.  Also, wash your hands!

Thanks for your understanding.  

https://www.coronavirus.gov/

https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/health/index.htm

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx


Coronavirus Tips

Use these links to find the most up to date information regarding the Coronavirus in our community and country:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/health/

 

Watch this video from our very own Dr. Boucher, on how to protect your family from the Coronavirus!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWLHKAz_Ix8&list=PLqclgkBW2KhOO45FHiMsF0snkQ8yvPauE&index=3&t=0s