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Affinity Pediatrics to Hold Patient Appreciation Day May 19th

 A service of Tift Regional Health System (TRHS), Affinity Pediatrics will be holding a Patient Appreciation Day on May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The festivities for children will include a dunking booth, bounce house, face painting, games, door prizes, giveaways and more. There will also be complimentary hot dogs and chips as well as live music. The general public is invited to this free event.

“This is a day to celebrate children and their health,” said Robin Rust, practice manager for Affinity Pediatrics. “Along with our partner in Irwin County, Ocilla Pediatrics, we are the largest pediatric provider in the region. We appreciate the trust and support we receive from local parents, and this event is a way to say thanks.”

The Patient Appreciation Day will be held at Affinity Pediatrics, located at the Cypress Pointe Professional Park in Tifton at 39 Kent Road, Suite 5. Registration is not needed and attendees are not required to be patients of the practice.

“We are also using this event to remind parents to schedule their child’s annual wellness exam,” said Rust. “Many people don’t realize that Medicare, Medicaid and most health insurance carriers cover a wellness exam with no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. Pediatric wellness checks allow parents and providers to create a team approach to healthcare, which promotes the developmental, emotional and physical health of the child, and allows pediatricians to learn more about each individual child.”

The providers at Affinity Pediatrics include Dixie Griffin, M.D., F.A.A.P., Henry LeBoyd, M.D., Flavia Rossi, M.D., F.A.A.P., Rebecca Staub, M.D., F.A.A.P., Teresa Stewart, M.D., F.A.A.P., Kimberly Works, M.D., Keri Altman, FNP-C, Ramona Cawley, FNP-C, Monica Davis, FNP-C, Alisha Holloway, NP-C, Kelly Grummer-Smith, FNP-C, Sharon Petzel, PA, Allison Presley, FNP-C and Lyn Parson, NP.
For more information, visit www.affinity-pediatrics.com or call 229-353-PEDS (7337).

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May is Food Allergy Action Month - Do You Know the Basics?

May 1, 2018 by Molly Huff

Over 15 million Americans struggle with food allergies, and this issue has gained significant awareness over the past decade or so. May is Food Allergy Action Month, a great time to learn about this disease that affects so many. Whether you just know of someone with a food allergy or this affects you or a member of your family, Affinity Health hopes you will take the time to educate yourself on this issue - it could save the life of someone you love!

What is Food Allergy?

The body’s immune system identifies and destroys germs that make you sick. A food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein - an allergen - as a threat and attacks it. Unlike other types of food disorders - like intolerances - food allergies are “IgE medicated.” This means that your immune system produces abnormally large amounts of antibody called immunoglobulin E - IgE for short. IgE antibodies fight the “enemy” food allergens by releasing histamine and other chemicals, which trigger the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

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