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Covid-19
Brad Barham

Burglar or Bandit? Or maybe neither….

We’re not bandits, burglars, or thieves. We’re not masked monsters. No, we’re not even superheroes or masked avengers. We’re the same pediatric providers we have always been. We just get to wear masks every day now. We’ve noticed some more timid and reluctant faces on our patients recently during check-ups and ill visits. We know

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Covid-19
Brad Barham

A Pediatric Associates COVID-19 Update

As many of you know by now , children infected with the novel coronavirus are commonly presenting differently than adults. Fewer children than adults experience fever, cough, or shortness of breath and relatively few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized. Yes, there have been severe outcomes in children, but they have been much, much less common

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Covid-19
Brad Barham

Are Check-ups Still Important?

The quick answer is, yes. Absolutely. Yes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued new guidance to ensure that children continue to receive ambulatory (outpatient) services during the pandemic. This includes in person visits where community circumstances allow (that’s here in Abilene) Telemedicine is now an option for appropriate circumstances (see our Pediatric Associates Telemedicine

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Covid-19
Brad Barham

Where are we now?

Since our first reported case on March 26th we have continued to see confirmed cases rise as expected.  The latest official word is that we are at 61 confirmed cases. The Abilene Health Department is working hard and doing a great job keeping our community up to date on our current COVID-19 status which can

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Special Announcements
Brad Barham

Pediatric Associates Telemedicine

As most of you likely know at this point, Taylor County has now confirmed 9 cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel virus SARS-CoV-2 which originated in China at the end of last year and has spread its way across our globe , creating the most unprecedented pandemic in our lifetime. Today, March

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Brad Barham

So we’ve had our first confirmed case. Now what?

If you missed the press conference this morning, Abilene has now had its first confirmed case. He is a patient under the care of the Hendrick Health System and is an adult. Now what? Please, STAY CALM. Lets be very real and honest. We have most likely had COVID-19 in our community for some time

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