For a new parent, choosing a pediatrician is one of the most challenging and important decisions you’ll need to make. Your doctor needs to be knowledgeable and experienced. They need to connect with you and your kids alike. And of course, they need to be accessible when you need them…it’s not an easy task. Most of our pediatricians and nurse practitioners are parents ourselves, so we know how helpful it is to hear input from other parents. Fortunately, several of our patients’ families at Children’s Wellness Center are happy to share their thoughts with you.
We understand that choosing the right pediatrician is a process. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Families’ stories like those in the video above can be a great step. But you should still take the time you need to research qualifications, meet in person, and ask all your questions to find the right pediatrician. Whether you’re about to have a new baby, you’ve moved, or you’re looking to switch from your current pediatrician, checking out all your options can help you find the pediatrician and “medical home” that will guide your kids through a healthy childhood. To find out more about our practice or to become a new patient, contact Children’s Wellness Center today. For more interesting articles about keeping your kids safe and healthy, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
At Children’s Wellness Center, simply seeing the joy on our patients’ faces (and their parents’ faces) is enough to tell us that our pediatricians are the best in the biz. But now it’s official, because our own Dr. Julie Segal and Dr. Kirsten Mekelburg have been named among Atlanta’s top physicians in the latest issue of Atlanta magazine.
Each July, Atlanta publishes a list of some of the most well-respected and qualified doctors in the Atlanta area. The list itself is compiled by an independent organization called Castle Connolly. This company focuses solely on identifying the top doctors throughout the country by surveying other physicians as well as conducting their own reviews and investigations. Well-respected doctors throughout the US are invited to nominate the physicians they most respect in any number of specialties, from general physicians to oncologists. The doctors that have been nominated (including Dr. Segal and Dr. Mekelburg this year) are then evaluated by a physician led panel. After studying each nominee’s education and experiential background, patient feedback, contributions to the field of medicine, and more, Castle Connolly’s panel selects those they feel are most worthy of “Top Doctor” status. With such an extensive review process, we are truly honored by Dr. Segal and Dr. Mekelburg’s prestigious awards.
While they need no introduction if you’re already one of their many pediatric patients, Dr. Segal and Dr. Mekelburg both have impressive achievements and educational experiences that make them the exceptional doctors they are. While they are both board-certified pediatricians and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Segal has been in the Atlanta area since her undergraduate and medical school training at Emory University, while Dr. Mekelburg came to Emory University for her residency after completing her undergraduate and medical school training in Michigan. Both are active in the community even beyond their work at Children’s Wellness Center. Dr. Segal is on the advisory board for Community Friendship, Inc., a nonprofit psychiatric rehabilitation facility in Atlanta, and Dr. Mekelburg serves as the Community Physician Liaison for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation Team in addition to serving as a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.
The honor of this Top Doctors award is a great one, but it’s also not our first. Children’s Wellness Center has a track record of our excellent providers receiving distinctive awards. Not only did Dr. Mekelburg and Dr. Segal receive this same award from Castle Connolly and Atlanta magazine last year, but our own Dr. Gary Loventhal and Dr. Mekelburg were also named among Atlanta’s top doctors in Atlanta Parent last year as well. We take great pride in offering the best possible care to our patients, and it’s exciting when other physicians, parents, and professionals agree.
At Children’s Wellness Center, all of our board-certified pediatricians and other providers are motivated each day by the joy of keeping all of our patients healthy and happy. Awards like these are simply icing on the cake, letting us all know that other doctors respect our excellent physicians just as much as we do. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Segal, Dr. Mekelburg, or any of our other exceptional providers, contact us or access the Children’s Wellness Center patient portal. Or, to keep up with all our doctors’ achievements as well as all the latest health tips for parents and more, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Welcome to the Children’s Wellness Center (CWC) blog – we’re thrilled to have you! Children’s Wellness Center providers started this blog as a way to share news on topics we feel are important to your child’s healthcare. We are most excited to share our new website with you and hope it makes managing your child’s care easier and more efficient. From information on recommended medical dosing and what to keep in your medicine cabinet to our pediatric services and frequently asked questions, we want our site to serve as an extension of our community-driven practice. One of our many goals at Children’s Wellness Center is to always strive to provide the best possible care for your child, so we wanted to introduce you to some of the main features we are most excited to share – to serve as a guide for navigating our website:
CWC Blog & Testimonials
Our hope for our blog is that it will serve as an additional resource for parents and allow us to better focus on fostering the best patient/physician relationship we possibly can. Each week we plan to cover topics that we find are most relevant to helping keep your children healthy and happy – they’re some of the most important people in our lives after all! Additionally our testimonials page features videos from some of our actual patients who were gracious enough to share their experience at Children’s Wellness Center. Our patients are a direct extension of our CWC family and we believe they can offer greater insight to what we do and how we can help you and your children with exceptional pediatric care.
Well child visits, immunizations, and after-hours care are just a small fraction of the services we offer at Children’s Wellness Center. Sure, Google can direct you to sites that can help explain how to help if your child is sick, but we wanted to provide patients with resources that are up-to-date and trusted by our CWC providers. We’ve made sure to cover everything from injuries and nutrition resources to behavioral issues and emergency visit information; basically all of the things we could think of to help you out. Whether at your home or away on vacation – we’re always here for you!
CWC Patient Portal
Now, parents of new and existing patients can access their child’s commonly required medical information 24/7 on a secure network (we encrypt all patient information to protect our patient’s privacy!). Within our patient portal you have the ability to:
check for pending appointments and outstanding account balances.
view current prescriptions and request refills.
examine vaccination and allergy records.
request appointments for well visits, referrals, school physicals, etc.
We feel the CWC patient resources help make your time more efficient because it’s like a one-stop-shop for your child’s medical information, whenever you need it. Our schedules and lives are already busy enough; we just want to help simplify it. Be sure to check back frequently as we dive deeper into pediatric healthcare, tips and important information that we know you won’t want to miss. If you have suggestions for blog topics that you’d like to see mentioned we’d love to hear from you so feel free to reach out to us and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to let us know. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you back next week!