How often do you get to chat one on one with a pediatrician without a long wait, sick kid or a co-pay? In my nine years of doing this mom thing, I would say never.
The pediatricians at Olathe Health met with KCMB readers last weekend to meet and greet new patients for our Pancakes with Peds event!
As families arrived, they were greeted by five pediatricians from Olathe Health in the gorgeous lobby of Olathe Medical Center. Children were encouraged to bring their dolls and teddy bears along for a checkup at our Stuffed Animal Clinic. Moana, Rarity and lots of dollies were weighed and measured, kids were able to listen to their heart through a stethoscope and held their dolls’ hand while they were given flu shots. The dolls were super brave during the shots, and of course the kids loved applying the band-aids!
Dr. Anjalee Carlson urged the rest of us to get flu shots soon as cases have been confirmed in Kansas City. You can stop in to one of Olathe Health’s pediatric or family medicine offices without an appointment to get yours.
Dr. Carlson, Dr. Erica Red Corn, Dr. Ujen Vu, Dr. Heather Baker, and Dr. Elizabeth Musil were on hand to chat with parents about any concerns while the kiddos gobbled up their pancakes from the pancake bar and decorated pumpkins!
The pediatricians sat down with the kids for storytime and all the kids loved hearing “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” over and over! Occupational and physical therapists from the Pediatric Rehabilitation team were also on site with activities for the kids to practice fine motor skills and showed us how easy Dollar Store finds can make great sensory toys to practice early handwriting skills!
Every pediatric specialist at Olathe Health is committed to the optimal physical, mental and social development of our youngest patients. Whether your child needs wellness check-ups, preventative care and health education, or diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and illness, the Olathe Health team is ready to provide your children with the best care possible.
Now accepting patients at three locations in Olathe.