Hendersonville Pediatrics is currently seeking a skilled applicant with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in Advice and Scheduling. Pediatric office experience is preferred. Position is full time 32 hours per week with some evening and weekend clinics. Occasional travel required from the Brevard Office to the Hendersonville Office
· Applicant should possess excellent phone etiquette
· Responsible for answering incoming calls
· Offer patient advice, triage and scheduling
· Coordinate messages to the providers
· Process medication refill requests
· Must be able to work well with all office staff
We look forward to the 2018 CAMP SEASON!
This year Hendersonville Pediatrics is offering walk-in services to campers throughout the region each morning, 8:30 – 10:30 am.
We hope you’ll find this a valuable and easy-to-access service. Campers are welcome throughout the day by appointment as it will make their visit easier for you and for us.
Enclosed you will find our camp policy as well as standing orders for this camp season. Please return by fax (828-696-3530) or mail a copy of the standing orders signed by your Camp Director. Please make sure that the parents and camp staff are aware of our policy before the camp season begins.
Our policy for campers is as follows:
If you should still have questions regarding our camp policies, please feel free to contact our Camp Liaison, Laura at 828-693-3296, extension 1112 and she will be happy to address your concerns or refer you to the appropriate personnel. Again, we hope you and your campers have an enjoyable and healthy camp season!
Asthma is one of the most common childhood diseases in the US with over 7 million children affected. Establishing the diagnosis involves a careful process of history taking, physical exam and diagnostic studies. Infants and younger children require a more comprehensive evaluation because there are many causes of wheezing and these patient typically cannot perform some of the diagnostic testing like most children older than 8yrs of age. There are 3 main components of asthma:
1. Airway Inflammation - Chronic airway inflammation is a staple component of Asthma. This is treated by a daily inhaled steroid like Budesonide, Flovent, or Pulmicort.
2. Reversible Airflow Obstruction - This is a hallmark of asthma and occurs when there is restricted airflow. A spirometry test is the preferred method to determine a diagnose and is treatable with short acting bronchodilators, for example, Albuterol, Proventyl, or Proair. These medications are used for "rescue" and only as needed.
3. Airway hyperresponsiveness is the final component and is defined as how much the airways narrow when exposed to cold air, histamines, exercise, common colds, allergies or other triggers.
Springtime and Fall are often the most common times of the year due to seasonal allergies and Winter if the child has a trigger of cold air or illness. Close and regularly scheduled follow up visits manage the condition and help prevent common complications of asthma such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Please call the office if you believe your child may have asthma or has been diagnosed and has not been seen by a physician within the last six months. Additional videos are available below to help understand how to use some common asthma treating devices.
Below is a list of links to asthma medication administration videos for provider, nurse and patient use:
How to Use a Nebulizer
How to Use an Inhaler with Spacer and Mask
How to Use an Inhaler with Spacer
How to Use a Dry Powdered Inhaler
How to Use a Twisthaler
Cómo usar un inhalador de dosis fija con espaciador: