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Interview with a Georgia doctor about the Coronavirus

Parents, one of the Kids ‘R’ Kids owners in Atlanta hosted
a short interview with a local Atlanta pediatrician about COVID-19. This is a letter he sent to his parents if you would like to read and see his interview.
Dear Parents,
I continue to seek out the most up to date and accurate information regarding Covid and children. A parent at our school sent me some information from her own pediatrician’s blog. His name is Dr. Philip Spandorfer with North Atlanta Pediatrics, a practice serving 10,000 patients located in Sandy Springs near Northside Hospital. I read his blog and was impressed with his knowledge and how he communicated.
I reached out to Dr. Pip and he was gracious enough to sit down with me at his office Sunday afternoon on his day off to answer some questions about what he is seeing on the front lines of the Covid pandemic. Below is a 17 minute fascinating video that I strongly encourage you to watch. I ask him many of the questions that many of you have been asking me. A few highlights of our conversation:
• His practice, along with 5 others he has been in contact with, serve 50,000 pediatric patients. They have seen zero hospitalizations from Covid in their patient population.
• He has been seeing patients with Covid since March. He talks about what he is seeing on a daily basis in his practice.
• He talks about going back to school and gives his own recommendations.
• His wife is a Psychologist and is seeing an uptick in anxiety and depression in children.
• He talks about what he is seeing in his own patients as they give developmental assessments. They are seeing a regression in things like fine motor skills in children not going to school.
• He talks about the coming flu season and who should be getting the flu shot – including children.
• He talks about the MMR vaccine which has shown some efficacy in preventing Covid.
• He gives mask wearing tips for children.
Bottom line, please find a few minutes and sit down and watch this. I think you will come away more informed about Covid and children. I sure did.
August 16, 2020
August 16, 2020
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