By Karen McBride
Dr. Michele Johnson-Towson, Pediatric Place of Tampa, is a board-certified pediatrician with 27 years of experience in caring for children ages newborn to 21 years old. She wants to remind parents the 2018-2019 school year starts early in Hillsborough County.
Students will head back to school August 10, 2018. Be sure to call Pediatric Place of Tampa now to schedule school and sports physicals. Once school starts, the cold and flu season is not far behind since kids share germs right along with academics and sports. The doctor is also encouraging patients to schedule for flu shots starting in September. The flu shot which contains coverage against the influenza A&B strains is available in proper doses for ages 6 months and up.
It is important for all shots to be up to date, and hearing and vision tested so students are totally ready for a new year of learning and healthy playing.
Same-week appointments are available for school physicals at Pediatric Place of Tampa, and the practice accepts all insurances as well as self-pay patients. New patients are always welcome!
Dr. Johnson-Towson and her staff are dedicated to keeping patients both healthy and educated on changes in children’s health care. Pediatric Place of Tampa offers Urgent Care hours to accommodate sick children after work, school, and/or daycare. Urgent Care hours are available Monday – Friday, and Saturdays 8:00am until noon.
Pediatric Place of Tampa is conveniently located at 1338 W. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa. The cheerful, kid-friendly office is on the bus line too. Call today at 813-264-2288 and schedule for school physicals, checkups, and flu shots.