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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FOR PRACTICE
IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE POPULATION OF PATIENTS THAT WE TAKE CARE OF, THE PRACTICE IS ENACTING SOME NEW POLICIES TO SAFEGUARD OUR PATIENTS AND ENSURE THAT OUR STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO CONTINUE CARING FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN
NO SICK VISITS, SCHEDULED OFFICE VISITS OR SLEEP STUDIES FOR ANY PATIENTS WITH:
  • FEVER>100.4 in past 24 hours
  • COUGH AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  • HISTORY OR SUSPECTED CURRENT DIAGNOSIS OF FLU OR PNEUMONIA
  • HISTORY OF EXPOSURE TO INDIVIDUALS FROM HIGH RISK EXPOSURE REGIONS FOR COVID-19. (THIS IS A RAPIDLY EXPANDING LIST)
CALL 407-898-2767 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. PLEASE NOTE SICK PATIENTS WILL BE OFFERED THE OPTION OF TELEMEDICINE APPOINTMENTS.

IF YOU DO COME TO THE CLINIC WITH A PERSON THAT MEETS THESE CRITERIA, YOU WILL BE ADVISED TO STAY IN YOUR CAR AND CALL FOR THE STAFF TO COME OUT TO YOU. AN ASSESSMENT WILL BE MADE IF POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE SAFE TO EXPOSE OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF.

*WE CAN NOT PERFORM THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING AT OUR OFFICE.
SHOULD YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU OR YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS, THEN CALL THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM FOR ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE. http://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html
IN MOST CASES, HOME MANAGEMENT WILL BE SUFFICIENT WITH SELF ISOLATION.

TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR PATIENTS, WE EXPECT TO IMPLEMENT TELEMEDICINE (SYNCHRONOUS AUDIO/VIDEO SESSIONS) FOR FOLLOW UP VISITS TO REDUCE RISK OF OFFICE EXPOSURE AND IMPLEMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING. THIS IS CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED AS A CASH SERVICE WHILE WE NEGOTIATE WITH INSURANCES TO COVER THIS TYPE OF SERVICE WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF OUR CURRENT CONTRACTS. WE HOPE TO CONVINCE THEM OF THE UTILITY OF THIS MODALITY TO ALLOW FOR CONTINUED ACTIVE AND SAFE CARE OF OUR POPULATION.

FINALLY, PLEASE STAY SAFE, WASH YOUR HANDS AVIDLY (RECOMMEND REVIEWING CDC HANDWASHING TECHNIQUE), IF NECESSARY, USE HAND SANITIZER OR SOMETHING CONTAINING OVER 60% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, AVOID SICK/FEBRILE/COUGHING INDIVIDUALS. BE CAREFUL AROUND THE ELDERLY AS WE MUST DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT THEM

PEDIATRIC PULMONARY MEDICINE
We offer a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of infants and children with a wide spectrum of respiratory conditions with the goal of improving quality of life, as well as preserving and restoring respiratory health. Our pulmonary lung function provides testing for children with lung conditions and asthma as young as 3 years of age.

PEDIATRIC SLEEP MEDICINE
The practice provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for children with sleep-related disorders. The facilities perform Sleep studies (Polysomnography), CPAP/BiPAP titrations, as well as Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT). We are the largest pediatric sleep diagnostic center in the country.

BEHAVIORAL SLEEP MEDICINE
The practice has the only behavioral sleep medicine program in Central Florida and is staffed by board certified pediatric sleep physicians, a clinical psychologist and a Doctor Nurse Practitioner with certification in behavioral sleep medicine (CBSM).

PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
The practice is actively involved in cutting edge clinical and pharmacologic research geared towards the improvement of care and medication access in children and is currently involved in multiple Asthma and Narcolepsy research.

ASTHMA PROGRAM
The practice runs an asthma management program that is geared towards the patient and parent achieving a full understanding of the asthma and improving patient management. In addition, our Asthma Center of Excellence program focus on providing high quality, most comprehensive service for children and adolescents with difficult-to-treat or severe asthma.

HIGH RISK INFANT & PRETERM INFANT PROGRAM
This is a specialized program with the primary goal of preventing or minimizing long-term respiratory consequences of preterm birth as well as severe respiratory disease in preterm infants and high-risk full term infants.


About us
The Children's Lung, Asthma and Sleep Specialists is a fully independent,  private Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine practice. The practice offers state of the art care with topline diagnostic equipment at all of its facilities. We are the only practice of its type in the State of Florida and offer full pediatric sleep medicine services. The practice offers full behavioral sleep medicine services and has a clinical psychologist, Dr Kimberly Justice, PhD and a Doctor Nurse Practitioner Mrs MaryAlice Leinbach, DNP both of who have completed and passed the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Boards administered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. We offer full Pulmonary, Allergy and Sleep Medicine services for children in addition to Adult Sleep Medicine services and Behavioral Sleep Medicine services for children and adults.
The practice has 11 physicians, 3 nurse practitioners and a Clinical Psychologist.

Geographical Scope
Our area of clinical coverage spans about 50% of the population of the state of Florida. We have 15 locations, all seamlessly integrated by a common Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and have mirrored services at all locations. Our physicians have privileges in 6 children's hospitals in the State of Florida allowing us to follow our patients if they should need our help through most of Florida.


Hospital coverage:
  • All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando
  • Florida Hospital For Children, Orlando
  • Palms West Children's Hospital, Wellington
  • St Marys Hospital (Palm Beach Children's Hospital), West Palm Beach
  • St Joseph's Hospital, Tampa
  • Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach
  • Holmes Regional Hospital, Melbourne
 
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