Nurturing healthy minds and bodies
Southwell offers quality pediatric and adolescent medicine, including preventative health maintenance for healthy children and medical care for those who are sick. Our expert providers diagnose and treat injuries, illnesses, chronic conditions, infectious diseases, and other types of disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. We also specialize in vaccines, asthma management, international travel medicine, and behavioral and developmental health for children.
We’ve partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide important information for parents at each stage of their child’s development. From pregnancy to young adult, the changes in your child over the course of these years are remarkable. Click on the stages below for everything you need to know.
Additional Reading and Resources
- HealthyChildren.org is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ parent recourse website.
- A pediatric Symptom Checker from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- The Big Book of Symptoms – a book from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Acetaminophen and ibuprofen dosing chart – It is most accurate to calculate doses based on weight. Do not give ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) to babies under 6 months or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to babies under 2 months without checking with your healthcare provider first.
- Travel and Disease – comprehensive information from the Center for Disease Control including travel vaccine recommendations
- 1-2-3 Magic – book on discipline
- Temperamental Tools – book on parenting based on your child’s temperament
- PurpleCrying.org – a website with information on the Period of PURPLE Crying, which is the normal fussy period in the first 3 months of life
- The Happiest Baby on the Block – book with tips for parents of infants 0-3 months of age on dealing with fussiness
- Caring for Your Baby: Birth to Age 5 – parenting book by the American Academy of Pediatrics
- What to Expect: The First Year – The What to Expect series of books is a great age-specific resource manual.
- ParentingScience.com is a website with evidence-based parenting advice on topics including sleep, behavior, nutrition and more.
- Raising Your Spirited Child
- Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
- Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
- No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
- The Rites of Passage – local puberty and health awareness classes for parents and their pre-teens
- The Care and Keeping of You 1: The Body Book for Younger Girls
- The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls
- The Girl’s Body Book
- The Period Book: A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up
- Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys
- The Boy’s Body Book
- The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions
- Vaccine Safety and Information – Objective resource for parents with lots of information on vaccines.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Current immunization schedules, information on how vaccines work, and other educational resources for families.
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Information Center – Credible resource for parents on vaccine safety.
- Vaccines and Your Child, book by Paul Offit, MD – Great resource and easy read on vaccines, why and how they work, and the diseases they prevent.
- Vaccine product inserts (Please check with your child’s doctor about which specific vaccines are recommended for your child and which brands we carry.)
- Kelly Mom is a great resource for lots of breastfeeding questions.
- La Leche League has lots of breastfeeding support and resources.
- Find a Lactation Consultant
- Breastfeeding support groups and classes through Honor Health
- Infant Risk Center provides information on medication safety while pregnant or nursing. Download their app to look up medications or call 806-352-2519 during business hours to discuss with an expert.
- Crisis Response Network 602-222-9444 -or- 1-800-631-1314
- Teen Lifeline call or text 602-248-TEEN
- National Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQ) Crisis Line 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
- Smiling Mind App – free app teaching mindfulness and meditation practices for children of different ages
- Postpartum Support International call 1-800-944-4PPD or text 503-894-8493 24 hours a day
- Postpartum Support Group at Honor Health
- Peer support through Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD), can guide you to local chapter meetings and resources
- Taking Charge of ADHD – a book for parents of children with ADD and ADHD
- Driven to Distraction – a book on coping with ADD and ADHD, especially helpful for older children and adults
- The ADHD Medication Guide is an online table listing current medications and formulations, updated regularly
- The ADD Warehouse – A catalog of books on virtually all aspects of ADD and related conditions.
- ADD Success Stories, a book describing famous people with ADD and how they coped
- Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Realities, Myths and Controversial Treatments, a book by Barbara Ingersoll and Sam Goldstein
- ADHD Without Drugs: A guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD
- Mental Health, Naturally – a book on non-medical approaches for ADHD, depression and anxiety
- Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD, a book by Kathleen Nadeau
- Hoagies Gifted Education Page – the “all things gifted” page
- Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook, book by Carol Fertig
- Raising Gifted Kids: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Exceptional Child Thrive, book by Barbara Klein
- 5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options, book by Deborah Ruf
- A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, book by Webb, Gore, Amend, and DeVries
- Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
- Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults, book by James Webb, Edward Amend, and Paul Beljan
- Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is an advocacy group that offers support and guidance to the gifted community
- Twice-Exceptional Newsletter – Online information about twice-exceptional, “a term often used to describe kids who are exceptional because they’re gifted and because they have learning disabilities, learning disorders, attention difficulties, or just plain learning differences.”
Great Potential Press – books and other resources
We Look Forward to Serving You
Walk in visits may be available. To make an appointment, call a clinic near you and speak to one of our staff. For general inquiries, you can also email us at:
Our pediatric clinics are affiliated with Tift Regional Medical Center.
If you are considering us for your child’s pediatric care, we encourage you to schedule a prenatal visit before the baby arrives. This will give you the opportunity to see our office, meet our staff and ask any questions you might have. These visits are offered by appointment
After your prenatal visit, please contact us before your baby is born to register, and then simply tell the hospital staff at TRMC which office you are using for pediatric care when you are admitted to deliver your baby. TRMC will notify our office when your baby is born and one of our pediatricians will be in to see you and your baby in the hospital within 24 hours.