Nurturing Healthy Minds and Bodies

Pediatrics

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.

Five Locations to Serve You

Southwell Pediatrics - Valdosta

P: 229-242-0194

 

3014 N. PATTERSON ST      VALDOSTA, GA 31602

 

Heather A. Svenson

Heather A. Svenson

MD

Kelly W. Drumheller

Kelly W. Drumheller

MSN, NP-C

Affinity Pediatrics - Tifton

P: 229-353-7337
F: 229-391-4051

 

39 KENT RD, SUITE 5            TIFTON, GA 31794

 

Flavia Rossi

Flavia Rossi

MD

Nikkia Johnson

Nikkia Johnson

MD

Priscilla Amoah

Priscilla Amoah

MD

Nicolas "Cole" Webster

Nicolas "Cole" Webster

MD

Monica Davis

Monica Davis

FNP-C

Alisha Holloway

Alisha Holloway

FNP-C

Keri Altman

Keri Altman

FNP-C

Lyn D. Parson

Lyn D. Parson

NP-C

Christina Deason

Christina Deason

NP

Affinity Pediatrics - Moultrie

P: 229-985-1293

 

3007 2ND ST SE            MOULTRIE, GA 31768

 

Randi Tatum

Randi Tatum

MD

Dorothy Agyepong

Dorothy Agyepong

CPNP

Ocilla Pediatrics

P: 229-468-7323
F: 229-468-7320

 

813 NORTH IRWIN            OCILLA, GA 31774

 

Casey Conner

Casey Conner

MD

Catherine "Cady" G. Cooper

Catherine "Cady" G. Cooper

NP-C

Tift Regional                Medical Center              

Inpatient Pediatrics and 24 Hour Emergency Services

P: 229-382-7120

 

901 E 18TH ST
TIFTON, GA 31794

 

Henry LeBoyd, III

Henry LeBoyd, III

MD

Rebecca C. Staub

Rebecca C. Staub

MD

Developmental Stages

We’ve partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide important information for parents at each stage of you 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.

 

PRENATAL

BABY

TODDLER

PRESCHOOL

GRADE SCHOOL

TEEN

YOUNG ADULT

Additional Reading and Resources

Medical Conditions
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

Child Safety
Child Passenger Safety – information from car seats to teen drivers
Find a car seat inspection station
Food Safety and Foodborne Illness – information from the FDA
Product Alerts and Recalls by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Poisonings
Georgia Poison Center

1-800-222-1222 -or- 404-616-9000

Behavior & Parenting

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

Sleep
Information on the ABC’s of Safe SleepAlone, Back, Crib

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth
The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber
Sleep blog by Dr. Craig Canapari, pediatric sleep specialist

Development
Birth to Five Helpline: 877-705-KIDS (5437) – A free service for families of young children to speak with local developmental professionals. You can call or text the helpline, which is staffed Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm.
CDC Milestone Tracker App for iOS and Android

Feeding & Nutrition
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Guide
Feeding Littles website and courses specifically provides information about Baby Lead Weaning from feeding specialists

Teens & Puberty
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

Vaccines
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.)

Breast Feeding
Kelly Mom is a great resource for lots of breast feeding questions.

La Leche Leage has lots of breast feeding 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.

Mental Health
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 at 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

ADHD
Peer support through Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD), which 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

Gifted
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

“Doctor Svenson is so sweet.  My girls love her and get excited about going to see her.  She always gives them lots of hugs and really loves on them.”

Megan Letourneau

Patient

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:

 

pediatrics@mysouthwell.com

Hospital Affiliation

Our pediatric clinics are affiliated with Tift Regional Medical Center.

Prenatal Visits

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.