New Office Hours

As of August 2, 2021, our hours will be the following:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The doctor is available on Sunday by phone only. Allergy shots are given Tuesday – Thursday until 4:30 p.m.

Please limit 1 adult per appointment. The doctors and staff at KBPG hope you understand as we are trying to limit any exposure to keep our patients, parents, and staff safe during this time.

We have LIMITED supplies to screen for COVID-19. To be tested at Kaplan Barron Pediatrics office, you will have to be screened by one of our physicians who will determine if the test is necessary.

We are also offering Telemedicine with ALL our physicians and our nurse practitioner. Please see below a list of available appointments that we offer.

  • Follow-up ADHD
  • Follow-up anxiety
  • Follow-up depression
  • Follow-up lactation
  • Behavior problems/temper tantrums/discipline
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Pinkeye
  • Insect bites
  • Lice
  • Pinworms Rashes
  • Ringworms
  • Poison ivy

The doctors, management, and staff here at KBPG appreciate your patience during this time. It’s a learning curve for all of us but we will get through this together!

Current COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

As of Monday, May 11th, we are starting to screen temperatures and requiring masks of any kind (2 years and older) to anyone entering our building.

Please be aware that if you are coming in for an appointment, the nurse will meet you at the door and screen your temperature after the front desk calls you to inform you we are ready for you.

If you need to come to our office for another reason, PLEASE CALL us before walking in so we can try to help you over the phone and screen you appropriately.

The COVID-19 outbreak updates at Kaplan Barron.  Listed below is what Kaplan Barron is doing to protect our patients, parents, and community.

  • We are asking you to PLEASE enter in the well door or sick door, depending on your child’s appointment. We have separate doors and waiting rooms for well and sick. If you are sick, PLEASE enter in the sick side and vice-versa. Our goal and your goal is to keep our well kids well and to stop the spread of diseases!
  • We are having designated well and sick exam rooms as well and sick doctors and nurses. Our goal with this is to prevent the spread of disease by keeping the well quarantined to certain exam rooms and areas of the building, away from sick children.
  • Our check-in process has changed.  You will call our office when you arrive in the parking lot.  Our front desk staff will update your demographics, collect your co-pay if necessary or any balances owed.  We will call you when the nurse/room is ready.  Once you enter the building through the correct well/sick door, you will be greeted by a nurse who will take you immediately to your exam room.
  • If you need to come to a waiting room, we have properly socially distanced our seating and removed all toys from the waiting rooms.
  • Our staff is overly cautious cleaning and disinfecting patient rooms, waiting rooms, door handles, countertops, chairs, pens, anything and everything we can wipe down.
  • If you have a cough, please cover your mouth with a tissue, your shirt, or mask if available.
  • If you are scheduled for a well check-up but have sick symptoms, please call our office prior to arrival to make the necessary adjustments. You will be asked to enter through the sick door because you have sick symptoms.

New hours starting June 4th. Our hours will be 9 AM – 5 PM Monday-Friday.  Our phones will go on service at 5.  Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM.  The doctor is available on Sunday by phone only.  Allergy shots are given Tuesday – Friday until 4:30.

Please limit 1 adult per appointment.  The doctors and staff at KBPG hope you understand as we are trying to limit any exposure to keep our patients, parents, and staff safe during this time.

We have VERY LIMITED supplies to screen for COVID-19.  To get tested, you will have to be screened by one of our physicians who will determine if the test if necessary.

We had implemented Telemedicine with limited capability before this COVID-19 outbreak but now ALL our physicians and nurse practitioner are equipped and up and running with this service!  Please see below for a list of available appointments that are offered.  During this time of COVID-19, we will be open to more types of appointments to keep our social distancing and everyone as safe as possible.

  • Follow-up ADHD
  • Follow-up anxiety
  • Follow-up depression
  • Follow-up lactation
  • Behavior problems/temper tantrums/discipline
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Pinkeye
  • Insect bites
  • Lice
  • PinwormsRashes
    • Ringworm, poison ivy

The doctors, management, and staff here at KBPG appreciate your patience during this time. It’s a learning curve for all of us but we will get through this together!

Mask Mandate Update

As of June, the state of Kentucky declared that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks or physical distance in most settings. Despite this, Kaplan Barron Pediatrics is considered a medical facility. Therefore MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO BE WORN INSIDE. If you or your child(ren) are patients at Kaplan Barron Pediatrics and have an upcoming appointment, please remember to bring & wear your mask.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you in our offices soon!

 

Coronavirus – Covid19

 

CORONAVIRUS        resources and information about our office’s plan

 

AAP CORONAVIRUS

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx

 

CDC CORONAVIRUS 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

KY CORONAVIRUS 

https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

 

As promised, we told you we would keep you updated. Here is what we are currently doing to protect our patients, parents, and community. This is ever changing so stay tuned!

🔸We are having designated well and sick exam rooms as well as well and sick doctors and nurses. Our goal with this is to prevent the spread of disease by keeping the well/sick kids quarantined to certain exam rooms and areas of the building, away from sick children. .
🔸Our staff is overly cautious cleaning and disinfecting patient rooms, waiting rooms, door handles, counter tops, chairs, pens, anything and everything we can wipe down to stop the spread of disease.
🔸We have removed all toys from the exam rooms and waiting rooms.
🔸You will check in as normal and then return to your car to wait until there is an exam room available. We will call you to inform you to come in the waiting and we will escort you to the exam room.
🔸We are asking you to PLEASE enter in the well door or sick door, depending on your child’s appointment. We have separate doors and waiting rooms for well and sick. If you are sick, PLEASE enter in the sick side and vice-versa. Our goal and your goal is to keep our well kids well and to stop the spread of diseases!
🔸If you are scheduled for a well check-up but have sick symptoms, please call our office so we can make the necessary adjustments. One, please enter in the sick waiting room because you have sick symptoms even if you are scheduled for a well check-up. Two, we might have to move you to another doctor depending on who is the sick/well doctor that day. If you can call us ahead of time, we can work with you to get what you need along with protecting all our other patients in the office as well.

🔹We currently DO NOT have the capability to test for COVID-19 here at the office. If this changes in the future, we will be sure to let our community know but at this time, there is NO testing at private offices.

The doctors, management, and staff here at KBPG appreciate your patience during this time. It’s a learning curve for all of us but we will get through this together!

Best Buddies Kentucky

Best Buddies Kentucky Welcomes You!

We are excited to be one of the newest state operations for Best Buddies International.  Our venture was launched in the fall of 2009, and we already have ten college programs, one high school program, one middle school program, and 18 e-Buddies!  We also have a wonderful Advisory Board recruited and our first annual Champion of the Year campaign held this past fall was a great success!

As we move forward as a new nonprofit in the state of Kentucky, we are looking for volunteers, donors and participants for every aspect of our business.  If you have a talent you would like to share, I welcome an email or call from you!

Thank you for visiting our web site.  We look forward to meeting you in person soon!

http://www.bestbuddieskentucky.org/

Different But The Same by David S. Katz, MD

Different But The Same

Recently, Alex Rodriguez, the often injured New York Yankees third baseman, has started working with a new athletic trainer. Instead of focusing on his hip, to the surprise of many fans, Dr. Mike Clark instead treated his whole body. He explained his approach to the problem this way: “We look at the body as an integrated unit…(and) retrain the entire body.”

Children with special needs likewise have to navigate the same broad developmental stages as all children.

A parent of an 18-month-old child with a significant speech delay has recently been getting calls from the daycare teacher, that their previously loving child is now pulling his friends hair, hitting them and then grabbing their toys.

Not infrequently, a distraught mother of a 13 year seventh grade boy with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) will come to speak with me about his unexpectedly difficult year at school. Her son is forgetting his homework, or books, not completing his work, talking more, becoming the class clown, and talking back to his parents at home. As a result, his grades are dropping and the teachers are frantically contacting the parents about his recent poor overall school performance.

A father of a 15 year old boy, with developmental delays, tells me that his son is telling all his friends at school that he is going to “get someone pregnant”. His father is very upset and embarrassed about this behavior.

The key to understanding these situations was taught to me by one of my mentors in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Dr. James Kavanaugh child psychiatrist at the University of Virginia. Parents often feel that their child’s behavior is due to their longstanding developmental issues. In reality, however, normal developmental milestones occur in a child with learning differences, just like any child. These developmental paths are shaped by the child’s limited ability to respond to these challenges.

The toddler mentioned above is in the normal stage of increased aggressiveness and attempts to assert himself. Toddlers are well known to hit and bite each other to get what they want. When a child with speech delays reaches this stage, his or her inability to express desire leads to frustration and therefore increasingly aggressive behavior.

All 13 year old boys are a puddle of hormones. Or as one of my pediatric partners has said, their blood flow goes to other areas than the brain. All pubertal preteens and teens struggle to stay focused on their school work, when changes to their bodies and minds serve as major distractions. I refer to the concurrent drop in school performance, maybe less eloquently stated, as an academic brain fart. An older teen, looking back at her early teens, told me, “Our bodies were changing and we didn’t know what to do about it.”

Superimpose this normal development phase onto a 13 year old with ADHD and you can understand why he would be having an extraordinarily difficult year at school.

In high school, sexuality is even more overt. Kids want to be accepted and to be “popular”. A student who is not socially adept will often suffer with issues of low esteem. In an attempt to compensate he might make statements filled with bravado to overstate his acceptability or attractiveness, as the 15 year old teenager mentioned above.

Children with special needs have unique hurdles to surmount, but also experience the same developmental challenges as their peers. It can be a special challenge for parents, teachers and caregivers of these children to resist solely viewing these kids through the “special needs lens.” Rather, one must look at these challenges as the interaction between their special needs and normal stages of development.

Parenting any child is a contact sport!

David S. Katz, MD
Kaplan Barron Pediatric Group
www.kaplanbarron.com

other related sites

Best Buddies Kentucky
http://www.bestbuddieskentucky.org/site/c.khLLKTPGLuF/b.5273969/k.BFD4/Home.htm

The Council on Developmental Disabilities
www.councilonmr.org

Kids Center for Pediatrics Therapies
www.kidscenterky.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org

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