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Have you wondered if your child could be prone to type 1 diabetes or celiac disease? Patients of Greenwood Pediatrics are eligible to participate in a research study by the University of Colorado and the Barbara Davis Center. Your child can be screened during business hours at any of our three locations.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a respiratory illness that begins with mild cold symptoms and progresses to a severe cough. The cough comes in spasms and is sometimes characterized by a high-pitched whooping sound followed by vomiting. Classic pertussis lasts several weeks with some cases lasting 10 weeks or longer. Pertussis is most severe when it occurs in the first 6 months of life, particularly in those who are unimmunized or who are born prematurely. Older siblings and adults with mild symptoms are an important reservoir of infection for young children and infants. Pertussis is diagnosed clinically and confirmed with laboratory tests. 

Treatment: 
While antibiotics have minimal effect on the course of the illness once the classic whooping cough has begun, they are recommended to limit the spread of the illness. Confirmation of the illness by a medical provider helps guard against the overuse of antibiotics in the setting of a viral illness and subsequent development of organisms that are resistant to antibiotics. 

Control measures: 
All household contacts of young infants should receive a pertussis vaccine booster. Others who are unimmunized or under-immunized should complete the recommended schedule of immunizations (see our website for the recommended vaccination schedule). Household contacts and other close contacts of those who have been diagnosed with pertussis should receive prophylactic antibiotic treatment to prevent transmission of the disease. Students and school staff with a confirmed diagnosis of pertussis should be excused from school until they have completed a five day course of antibiotic therapy. 
Learn more about managing your child's illness.

Greenwood Pediatrics strives to provide the best pediatric experience with the best pediatricians and staff in 3 locations in the south metro Denver. We were honored to have been only the 2nd pediatric practice in the country to be recognized by the Medical Group Management Association for exceptional service. Please read more about Our Providers

Centennial Office

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9094 E. Mineral Avenue #100 | Centennial, CO 80112

Telephone: (303) 694-3200 | Fax: (303) 694-2680

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday: Open for Urgent Care 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM  available by on-line request (Sunday Appt button displays on site on Saturdays) or through on-call doctor.

 


 

Parker Office

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16830 Northgate Drive #150 | Parker, CO 80134

Telephone: (303) 805-7879 | Fax: (303) 805-8076

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Morning hours are available at our southeast office on Mineral Ave. Please call for an appointment. Thank youi!


 

Littleton Office

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10901 W. Toller Drive #101 | Littleton, CO 80127

Telephone: (303) 973-3200 | Fax: (303) 904-8510

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Morning hours are availabloe at our southeast office on Mineral Ave. Please call for an appointment. Thank you!


 


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