Dr. Goedecke supports the Komen foundation that helps locally to provide women with access to mammograms and breast cancer screening as well as nationwide for research to find a cure for Breast cancer. She does this in honor of her mother Ellie Agresta, an 8 year breast cancer survivor.
Join us for the 2014 Mom’s Run and Family Fun Day on May 10 at Blackbaud Stadium. Just as the event has become an annual tradition, so has our participation in it! Parkwood Pediatric Group will once again share in the joy of the event with our face-painting tent. Visit with our physicians and team as we create colorful designs and beautiful smiles throughout the day!
When it comes to the children of the Lowcountry, Parkwood Pediatric Group does more than offer loving medical care; we give to our community to ensure our youth stay healthy and safe through programs like Lowcountry Aquatic Project Swimming (LAPS). Through donations from businesses like ours, LAPS continues to grow and now proudly offers swimming lessons and water safety education to more than 1,700 underprivileged children in our area – children who would not normally have access to these opportunities. Prevention and safety are key to raising healthy children, which is why we so proudly support programs like LAPS.
We’re proud to be a part of community events, and so we thank Dr. Smith for taking part in the Charleston Parks Conservancy Annual Teddy Bear Picnic, held March 9th at Hampton Park. Dr. Smith provided care for injured teddy bears at the Teddy Care Station.
Photo courtesy of WCIV-TV 4
Congratulations to Doctor Goedecke, who won first place in her age group, and to her son Willem, who came in 2nd place in his age group at the 20th Annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure. Dr. Goedecke raced in honor of her mother, Ellie Agresta, who is a breast cancer survivor.
The 5k timed run / fun walk was held on Daniel Island on October 19. Thousands of people, including Dr. Goedecke and her family, participated and raised money to support the Komen Lowcountry Foundation. 75% of every dollar raised will stay in the Lowcountry service area to provide breast health education, screening and diagnostics and survivor support services. 25% will support Komen’s National Research and Awards programs.
Before you know it, summer will be over and school will be back in session. We are currently scheduling well checkups and sports physicals to make sure everyone is ready for the new school year. All 7th graders are required to have the Tdap shot before heading back to school, so please don’t wait. Call, or request an appointment online.
Thursday July 4th, 2013:
West Ashley will be open 9:30am – 12pm.
Daniel Island will be closed.
Friday July 5th:
Normal business hours at both locations.
The physicians of Parkwood Pediatric Group announced today that Kirby J. Smith, MD has joined their practice. Doctor Smith, who previously cared for patients at a Summerville pediatric practice, will be caring for Parkwood Pediatric Group patients at the practice’s Daniel Island and West Ashley offices beginning May 1.
Dr. Smith earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. In 2006, Smith earned his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where he also completed his residency. Before becoming a physician, Dr. Smith was a research specialist at MUSC and a lab specialist at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served in several volunteer capacities, including working as an EMT with a volunteer fire company near his home in Pennsylvania and on the SUGAR bus, performing free diabetes screenings and education in underserved South Carolina communities.
“As a member of the Lowcountry’s medical community, and a graduate of MUSC’s Department of Pediatrics, I have been aware of the excellent reputation of Parkwood Pediatric Group for years,” said Kirby Smith, MD. “It’s an honor to join this practice. I look forward to caring for our patients and their families alongside this incredible team.”
To schedule appointments with Kirby Smith, MD, patients should call the practice’s Daniel Island office at (843) 849.9582 or the West Ashley office at 843.556.8110.
The flu season has hit earlier than expected this year, and we thank WCBD News 2 for reminding their viewers of the importance of flu vaccinations to keep their families safe. A special thanks also to Dr. Canivan of Parkwood Pediatric Group for offering her expertise to News 2 for this important story.
Learn more by watching the story here.
Parkwood Pediatric Group’s holiday office hours for 2012 are:
December 24: West Ashley: 8:00 a.m. – Noon
December 25: Same Day Appointments Only
December 31: West Ashley: 8 a.m. – Noon
Daniel Island 9 a.m. – Noon
January 1: West Ashley: 9:30 a.m. – Noon