2012 Holiday Hours

November 29th, 2012

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

Flu Clinic November 6th

October 30th, 2012

Upcoming Flu Clinic Tuesday, November 6th at the West Ashley office from 9-11am and 2-4pm. Request your appointment online.

Flu Clinic Saturday Oct. 27th, 2012

October 25th, 2012

Please join Parkwood Pediatric Group this Saturday, October 27th at our West Ashley office from 9:30am-11:30am

By appointment only, so call soon!

Dr. Kisabeth Honored through Donation

October 23rd, 2012

Dr. Charles Kisabeth was recently honored with a donation made in his name to MUSC Children’s Hospital.  Attached is a press release with more information, as well as a photograph.  I know many of Dr. Kisabeth’s Daniel Island patients respected and adored him and would be thrilled to hear of the efforts made in his name and that his work continues, even after his death.

Those included in the photograph provided by MUSC’s The Catalyst, are:

Front row, left to right:  Anne Kisabeth; Dr. Rita Ryan (MUSC’s Children’s Hospital); Dr. Charlie Darby (Darby Children’s REsearch Institute) Back row, left to right:  Matthew Kisabeth; Emily Kisabeth Sobczak;Mike Jernigan (Select Health)

To ATV or not to ATV?

July 12th, 2012
To ATV or not to ATV?
A Safety Update with Dr. Canivan, Parkwood Pediatric Group

Summer vacations have begun, and families are taking full advantage of the great outdoors -some by riding all-terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs.  This can be considered exhilarating, good clean family fun; however, many people are not aware of the risks that come along with riding ATVs.  ATVs are inherently dangerous because of their high center of gravity, instability,   lack of rear wheel differential and significant weight (some are more than 800 pounds).

These factors, combined with the high rates of speed and common use by children, have been called a perfect storm for childhood injury.  In fact, according to National Electronic Surveillance Systems US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in the United States between 2005 and 2010, 689 children under the age of six died due to ATV accidents.  Most children seen in emergency departments for ATV-related injuries have moderate to severe injuries, including spinal injuries, crushing abdominal injuries and head trauma.

ATV riding carries with it nearly twice the risk of snowboarding and football, and three times the risk of skateboarding, but with none of the cardiovascular benefits. One out of every 10,000 ATV injuries will result in death. Would you buy a crib or a bicycle with that associated statistic?

ATV manufacturers have had to respond to public outcry, and in 1988 a federal investigation led to the development of a voluntary standard. This standard stipulated, somewhat arbitrarily, age limits for certain engine sizes.  Many, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, feel this falls far short and NO ONE under 16 should ride an ATV.

Many states legally forbid anyone under 16 years of age to operate an ATV and require special driver certification.  In South Carolina, there was no legislation until July 2011, when Chandler™s Law was adopted.  Now, parents can just say no and blame the law, which states that NO children under six are allowed to drive an ATV. It also mandates that children six to 15 must obey the age restrictions marked on the vehicle; must wear a motorcycle helmet and eye protection; must take a safety training course and cannot carry passengers.

ATV courses are affordable and are offered at various sites in South Carolina through 4H programs and the ATV Safety Institute. For families who choose to pursue ATV riding, a few tips will make the activity less risky:

  • no nighttime use
  • no use on paved roads
  • no passengers
  • maintain trails where ATVs will be used
  • wear a motorcycle helmet and eye protection
  • follow the age limits designated on the vehicle
  • purchase an ATV with a seat belt, roll bar, headlights and a speed governor
  • all drivers should undergo ATV driver safety training (ATV safety institute)
Remember, have fun but stay smart and safe.

July 4th Holiday Office Hours

June 27th, 2012

Parkwood Pediatric Group will be open on Wednesday, July 4th from 9:30 am until Noon in our West Ashley office only.

A camp/sports physical can help your child reach the top of their game this Summer.

June 4th, 2012

Regular physical activity reduces the risk of many adverse health risks. So let’s get our children moving, but don’t forget to make sure they’ll be at the top of their game with a camp or sports physical. Call today to schedule an appointment at our West Ashley office (843.556.8110) or our Daniel Island Office (843.849.9582).

Fitness Tips for Children from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition:

  • Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity per day.
  • Most of the 60 or more minutes per day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least three days per week.
  • As part of their 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include muscle-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days of the week.
  • As part of their 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include bone-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days of the week.
  • It is important to encourage young people to participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, that are enjoyable, and that offer variety.

Parkwood Pediatric Group Introduces New Physician

April 13th, 2012

The physicians of Parkwood Pediatric Group announced today that Christine Canivan, MD has joined their practice. Doctor Canivan, a pediatrician with more than 14 years of experience, has been caring for patients in the practice’s Daniel Island and West Ashley office since April 9, 2012.

Dr. Canivan, who has lived in Charleston since the age of eight, earned her undergraduate degree from College of Charleston and her medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She went on to complete her internship and residency in pediatric care at the University of Alabama and remained in Birmingham as a hospitalist and primary care pediatrician in the following months. After returning to Charleston, Dr. Canivan broadened her experience with three years of treating patients in adolescent medicine and one year in MUSC’s Pediatric Emergency Room and Roper’s Peds Plus. She has also cared for patients in pediatric practices on James Island and at the MUSC satellite clinic in Moncks Corner.

Dr. Canivan has a passion for interior design and enjoys spending time with her family — Owen, 5; Rose, 3 and husband Greg, who is an engineer, drummer and avid boater.

“With two young children of my own, I often have the opportunity to talk with other parents about their choices for pediatric care, and I have found that the excellent reputation of Parkwood Pediatric Group precedes them,”  said Christine Canivan, MD. “I’m thrilled to be part of a group that is so well respected by their patients and honored to be given the opportunity to join this close knit team who works so incredibly well together.”

To schedule appointments with Christine Canivan, MD, patients should call the practice’s Daniel Island office at (843) 849.9582 or the West Ashley office at 843.556.8110.

In Memoriam of Dr. Charles Kisabeth

March 15th, 2012

The physicians and staff of Parkwood Pediatric Group would like to thank everyone for your heartfelt support and prayers as we come to terms with the loss of an extremely compassionate doctor and a wonderful man. As in life, Dr. Kisabeth would want to continue giving for the health and sake of others. With this in mind, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
PO Box 11454
Alexandria, VA 22312

or

Bishop England High School
Endowment Fund
363 Seven Farms Drive
Charleston, SC 29492-7534

Our Hearts are Saddened

March 5th, 2012

Our Hearts are Saddened

Parkwood Pediatric Group is sorry to report the death of Dr. Charles Kisabeth. He was a beloved doctor to his many patients and loved by all those who worked with him.

Tuesday afternoon Parkwood’s West Ashley office will close at 4:30p.m. and the Daniel Island office will close at 4p.m. for the visitation.

Wednesday both offices will be closed in the morning, reopening at 2p.m.  There will be no walk-in hours at either location.

We are deeply saddened for this tremendous loss as well as the loss felt by all our patients.

Please bear with us during this difficult time.

Thank you.