Category: From the Doctor

Life on the Road: What it’s Like to Work for Brenner’s Critical Care Transport Team

By Kathy Hostetter, RRT, RCP, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Brenner Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport I guess you could say my job is a bit out of the...

Breaking the Cycle of Pediatric Headaches

By Laura Granetzke, FNP-C, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and NHF Certified Headache Practitioner, Wake Forest Baptist Health Your child or teen has a headache, so...

What Should I Do If I Suspect Child Abuse?

By Meggan Goodpasture, M.D. Pediatrician at Brenner Children’s Hospital and member of the Child Abuse Team Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect is far more common...

My Dog Reduces My Anxiety

By Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPCA Anxiety can cause worry, stress, headaches, and more unpleasant emotions. Dogs are built to work effortlessly to battle the symptoms and...

Win Tickets to Either Tweetsie, Wet ‘N Wild, or the Zoo!

Spring is here, which means it’s time to shake the winter blues. Brenner Children’s Hospital would like to offer you a chance to get out of the house and enjoy a day...

A Day in the Life of a NICU Doctor

By Cherrie Welch, MD, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Brenner Children’s Hospital I have the incredible honor of serving as one of the attending...

4 Things to Ease Your Mind if Your Child Undergoes Surgical Anesthesia

By Timothy E. Smith, MD, Director of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Brenner Children’s Hospital The anticipation of surgery can be scary,...

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

By Guest Blogger Dr. Tina S. Merhoff The staff of Tina S. Merhoff & Associates Pediatric Dentistry, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD),...

The Top 3 Causes of Chest Pain in Children & Teens

 By Derek Williams, DO, Pediatric Cardiologist, Brenner Children’s Hospital It can be scary for a parent when their child complains of chest pain, but fortunately...

Use the 5-4-3-2-1-0 Plan for a Healthy Start This Year

By Joey Skelton, MD, Director of Brenner FIT and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Health The New Year is a great time to adopt healthy habits,...