Growing Child Pediatrics goes well beyond what you’d expect from a pediatric clinic. We offer a variety of specialized services to help children from birth to their college years. And if there’s a service your child needs that we don’t offer, please let us know. We can help you find the resources you need.
Please contact the Growing Child Pediatrics office most convenient to you when you discover that you are pregnant to schedule a pre-baby visit. During this visit you will meet with one of our providers, tour the facility and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Our certified lactation counselors work with parents to help them make the breastfeeding experience as rewarding — and nourishing — as possible for all concerned.
We are proud to announce that one of our providers, Colleen Parrish CPNP, IBCLC, is now an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Growing Child is excited to offer a Breastfeeding Clinic run by Colleen. As pediatric healthcare providers we understand the importance of breastfeeding and strive to support
our breastfeeding families. “Although breastfeeding is natural it does not
always come naturally. As a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) I believe that the right information and good support are essential to breastfeeding success,” Colleen Parrish CPNP,
IBCLC. Colleen will have office hours Monday and Friday mornings in the North Raleigh office off Six Forks Road. To schedule an appointment contact the office. If you have any questions about the Breastfeeding Clinic, feel free to contact Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Happiest Baby on the Block Classes
Growing Child Pediatrics is excited to announce it is now offering The Happiest Baby on the Block classes. One of our very own providers is a Certified Happiest Baby Educator and will be conducting classes on Saturday mornings in the Wake Forest location. Colleen Parrish, CPNP, IBCLC has been a nurse practitioner with Growing Child since March 2006 and previously worked for five years as a registered nurse in the NICU. Through her years in the healthcare field she has developed a passion for teaching expectant and new parents how to care for their infants.
The Happiest Baby course has been developed from the best-selling book, The Happiest Baby on the Block, by nationally renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. Dr. Karp has a unique philosophy and approach which helps parents better bond with their newborns and transition through the "fourth trimester."
Whether you are new parents, expectant parents, or seasoned parents this class is perfect for you! During this course you will learn how to soothe your fussy infant, increase your baby’s sleep, and most importantly feel more confident as parents. Email Colleen at email@example.com to learn more and inquire about upcoming classes.
Asthma / Allergy Clinic
We offer individualized care to assess problems and provide appropriate treatment for problems associated with allergies and asthma. We provide resources for evaluation, education and treatment, as well as basic allergy testing (which often helps asthma patients identify allergic triggers to their asthma). Please contact us for more information.
Growing Child Pediatrics offers a comprehensive range of pediatric psychological services including:
- Cognitive, educational, attention deficit and kindergarten readiness assessments
- Classroom observations and interventions
- Training workshops for schools and community agencies
- Social and emotional adjustment
- Behavior management
- Individual and group therapy
- Parent and family counseling
- Social skills training
- Coaching for children and adolescents with ADHD
FastBraiin™ ADHD Workshops
At FastBraiin, a Growing Child affiliate, we work with children who’ve been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD). We help them create a stronger, more positive self image. We help them begin to think of ADHD as FastBraiin, they drop the negative associations and start building positive ones. Please contact us for more information and a schedule of introductory seminars.
Our mission at Fit Families is to provide family-centered care to improve the health of overweight children and teens. People who are overweight can face many physical and mental health challenges. We are here to help. We will create a comprehensive lifestyle plan for your child and family. We will follow your child or teen closely, often monthly, until we have reached our goals. We work as a team with you and your family to determine what goals to reach for. We are in this together. Make an appointment today.
Growing Child Pediatrics offers circumcisions for baby boys from birth to two weeks of age. James Poole, MD currently performs the circumcisions, but any of our providers can assist you with questions and concerns.