All a Twitter: QP’s social media initiatives in the news!

Autumn is always a busy time of year here at Quinte Pediatrics but the past week as been exceptionally exciting! Recently there has been a bit of buzz about how Quinte Pediatrics, as a health care practice, are using with social media. From this blog to Twitter and Facebook, we’ve been exploring new ways to connect with you, our patient families and other members of our community (both local and not!) It’s been a lot of fun so far and, if you caught Dr. Dempsey’s latest post, you know that there’s a lot more on the way. Last week we[Read more...]

Our social media progress in review and looking forward

I recently sat down to review progress-to-date on our project to fully integrate tools of social media into our way of practicing medicine at Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Our goal is to maximize our ability to communicate with our patients and our community on every level, using the tool most appropriate to the patient and issue at hand. I started by listing the various tools, and their uses in the past several months here. 1. Face to face – still the foundation of health care. There is no substitute for direct conversation with, and assessment of, our patients. The[Read more...]

Concussions and Other Sports-Related Injuries in High School Sports

  Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is proud to be one of the founding sponsors of the inaugural Saints Fall Classic charity football game at Quinte Secondary School. As specialists in child and youth medicine it is our aim to ensure that kids of all ages are able to enjoy the activities that they enjoy in a way that is safe and informed. Our main message for student athletes is simple: know your symptoms and respect your injury. When it comes to health and safety in high school sports, concussions tend to be a hot topic of discussion. In reality,[Read more...]