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PLAN with Families – Recruitment Period Extended!

The PLAN program is still eagerly accepting interested families in learning about nutrition and physical activity.

PLAN Program at Genesis Pediatrics

PLAN with Families is a 2-year family-based program that encourages healthy eating habits and promotes healthy lifestyle changes. The goal of the program is for families to learn healthy behaviors that can be maintained long-term.

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Criteria for participation:

  – One child between the age of 6 and 12 years old and one parent must participate. 

– Child’s BMI must be in the 85th%ile or above. 

Parent must have a BMI of 25 or above.       

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Variety of VegetablesInterested families will be asked to complete questionnaires, short computer tasks, and have their height and weight measured 5 times over the 2-years. Any other household members are welcome to participate in the program, but it is not required. Families have the opportunity to earn up to $175 over the 2-year period.
 

All of the program meetings will be held at Genesis Pediatrics.

Some families will continue to work directly with their own pediatrician, and some families will work with a personal PLAN coach.     
 
        Genesis Pediatrics’ PLAN coach is Ana Martin who is here to help! 
PLAN Coach Ana Martin
   

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ana Martin at 585-273-4086 (office) or 585-369-7310 (work cell phone), or call Genesis Pediatrics at 585-426-4100. You can also visit planwithfamilies.com

Important Office Transition

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Over the first week of March, we transitioned our computer system, migrating from single family style accounts to individual patient accounts.   

As a result, there has been a bit of a delay at check-in            as we verify each child’s demographic and financial information, as well as obtain a new copy of each child’s insurance card. 

  We recommend that you arrive 15-20 minutes early for your appointment as we continue this transition. 

How will you be affected by this transition?

  • You will need to bring all insurance cards to your next appointment. 

  • Temporarily, the registration and check-in process may be longer. (Arriving 15-20 mins early will help reduce wait times)

  • You will now receive separate billing statements for each child.

  • This upgrade will help us to better serve you.                                                                                            

     We thank you for your patience during this process.

UPDATE: Helping Hands Food Pantry at GP

In 2018, Genesis Pediatrics gave out over 81 bags of food which helped over 60 of our Genesis Pediatrics families. 

We continue to collect standard items for pre-filled bags to give out to our families in need. These items include: 

1 – BOX OF PASTA

1 – JAR OF PASTA SAUCE

1 – BOX OF MAC AND CHEESE

1 – BOX OF OATMEAL

1 – JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER

1 – JAR OF JELLY

1 – CAN OF SOUP

1 – BOX OF CEREAL

1 – CAN OF FRUIT

1 – CAN OF VEGETABLES

If you are interested in donating any of the above items to our Helping Hands Food Pantry, we would certainly appreciate your support!

Do You Have the Patient Portal?

Did you know…? 

Genesis Pediatrics has a Patient Portal available to all of our patient families.  It is a way for caregivers to communicate with our staff and obtain patient information, whether it be a non-urgent medical question to be answered, or the need to obtain a letter/form or lab results. It is also a way for caregivers to update family and social history in their child(ren)’s medical record. It should not be used for urgent or emergent medical questions.

Did you know…?

Our Patient Portal has the capability to attach a document (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, Word and Excel) to a portal message. This will allow our patients to securely submit forms requiring completion by a provider (for school, Boy Scouts, camp, college, volunteering, etc). 

Did you know…?

There is a 3 business day turn around for Portal message responses. 

If you don’t have the Patient Portal, please ask for an activation code at your next visit!

Controlled Medication Refills

Requests for a refill on your child’s controlled medication (ie. stimulant medication for ADD/ADHD) will be processed within 3 business days and when completed, the office will not be calling caregivers due to significant call volumes. If you would like to know whether your refill has been processed, please call your pharmacy directly.

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NOTE:  The Patient Portal is still the most efficient way to request a refill on these medications. When your refill has been processed, you will receive an email notification.

If you have not signed up for the Portal, please call our office at 585-426-4100 and we would be happy to assist you! 

Just One More Reason to Check…

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In recent weeks, there have been reports about inappropriate content hidden within kid-appropriate YouTube videos.  There have been multiple videos found on YouTube Kids that revealed hidden suicide instructions or characters that are encouraging children to commit high-risk acts.  The most recent trend called the “Momo Challenge” consists of a terrifying doll named “Momo” that asks the viewer to participate in ‘challenges’ that range from harmless to deadly.  

We highly encourage monitoring your child’s internet activity, but with this latest trend, we caution you…

  • to pay very close attention to what your child may be viewing.

  • to talk with them often about what types of videos they are watching and what they may be learning about.

  • to check their search history regularly.

  • to check the settings on their device, as these can be adjusted for age.

Here are recent stories from 13WHAM news and the Democrat & Chronicle about this topic. 

Regardless if this is a hoax or a video that lures our children to harm themselves, parents need to be aware of any app that may expose children to unsafe topics, thoughts and/or behaviors. Though it may feel overwhelming, monitoring online activity on phones, devices, and computers is important to setting safe boundaries and maintaining age-appropriate discussions.

This is just one more reason to check in with your kids and talk with them every day!

Helping Hands Food Pantry Donation

January 2019 was National Poverty Awareness Month. Approximately 44% of all children in the city of Rochester are living in poverty.  

The Helping Hands Food Pantry at Genesis Pediatrics serves our patient families who are in need. 

The University of Rochester’s Center for Perioperative Medicine is part of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.  Every month the clinic organizes a “Wear Jeans Day” and all donations are used to support a local cause.  The clinic decided to join the outreach initiative spearheaded by the Helping Hands Food Pantry at Genesis Pediatrics, and was able to donate 22 pre-filled bags of food.  In addition, Wegmans donated the reusable bags to sort and deliver the donations.

We thank them for this generous donation to our food pantry!

IMPORTANT OFFICE INFORMATION

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

On March 1st, we will be upgrading our computer system and migrating from single family style accounts to individual patient accounts.   

As a result of this upgrade, at your next visit, we will verify each child’s demographic and financial information, as well as obtain a new copy of each child’s insurance card.

How will you be affected?

  • You will need to bring all insurance cards to your next appointment.

  • Temporarily, the registration and check-in process may be longer. (Arriving 15-20 mins early will help reduce wait times)

  • You will now receive separate billing statements for each child.

This upgrade will help us to better serve you. We thank you for your patience as we transition.