Welcome to the GROW Pediatrics Blog!

Here you’ll find office updates, announcements, and up-to-date health information. You might even find the occasional recipe or information for family-friendly events around Austin! Sarah S., one of our lovely nurses (and one of two Sarahs in our office!), writes most of our posts and aims to post about topics she finds most beneficial to our families at GROW. 

Closed to new patients – for now.

Welcome to GROW Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine! We are a small pediatric practice located in central Austin. We strive to promote wellness by focusing on healthy growth and development, and by providing up-to-date medical care in a family-centered setting. Our compassionate team of providers, comprised of three...

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Health Insurance: how much do you really know?

Welcome to GROW Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine! We are a small pediatric practice located in central Austin. We strive to promote wellness by focusing on healthy growth and development, and by providing up-to-date medical care in a family-centered setting. Our compassionate team of providers, comprised of three...

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The oh-so-common cold

COMMON COLD: CONDENSED from UP TO DATE Children under 6 years of age average 6-8 colds per year (up to one/month, September thru April), with symptoms lasting an AVERAGE of 14 days. Symptoms are usually worst during the first 10 days. Most colds are...

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CLOSED for Labor Day

GROW Pediatrics will be closed Monday, September 5th, to allow our staff to spend the day with their families. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday. We provide emergency telephone coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you call our office after...

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Car seat safety!

Leaving the hospital with your newborn baby can be an overwhelming prospect for so many reasons, the most immediate being the car ride home. Please take time to learn how your newborn should be positioned in the car seat, and how the car seat...

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Sick while away from home?

If your child gets sick when you are away from home, it’s best to try to see a pediatrician or pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) as opposed to another provider whenever possible. These professionals have specialized training and experience with children and greater familiarity with...

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Is it constipation?

Constipation is one of the top reasons parents call the nurse line at Grow. Constipation is: -pain or crying during the passage of a stool -failure to pass a stool after straining or pushing longer than 10 minutes, or -the passage of HARD stool....

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Swimmer’s Ear

Swim teams, swimming pools, splash pads & sprinklers. These summer fun essentials can sometimes lead to ear pain. Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa is an inflammation of the external ear canal. This is different than a middle ear infection, otitis media that is often...

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GROW will be closed July 4th

GROW Pediatrics will be closed Monday, July 4th to allow our staff to spend the day with their families. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday. We provide emergency telephone coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you call our office...

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Summertime!

Summer time means well check season for our older, school aged patients. If you have not already done so, please call as soon as possible for an appointment. Dr. Grady and Dr. Owens have availability starting in late July; our nurse practitioner Jessica Thomas...

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Coughs!

Calls about coughs are among the most frequent received on our nurse line. It’s important to know when coughs are serious, and require a visit to our office vs. when they are not serious and can be managed at home. As always, if you...

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What is RSV?

RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus is circulating in Austin right now. In older children & adults, RSV infection would look like most any other “cold”. In children younger than 2 years of age, RSV can cause bronchiolitis, an infection of the smallest airways of the...

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Does my child have allergies?

Cedar season is in full swing here in central Texas. Parents who are suffering from sneezing and runny noses understandably may assume that their babies with the same symptoms have allergies also.  However, allergists will say, “you have to have lived through the season,...

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Happy New Year!

Thank you to all of our patients, families, and friends for making 2015 a fabulously successful year for GROW. There are wonderful changes on the horizon! 2016 will bring some new additions to our team: We will be adding a third provider, which may be a...

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Holiday Hours

To allow our staff time with their families over the holidays, we will have different office hours the next two weeks: Monday – Wednesday, December 21st-23rd – Regular Hours Thursday, December 24th – Open 8:00am-12:00pm Friday, December 25th – CLOSED Monday-Wednesday, December 28th-30th – Regular Hours...

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We have two Nurse Sarahs!

Two of our three nurses are named Sarah- we affectionately call them ‘Sarah Squared’. Sarah S. (right) followed Dr. Owens to GROW when we opened just over a year ago and is in the office four days a week. Sarah O. (left) joined our...

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We’ve added more flu shot clinics!

We have added some convenient lunchtime and after-school flu shot clinics: Thursday, October 29th – 12-1pm Tuesday, November 3rd – 5-6pm Thursday, November 12th – 12-1pm Tuesday, November 17th – 5-6pm Tuesday, December 1st – 5-6pm Thursday, December 10th – 12-1pm Tuesday, December 15th –...

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Flu Shots are Here!

*Update: FluMist is back! Flu season is upon us and we have the vaccine available for your family. Flu vaccination is indicated for anyone six months and older. It is especially important for children at high risk of complications should they get the flu...

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