Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Where tiny patients receive big care.

When it’s time to care for the health and wellbeing of you and your family, the health professionals at MedLink are ready to help. Our goal is to partner with you to achieve the best health for your child, and to provide a comfortable experience for them while in our offices. MedLink’s team of providers are dedicated to serving even our tiniest patients as they work closely with parents to deliver quality care. We provide comprehensive healthcare for children ranging in age from infancy to adolescence and into young adulthood. Our pediatrics team offers a full range of services for children from well child exams, treatment of illness or injuries, sports physicals, immunizations, dental services, behavioral health and more.

Our Team
Akilah Tomingas, MD

Akilah Tomingas, MD

Service: Pediatrics

Jeralyn Smith, MD

Jeralyn Smith, MD

Service: Pediatrics

Jorie Muraida, DO

Jorie Muraida, DO

Service: Pediatrics

Kathryn McCusker, MD

Kathryn McCusker, MD

Service: Pediatrics

Kelly P. Montgomery, MD

Kelly P. Montgomery, MD

Service: Pediatrics

Margaret Sherman, MD

Margaret Sherman, MD

Service: Pediatrics

Meredith Udell, MD

Meredith Udell, MD

Service: Pediatrics

Nirdesh Sharma, MD

Nirdesh Sharma, MD

Service: Pediatrics

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Locations

While we see pediatric patients at all our locations with our family medicine providers, we have board certified pediatricians at the following family health centers:

  • Colbert
  • Danielsville
  • Winder
Pediatrics
What We Offer

Primary Care Services

  • Newborn Care
  • Well Child Care
  • Sick Child Care
  • Immunizations
  • Sports & School Physicals
  • Vision & Hearing Screenings
  • Testing & Laboratory Services
  • Chronic Conditions (Asthma, Eczema, and More)
  • Dietary & Nutrition Guidance

Sports Physicals

Pediatric After-Hours Nurse Line (Partnership With Piedmont Athens)

Our Colbert location has a partnership with Piedmont Athens Regional. Our after-hours line can connect patients directly
706.788.2127.

Sick Visits

  • Abdominal Complaints
  • Allergies
  • COVID Testing
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Colds
  • Strep Throat
  • Flu
  • Chronic Conditions (asthma, ADHD/ADD, etc.)
  • Ear Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Burns
  • Rashes
  • Sports Injuries
  • And much more
Additional Services

Dental Care

MedLink Georgia offers pediatric dental services at our MedLink office located in Danielsville, GA. We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and offer financial assistance for uninsured or underinsured families who qualify for our Sliding Scale Discount Program.

Counseling Services

MedLink Georgia’s behavioral health therapist work as part of an integrated care team along with MedLink providers to offer quality behavioral healthcare for children ages 4 & up.

FAQS

New Parents

For well-child visits beginning at birth up to 2 years of age, our providers will check length, weight, head circumference, temperature, and heart rate. Gathering this information will help determine where your child falls on the percentile chart for children of a similar age. Developmental milestones and social history will be reviewed at each well-child check. The provider will check out different parts of your child’s body to ensure there are no major issues. At 2 years of age, blood pressure will become part of this annual visit.

Well-child visits can start 2 – 3 days after being discharged from the hospital. Visits will continue at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months. After 30 months, there will be a 3-year check that will transition into a well-child check on an annual basis.

For parents or guardians, requests for immunizations records can be done by phone, office visit, or through the patient portal. Please allow 48 – 72 hours for turnaround.
Yes, our providers will refer to specialists when necessary.

Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosing Chart

Tylenol gave every 4 – 6 hours as needed for fever/pain.

Do NOT give if the child is less than 3 months old without speaking to a Pediatrician first!

Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosing Chart

Advil/Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosing Chart

Advil given every 6 – 8 hours as needed for fever/pain.

Do NOT give to any child under 6 months of age!

Advil/Motrin (Ibuprofen) Dosing Chart

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Dosing Chart

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Dosing Chart

Treatment of Allergic Reactions, Nasal Allergies, Hives, and Itching:

AGE LIMITS For ALLERGIES, don’t use under 1 year of age. Reason: it causes most babies to be sleepy. For COLDS, not advised at any age. Reason: no proven benefits. It should not be given if under 6 years old.
DOSE Find the child’s WEIGHT in the top row of the dose table. Look below the correct weight for the dose based on the product you have.
MEASURE THE DOSE Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine. If not, you can get a med syringe at drug stores. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Reason: regular spoons are not reliable. Keep in mind 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
ADULT DOSE 50 mg
HOW OFTEN FOR UNDER 6 YEARS Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed. (Exception: do not use under 1 year unless directed by provider).
HOW OFTEN FOR 6 YEARS AND OLDER Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed.
HOW OFTEN Repeat every 6 hours as needed.
CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FAST-MELTS Each fast-melt tablet equals 12.5 mg. They are dosed the same as chewable tablets.

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Dosing Chart
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