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Create a Summer Reading Program at Home

Primary Health Pediatrics Summer Reading Tips
 
Summer vacation has just started but before we know it August will be here and school will be starting again. One of the best ways to keep your child’s reading skills up is to plan a summer reading program. Even just three times a week will make a significant difference. 
 
For younger readers:
  • Visit the local library to check out books every week (city and county libraries)

Primary Health Announces Investment from Blue Cross of Idaho

Boise, April 2nd, 2019 – Primary Health Medical Group (PHMG) has accepted a minority investment from Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc. The investment supports growth and expands quality care programs while furthering Blue Cross of Idaho’s commitment to bring more choice and greater access to high quality, affordable healthcare to Idaho.

The additional capital will allow Primary Health to build new clinics and hire additional primary care physicians as well as develop staff and resources crucial to the growth of value-based care programs and patient care management.

Primary Health Welcomes Susan Kim, M.D.

Physician Director of Pediatric Urgent Care, Susan Kim, M.D.

Primary Health is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Kim, M.D. as the group’s Physician Director of Pediatric Urgent Care, a new role within Primary Health.

Ice Skating Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat

The Treasure Valley’s third ice skating rink opened this week in Caldwell, Idaho. As more and more Idahoans try this fun and nostalgic winter sport, we expect to see more winter injuries.
 
It has been estimated locally that ice skating injuries are seen at a rate of about 3 per day, per rink. That could mean around 900 people injured while ice skating this winter in the Treasure Valley!
 

What We Can Learn from Last Flu Season

Healthy family after getting flu shots at Primary Health
 
There is bad news – last year was the deadliest flu season in the United States since H1N1.
 

Bike Drive 2018 Recap - 900 Bikes!

Community members donated around 900 bicycles at Primary Health Urgent Care clinics on Saturday, September 29th during the group’s second annual bike drive benefitting Boise Bicycle Project (BBP).

New this year, the donated use of U-Haul trucks and PODS storage containers helped facilitate the transportation and storage of donated bikes. BBP volunteers immediately began sorting and refurbishing the bikes, with a goal of giving away hundreds to local kids this holiday season.

Second Annual One-Day Bike Drive to Benefit Boise Bicycle Project

Donated bikes at Primary Health bike drive

Primary Health Medical Group will host the second annual bike drive for Boise Bicycle Project on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. From 10 am – 2 pm, the public is invited to drop off their unneeded bikes at any of the 17 Primary Health Urgent Care locations in Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Eagle, Nampa and Caldwell.

ALL bicycles will be accepted – any type, any size, any condition.

7 Quick Tips to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

Pediatrician advice for back to school anxiety

By Angela Beauchaine, MD

The start of school can make even a good student anxious, especially if the child will be attending a new school for the first time.

Here are a few tips that can make the transition easier:

1. For young children, read books like “Froggy Goes to School”

2. Ask the teacher if the child can help set up the classroom

3. Visit the school to look around ahead of time, find classrooms and locker

Adjusting Your Child’s Sleep Schedule for Back to School

Young boy with enough sleep and ready for back to school

By Angela Beauchaine, MD

With a few weeks left until school starts, now is a great time to work on adjusting sleep routines. Long summer days lead to late nights and lax schedules, especially when fun events overlap with the start of the school year. Water parks, baseball games, fairs and rodeos are still going strong when late August arrives. But waiting till the last summer weekend to enforce an earlier bedtime will only result in a restless child lying awake for hours.

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