Farewell and Congratulations to Dr. Kemmerle

Dr. Kemmerle's patients will be receiving a copy of this message in the mail shortly, but we wanted to share here as well.
 

To the families of my patients,

For the last 15 years I have been fortunate to be part of Childhood Health and provide medical care for your children. On April 15 I will be leaving to create a pediatric office that will better fit my practice style and my family’s needs. You can keep in touch with me and learn more about my future clinic on Sprout Pediatrics’ Facebook page.
Childhood Health is an exemplary pediatric clinic and I have complete confidence that your children will continue to receive excellent care after my departure. Many of you are already familiar with other providers and will want to contact the clinic to request your new primary provider. If you do not choose a new provider, the clinic will reassign your children to one who is available. As always, if you make another choice for your children’s healthcare Childhood Health will share your children’s medical records with your new provider on receipt of your written request and authorization.
 
It has been my privilege to be your pediatrician. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your lives and watch your children grow. Though I will miss working with you and everyone at Childhood Health, I am excited to take this step. I wish the best of health to all of you. 


Dorin M. Kemmerle, MD FAAP 

Next series of ADHD Classes starting soon!

Dates and Time

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm 

  • April 5, 2016: Preschool -Elementary Age 
  • April 12, 2016 -  Middle and High School Age 
  • April 19, 2016 -  Panel ofProfessionals (all age ranges)

Class Options

  • Preschool & Elementary Age – ADHD coping skills, parenting techniques, questions and  answers.  What to look for in your child to see if he/she has ADHD, concerns of children already diagnosed, side effects, medication “vacations”, parenting and coping.  
  • Middle and High School – How to deal with hormone changes, aggression or mood base concerns, increased dosage, school transitions, parenting and coping.  
  • Panel of Professionals – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrician and Psychologist panel discuss physical and mental implications of ADHD. Medication options.

Who should attend

  • Parents, caregivers, and professionalswho work with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in schools and the community.
  • Child care is not provided. 
  • Oregon Registry SET ONE certificates under the CKC – Special Needs, will be available for child care providers – pending.

Location

Community Health Education Center on the Salem Hospital Campus, Building D,  939 Oak Street, Salem Oregon.

Cost: $5 for each class.  All participants are encouraged to attend the Panel of Professionals. If the child is currently a patient at Childhood Health Associates of Salem (CHAOS)  there is no charge .  

To register:  Call 503-814-2432 (CHEC) or online at salemhealth.org/chec 

Exciting Changes for Prescribing of ADHD Medications

Childhood Health Associates of Salem is excited to announce that the technology is finally in place for us to be able to securely prescribe controlled substances (such as ADHD medications) directly to the pharmacy. The concept has been legal in Oregon for some time now but physicians and pharmacies needed to come up with ways to clearly verify the process. 

Our EHR now has this capability and our providers are getting up to speed on using it. We are still in a transition period right now, getting our doctors and mid-levels credentialed for this and training them in how to use it, but we do have some providers who are sending these medications electronically. This is actually far more secure than dealing with a paper prescription and we are quite happy about it. 

You may continue to call us for prescription refill requests for your child's ADHD stimulant every month but you can help us out by also telling us which pharmacy you would like to use. If your child's PCP is able to send the prescription electronically then he or she will do so, and you'll be notified of that. Once you know that your child's PCP is signed up for this program you'll also be able to request the refill through the pharmacy*, as the pharmacy can send us a secure message requesting an electronic prescription. 

No more coming to the office and waiting in line to get the paper prescription, then driving across town to your pharmacy and waiting yet again! We hope that this service will save our families time and hassle. As always, we continue to strive to be on the cutting edge of taking care of your children.

*Currently not all pharmacies are ready to participate; if your pharmacy has not yet enabled this service then we will continue to give you a paper prescription until your pharmacy has made the change.