Pediatrician to Present ‘Back-to-School Bootcamp’ at Folkston Elementary

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 20, 2009 – August is National Immunization Awareness Month. In recognition of the month and as part of Southeast Georgia Health System’s community outreach efforts, board certified pediatrician Kimberly Stoughton-Doherty, MD, will provide helpful information on immunizations and more at her free “Back-to-School Bootcamp” presentation at Folkston Elementary School. Her presentation takes place at the school’s parents’ night on Monday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

“In addition to discussing what immunizations your children need and when, I will also discuss and answer questions about issues with sleep and nutrition and how they impact your child’s performance at school,” Stoughton-Doherty says. “I will also talk about ADHD and any other health care concerns parents may have.”

Stoughton-Doherty began her professional career teaching high school chemistry and general science in Pennsylvania after completing her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and earning her teaching certification in secondary education at Albright College in Reading, Penn. After leaving teaching, Stoughton-Doherty spent the next five years working in clinical research in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

In 2001, Stoughton-Doherty earned her medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed her training as a resident in pediatrics/physical medicine at Temple University/Einstein Medical in Philadelphia, Penn. She also completed a residency in categorical pediatrics at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Penn. After running her own pediatric practice in Vidalia, Georgia, Stoughton-Doherty joined Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pediatrics in St. Marys, a strategic affiliate of the Health System, in 2008.

For more information about the parents’ night presentation, contact Nancy Brooks, RN, at 912-496-7494. Stoughton-Doherty will also present the seminar a second time on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at the Health System’s Camden Campus, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys. For more information about that seminar or any of the other seminars offered by the Health System, call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 5160 or visit www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.