Pediatrician to Present Free ‘Back-to-School Bootcamp’ Sept. 17

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Sept. 11, 2009 – School is back in session and all types of health care issues can arise when students head back to the classroom. To address these concerns, Southeast Georgia Health System is offering “Back-to-School Bootcamp” on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Camden Campus Cafeteria Conference Room, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys. Board certified pediatrician Kimberly Stoughton-Doherty, MD, will be speaking at this free seminar, part of the Health System’s on-going community lecture series.

“I will address concerns parents may have concerning H1N1 or swine flu, as well as discuss what immunizations children need and when,” Stoughton-Doherty says. “Also part of the discussion will be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), how it is diagnosed and the most common treatments, as well as any other concerns parents may have. Additionally, I will talk about issues with sleep and nutrition and how your child’s diet and sleep patterns impact his or her performance in school.”

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, PA. 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/Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. She also completed a residency in categorical pediatrics at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA. 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.

The next seminar being held in Camden County is “Treatment Options for Breast Cancer.” This presentation will take place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m., with board certified radiation oncologist Kenyon Meadows, MD.

To register for one or both of these seminars, call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 5160 or visit www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.