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.