Browsing the "Pediatrics" Category

Sixth Annual Tucker’s Toy Run Celebrates Life by Giving Toys

November 9th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (11/7/2016) – Hundreds of Lehigh Valley motorcyclists took to the streets around noon Nov. 5 as the 6th annual Tucker’s Toy Run again fulfilled its holiday mission: to bring smiles to children’s faces, and to remember a beloved friend. Riders left the parking lot of the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club in Northampton around noon


Area’s Only Pediatric Nephrologist, Dr. Tecile Andolino, Now Seeing Patients at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center

July 6th, 2016

Pediatric nephrologists diagnose, treat, and manage many disorders affecting the kidney and urinary tract, including kidney failure, high blood pressure, inherited kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood and protein. They also know how to evaluate and treat problems with growth and development that are specifically related


Parents: Spring into Action This Allergy Season

June 13th, 2016

It’s time to enlist your St. Luke’s pediatrician in the fight against your children’s allergies. Beautiful June days are here again, and that means more sun and fun outdoors for everyone, especially the kids. But if the weather is welcome, other aspects of the season are not. If your child is sniffling, sneezing, experiencing an itchy


Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Pamela Abrams Now Seeing Patients at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center

May 20th, 2016

St.nbsp;Luke’s continues to expand the specialized pediatric services it offers to patients at the St.nbsp;Luke’s West End Medical Center in Allentown. Board-certified pediatric endocrinologist Pamela Abrams, MD, is now regularly seeing patients at the center, bringing her skills to an accessible, convenient location. Dr. Abrams provides care for patients with disorders of the endocrine system, which


Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Leo Heitlinger Now Seeing Patients at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center

March 11th, 2016

Children are not just adults in smaller shapes and sizes. Their bodies are growing and they have unique medical needs. Kids express health and wellness concerns differently than adults, and they cannot usually answer adult medical questions. But their health issues, such as lactose intolerance, food allergies, acid reflux and other digestive system, liver or


St. Luke’s Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

February 8th, 2016

Among Top 15 Percent of Hospitals Considered the Best in Which to Have Your Baby in 2016 Bethlehem, PA – St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Allentown and Bethlehem campuses have received 2016 Women’s Choice Awards® for being among America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare


Heads and Sleds

January 15th, 2016

Helmets Protect Sledders, Too With the coldest months of the year upon us, it’s only a matter of time until the first snowfall of the season hits. Sledding, a seasonal favorite for children of all ages seeking thrills, is probably high on kids’ to-do lists as the first flakes hit the ground. Though it’s one


St. Luke’s Pediatric Specialists to Offer Advanced Care at St. Luke’s West End Medical Center in Early 2016

January 8th, 2016

Allentown, PA (12-21-2015) — St. Luke’s offers general pediatric services to provide preventive care and to manage childhood illnesses. But where do you go when your child suffers from more complex health issues? St. Luke’s network of pediatricians and specialty pediatric practices help families manage complicated illnesses and diseases. And, as of early 2016, three St. Luke’s pediatric


St. Luke’s Emergency Transport Service Recognized as Experts for Pediatric Pre-Hospital Care

January 4th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (12-22-2015) — St. Luke’s Emergency Transport Service was recently recognized for its expertise in transporting pediatric patients through a multi-agency program that recognizes EMS agencies that are willing to go above and beyond current pediatric transport requirements within Pennsylvania. “Participating in this volunteer program and being recognized at this level should reassure parents that


Dr. Laurel Erickson-Parsons Named Interim Medical Director of Pediatrics at St. Luke’s – Bethlehem

December 21st, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Laurel Erickson-Parsons, MD, has been appointed Interim Medical Director of our Inpatient Pediatric Unit at the St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem. She completed her pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in 2010 and has been with St. Luke’s for the past five years. She has participated in a variety