Meridian Pediatrics October Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Meridian Pediatrics in our October Newsletter!

New Providers

Meridian Pediatrics is growing!!  We are happy to announce three new faces on our team. We welcomed Dr. Brian Wong in July 2019, Dr. Riffle in August 2019 and Mary Walters, NP in September 2019.  They are in network with the following insurances: Blue Cross of Idaho, Regence Blue Shield, Select Health, Medicaid, Tricare, IPN network and the Alliance Network. 

Dr. Brian Wong

Dr. Brian Wong

Dr. Anne Riffle

Dr. Anne Riffle

Mary Walters, NP

Mary Walters, NP

They are all accepting new patients from  ages 0 to 18 years.  Please keep in mind Meridian Pediatrics provides Meet the Doctor appointments for families to meet their provider first to ask any questions and to most importantly see if they are a good fit for your healthcare needs.

Baby Steps

Meridian Pediatrics is excited to announce we are getting ready to launch a monthly class called baby steps for expectant parents and newborn parents.  Dates will be announced soon!!  This will be a monthly seminar given by our providers.  It is a chance for you to meet us while we give some education on newborn care.  There will be a question and answer portion at the end to answer any questions you have on the arrival of your newborn.  It will be scheduled in the evenings, so that working moms and dads can join together.  We will provide all the educational materials and even some goldfish crackers and juice for snacking!!

Baby Steps is a courtesy we offer parents and there is no cost for families.  At each class there will be a raffle prize for a newborn photo session.  Please help us spread the word.

Staff Spotlight

We want to spotlight Nurse Ashley.  She celebrated her 10 year anniversary with Meridian Pediatrics on September 30th .  Ashley is our lead nurse and we are so lucky to have her.  We want to congratulate her on a decade of dedication to our team!!

Elizabeth Bates, NP Departure

Elizabeth joined us in February 2019 right after the passing of Dr. Ally.  She has been such a blessing to our clinic especially at a very difficult time.  Elizabeth came to us a few weeks ago to let us know her husband received a very lucrative job offer back in Maine.  In the end, they made the decision to accept this offer as it is the best decision for their growing family.  We are so sad to see her go, but we are thankful for the time we had with her and her contributions to Meridian Pediatrics and our patients. 

Click here to view a special message from Elizabeth herself. 

All of her patients are welcome to choose from our current providers.  We are committed to taking exceptional care of all of her patients.  If any of her patients have additional questions or concerns please contact our office at (208) 338-KIDS!!

4th Annual Candyland Event

This year we will be holding Candyland on October 29th thru 31st during clinic hours which is 8am to 5pm.  On October 31st the clinic closes early at 2pm for staff to get home to their children.  This event is open to all our patients to come visit the office and tour Candyland.  We will have plenty of treats for all ages.  We ask you check in at the front desk upon arrival to get your goodie bag.  Meridian Pediatrics started this special event when one year we had a very sick child who came into the office on Halloween.  This child was very upset when they found out they could not go trick or treating.  We decided that we would do something special for those kids who have to miss out due to their illness.  Since we began this has become a very big event and we love seeing our patients light up seeing Candyland come to life.  We hope to see you at this event and an appointment is not needed to come tour. 

As always if you have any further questions or you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (208) 338-KIDS today!

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