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Susan E. Kirk, PA-C


Examining COVID-19 in Pediatrics

May 28, 2020

As all pediatricians can attest, children are not just small adults. It's important to recognize that COVID-19 has a different disease course in pediatric patients and that COVID-19 can be severe.

How cystic fibrosis can manifest in the gastrointestinal system

February 17, 2020

Although the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) will be managed by specialty care, the primary care provider is often the first line of contact for many routine concerns. When encountering a patient with CF in the primary setting, there are extrapulmonary symptoms that must be considered in patients, which includes gastrointestinal symptoms.

Addressing the mental health care gap in primary care

November 26, 2019

Why is there a gap in the mental health training of general pediatricians? This is a question that brings about a wide spectrum of opinions and likely just as many emotions from clinicians. Although there is no single answer to this question, the lack of appropriate training in mental health remains an issue in the training of pediatricians.

Rethinking how anaphylaxis presents

August 28, 2019

Dr. Todd A. Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, discusses anaphylaxis and when to have your patient seek specialty care. Anaphylaxis is typically thought of as severe, acute and visibly evident. However, as Dr. Mahr points out, anaphylaxis can present differently in infants and young children.