https://phoenixchildrens.org/ en The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology <span>The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology</span> <a href="/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-10/Second%20Opinion%20Blog%20Photo.PNG?itok=vGPRkjvl" width="820" height="480" alt="The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:59</span> <a href="/blog-tag/phoenix-childrens-heart-center" hreflang="en">Phoenix Children’s Heart Center</a> <a href="/blog-tag/cardiology" hreflang="en">Cardiology</a> <a href="/blog-tag/second-opinion" hreflang="en">Second Opinion</a> <a href="/blog-tag/primary-care" hreflang="en">Primary Care</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn" rel="bookmark"><span>Amy Johnson, RN, BSN</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2021-10/Amy%20Johnson%20RN%20headshot.jpg?itok=v4lVHEOm" width="353" height="471" alt="Amy Johnson. RN, BSN" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p>Amy has been a pediatric RN for almost 30 years with much of her work dedicated to the NICU and CVICU. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, she relocated to Phoenix 3 years ago and joined the team at Phoenix Children’s soon afterward. She and her husband have 5 daughters one of which was born with complex congenital heart defects and two daughters later diagnosed with childhood cancer. She has a unique perspective on seeking out second opinions in healthcare and the effects of physician decisions on the family. As a result of these experiences, she has developed a passion for advocating for families and helping them find comfort in the expertise of the specialists at Phoenix Children’s.</p> </div> </article> Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:59:12 +0000 JoeG 28476 at https://phoenixchildrens.org The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology <span>The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology</span> <a href="/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-10/Second%20Opinion%20Blog%20Photo.PNG?itok=vGPRkjvl" width="820" height="480" alt="The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:59</span> <a href="/blog-tag/phoenix-childrens-heart-center" hreflang="en">Phoenix Children’s Heart Center</a> <a href="/blog-tag/cardiology" hreflang="en">Cardiology</a> <a href="/blog-tag/second-opinion" hreflang="en">Second Opinion</a> <a href="/blog-tag/primary-care" hreflang="en">Primary Care</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn" rel="bookmark"><span>Amy Johnson, RN, BSN</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2021-10/Amy%20Johnson%20RN%20headshot.jpg?itok=v4lVHEOm" width="353" height="471" alt="Amy Johnson. RN, BSN" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p>Amy has been a pediatric RN for almost 30 years with much of her work dedicated to the NICU and CVICU. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, she relocated to Phoenix 3 years ago and joined the team at Phoenix Children’s soon afterward. She and her husband have 5 daughters one of which was born with complex congenital heart defects and two daughters later diagnosed with childhood cancer. She has a unique perspective on seeking out second opinions in healthcare and the effects of physician decisions on the family. As a result of these experiences, she has developed a passion for advocating for families and helping them find comfort in the expertise of the specialists at Phoenix Children’s.</p> </div> </article> Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:59:12 +0000 JoeG 28476 at https://phoenixchildrens.org The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology <span>The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology</span> <a href="/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-10/Second%20Opinion%20Blog%20Photo.PNG?itok=vGPRkjvl" width="820" height="480" alt="The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:59</span> <a href="/blog-tag/phoenix-childrens-heart-center" hreflang="en">Phoenix Children’s Heart Center</a> <a href="/blog-tag/cardiology" hreflang="en">Cardiology</a> <a href="/blog-tag/second-opinion" hreflang="en">Second Opinion</a> <a href="/blog-tag/primary-care" hreflang="en">Primary Care</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn" rel="bookmark"><span>Amy Johnson, RN, BSN</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2021-10/Amy%20Johnson%20RN%20headshot.jpg?itok=v4lVHEOm" width="353" height="471" alt="Amy Johnson. RN, BSN" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p>Amy has been a pediatric RN for almost 30 years with much of her work dedicated to the NICU and CVICU. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, she relocated to Phoenix 3 years ago and joined the team at Phoenix Children’s soon afterward. She and her husband have 5 daughters one of which was born with complex congenital heart defects and two daughters later diagnosed with childhood cancer. She has a unique perspective on seeking out second opinions in healthcare and the effects of physician decisions on the family. As a result of these experiences, she has developed a passion for advocating for families and helping them find comfort in the expertise of the specialists at Phoenix Children’s.</p> </div> </article> Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:59:12 +0000 JoeG 28476 at https://phoenixchildrens.org The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology <span>The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology</span> <a href="/blog/2021/10/benefits-second-opinions-cardiology" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-10/Second%20Opinion%20Blog%20Photo.PNG?itok=vGPRkjvl" width="820" height="480" alt="The Benefits of Second Opinions in Cardiology" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:59</span> <a href="/blog-tag/phoenix-childrens-heart-center" hreflang="en">Phoenix Children’s Heart Center</a> <a href="/blog-tag/cardiology" hreflang="en">Cardiology</a> <a href="/blog-tag/second-opinion" hreflang="en">Second Opinion</a> <a href="/blog-tag/primary-care" hreflang="en">Primary Care</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/amy-johnson-rn-bsn" rel="bookmark"><span>Amy Johnson, RN, BSN</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2021-10/Amy%20Johnson%20RN%20headshot.jpg?itok=v4lVHEOm" width="353" height="471" alt="Amy Johnson. RN, BSN" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p>Amy has been a pediatric RN for almost 30 years with much of her work dedicated to the NICU and CVICU. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, she relocated to Phoenix 3 years ago and joined the team at Phoenix Children’s soon afterward. She and her husband have 5 daughters one of which was born with complex congenital heart defects and two daughters later diagnosed with childhood cancer. She has a unique perspective on seeking out second opinions in healthcare and the effects of physician decisions on the family. As a result of these experiences, she has developed a passion for advocating for families and helping them find comfort in the expertise of the specialists at Phoenix Children’s.</p> </div> </article> Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:59:12 +0000 JoeG 28476 at https://phoenixchildrens.org Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/10/halloween-costume-and-trick-or-treating-safety-tips <span>Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips</span> <a href="/blog/2021/10/halloween-costume-and-trick-or-treating-safety-tips" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-10/GettyImages-1280068406.jpg?itok=h1TTross" width="820" height="480" alt="Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/11/2021 - 08:58</span> <a href="/blog-tag/center-family-health-and-safety" hreflang="en">Center for Family Health and Safety</a> <a href="/blog-tag/halloween" hreflang="en">Halloween</a> <a href="/blog-tag/safety" hreflang="en">Safety</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/ilce-alexander"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/ilce-alexander" rel="bookmark"><span>Ilce Alexander</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2020-11/Ilce_Alexander_Head_Shot_11.3.20.jpg?itok=JYplR-xI" width="293" height="397" alt="Ilce Alexander" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Ilce Alexander</span></span></span><span><span><span> has 7 years of experience working as an Injury Prevention Specialist.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>In an effort to prevent and reduce child injury Ilce </span></span></span><span><span><span>teaches Home Safety and Safe Sleep best practice in English and Spanish. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>As an Injury Prevention Advocate, she has a history of creating partnerships in the community to ensure families are linked to proper resources, training and education. Her goal is to assist families by providing support to make needed changes to avoid preventable injuries and keep children safe in the state of Arizona.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </article> Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:58:06 +0000 JoeG 28456 at https://phoenixchildrens.org Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/10/halloween-costume-and-trick-or-treating-safety-tips <span>Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips</span> <a href="/blog/2021/10/halloween-costume-and-trick-or-treating-safety-tips" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-10/GettyImages-1280068406.jpg?itok=h1TTross" width="820" height="480" alt="Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/11/2021 - 08:58</span> <a href="/blog-tag/center-family-health-and-safety" hreflang="en">Center for Family Health and Safety</a> <a href="/blog-tag/halloween" hreflang="en">Halloween</a> <a href="/blog-tag/safety" hreflang="en">Safety</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/ilce-alexander"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/ilce-alexander" rel="bookmark"><span>Ilce Alexander</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2020-11/Ilce_Alexander_Head_Shot_11.3.20.jpg?itok=JYplR-xI" width="293" height="397" alt="Ilce Alexander" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Ilce Alexander</span></span></span><span><span><span> has 7 years of experience working as an Injury Prevention Specialist.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>In an effort to prevent and reduce child injury Ilce </span></span></span><span><span><span>teaches Home Safety and Safe Sleep best practice in English and Spanish. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>As an Injury Prevention Advocate, she has a history of creating partnerships in the community to ensure families are linked to proper resources, training and education. Her goal is to assist families by providing support to make needed changes to avoid preventable injuries and keep children safe in the state of Arizona.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </article> Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:58:06 +0000 JoeG 28456 at https://phoenixchildrens.org Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/10/halloween-costume-and-trick-or-treating-safety-tips <span>Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips</span> <a href="/blog/2021/10/halloween-costume-and-trick-or-treating-safety-tips" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-10/GettyImages-1280068406.jpg?itok=h1TTross" width="820" height="480" alt="Halloween Costume and Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/11/2021 - 08:58</span> <a href="/blog-tag/center-family-health-and-safety" hreflang="en">Center for Family Health and Safety</a> <a href="/blog-tag/halloween" hreflang="en">Halloween</a> <a href="/blog-tag/safety" hreflang="en">Safety</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/ilce-alexander"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/ilce-alexander" rel="bookmark"><span>Ilce Alexander</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2020-11/Ilce_Alexander_Head_Shot_11.3.20.jpg?itok=JYplR-xI" width="293" height="397" alt="Ilce Alexander" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Ilce Alexander</span></span></span><span><span><span> has 7 years of experience working as an Injury Prevention Specialist.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>In an effort to prevent and reduce child injury Ilce </span></span></span><span><span><span>teaches Home Safety and Safe Sleep best practice in English and Spanish. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>As an Injury Prevention Advocate, she has a history of creating partnerships in the community to ensure families are linked to proper resources, training and education. Her goal is to assist families by providing support to make needed changes to avoid preventable injuries and keep children safe in the state of Arizona.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </article> Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:58:06 +0000 JoeG 28456 at https://phoenixchildrens.org Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19 https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/09/answers-8-faqs-about-flu-and-covid-19 <span>Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19</span> <a href="/blog/2021/09/answers-8-faqs-about-flu-and-covid-19" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-09/GettyImages-1300111991.jpg?itok=0olKxOW_" width="820" height="480" alt="Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Thu, 09/30/2021 - 13:42</span> <a href="/blog-tag/primary-care" hreflang="en">Primary Care</a> <a href="/blog-tag/phoenix-childrens-pediatrics" hreflang="en">Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics</a> <a href="/blog-tag/vaccination" hreflang="en">Vaccination</a> <a href="/blog-tag/flu" hreflang="en">Flu</a> <a href="/blog-tag/covid-19" hreflang="en">COVID-19</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/lisa-pepka-md"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/lisa-pepka-md" rel="bookmark"><span>Lisa Pepka, MD</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2021-09/Lisa%20Pepka.jpg?itok=bll4hBXN" width="263" height="375" alt="Lisa Pepka, MD" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p>Dr. Lisa Pepka is a pediatrician and the physician lead at <a href="about:blank">Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics – Scottsdale</a>. Dr. Pepka provides primary care and specializes in caring for patients with special needs. She values the unique opportunity to be part of her patients’ and their families’ lives.</p> <p>An Arizona native, Dr. Pepka followed in her father’s footsteps to become a pediatrician. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix.</p> <p>When not caring for patients, Dr. Pepka enjoys spending time with her extended family, including her dog. She loves adventuring outdoors and hiking. An avid football fan, she is also a longtime Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder.</p> </div> </article> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:42:29 +0000 JoeG 28391 at https://phoenixchildrens.org Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19 https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/09/answers-8-faqs-about-flu-and-covid-19 <span>Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19</span> <a href="/blog/2021/09/answers-8-faqs-about-flu-and-covid-19" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-09/GettyImages-1300111991.jpg?itok=0olKxOW_" width="820" height="480" alt="Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Thu, 09/30/2021 - 13:42</span> <a href="/blog-tag/primary-care" hreflang="en">Primary Care</a> <a href="/blog-tag/phoenix-childrens-pediatrics" hreflang="en">Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics</a> <a href="/blog-tag/vaccination" hreflang="en">Vaccination</a> <a href="/blog-tag/flu" hreflang="en">Flu</a> <a href="/blog-tag/covid-19" hreflang="en">COVID-19</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/lisa-pepka-md"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/lisa-pepka-md" rel="bookmark"><span>Lisa Pepka, MD</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2021-09/Lisa%20Pepka.jpg?itok=bll4hBXN" width="263" height="375" alt="Lisa Pepka, MD" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p>Dr. Lisa Pepka is a pediatrician and the physician lead at <a href="about:blank">Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics – Scottsdale</a>. Dr. Pepka provides primary care and specializes in caring for patients with special needs. She values the unique opportunity to be part of her patients’ and their families’ lives.</p> <p>An Arizona native, Dr. Pepka followed in her father’s footsteps to become a pediatrician. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix.</p> <p>When not caring for patients, Dr. Pepka enjoys spending time with her extended family, including her dog. She loves adventuring outdoors and hiking. An avid football fan, she is also a longtime Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder.</p> </div> </article> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:42:29 +0000 JoeG 28391 at https://phoenixchildrens.org Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19 https://phoenixchildrens.org/blog/2021/09/answers-8-faqs-about-flu-and-covid-19 <span>Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19</span> <a href="/blog/2021/09/answers-8-faqs-about-flu-and-covid-19" hreflang="en"><img src="/files/styles/blog_related_blog_thumbnail_2x/public/2021-09/GettyImages-1300111991.jpg?itok=0olKxOW_" width="820" height="480" alt="Answers to 8 FAQs about Flu and COVID-19" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> <span><span lang="" about="/user/70681" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JoeG</span></span> <span>Thu, 09/30/2021 - 13:42</span> <a href="/blog-tag/primary-care" hreflang="en">Primary Care</a> <a href="/blog-tag/phoenix-childrens-pediatrics" hreflang="en">Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics</a> <a href="/blog-tag/vaccination" hreflang="en">Vaccination</a> <a href="/blog-tag/flu" hreflang="en">Flu</a> <a href="/blog-tag/covid-19" hreflang="en">COVID-19</a> <article role="article" about="/blog-author/lisa-pepka-md"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author/lisa-pepka-md" rel="bookmark"><span>Lisa Pepka, MD</span> </a> </h2> <div> <img src="/files/styles/blog_author_profile/public/2021-09/Lisa%20Pepka.jpg?itok=bll4hBXN" width="263" height="375" alt="Lisa Pepka, MD" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <p>Dr. Lisa Pepka is a pediatrician and the physician lead at <a href="about:blank">Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics – Scottsdale</a>. Dr. Pepka provides primary care and specializes in caring for patients with special needs. She values the unique opportunity to be part of her patients’ and their families’ lives.</p> <p>An Arizona native, Dr. Pepka followed in her father’s footsteps to become a pediatrician. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix.</p> <p>When not caring for patients, Dr. Pepka enjoys spending time with her extended family, including her dog. She loves adventuring outdoors and hiking. An avid football fan, she is also a longtime Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder.</p> </div> </article> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:42:29 +0000 JoeG 28391 at https://phoenixchildrens.org