Looking for a compassionate, family–centered pediatrician in Shawnee Mission? You've come to the right place. At Johnson County Pediatrics, we specialize in medical care for kids, and we would love to get to know you and your family better. Our commitment is to help children reach their highest potential by working with parents to promote and maintain their child's physical and emotional well–being from birth up to college years.
Our Johnson County pediatricians believe that accessibility, understanding and comfort are the cornerstones for an exceptional pediatric practice. To achieve this goal, we offer convenient office hours, helpful patient resources and an outstanding level of support and expertise. So whether you're visiting for the first time or the hundredth time, you'll receive the same quality, educational and compassionate service with every appointment.
Our shared goal, as parents and physicians, is to guide your child on a path of optimal health. In order to attain this, we continuously strive to meet and exceed our patients' expectations while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in pediatric medicine. From prenatal visits and preventive care to treatments of acute illnesses and the ongoing treatment of chronic conditions, Johnson County Pediatrics offers comprehensive medical treatment for children from infancy through adolescence. Other services we offer are newborn care, immunizations, and treatment for asthma and ADHD.
Please take a few moments to explore our informational website. We hope you will find our site easy to navigate, informative, and helpful in keeping your family healthy. This website gives you easy access to our Shawnee Mission pediatric practice, including directions, hours of operations, payment policies, information about our physicians and our services, and even a link to request an appointment. It also includes answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
If you have any questions or want to schedule your child's first visit to our office, feel free to contact us today. Our friendly and highly knowledgeable staff is available to support and assist you with any questions or concerns about the health of your child. Thank you for your interest in Johnson County Pediatrics.
Children's Mercy Offers Summer Treatment Program
Registration is now open for the 2019 Children's Mercy Summer Treatment Program (STP). STP is an eight-week, therapeutic day camp designed for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disroder and related challenges. For more information go to childrensmercy,org/adhdstp. To initiate the application and screening process please call 913-696-5748.
The American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 Recommendations for Car Seats
All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat (CSS) as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their CSS’s manufacturer. Most convertible seats have limits that will permit children to ride rear-facing for 2 years or more.
All children who have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their CSS should use a forward-facing CSS with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by their CSS’s manufacturer.
All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their CSS should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle lap and shoulder seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 ft 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
When children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use lap and shoulder seat belts for optimal protection.
All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.
Recommendations on flu mist for the 2018-2019 flu season
The physicians at Johnson County Pediatrics-Children’s Mercy join the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control in recommending that children receive flu shots, not flu mists, during the 2018-2019 flu season. It is vital for patients 6 months of age and older to receive the flu vaccination.
Flu mist is not recommended because:
1. Flu mist did not work as well as flu shots in previous flu seasons.
2. It is unknown how effective the flu mist will be during the 2018-2019 season.
The 2018-2019 recommendations from the AAP and the CDC have changed from the two previous flu seasons. During the two previous flu seasons – 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 – the AAP and CDC did not recommend the flu mist be given at all. That was due to the lack of effectiveness of the flu mist in previous seasons. Johnson County Pediatrics did not offer the flu mist in previous years.
An Important Short Video for Parents to Watch
EPI-PEN Recall expanded to the United States
To find information about the epi-pen recall please click here