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THE WORLD OF PEDIATRICS is a single physician practice. That means that Dr. Lyudmila Vayman personally knows your child and is actively involved in the treatment of every patient. Your child will receive consistent care, forming an invaluable relationship with someone that they can truly trust. Dr. Vayman & Nurse Practitioner Sandra Zehnder, APRN, CPNP provide the latest medical treatments & preventive health care guidance. They follow a guideline of regular health maintenance visits: scheduled well/immunization visits in the first 18 months; yearly check-ups until age five; and physicals/sports exams at least every other year throughout adolescence. With 25 years of experience, Dr. Vayman formerly worked at Kaiser Permanente. She has a special interest in adoptions, allergies, developmental & behavioral issues, and rashes & skin conditions.

The World of Pediatrics strives to promote wellness by focusing on growth & development for each child, and to provide up-to-date medical care in times of sickness. They look forward to serving you & your family for years to come. Their practice is complete with separate sick & well waiting rooms.

 

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3005 Royal Blvd South #110, Alpharetta GA

(770)442-5437

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Leslie Rubin, MD, at DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS is a Developmental Pediatrician who evaluates and coordinates the care for children of all ages with developmental, neurological, genetic, learning, behavioral, social & emotional conditions with a particular focus on children with Autism. In his evaluation, he considers the overall health and well-being of the child in the context of the family and the community. His primary office is in Sandy Springs, and he runs interdisciplinary programs for childhood autism, cerebral palsy & other developmental disabilities at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital in Downtown Atlanta.

Dr. Rubin is a Research Associate Professor in the Dept. of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine and co-director of the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at Emory University. In 2004, he founded Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability (www.isdd-home.org), which focuses on promoting health equity for vulnerable children and their families. He has many publications, most notably Medical Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities – The 3rd edition is due out in early 2015.

 

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DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS

776 Windsor Pkwy NE, Atlanta GA

(404)303-7247

www.dpsatlanta.orgt

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Drs. Lisa A. Hasty, André L. Denis, Jim Toner, Robin H. Fogle, Sue Ellen Carpenter, David L. Keenan & Kathryn C. Calhoun at the ATLANTA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (ACRM) provide comprehensive, effective fertility treatments, which have resulted in scores of babies annually. They provide diagnosis & treatment of all fertility-related conditions, including hormonal imbalances; anatomical problems such as scar tissue, endometriosis & fibroids; male infertility; and unexplained infertility. Treatments include fertility medications, insemination, laparoscopic, laser, hysteroscopic & microsurgical procedures; and in-vitro fertilization, including donor eggs & surrogacy.

ACRM has extensive experience in guiding patients through treatment processes with expertise and compassion. They are personally committed to providing you with excellence and success in every aspect of your care.

 

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ATLANTA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (ACRM)

Atlanta-Perimeter, Buckhead, Johns Creek & Marietta

(770)928-2276

www.atlantainfertility.com

 

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Pediatricians are much more than doctors – They are partners in your child’s health. At SANDY SPRINGS PEDIATRICS, Drs. Vanna Jackson, John G. Long, Steven Shore, Estonna Wells-Jarrett and Kimberly Wise understand the importance of feeling completely comfortable with your child’s primary care physician. Your child’s health is their priority, and as Board Certified Pediatricians, they have extensive training in children’s health care. All five are dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of infants to college years and offer full-service pediatric care, including prenatal tours , well-child visits, care of illnesses, treatment of minor injuries, vaccinations & immunizations, preventive health care, school & sports physicals, vision screening, health care and nutrition education. Sick & well visit waiting rooms are available.

All five doctors partner themselves with parents in promoting the physical, as well as emotional, health and well being of children. The practice is complete with electronic medical records, pediatric nutritionist on-site and two Board Certified Infectious Disease Specialists (Drs. Shore & Long). Serving Atlanta’s kids since 1968. Early morning, early evening and Saturday morning appointments are available, as early as 7:30AM and as late as 6PM.

 

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SANDY SPRINGS PEDIATRICS

993 Johnson Ferry Rd NE #370, Atlanta GA

(404)252-4611

www.sspediatrics.com

 

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Drs. Dexter M. Page, Chukwuma I. Onyeije, Alan Neuman, B. Denise Raynor, Certified Nurse Midwife Ruby Henderson, RN, BSN, CNM, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner Amanda Jackson, RNC, FNP-C & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Joann Elie, NP at ATLANTA PERINATAL ASSOCIATES, PC. specialize in comprehensive perinatal care. This includes high-risk obstetrics, onsite high-risk pregnancy management, antepartum fetal testing, fetal diagnosis & therapy, genetic counseling, childbirth education, preconception counseling, prenatal diagnosis, high-resolution ultrasound, first trimester screening including nuchal translucency (NT) evaluation, maternal serum screening, amniocentesis, CVS (chorionic villus sampling), fetal blood sampling, transvaginal ultrasound and fetal echocardiogram.

Drs. Page, Onyeije, Neuman & Raynor are Board Certified/Eligible in OB/GYN and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Their years of combined experience enable them to address pregnancy complications in diabetes, high-blood pressure, premature labor, twins/triplets, HIV in pregnancy, pregnancy loss, miscarriages, slow fetal growth, bleeding/infection, advanced maternal age & genetic issues.

 

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ATLANTA PERINATAL ASSOCIATES, PC

9 Convenient Locations in Metro Atlanta

(404)872-3121

www.atlantaperinatal.com

 

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In today’s climate, where insurance companies are resisting all cases, you need an attorney who will be thorough, energetic, committed -- and who will keep fighting for you. ATTORNEY JULIE A. RICE represents persons & families who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness and negligence of others. She has 20 years of experience, and her areas of experience include cases of automobile accidents, nursing home neglect & abuse, workers’ compensation cases, medical malpractice, and products & premises liability.

Attorney Rice intentionally limits the size of her caseload and client base so that she can maintain an individualized approach. She handles all of the paperwork, follow-up and prosecution of all aspects of a client’s case. Your initial consultation is provided free of charge. If your case is accepted, it is generally done so on a contingent fee basis. Her other areas of practice include Social Security Disability, ERISA claims, Short & Long Term Disability cases, Wills/Special Needs Trusts and Florida Personal Injury Law. Offices in Atlanta & Canton.

 

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Attorney Julie A. Rice

JULIE A. RICE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, & AFFILIATES

1126 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta GA

(770)865-8654

www.juliericelaw.com

www.georgiainjurylawyerblawg.com

 

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Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD, founder & medical director of the ATLANTA CENTER FOR HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, is an integrative health expert and Board Certified physician specializing in integrative medicine, pediatrics, women’s health & emergency medicine. “From prevention to wellness, our Center’s dedicated medical teams work tirelessly to find answers to both common and complex medical conditions - drawing from conventional and Eastern systems of medicine,” says Dr. Taz. Services include comprehensive integrative medical evaluations & testing, acupuncture, Ayurveda & Marma therapy, hydrafacials, IV vitamin therapy, nutrition services, and more.

A renowned speaker & author, Dr. Taz’s new book, “The 21-Day Belly Fix,” is available for pre-order now and is available in stores September 23, 2014. Dr. Taz MD unlocks the mystery of the gut & probiotic health; combining the latest research with proven alternative nutritional remedies to reprogram the digestive system, fight disease & strip away pounds in three weeks! “The 21-Day Belly Fix was inspired by my work with thousands of patients who have found their health again by focusing on the gut,” says Dr. Taz MD.

 

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Dr. Taz Bhatia MD

ATLANTA CENTER FOR HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

1401 Dresden Dr. Atlanta GA

(404)814-9808

www.atlantaholisticmedicine.com

 

Jessique Brown, CLD (CBI), CLC (CBI) at ADVENT BIRTH SERVICES provides support to the birthing family during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.

With 10 years of experience as a doula, Que works very hard to make each mom’s experience what she wants it to be. Her doula services include 2-3 prenatal visits and 24-hour phone support during pregnancy. She will go with you to the hospital (if that is your choice of birthing site) and will provide the emotional, physical, spiritual & educational support for you and your partner (if present) during the entire labor. She helps with initial latch-on for breastfeeding moms and will stay with you until you and the baby are stable and comfortable. Her goal is to make the experience of birth an enriching point in a couple’s relationship. Placenta encapsulation, private childbirth classes and birth photography are all part of her various birth packages. Que is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CBI) and provides ongoing lactation counseling as needed.

 

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Jessique Brown, CLD (CBI), CLC (CBI)

ADVENT BIRTH SERVICES

1610 Hosea L. Williams Dr #F, Atlanta GA

(678)632-4784

www.adventbirth.com

 

Optometrist Dr. Takeia J. Locke at FAMILY EYE CARE CENTER OF ATLANTA provides a complete range of vision care services, specializing in pediatrics and vision therapy services. She understands that comprehensive treatment includes the use of lenses, prisms, filters & vision therapy to treat individuals experiencing low vision symptoms, patients with strabismus, amblyopia, tracking or focusing issues, and developmental diagnoses. Symptoms of vision problems in children may include losing place while reading, avoiding schoolwork, fatiques easily, and losing focus consistently.

As a vision therapist, Dr. Locke recognizes that vision is a dynamic process that is learned and directly affects how we think, how we solve problems, and how we perceive our environment. She is concerned not with just what you see but, how you see -- and how efficiently you are able to use your eyes. The doctor treats the whole person, looking at how the visual system functions and emphasizes prevention, education & remediation. Along with comprehensive family vision care, Dr. Locke has published research and articles on autism, glaucoma & dry eye disease. She serves on the board of numerous non-profits and is a member of AOA, COVD and many more prestigious organizations.

 

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Optometrist Dr. Takeia J. Locke

FAMILY EYE CARE CENTER OF ATLANTA

3645 Habersham Rd #109, Atlanta GA

(404)549-9999

www.familyeyecareatlanta.com

 

The art of photography meets the miracle of birth! The birth of your child is one of the most important days of your life. Hiring a birth photographer frees up your partner (or other support persons) and ensures you get those memorable moments captured. ATLANTA BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHERS are professionals who have experienced childbirth and respect you, your partner and the birth process. They are members of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and have years of combined experience.

Atlanta Birth Photographers works as a team to ensure one of them will be there for your birth. They have on-call and standby services that ensure your once-in-a-lifetime event will be covered. Your birth photographer will come to the place of your birth when you are in active labor, and document your labor and baby’s birth. They will stay after the birth to capture the first moments of bonding, the weighing/measuring of your baby, first nursing moments, and the afterglow of it all. Home and hospital births can be covered.

 

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ATLANTA BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHERS

Serving Greater Atlanta

www.atlantabirthphotographers.com

 

If you are thinking of building a new home or remodeling an existing structure, the wise move is to do your planning and design using the services of an experienced architect. ROBERT L. JAY ARCHITECT fulfills its client’s goals by designing custom architectural solutions that meet or exceed their expectations. From the first meeting to discuss the project, to the day of project completion, an architect is essential in directing good design and proper construction.

With proven experience and expertise, Robert L. Jay Architect is able to show you how to have an exciting and efficient design to meet your budget, utilizing the latest in building materials and energy efficient technologies. Robert has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of custom homes, renovations and additions. He stresses the fact that he creates all original designs for his clients. If you have a home you are considering improving, or are contemplating a new home, contact Robert L. Jay Architect when needing architectural advice and expertise. Robert L. Jay Architect also provides comprehensive Home Inspections.

 

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Architect Robert J. Jay

ROBERT L. JAY ARCHITECT

6934 Clear Lake Court, Atlanta GA

(770)241-5956

www.rjarchdesign.com

 

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