Open House and Ribbon Cutting for Our Newest Pediatric After Hours Urgent Care Clinic
The event will take place September 16, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the clinic location; 2027 61st street, Galveston. To take a short tour of the clinic, click here...
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The month of September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To find out a more about childhood cancers we asked Dr. Fred Huang, Assistant Professor and Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics these questions…
What are the most common types of childhood cancer?
“The most common types of childhood cancer are the leukemias (cancers of the blood), central nervous system tumors (cancers of the brain and spine), and lymphomas (cancers of the lymph node).”
How many children are diagnosed with cancer in the US annually?
“Approximately 12,400 children are diagnosed with cancer
Have incidence and survival rates changed over the years?
“The incidence of childhood cancer has been fairly stable in recent years. The overall cure rate for childhood cancer is approximately 75%.”
What are the known or suspected causes of childhood cancer?
“The causes of childhood cancer are not known.”
UTMB Pediatric hematology/oncology clinic is available in Clear Lake to see infants, children, and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons. The clinic in Galveston is available on Friday mornings.
For more information, please call (409) 772-3695.
Too many sodas can make your kid’s health fizzle
Galveston County Daily News, Sept. 9, 2009
Calorie-laden soft drinks get some of the blame for the increasing number of overweight children in the United States. In their Keeping Kids Healthy column, UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly urge parents to replace sodas with healthier beverages. They note that such drinks as colas may contain high levels of caffeine that may result in sleep problems and dehydration. Read more here...
Have you had the chance to meet…
Charles F. Dreyer, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Charles F. Dreyer to the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Dreyer is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology.
Dr. Dreyer received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Tulane University in Louisiana. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed his residency training in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Child Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Dreyer has returned to UTMB after working as an Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Dreyer is available to provide comprehensive neurology services, including:
- and Movement Disorders
Dr. Dreyer will see patients in our Clear Lake clinic. For more information about Dr. Dreyer or to schedule his services, please contact UTMB Pediatrics at: (409) 772-3695
Ava W. Gallagher, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Ava W. Gallagher to the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics. She joins us in the Division of Neonatology and also provides services in our After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics.
Dr. Gallagher earned her M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. In 2009 she completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Gallagher was on the President’s Honor Roll at Rice University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has also earned honors from the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching and Medical Student awarded teaching honors during her resident training.
Dr. Gallagher’s professional interests include Pediatric Ambulatory Care Medicine, clinical skills education, and resident/medical student education. She also has academic interests in advocacy and public health.
Dr. Gallagher will see patients in our After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in League City and in Galveston as well as St. John’s Hospital in Houston. For more information about Dr. Gallagher, please contact UTMB Pediatrics at: (409) 772-3695.
Susan Couture, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Susan Couture to the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Couture joins us at our After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics at both our League City and Galveston location. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Couture earned her M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed her Residency in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
In 1998 she joined UTMB’s Department of Internal Medicine and two years later joined the Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine where she worked until 2008. Prior to joining UTMB, Dr. Couture spent five years in private practice.
Dr. Couture will see patients in our After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in League City and in Galveston. For more information about Dr. Couture, please contact UTMB Pediatrics at: (409)772-3695
Volume No.1, Issue No. 4
September 16, 2009