Pediatric Care

Pediatrician Franklin, TN

What You Need To Know About Pertussis

By Dr. Allen Peabody Pertussis or “whooping cough” is a contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria bordatella pertussis. Because of its subtle initial signs and varied presentation, it can be difficult to diagnose promptly. It can affect all age groups, but it can cause significant complications primarily with the newborn population. The disease has three

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Ask The Doctors

My two-month-old grunts constantly and every time he moves. My pediatrician says it’s nothing to be concerned about, but I want a second opinion. Could his constant grunting be a sign of something askew? If your child is growing well and eats vigorously then it is extremely unlikely that there is anything wrong with your

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Breastfeeding - Franklin, TN

Common Breastfeeding Myths

By Kimberly Hampton, RN, IBCLC We are privileged to live in an era of information, research, and support. Science tells us that breast milk is the best food for babies, and more and more mothers are initiating breastfeeding. That is great news for babies and mothers alike, since both benefit from breastfeeding. Unfortunately, over the years as

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Ask The Doctors – Allergies or Cold?

My 10 month old has a constantly runny nose.  Could it be possible that he has allergies instead of a cold? While not impossible, it would be unusual for your 10 month old to have allergies.    More likely, he has had a series of colds that have run together over the last 6-8 weeks

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Healthy Eating - Franklin, TN

When Eating Isn’t Easy

By Dr. Phyllis Townsend For most people eating is a normal part of their day, carried out routinely whenever they’re hungry. For a small group of people, eating is a stressful event — every mouthful is to be weighed and measured, calories counted and guilt for anything consumed. No matter how thin these people become, they

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Baby Franklin & Brentwood TN

Getting Ready for Baby

By Dr. Phyllis Townsend Having a baby can be anxiety provoking, but actually bringing one home can be down right scary! Let’s talk about how to get ready to bring your baby home. First off, make sure you have a reliably installed car seat. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive car seat, it

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Strep Throat

Now that school is back in session, knowledge, friendship, and pencils are not the only things that students will share. Unfortunately the end of summer also marks the beginning of the sick season with numerous infections easily spread from close contact. Strep throat is one of those common infections that results in a significant disease

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What’s The Scoop On Flu Vaccines?

The kids are back in school, the leaves have begun to change, and there’s a chill in the air. Do you know that means? It’s time for your child (and you too) to get his/her flu shot. In the Southeast, influenza or flu for short, typically begins in November, peaks in February and is gone

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Physician Of The Year by the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee

Congratulations to Dr. Molly Hood! Dr. Hood was awarded the Physician Of The Year by the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee. The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) is a community of individuals with Down syndrome, self-advocates and their families, educators and disability professionals. DSAMT strives to be the first and primary resource in

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Allen Peabody, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pediatric Associates of Franklin is pleased to welcome Dr. Allen Peabody to our clinical team!

Dr. Peabody specializes in the primary care of patients from birth to young adults, including the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illnesses commonly seen in children. Dr. Peabody has hospital privileges at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital,St. Thomas Midtown, Centennial Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. Dr. Peabody obtained his Medical Degree from Morehouse School

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Testimonials

"Consistency of quality care and great relationship with Dr. Chambers and staff."

- Christopher L.

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IS YOUR CHILD
SICK?

Visit our library to choose from over 100 symptoms and read more about managing your child’s illness. Our practice is focused on assisting families in the health and wellness of their children. We are available for consultation, prevention and treatment of the physical and emotional health concerns of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

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