Up to Date Patient Education Glossary
For up to date patient education resources we recommend the LINK HERE. It is a great resource for up to date medical education for you and your family.
Back to basics: Handwashing is key to illness prevention
Water, soap and a sink. After years of medical advances, this simple, time-tested formula remains your family's best defense against a host of illnesses, including stomach viruses and the common cold - the two ailments that I treat most frequently in my office.
Teaching your children the proper handwashing technique and training them to make it a habit early will equip them with an inexpensive, but priceless, tool to protect their health for years to come.
Q: When should we wash?
Welcome Carmen Caldwell, P.A.
Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics is pleased to announce the addition of Carmen Caldwell, P.A., to our caring team of providers! As a Physician Assistant, Carmen works with our young patients to provide preventive care and diagnosis and treatment. She also performs in-office procedures.
"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to be able to make a difference in children's lives and follow them as they change and grow," says Carmen. "When I walked into this office, I felt like it was home."
Although Carmen has always been interested in science, she didn't realize it was her calling until an unexpected conversation at a Christmas gathering. "When I was a college junior, my mother's cousin - a Physician Assistant -- spent the holiday with us. We talked a lot about his job. He was so passionate. It sparked something inside of me," says Carmen. "Although I finished my business degree, I knew at that moment that my future was in medicine. I've never looked back."
Carmen earned her Master's Degree in Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Myers. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from Hodges University in Naples and a Bachelor of Business Management from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
She is a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.
Pediatrics with a Family Touch
With over 60 years of combined experience, Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics are committed to serving the healthcare needs of your children.
From birth through adolescence, we provide up-to-date, quality care for your child's complete health and well-being. Whether visiting for a routine checkup, injury or an everyday illness, your child will receive exceptional care.
Our pediatricians are board-certified and are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our pediatricians, nurse practitioners and highly qualified staff have been providing health care to children and adolescence in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desota County since 1996.