The Blue Shield Foundation came to visit our Neighborhood Healthcare~ Pediatrics and Prenatal location, and more importantly, to meet Elizabeth Ahumada. Elizabeth knows how important perinatal care is (the time around childbirth) for both pregnant mothers and the babies they will deliver. That is why she developed and implemented a brand new, education-based model of care for our patients.
Neighborhood Healthcare News & Blog
This month is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a chance to share that obesity in children has more than doubled in the last 30 years.
Physical activity is declining in our schools, there are many more processed foods on the market, and “screen-time” now means more than just a television screen.
If you don’t have a child in your immediate family who struggles with childhood obesity, you may be asking yourself why this would matter and how you could even begin to make a difference. Chances are you know one of the 12.5 million children who are overweight in the United States: a co-worker’s child, your kid’s friend from school, the neighbor down the street.
Neighborhood Healthcare is one of five members of the Council of Community Clinics to receive part of a $1.25 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant funding will be used to support Behavioral Health Services by adding a full-time behavioral health provider with experience in substance abuse.
Funding will also be used to implement screening and treatment for substance use disorders, ultimately providing easier access to care for patients.
The San Diego County Medical Society has named Neighborhood Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Schultz a 2013 Top Doctor in Family Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Rakesh Patel, Dr. Karin Schiff, Dr. Julie Chuan and psychiatrists Dr. Rogelio Samorano and Dr. Gabriel Rodarte have also been named Top Doctors in their field.
Neighborhood Healthcare celebrated the opening of its newest health center with more than 100 guests including local officials Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Poway Mayor Don Higginson. Representatives from the offices of Congressman Duncan Hunter, Senator Joel Anderson, and Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, as well as the Goodwill Ambassadors from the Escondido Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance. Guests received tours of the building, dressed up for an interactive photo booth, and helped raise $335 for our teen program through an opportunity drawing for la Starbucks gift basket.