WELCOME

With over 60 years of combined experience, Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics are committed to serving the healthcare needs of your children.

WELCOME

With over 60 years of combined experience, Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics are committed to serving the healthcare needs of your children.

WELCOME

With over 60 years of combined experience, Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics are committed to serving the healthcare needs of your children.

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OUR DOCTORS

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Meet Kendra Gerace, PNP – Starting Jan. 2, 2018

Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics is pleased to announce the addition of Kendra Gerace as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner! Kendra comes to us from Sea Island Pediatrics in Beaufort, South Carolina, where she honed her skills in providing empathetic and quality nursing care to children, adolescents and infants.  A graduate of The Ohio State University, Kendra…

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Meet Jeanette Zerpa, MSN, ARNP

Jeanette Zerpa, MSN, ARNP, has always been a people person. “When I was in high school, my parents encouraged me to become a medical technologist, like our neighbor’s daughter,” she explains. “But I quickly realized I couldn’t look in a microscope all day. I knew I wanted to work with children — specifically children.” She…

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Meet Ashley Reid, P.A.

As a Physician Assistant, Ashley works with our young patients to provide preventive care, as well as diagnosis and treatment for a variety of conditions. She also performs in-office procedures. “As a mom of young twins, I have a different perspective and understanding of moms, especially new and younger moms,” says Ashley. “I can relate…

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Meet Kristy Carey, ARNP

Kristy loves her young patients. She also loves interacting with their parents. As a mom of little ones herself, she can easily relate to their fears and concerns. As a provider, Kristy diagnoses illness, conducts exams, and prescribes medications and performs in-office procedures. But who is she really? We asked Kristy a few questions that…

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School is Back and so is the Flu…

How to protect your child now by Ashley Reid, P.A.Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics With school in full swing, hundreds of little hands are touching the same desks, chairs, lunch tables and playground equipment. The spread of germs is inevitable. At the same time, children generally don’t wash their hands as often or as thoroughly as…

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Summer’s Here!

How to Keep Your Child Safe and Injury-Free By Jeannette Zerpa MSN, ARNP, PPCNP-BC Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics The final school bell of the year is about to ring. Kids everywhere are rejoicing. Summer means more time to take advantage of Florida sun and recreation. Fun in the sun can easily turn dangerous, however, if…

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October Q&A

October Q&A: Stomach pain is rarely a reason for panic A child wakes up in the night with stomach pains, but without vomiting or a fever. The alarmed parents rush the child to the emergency room, fearing he or she has appendicitis. After drawing blood, performing a CT scan and/or other expensive tests, the doctor…

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July Q&A: Heading off Childhood Weight Problems

July Q&A: Heading off Childhood Weight Problems by Ben Helgemo, M.D., Pediatrician Clean your plate. Drink your milk. As parents, we’ve been conditioned to believe that our children must eat heartily and often. Unfortunately, pushing too much of a good thing carries a high price tag. A failure to promote healthy, appropriate habits and portions…

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Back-to-School

Act Now to Help Ensure a Healthy School Year Summer is a time for sun, fun and vacations. However, it should also be a time when parents are thinking ahead to the next school year. Taking action now to protect your child’s health can help them avoid missed school days, which can impact their academic…

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June Q&A

Keeping kids safe in the scorching Florida sun The lazy, crazy days of summer are here! Wait a minute. Every day is summer in Florida, right? Still, parents need to take extra precautions now that school is out and kids have more unstructured time to spend outside and soak up the rays. Unintentional injuries are…

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