NEWS March 6, 2024

Doctor’s Note: March Newsletter Introduction from Dr. Sandy Chung


Read Dr. Sandy Chung’s March Newsletter Doctor’s Note to PHN members and make sure to subscribe to receive important updates and announcements from the network.

Dear Pediatric Health Network colleagues,

As we approach the season of spring, I am filled with a sense of optimism and renewal, and I hope you share in this sentiment as we continue our shared mission of providing exceptional care to our pediatric patients. Now more than ever, it is crucial for pediatricians to stay at the forefront of innovation and remain committed to the wellbeing of our patients and communities.

Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings, and I encourage each of you to embrace this spirit of exploration and innovation within your practices. One area where we have the opportunity to embrace innovation is in our administrative processes. To help improve our wellbeing and reducing our workload, consider integrating new technologies like AI scribes. The experience of many who have tried these has overall been quite positive, reducing the hours spent documenting. These technological advancements have the potential to streamline documentation tasks, allowing us to dedicate more time and attention to our patients and their families.

As we transition into the spring season, I also want to emphasize the importance of prioritizing well visits for our patients. These appointments serve as crucial opportunities to assess growth and development, provide preventive care, and address any concerns proactively. If you would like to use PHN’s free tool in Arcadia to contact your patients to remind them to come in for their well vistis, please email for more information. By prioritizing well visits, we can promote the overall health and wellness of our pediatric population and foster stronger relationships with our patients and their families.

To help you in your ongoing efforts to enhance patient care, I want to encourage you all to attend the 25th annual Future of Pediatrics CME program, scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024. This year’s program will focus on improving collaborative care between primary care pediatricians and pediatric specialists. I hope you will join me in attending!

In closing, let us approach the spring season with a sense of enthusiasm and dedication to excellence in pediatric care. Together, as leaders in our field, we have the power to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and communities. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to the health and wellbeing of children everywhere.

Sandy Chung, M.D.
PHN Medical Director