We welcome Bethany Ferguson, LCSW, MSW to our office!
Bethany is a licensed clinical social worker employed by Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) who will be onsite at Arvada Pediatrics (both offices) to provide behavioral health assessments, diagnosis and treatment to our patients when referred by one of our providers. From Bethany: "I am a Baltimore, Maryland native and am fairly new to Colorado. We moved here for a change in scenery and are so happy to be here! I completed my MSW (Master of Social Work) degree at the University of Maryland in 2015 and have worked in case management roles, school counseling and individual and private counseling with youth and adolescents. I also have 5 years of experience working with veterans and their families. I have most recently worked in a Social Work role at a hospital and am so excited to integrate with Arvada Pediatrics where I can get to know kids and families in a way that allows me to truly support them in making the positive changes they want to make."
Welcome Dr. Christeen Hodge!
Joined APA North Office in October 2017
Arvada Pediatrics is excited to have Dr. Christeen Hodge join our medical family in October 2017. Dr. Hodge was born and raised in North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology and Chemistry from Randolph-Macon College in VA and her medical degree from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Hodge then completed pediatric residence at Children's Hospital of Mississippi and subsequently became Board Certified in Pediatrics. She has been a pediatrician for 7 years in Texas, Italy, and Nebraska prior to joining us at APA. Dr. Hodge loves her work as a pediatrician; she focuses on spending time with her patients and education as part of each visit. She has been a swimmer since childhood through college and still spends time in the pool. She enjoys sports and outdoor activities in her free time - especially running, cycling, hiking, and triathlons.
Flu News for 2018-19 Season
Flu vaccine is currently available for all of our patients. For this flu season, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) have issued the recommendation that children under the age of 18 years receive only injectable flu vaccine ("flu shot") again for this flu season (not FluMist). Arvada Pediatrics, the CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics continue to recommend flu vaccine for all children and their caregivers.