April 26, 2017
Children get sick, and often their doctor prescribes an antibiotic to make them get better. Here are five key questions you should be prepared to ask if an antibiotic is prescribed for your child. 1. Do antibiotics treat the common cold? Fever, cough and runny nose are common symptoms that often prompt a visit to…
Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Dr. Mary Anne Jackson has been a member of the faculty at Children's Mercy Kansas City since 1984 where she is Division Director of Infectious Diseases and the Associate Chair for Community and Regional Physician Collaboration. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society as well as a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Society of Pediatric Research and the Academic Pediatric Association. She served as a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book Committee) from 2009 to 2015 and is an Associate Editor of Red Book™ 2015; she is currently an ex officio COID member. She has authored over 150 peer reviewed publications and book chapters focusing on strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection, judicious use of antibiotics, treatment of antibiotic resistant infection and vaccine implementation and education.
Jennifer Goldman MD, MS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Kansas City. She is trained both in pediatric infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology. Her primary clinical and research interest is focused on unintended consequences of antibiotic use in children.