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COVID-19: How Standing Still Has Kids Going Backwards

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP March 16, 2020, changed a lot for the children of Georgia. For my own three daughters, it was the last day my third-grader would hug her teacher goodbye, and the last day my sixth graders would cram a book into their…

Yes, Your Child Can Have a UTI! Learn How to Treat and Prevent

By Callie Duggan, CPNP-PC What is a UTI? A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an overgrowth of bacteria in the urine. UTIs can occur at any age and most often just affects the bladder, but the kidneys can also be involved. They are most common in females…
Teacher and little girls washing their hands at the bathroom sink, Breaking the Barriers on Bathroom Passes

Breaking the Barriers on Bathroom Passes

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP The first question I always ask the children I see in our office is, “how often do you go to the bathroom at school?” Usually, they don’t even know! I often find myself walking them through an imaginary school…

What is Meatal Stenosis?

By Kristin Wellman, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC As a nurse practitioner at Georgia Urology's Help Awaiting Wet Kids (HAWK) Clinic, I spend my day seeing kids with voiding problems. A common concern with boys that come to our office is difficulty with urination…
togetherness of father and his daughter high five in the bathroom, dealing with the poop on scoop.

Here’s the Scoop on Poop

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP The first time you bring your child to see a urologist, you might be surprised to find we dive right into questions about your child’s bowel movements. Some examples are: How many? Is it hard? How often? Any difficulty? …
Pediatrician Meeting With Mother And Child In Hospital, discussing biofeedback.

Georgia Urology is Proud to Offer Biofeedback for our Pediatric Patients

Urinary incontinence can often be an embarrassing, debilitating medical condition. If you aren’t able to void yourself completely or if you are constantly feeling the urge to urinate, it’s disruptive to your quality of life. If you have a child experiencing…
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What is Georgia Urology’s HAWK Clinic?

The HAWK (Help Awaiting Wet Kids) Clinic at Georgia Urology specializes in treating children with urinary incontinence issues and voiding dysfunction (abnormal urination). These issues can happen in 20-30% of kids and can happen for a variety of reasons…
Showing boy thermometer. Pediatrician showing curious boy thermometer after measuring body temperature, the two discussing Nocturnal Enuresis.

Georgia Urology Discusses Nocturnal Enuresis

By Kristin Wellman, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC As a nurse practitioner here at Georgia Urology, I commonly have kids come into the office complaining of bedwetting, also called nocturnal enuresis. Although this medical condition is not life-threatening it…

Get the Bio on Biofeedback

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP What Is It?  There are muscles we intentionally control, like raising our hand in class to answer a question, and muscles we aren’t necessarily aware of, like the ones we use to breathe. Biofeedback is form of physical…