DANVILLE — Stacy Williams, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Danville Pediatrics.
”I’m very excited to be here,” Williams said. “I’m excited to be in a different patient setting than I was before, actually seeing kids and getting to be the main person taking care of them and their families.”
Williams completed her medical degree and residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine and is board-eligible in pediatrics. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
Williams joined the group earlier this month and had prior worked at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
But Hendricks County is not new territory to her, as she lived here for three years while doing her residency.
”As a new parent myself, I know how important, even as a pediatrician, it was to have a good pediatrician to guide you along,” Williams said. “I look forward to helping new moms.”
Williams encourages parents to have their children get flu shots.
”Any kids over 6 months of age should get a flu shot,” she said. “The big thing that we’re promoting this year is that everyone who is involved in that kid’s life should get a flu shot. We know that kids, especially under 2 years of age, are more at risk for increased complications from the flu, like pneumonia. We especially want to protect that birth to 6 month age, who can’t get the flu shot themselves.”
Though the immunizations are available in some locations now, Williams said the shot should be readily available at several locations in September and October.
Danville Pediatrics is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 745-7337.