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Serenity Pediatrics presents 'Doctor for the Day' family health and safety celebration

Dr. Hannan Alsahlani and the Serenity Pediatrics team are hosting the Serenity Pediatrics "Doctor for the Day" Health and Safety Celebration on Saturday, May 6th from 4 p.m. ­ 7 p.m.  The event is free to attend and open to the community and public.  The event will feature food, fun, an outdoor train, princesses and superheroes, and interactive 'kid doctor' stations manned by Oakland University Medical School Students where children will learn how pediatric checkups are done and about the tools used for conducting checkups. The event will also feature participation with the Bloomfield Hills Fire and Safety Department and Stan The Fireman will also be on-hand to talk about fire safety and perform a magic show.
 
"As both a pediatrician and the mother of four, I have found that an excellent way to ease anxieties about the doctors office is to create a fun experience that educates children and makes them feel comfortable with the check up process. Doctor for a Day will teach children about the tools that are used during doctors office visits such as a stethoscopeotoscope as well as performing blood pressure checks on each other and stuffed animals," states Dr. Alsahlani.
 
Dr. Alsahlani recently opened Serenity Pediatrics in the building that formerly housed the Bloomfield Hills post office. The building underwent a 36-month redesign and build-out with a goal of preserving the existing structure of the former post office, featuring state-of-the-art energy efficiency and green-building materials. The building has no gas line and is heated and cooled by a heat exchange pumps that circulates water and antifreeze 400 feet deep into the parking lot. The building has energy efficient glass windows with heavily insulated envelope to minimize waste and heating and cooling the building. The building has LED lights and solar tubes that bring in natural light into the building and to minimize electricity use. Next year, the building will have 20 kw solar panels installed that will save the time electricity into batteries that will be used when the sun is not shining. 
 
To help ease any anxieties young patients may feel about going to the doctor, Serenity Pediatrics features a toy clinic where children can get check-ups on their toys before visits, and a saltwater aquarium with Dory¹s and Neemo¹s. Serenity Pediatrics features a concept new to Metro Detroit ­ a newborn waiting room. The practice is currently accepting new patients and accepts Medicaid and other insurance plans to ensure everyone has access to Dr. Alsahlani as their pediatrician.
 
In addition to founding Serenity Pediatrics, Dr. Alsahlani, DO is Assistant Professor at OUWB Medical School and a member of the Pediatric Resident Faculty at William Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak. She is a frequent blogger for the William Beaumont Parenting Blog.  In addition to general pediatric medicine, Dr. Alsahlani is regularly sought as a specialist for infant sleep training, preventative pediatrics, young adult and adolescent mentoring, among many of her specialties.
 
The practice will be offering monthly community programs. Up-coming programs include an Adolescent Mentoring Program; CPR Classes; an Anti-Bullying Program; as well as Girl and Boy Empowerment Programs.
 
Serenity Pediatrics is located at 71 E Long Lake Rd in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more information about Serenity Pediatrics "Doctor for the Day" Health and Safety Celebration on Saturday, May 6th or the practice, please contact 248-533-0000 or visit https://www.facebook.com/serenitypediatrics/.
 
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