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PM Pediatrics

March 30, 2016 10:58 ET

PM Pediatrics Names Christina Johns, MD, MEd, FAAP as Senior Medical Advisor

Leading Pediatric Urgent Care Provider Announces Launch of New Blog, Dear Dr. Christina

LAKE SUCCESS, NY--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) -  PM Pediatrics, one of the nation's largest providers of specialized pediatric urgent care, announced today the appointment of Christina Johns, MD, MEd, FAAP, as its first-ever Senior Medical Advisor. In her newly appointed role, Dr. Johns will be the company spokesperson responsible for sharing the wealth of expertise from PM Pediatrics and its highly trained staff, across traditional, digital, and social media. Dr. Johns has also launched a new blog, Dear Dr. Christina (www.pmpediatrics.com/dear-dr-christina/), which provides topical, engaging and relatable health, medical and lifestyle advice on a wide variety of pediatric topics, with a focus on urgent and emergent care for children.

"Dr. Johns is a top-notch pediatric emergency physician and proven medical leader who brings with her over 15 years of clinical expertise in emergency medicine," said Dr. Jeffrey Schor, founder and Managing Member of PM Pediatrics. "As a devoted parent, passionate educator and experienced spokesperson, she embodies a unique and approachable perspective on urgent and emergent care that will surely resonate with families everywhere. We are thrilled that Dr. Johns will now represent PM Pediatrics."

"As a parent and emergency physician for children, I couldn't be more proud to join PM Pediatrics, a top quality and nimble organization that not only believes in providing great care for kids when they are ill or injured, but also in advocating for them when they are well," said Dr. Johns. "I hope to use my voice to promote children's health and wellness everywhere."

Dr. Christina Johns is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency at Hopkins, she earned a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's National Medical Center. She continued on faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine as an attending physician and assistant Division Chief in the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center at Children's National for 15 years. During that time she obtained a Master's Degree in Education from the George Washington University School of Education. Dr. Johns has extensive national and local media experience, including TV, radio, online and print. She has been a regular medical contributor on ABC News' Good Morning America, and has had multiple appearances on a variety of CNN and Discovery Health shows. She hosted Doctors Call, a medical talk show on Clear Channel Radio, and has written interactive blogs for local newspapers and Health websites. Dr. Johns also served as a spokesperson for SafeKids Worldwide on behalf of child advocacy on Capitol Hill.

Notes to Editors:

Dr. Christina Johns and Dr. Jeffrey Schor are available immediately for press interviews, and photos are available upon request. Follow Dr. Johns on social media: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

About PM Pediatrics

Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics (www.pmpediatrics.com) is a specialized urgent care provider staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients in urgent situations while minimizing pain and unnecessary tests. Each location features digital x-ray and lab and treats a broad array of illness and injuries including asthma, fever, infections, dehydration, fractures, wounds requiring stitches and more. Unlike traditional urgent care practices, PM Pediatrics treats children and young adults exclusively, utilizing highly trained specialists, appropriately sized equipment and an office environment tailored for pediatric patients. With 18 locations in New York, New Jersey and Maryland and over 900,000 patient visits to date, the company's mission is to ensure that patients receive superior quality healthcare when they need it. PM Pediatrics accepts most insurance and features short wait times and convenient hours, 365 days a year. PM Pediatrics has made Inc. magazine's 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies (2011-2015), Crain's New York Business's "Fast 50" listing of the top private and publicly-held companies (2013), and Modern Healthcare's national "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" (2011-2013).

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