Cheryl A Manning, MD, FAAP
4139 Hospital Drive, Covington, GA 30014
FAX: (770) 786-9988
As your healthcare provider, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors. We monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and with Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta (CHOA) for the latest information. If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and develop fever with cough, shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, please stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days. PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE. If experiencing shortness of breath go to nearest emergency room.
According to the CDC, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low for most of the American public, who are UNLIKELY to be exposed to this virus at this time The CDC is now recommending that anyone who has traveled to a Level 3 country – even if they don’t have any symptoms- to self-isolate for 14 days. As of March 9, 2020, these countries include China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. Instructions for self-isolation are on the CDC website. For the large majority of patients who may have flu-like symptoms, testing for Coronavirus is still not necessary. There are many reasons why someone may have a fever, cough or shortness of breath. If you have severe symptoms that are getting worse, go to an emergency room and mask yourself as soon as you can. If you have any questions, please call us at 770-786-0012.
Finally, we all should be vigilant about the spread of germs-especially during cold and flu season. The best way to protect yourself and those around you are to: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can and wash your hands immediately after. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your bent elbow. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (have your child sing Happy Birthday twice) especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects like toys, bookbags, keyboards and doorknobs.
DISCLAIMER: Information received from CDC website, Department of Health, as well as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Welcome to Manning Pediatrics, where children come first and where our pediatrician and parents work together to provide exceptional medical care for kids in Covington and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate and comprehensive care to children from birth through adolescence, and we're glad you've chosen us as your child's medical home.
Please take a few moments to read through our website to get a better feel for Manning Pediatrics capabilities and services. Our website provides you with important background information about Dr. Manning, our staff, office hours, financing policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office, and other information you might need, as well as helpful resources.
We know how hectic life can be and we are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible for your family. We want you to feel confident that when you choose Dr. Manning as your child's primary physician, you're working with professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. We do this by equipping you with the support and resources you need to make the most educated decisions about your child's health.
We want to thank you for choosing Manning Pediatrics for your child's medical care and welcome you to our practice. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet and exceed all your expectations. Please call our Covington office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
To deliver excellent medical care to the children of Newton County and surrounding areas.
To treat these children and their families with the compassion and understanding we would expect to be given to our family and friends.