October 14, 2014

Our Ironman Veteran, Dr. Chris Mathis!

We would like you to join us in congratulating our very own Dr. Chris Mathis on an amazing recent accomplishment. Dr. Mathis completed yet another "Ironman" competition! Watch out Robert Downey, Jr., there's a new Ironman in town.

The Ironman competition is considered to be one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the entire world. You can only become an Ironman after completing an unimaginable triathlon in a time limit of 17 hours. To be specific, competitors must complete a swim covering the distance of 2.4 miles, followed immediately by a 112-mile bicycle ride, then followed immediately by a marathon run of 26.2 miles.

Dr. Mathis became an Ironman in San Lucas, Mexico, in April of 2013. In that competition, he completed the event in 14 hours and 58 minutes. Incredibly, just a few weeks ago in Chattanooga, Dr. Chris completed the Ironman over two hours FASTER than he did in Mexico! In Chattanooga, he registered a time of 12 hours and 44 minutes.

We mentioned this after Dr. Mathis's last Ironman, but it is worth repeating again: The distance of the Ironman is the same distance as traveling from Memphis to Little Rock! Now, imagine doing this without a car, on your feet, on a bike, and in over two miles of water.

Said Dr. Mathis, "The best part of long distance racing for me is the training with friends. The Ironman is not a team sport, but training for one is!"

Congratulations to Dr. Mathis on this amazing accomplishment. He is setting a great example to our Pediatric Consultants family on how to live a healthy style...to the max!

To view Dr. Mathis's full results, click here!

September 22, 2014

Joining Forces with UT Department of Pediatrics and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Dear Families and Patients of Pediatric Consultants,

Dr. Noel K. Frizzell, M.D.
Pediatric Consultants has recently made the decision to join forces with the UT Department of Pediatrics and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital by utilizing the services of their hospitalist physicians. 

The trend to have inpatient care of patients provided by hospital specialists began approximately 20 years ago in the adult world.  Hospitalist care has evolved for many reasons, and now they provide a good portion of inpatient care throughout the country.  Hospitalists concentrate their professional activities on hospitalized patients.  By doing so, they can provide a high quality service without the need to maintain a large office practice.  

Most of the physicians in our group now prefer to devote their time to the office practice.  We have decided to turn over our hospital patients to the care of the Le Bonheur physicians because we have great confidence in their ability to provide high quality care.  They will be communicating regularly with us, and we will be involved in some of the management decisions and discharge planning. Also, our physicians at Pediatric Consultants will continue to make rounds few newborns. 

This new process will be quite different from the way we previously cared for our hospital patients, but the physicians of Pediatric Consultants will continue to make sure that your children receive the best pediatric care available.  If unforeseen problems should arise during the transition period, we will certainly be available by phone and hope that you will contact us with your concerns.  


Noel K. Frizzell, M.D.    

June 17, 2014

Congratulations Dr. Tough Mudder Bergeron!

Congratulations to Dr. Blake Bergeron for recently completing the Nashville Tough Mudder – go Dr. Blake! We asked Dr. Bergeron for a few words about the event, so here is his recap, followed by a few pictures!

"A few weeks ago, a group of us from Memphis took a trip to do the Tough Mudder outside of Nashville.  The tough mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle mud race, that has become famous for its wide variety of obstacles, most notably jumping into a dumpster of ice cold water, climbing through huge mud pits and crossing the finish line after getting shocked by 50,000 volts of electricity.  This was my 2nd mudder, and I did the first one with Nurse Meg's husband, Matt, and another friend in St. Louis last year.   It actually takes some training to be able to do the obstacles and make it through the day...but teamwork and camaraderie help a lot too!  The most important thing is to find exercise that you love, go hard and have fun!  I really tried to get another doctor from Pediatric Consultants to do the race with me, but everyone said they were busy or something.  There's always next year, right Dr. Frizzell and Mathis?"