5-2-1-0 Clinic Q&A

By Iowa Medical Society on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dr. Tonya Gray

Mercy Family Clinic - Forest Park in Mason City

Have you seen your patients positively impacted by 5-2-1-0? In what ways?

I have seen parents have conversations about screen use and sugar sweetened beverages with patients during the exam.


Dr. Tonya Gray (middle) with her team of nurses Suzi Cook and Lindsey Trousdale (left) and office manager Langdon Devine (right).

What has been your biggest lesson learned with incorporating 5-2-1-0 Health Care in your practice?

That the problem with screen time is universal. Kids say their parents also need to limit screen time.

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Is there a piece of 5-2-1-0 Health Care that has changed the way you administer a Well-Child Visit?

We take a break between the history and exam portions to review the poster on the wall.

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In what ways do you see your facility growing in the 5-2-1-0 Health Care efforts?

Getting nursing staff to provide some of the education. Perhaps addressing 5-2-1-0 at all Well-Child Visits, not just pediatric. We need to target parents and grandparents and other adults with children in their lives.

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How has your clinic/staff been impacted by incorporating 5-2-1-0?

I think they have noted changes they need to make in their own families.

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