with you...every step of the way

Archives for Blog

26
Nov
2018
Christmas & New Year Schedules

Christmas & New Year Schedules

By swpedi on November 26, 2018 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We want to wish you and your family a special time together this holiday season, sharing gifts and time together.   Please keep in mind the following holiday schedule as get into the thick of the season, but always know that a doctor is on call for you 24 hrs/day even when the office is closed. […]

Read more

30
Aug
2015
Flu Season

Flu Season

By swpedi on August 30, 2015 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Some things are inevitable.  Death & taxes.  You brag that your kids haven’t been sick in a while…..and then they are instantly sick.  And, of course, flu season.  Another discouraging tidbit this year is that we will not be using the nasal flu vaccine (FluMist) because it has lost its recommendation due to 2 years […]

Read more

15
Mar
2015
Vaccine Policy Update

Vaccine Policy Update

By admin on March 15, 2015 in Blog What's New with No Comments

We ask our families to please read the following, as it represents a significant change in our vaccination policy. When our practice began in 2001, we began with a core belief that we were partners with parents when making good choices for their children’s health.  We join our training and experience with parents’ understanding of […]

Read more

2
Feb
2015
It Gets Better

It Gets Better

By kjolet on February 2, 2015 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Sometimes we have just a great story that’s worth sharing.  One of our moms, Erin, a patient of Dr. Wagner, was kind enough to provide this blog entry to encourage moms of babies that have a rough start – the ones that don’t live up to the Baby Story/People Magazine dreams of a calm, blissful […]

Read more

16
Sep
2014
Antibiotics – Great Stuff, Use With Caution

Antibiotics – Great Stuff, Use With Caution

By swpedi on September 16, 2014 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Here’s a really great article, a quick read, about how antibiotics are being used more than twice as often as they should be.  We may be biassed, but we believe pediatricians in general are generally very cautious with antibiotics, doing our best to educate families about the cause of infections and treating only when we […]

Read more

17
Jul
2014
ADHD Treatment Reduces Substance Abuse

ADHD Treatment Reduces Substance Abuse

By kjolet on July 17, 2014 in Blog What's New with No Comments

I think that parents and pediatricians always want to avoid intervention if possible – such as avoiding antibiotics for that very mild ear infection.  But we also want to avoid skipping treatment for kids who could really benefit.  ADHD is one of those disorders that we have real potential for harm if identified but NOT […]

Read more

9
Mar
2014
Patient Portal & Appointment Reminders

Patient Portal & Appointment Reminders

By swpedi on March 9, 2014 in Blog Uncategorized What's New with No Comments

Appointment reminders are only be available through the Patient Portal. You can set up your preferences for how you would like reminders to come to you.  Through the portal you have the choice to receive appointment reminders by text, email, or both. Instructions for setting up your Notification Preferences. If you haven’t signed up for the portal yet, please fill […]

Read more

3
Jan
2014
ADHD Tools

ADHD Tools

By kjolet on January 3, 2014 in Blog What's New with No Comments

I have stumbled on a tool kit that I find pretty helpful – I think it’s worth sharing.   I am always very cautious about suggesting materials put out by pharmaceutical companies.  We all ought to be a cautious about hidden agendas, but this one seems to be pretty good.  I especially like the section […]

Read more

26
Aug
2013
Tantrums: Why & What to Do

Tantrums: Why & What to Do

By Dr. Christine Fyda on August 26, 2013 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Your child is kicking and screaming and causing a scene in the middle of the grocery store, all because they can’t have a special type of cereal. This is the type of situation that most parents fear.  Why is my child doing this?  What can I do about it? How do I do something without […]

Read more

22
Jul
2013
TV & Your Kids

TV & Your Kids

By Dr. Vaishalee Patil on July 22, 2013 in Blog Uncategorized What's New with No Comments

There is a lot about television that concerns me, especially the passive nature of TV viewing. The next time your child watches TV, look at him instead of the screen and ask yourself, “What is he doing?” or perhaps more appropriately, “What is he not doing?” Sitting in front of the television set, children are […]

Read more

12
Jul
2013
When can a kid mow the lawn?

When can a kid mow the lawn?

By kjolet on July 12, 2013 in Blog What's New with No Comments

I know that most parents are interested in teaching their kids responsibility and life skills, and certainly would like their kids to contribute to their families.  I also know many parents would like to never mow the lawn themselves again!  Mowing the lawn can be a great way to learn responsibility and even pay for […]

Read more

8
Jul
2013
Childhood Obesity – What can we do to help prevent it?

Childhood Obesity – What can we do to help prevent it?

By Dr. Haydee Rimer on July 8, 2013 in Blog What's New with No Comments

In Pediatrics, we believe that prevention is the hallmark of any good medical practice.  For example, we promote immunizations to prevent disease and safe behavior such as wearing bicycle helmets.  It’s also our professional duty to make parents aware of the importance of nutrition and physical activity as a party of healthy life habits.  Childhood […]

Read more

14
May
2013
Gun Safety & Difficult Questions

Gun Safety & Difficult Questions

By kjolet on May 14, 2013 in Blog What's New with No Comments

I think it would be difficult to find a more controversial subject that gun safety in America. Any conversation that mixes the Second Amendment, protection of home and family along with a pinch of Texas fierce independence, and you’ve got only what would politely termed a “debate.” And the people talking about this subject are often not […]

Read more

26
Apr
2013
Summer Bites & Stings

Summer Bites & Stings

By Dr. Christine Fyda on April 26, 2013 in Blog What's New with No Comments

As the weather warms up, our kids will be spending more time outside.  While that means more fun, physical activity and play time, it unfortunately also means more chances for mosquito bites, ant bites, as well as wasp and bee stings. Don’t let all these little critters deter your child from having fun. Prevention The […]

Read more

15
Feb
2013
Infant Reflux: Just Messy or a Real Malady?

Infant Reflux: Just Messy or a Real Malady?

By Dr. Nick Wagner on February 15, 2013 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Infant reflux is one of the most common causes for concern for new parents. Most people are familiar with the fact that babies tend to spit up with some regularity and that this is, for the large part, completely normal. But when does spitting up, termed medically as gastroesophageal reflux, become something to worry about? […]

Read more

28
Jan
2013
How I Do Time Out

How I Do Time Out

By kjolet on January 28, 2013 in Blog with No Comments

My style as a parent is to read everything I can get my hands on, pick and choose what makes sense to me and then stick with what works after putting it into practice.  Not everybody does that, though, and in fact my husband reads almost nothing about parenting.  The man who reads sugar packets, […]

Read more

15
Nov
2012
Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines

By admin on November 15, 2012 in Blog with No Comments

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Learn more facts about the flu, how serious […]

Read more

15
Nov
2012
How to Encourage Bike Helmets

How to Encourage Bike Helmets

By admin on November 15, 2012 in Blog What's New with No Comments

Biking is a great form of transportation, fun, and exercise for children this time of year. Biking can be enjoyed while still being safe with the use of a helmet. Remember to always encourage your child to wear a helmet regardless of the distance traveled or how experienced they are at biking. A helmet needs […]

Read more

13
Nov
2012
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

By admin on November 13, 2012 in Blog with No Comments

Why is it better to eat fruits and vegetables that are in season? It’s better for your health, your wallet, and the environment. Foods that are aren’t seasonal have to be brought in from places where they are in-season. This can mean the food travels a long distance. In fact, some statistics suggest that fruits […]

Read more

1
Aug
2012

Ready for Kindergarten?

By admin on August 1, 2012 in Blog with No Comments

All you need to know to prepare yourself and your little one for “big school” Kindergarten is a HUGE step for you and your child. Ensure that your child is prepared for the transition by joining us for this 2 hour class where we’ll discover: · Preparing your child for the separation anxiety he may […]

Read more

top