Benefits of Long-Term Relationships With A Pediatrician

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How Your Child Can Benefit From Building a Long-Term Relationship With Their Pediatrician

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Meet Jackson. Jackson is an 11-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with dyslexia. The difficulty he has faced while learning to read has been a challenge. Fortunately for Jackson, he has a very supportive family and a great pediatrician who are all doing their best to help ...

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Pediatric Care: How to Choose a Pediatrician for Your Child

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Do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about choosing a child for your pediatrician? You’re not alone. When a new child is born, your family relocates, or your children’s needs change in general, you have to think about finding a new health care provider that will take the best care of your children. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you ...

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Pediatric Care: 5 Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

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Another year, another cold and flu season. Cold and FluIt seems that if you wanted to avoid catching the cold or flu, you’d basically need to hibernate until spring arrives. And we all know that is near impossible. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prepare for cold and flu to speed up your recovery and minimizes you and your child’s chances of catching these ...

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Pediatric Care: How to Treat Your Child’s Fever

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Understanding a little bit about the cause of your child’s fever can help you understand the best treatment options and how to be proactive in monitoring your child’s other symptoms that accompany their fever.

When Does a Fever Become an Urgent Concern?

Typically, if a fever is a symptom of a head cold or teething, it will go away with some Tylenol (acetaminophen). If a fever continues ...

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Pediatric Care: Understanding Urgent Symptoms – When You Should Bring Your Child to the Doctor

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As a parent, you will encounter countless scrapes, sicknesses, and assorted boo-boo’s, especially if you have multiple children. It may seem like not a day goes by without some incident. Jack just swallowed a spoonful of his bath soap, Cadence just tripped down the last couple of stairs and hit her head on the banister – that one’s going to be ...

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Pediatric Care: Pediatric Care Specialist vs. a Doctor

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What Makes a Pediatric Care Specialist Different from a Doctor?

Lots of families trust their family doctors, and they should because of the relationships that families build with their medical practitioners through the years of care. This being the case, why would you want to take your child to a pediatric care specialist? Let’s look at the pros and ...

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Pediatric Care: The Importance of Immunization

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Ever since Edward Jenner introduced the smallpox vaccine, vaccinations have become invaluable to saving children’s lives. Immunizations became mainstream in the United States in the last hundred years in an attempt to lower infant and child mortality rates, which were very high, due to certain diseases like diphtheria and the measles.

Today, pediatricians immunize their patients as a preventative practice. There is an important reason for immunization schedules–to give children a healthy foundation for their immune systems and to allow their ...

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Pediatric Care: Why Should My Child Get a Well-Child Check?

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Many people wait and wait until their child is very sick before heading to the pediatrician’s office. But, as Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Well-child checks are a means of preventative medicine that allow you and your child to track health over a period of time to catch problems before they arise, and care for the whole child.

Tracking child growth and development over a longer period of time allows your child’s pediatrician ...

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Pediatric Care: After Hours Care vs. Emergency Room Care

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Accidents and illnesses don’t often happen during the 9-5 work day. Your child needs urgent care, but the emergency room can seem so intimidating. That’s where after hours offices can help your child be seen in a less stressful environment.

 

After hours offices have faster check-in time, and time is of the essence during an emergency. You want your child’s needs to be taken care of as quickly and efficiently as possible, and an after ...

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