• Safety

    Fun (But Safe) in the Sun

    Protection from the sun’s rays is something everyone should be concerned about, as skin damage can happen at any age. However, it is particularly important for kids because it has been shown that most skin damage occurs in childhood and adolescence. Sunburn can happen any time of year, but is much more prevalent in the spring and summer months as warming temperatures encourage everyone to be outside more. Peak times for sun exposure are 10am to 4pm.  Repeated skin damage from the sun is directly linked to increased risk of skin cancer. Begin teaching your kids at an early age…

  • Infection & Disease

    WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS A FEVER

    Not a day goes by that I don’t see a patient in my office with a fever. It is one of the most common symptoms seen in Pediatrics, and also one many parents are fearful of. There are many misunderstandings…

  • Safety

    Summer Safety – Drowning Prevention

    It’s officially summertime, which means the temperatures are climbing and we are all looking for ways to cool off. Swimming and water activities are common ways to keep cool and have fun during the summer months, but they are not…

  • Parenting Advice

    Choosing a Pediatrician

    Pediatricians are doctors who are specialized to take care of children from birth through adolescence and early adulthood. We are trained specifically to recognize and identify developmental delays, difficulties with learning and behavior, common and uncommon diseases and syndromes that…

  • Vaccines

    Adolescent Vaccines

    An important part of many well child visits is vaccination. This is a vital way to protect your child against severe illness. Your child’s healthcare provider will discuss vaccines that are recommended for your child during the well-child visit, and…