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What is a pediatrician?

Originally posted 2016-07-22 20:08:50.  The simplest answer for “What is a pediatrician?” The simplest answer is a medical doctor trained beyond basic physician training in the particular skills necessary to provide: Immediate care for acute illness in a newborn, child, teenager and young adult up to 21 years. Ongoing preventive health maintenance in children of…

What Is All The Fuss About Vaccines and Immunizations?

Originally posted 2016-12-28 00:51:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Immunization remains crucial regardless of what the media says. The relevance of childhood vaccinations has been relegated to the background by the antivaccination propaganda, fueled in the mainstream and social media. Providing parents with information on the significance of childhood immunization is becoming increasingly…

Mayo Clinic: Privately insured patients to get priority over Medicaid, Medicare patients

Citing tighter profit margins, the chief executive of the Mayo Clinic recently told his employees that the prestigious health system will prioritize the care of privately insured patients over those on Medicare and Medicaid. That bold pronouncement by Dr. John Noseworthy – made in a speech to employees late last year – reflects the growing unease…

Parents, before you refuse your child’s next vaccine read this

Originally posted 2016-12-13 10:36:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Contrary to what may are told by proponents of vaccine refusal, your child’s pediatrician is your child’s advocate. The pediatrician earns his or her livelihood by seeing your child do well in health and being on the same page with the parents. The pediatrician…

Treatment Of Strep Throat In Children

Originally posted 2016-11-14 18:51:28. Streptococcal pharyngitis is an infection caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes, also called Group A Streptococcus. Recently we discussed Strep throat infections and how its complications can have devastating effects on the family. Fortunately, this infection can be treated with antibiotics. Today I will talk about the antibiotic treatment of…

Why You Need To Get The Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination For Your Child

Originally posted 2016-11-10 21:54:16.   Pertussis is a serious bacterial infection caused by Bordetella pertussis. Just as we have apps for most things these days, there is a vaccine for it and you may be literally “playing with fire” and leaving your child at risk for many other conditions that are life-threatening if you decide…

What Could Go Wrong With Strep?

Originally posted 2016-11-09 01:50:15. Many parents worry about Strep throat infections in their children. As a pediatric practice, we are often swabbing children for a rapid strep test and strep throat culture. The reasons are not far-fetched and any worried parent is indeed justified to be. The reason is that this infection can lead to some…