PATIENT EDUCATION

Welcome to our Patient Education page!

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their child's health and wellbeing. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided below.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns

  • CHILD HEALTH TOPICS
  • PREVENTION
  • BREAST FEEDING
  • IMMUNIZATIONS
  • CAR SEAT
  • PRODUCT RECALLS
  • TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN
CHILD HEALTH TOPICS

Child Health Topics

From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.

Featured Health Topics include:

  • Behavioral and Mental Health.
  • Community Health
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Family Health
  • Healthy Development
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Immunizations
  • Media
  • Obesity
  • Stress
PREVENTION

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC.gov is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

CDC.gov provides parents with credible, reliable health information on:

  • Data and Statistics
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Emergencies and Disasters
  • Environmental Health
  • Healthy Living
  • Injury, Violence and Safety
  • Life Stages and Populations
  • Travelers' Health
  • Workplace Safety and Health
BREAST FEEDING

Breast Feeding

We understand many women may be apprehensive or unsure at first about breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding their baby. It’s normal to have many questions related to breastfeeding. Our doctors are here to support you.

La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Immunizations

Immunizations have been one of the single greatest advances in preventative medicine and an essential part of well-child care. Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

For information about these vaccines, the diseases they protect against, immunization schedules, vaccine safety and other important information click on button.

CAR SEAT

Car Seat Recommendations

As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.

For guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child click on button.

PRODUCT RECALLS

Product Recalls

Child products, such as cribs and toys are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items.

Visit this site frequently to ensure that the products your child is using have not been recalled by their manufacturer or the federal government: Consumer Product Safety.

TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN

Traveling with Children

Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when traveling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.

Visit the CDC™ Traveling with Children page for helpful resources on travel including:

  • Safe food and water precautions, diarrhea management and insect protection when traveling abroad.
  • Modifying the immunization schedule.
  • Traveling while pregnant.
  • Travel and breastfeeding.
  • International adoptions.