Whooping cough (also known as Pertussis) is a bacterial infection that is contagious and is spread via droplets from coughing and sneezing. Typically the illness begins with symptoms similar to that of the common cold but can progress to severe coughing spells often followed by gagging, vomiting or a loud “whooping” or gasping. Pertussis can […]
Consider Us Your Medical Home
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,“ A family-centered medical home is a trusting partnership between a child, a child's family and the pediatric primary care team who oversees the child's health and well-being within a community-based system that provides uninterrupted care... Medical homes address preventative, acute, and chronic care from birth through transition to adulthood.”
If you are pregnant and have not established care with a pediatrician, we recommend a prenatal consultation with one of the physicians. This is a great way to start building a relationship, ask questions about our office, early newborn care, expectations after delivery or other things that might be on your mind. Please call to schedule a complimentary prenatal visit.
Influenza is not your average cold, and it is not the “stomach flu”. Influenza is primarily a respiratory illness with cough, congestion, body aches, and high fevers into the 104 F range lasting days. Many may develop complications such as pneumonia, dehydration, or ear infections. The influenza virus typically causes or contributes to an estimated […]