Why To See Your Primary Care Physician Instead of a Clinic For Your Sports Physical…

The Importance of Wellness checkups Your child’s health and development are very important to us and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that they have a wellness check up every year. These days everyone’s schedules are so busy it may … Continue reading

Traveling Tips – How to Make Airplane Trips with Children More Enjoyable for Everyone…

Flying with kids can be a challenge or it can be smooth-sailing. Very much depends on the age of your child, the length of your flight, and the time of day of your flight. If you have an infant, packing can … Continue reading

Did You Know that Pediatrics of Florence Can Complete Your Child’s Physical and It’s Usually Covered 100% By Insurance?

Did You Also Know… Your child will get all recommended screenings and immunizations on the spot? We can fill out any additional paper work needed for no extra charge for a year? We can deal with any problems that may … Continue reading

Parenting Tips – Is My Child Really Too Sick for School?

Sometimes it’s hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Monday-itis. In a perfect world, kids would never get sick, and they’d never miss a day of school. But it’s … Continue reading

Newborn Tips – When a Fever Really Maters in Your Newborn

Fevers in newborns under two months of age need to be monitored. Fever phobia is common among parents but most times these fears are unfounded. That all being said; very young infants ARE at high risk for serious infections, so … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #3 – Antibiotics Can Prevent Infections, Especially For Children With Chronic Conditions

In certain circumstances, we give antibiotics to prevent infections. This isn’t something we do for the average child, but for those with chronic conditions that predispose them to bacterial infections, it can be quite effective. For most of these situations, … Continue reading

My Infant Has Jaundice! What Is Jaundice? Should I Be Worried?

Jaundice is a common problem in newborns-one that is responsible for a lot of office visits and hospitalizations in the first few days after birth. Infant jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a newborn baby’s skin and eyes. Infant jaundice … Continue reading

New Baby Tips – When, What, and How To Feed Your Baby

Trying to decide when to start solid foods for your baby can be confusing, you are not alone. We would like to take some time to go through some of the issues that can be overwhelming. The following comments are … Continue reading

Poll Results Are In: Do Parents Want Children in Daycare to Be Vaccinated?

Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a nationwide survey of 614 parents with children ages 5 and under. They asked the parents what they would do if one in four kids at their child’s day care was under-vaccinated. Three-quarters … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #2 – Choosing the Correct Antibiotic for Your Child’s Illness

Even the most common problems in antibiotic treatment do not have simple solutions. Choosing one antibiotic drug from among several candidates entails balancing the benefits and the detriments associated with each. One challenge of deciding which one to use is … Continue reading