News and FAQ’s

We are here for you
We are open and happy to care for the children of our community now and always. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have started making telehealth appointments for children with illnesses, to help keep our office safe for well visits. We are still recommending children come in for their physicals and vaccinations to help monitor their health and prevent another pandemic from occurring. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (805) 527-9400. We hope to see you soon, either virtually or in person.
Coronavirus update…
We understand that the coronavirus pandemic has caused worldwide concern and growing fears. We are here to help.  We are asking parents to visit the same link that we are visiting as healthcare professionals for updates and guidance.  The link is found below.  Please copy and paste it into your browser.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Our office will remain open to help serve the healthcare needs of our community during this difficult time.
It’s time for your flu shot…time for your flu shot. 
Our flu shots are in and we are beginning our annual flu shot clinic.  Be sure to call today to schedule your visit and help protect your family against the flu this year.  For more information on the dangers of the flu, please visit the following link:
Just in case you were wondering or worried, here is yet another confirmation that vaccines do not cause autism.  To read more, click on the link below:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/vaccines-don-apos-t-cause-153253458.html
In response to the recent controversy over vaccine safety, the American Academy of Pediatrics has published the following statement:

AAP News E-alerts: Vaccines

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Jan. 10, 2017
American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes
Safety and Importance of Vaccines
by: Fernando Stein, M.D., FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, and
Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., FAAP, CEO/Executive Vice President,
American Academy of Pediatrics
In response to news reports today suggesting a possible new federal commission on immunizations, the American Academy of Pediatrics reiterates that vaccines protect children’s health and save lives. They prevent life-threatening diseases, including forms of cancer. Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time.
Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.
Claims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease. Vaccines keep communities healthy, and protect some of the most vulnerable in our society, including the elderly, and children who are too young to be vaccinated or have compromised immune systems.
Pediatricians partner with parents to provide the best care for their children, and what is best for children is to be fully vaccinated. We stand ready to work with the White House and the federal government to share the extensive scientific evidence demonstrating the safety of vaccines, including the recommended schedule.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds.­
 
 HPV Vaccination Update
HPV is a dangerous virus that has been proven to cause genital cancers in both males and females.  Luckily, there is a vaccine that can help to prevent this virus…the HPV vaccine, also known as Gardasil.  Gardasil is approved for children ages 9-26, and is usually given as a 3-dose vaccination series given over a period of 6 months.  However, new guidelines show that if a child begins the series before age 15, only 2 doses are necessary.  For more information, please see the following article:
For information on common medical problems, please review the information on the following websites:
Please note this information is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any concerns, please contact your doctor.

1. What is a fever?

A fever is a temperature of 100.4 or higher.  If your child has a fever, please give us a call.

2. Does my child need antibiotics for his/her fever?

Not always.  Many times, fevers are caused by viruses, which antibiotics do not treat.  In fact, receiving antibiotics too often can lead to resistance.  If your child develops resistance to antibiotics and then develops a bacterial infection, the antibiotics may not work.

3. How often can I give Tylenol and Ibuprofen (Motrin)?

Tylenol can be given every 4 hours as needed for pain or fever.  Motrin can be given every 6 hours.

Please contact us with any other questions you feel might be helpful to post.  Thank you.

Flu Shots are HERE

September 18, 2017 - 12:18 pm

It’s that time of year again…time for your children to receive their annual flu shot.  We are scheduling our flu shot clinic beginning September 25th.  Help protect your family from the flu this year by scheduling your flu shot today.

Summer is almost here :)

May 31, 2016 - 5:37 pm

Summer is rapidly approaching, and with it…vacation. YAYYYY. However, while the sun, beach, and pool are always fun, they all have their dangers. Please use the link below to gain some cool summer safety tips.

Summer Safety Tips_ Sun and Water Safety – HealthyChildren