As we write this, the city is in disarray. Riots have occurred throughout Philadelphia, triggered by real tragedies in Minneapolis, Georgia, and Kentucky. These painful events have ripped open the long-standing wounds of racism in this country. Meanwhile, unemployment claims surpassed 40 million, and COVID- 19 deaths raced passed the grim 100,000 mark. The tinderbox has erupted. While we mourn, … [Read more...] about Staying Safe, Childcare, Talking to Your Children about Racism & More!
The statistics are alarming .... not just the numbers that headline the news nightly, but also the impact that COVID-19 has had on primary preventative care. Since mid-March childhood vaccinations have plummeted, leaving many children vulnerable. Last week the CDC reported that the largest national vaccinating program, Vaccines for Children, ordered 2.5 million fewer doses of non-influenza … [Read more...] about Well Visits, Fishtown Opening, MIS-C & Mental Health Matters!
It's hard to believe that we are now in the 7th week of this Corona Crisis. We are extremely proud of the immense "curve-flattening" efforts of the families for whom we care, our staff at Center City Pediatrics, and the greater Philadelphia community. Unfortunately, we still have a long … [Read more...] about Face Masks, Serology Tests, The Next Public Health Crisis & Free Family Resources!
The Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs have seen a sharp increase in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the past week, mirroring much of the rest of the country. The next few weeks remain a critical time for on-going social distancing measures in our region to slow down the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Response Continues…
The news is filled with scary and grim information that is overwhelming. We hope to share important bits to help you meet your children's health needs, both physical and mental, during these trying times. We are in this together! At CCP, we are concerned about our health and the health of our elderly and sick loved ones. Our kids at home are often bored and "climbing the walls." Financially, we … [Read more...] about Ongoing Impacts to Office Protocols
The last 2 ½ weeks have been a whirlwind. I am particularly proud of our team here at Center City Pediatrics for how well we have worked together to create new systems to take care of the medical needs of your children, while keeping the office a "safe" space. Following the lead of the experts in this outbreak, I can say that I do not anticipate this crisis to be over for at least 2 months. As … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Response Continues