When 2020 ended we sang “good riddance” and looked with hope onto the 2021 horizon. Little did we know that 2021 would be ending with over 800,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, higher numbers of cases than in 2020, and new variants teaching us the Greek alphabet - not to mention the most phone calls in the history of our practice! As a reminder, please check the CDC … [Read more...] about What a Year it was…
As we look ahead to the new year, we have a number of schedule updates to share - from increasing office hours to changing provider locations. In January, Center City Pediatrics will say goodbye to Dr. Grace Lee. We wish Dr. Lee well in her future endeavors! If Dr. Lee is your preferred provider, we will help you select a new provider to work with. Please call the front desk at your primary … [Read more...] about Changing Hours & Provider Schedules in 2022!
We have reason for optimism! Total number of cases of COVID-19 are falling and vaccination rates are rising. Thankfully, children are generally being spared the worst of this pandemic, and schools are committing to reopening plans. Dr. Fauci has projected that teenagers will be vaccinated by next fall, and younger school kids by early 2022. Despite this good news, we … [Read more...] about Telemedicine Changes, Preregistration for Vaccines, Text Messaging & More!
Moving Forward While Heading Back Kids are back in school. We are thinking about heading back “home” to families and friends for the holidays. AND, COVID-19 is back more intensely than ever! Seven months into this pandemic, no end is clearly in sight. Sadly, we are seeing record numbers of new cases and multiple schools have had to suspend “in-person learning.” Nonetheless, Center City … [Read more...] about Holiday Gatherings, Back To School, COVID Testing & Provider News!
It is hard to believe we have been living in "the new normal" for an entire 6 months. I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to our community to address frequently asked questions and misconceptions that I am hearing and explain a lot of the challenges we are facing in the time of COVID-19. For those who do not know me, I am the head registered nurse at Center City Pediatrics and I have … [Read more...] about Well Visits, COVID-19, Back to School
During these difficult times, we are closely monitoring CDC and the AAP recommendations for children and school/daycare attendance. We support your efforts in working towards the goal of keeping children in physical schooling programs, while trying to keep them safe. Unfortunately, the symptoms of COVID-19 are the same as so many of the very common childhood illnesses, including, but not … [Read more...] about Return to School – Daycare Authorization Policy During COVID-19 Crisis