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
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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
Changes, Changes & MORE Changes! That is the way of the world these days and it is no different here at Center City Pediatrics. It continues to be our ultimate mission to keep our families and staff safe while giving the top-quality care that you've come to expect from your Medical Home. To ensure this happens, we've continued to adjust how we operate in ways that we couldn't have … [Read more...] about Updated Schedules, Fishtown Opens, Vaccines & More!
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!