Protect your family against Lyme disease and other harmful effects of insect bites! In this post, our pediatricians explore kid-safe tick and mosquito repellents as well as other techniques for keeping pests at bay. Families in quarantine are trying to stay active outside and heading to trails to do so. With the weather warming, it's important to remember that ticks are active even at 40-50 … [Read more...] about Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitos and Ticks in 2020
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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
I am proud (and both sad) to report that Center City Pediatrics is adapting quickly and effectively to the COVID19 world. Not surprisingly with what we believe is community spread, we learned today that a staff member who came to work Monday morning has just tested positive for COVID19. This staff member who, according to the health department, did not have significant contact with patients or … [Read more...] about Staffing & Telemedicine Updates
At Center City Pediatrics, we have always been committed to the health and well being of all children. This means promoting not only physical health, but also healthy development, including social and emotional development. The schedule of preventive medicine visits (Well Visits) is designed with this goal in mind. However, these are extraordinary times. Our focus must shift to emphasizing … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Appointment Changes
While the threat of Covid-19 is taking front and center attention from most news headlines, we are currently in the midst of a severe seasonal influenza (flu) epidemic that has been causing the highest rates of hospitalizations in children under 5 years of age since 2004 when the C.D.C. first started keeping track, with 125 children dead from lab-confirmed flu as of February 22, 2020. … [Read more...] about Flu Update: March 2020