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
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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
Over the years, we've used this space to discuss a variety of topics - from seasonal illnesses to organizational changes - but none seems to prompt a more impassioned response than the discussion of wait times. Whether it be in suggestion boxes, in email surveys or in Facebook reviews, the length of time spent waiting to see a provider is often cited as a source of frustration. We have heard you … [Read more...] about 2020, Here We Come!
Kellie Cathey, LSW, Child and Family Play Therapist, explains the significance of mindfulness for kids and offers tips for families to employ proven techniques as part of their daily routine as anxiety in children seems to be on the rise. Kellie facilitates a monthly workshop at our Center City office – Mindfully Me – that helps kids 6-10 years of age build confidence using relational and … [Read more...] about The Power of Mindfulness for Kids: Coping Strategies for Anxiety in Children
Our pediatricians share helpful information about preventing cavities for kids. Proper dental hygiene is an important habit to develop before any problems with teeth or gums arise. Dental caries (i.e. tooth decay/cavities) is the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. More than 40% of children have caries by the time they reach kindergarten! Fortunately, a large number … [Read more...] about Preventing Cavities For Kids: Dental Hygiene and Fluoride Facts