We welcome you to The Pediatric Center’s website. We hope you will find it useful for obtaining information about our practice as well as medical and developmental information that has been carefully approved by us.
- Explore the site and its recommended links.
- Consult our bibliography and other resources for more in-depth reading suggestions about pertinent topics.
- Check this home page often for up-to-date practice information. (like office closings or late openings)
What’s New at TPC
SPRING-SUMMER AT TPC
It’s beautiful outside (most of the time) Take advantage on a nice day and take a walk, go jogging, swimming, skating, go to a park, go to a ball game. Just get out and do something!
- SCHEDULE SCHOOL AND CAMP PHYSICALS EARLY. Preferred times go quickly.
- CAMP AND SCHOOL FORMS are more detailed and are required more frequently now. Send them to us early and/or remember to bring them with you when here for your exam.
- Make sure you are controlling allergy and asthma symptoms as effectively as you can. Keep your prescriptions up to date. Speak to us for help if needed.
- Spring and summer is tick season. DON’T PANIC. The preferred way to manage this problem is to avoid the bite in the first place. (Proper clothing and repellent when indicated). TICK CHECKS are critical. Lyme does not get transmitted even from an infected bite if the tick is attached for less the 36-48 hours.
- Linda Kornblau, our friend, colleague and experienced pediatric nurse practitioner will be moving to the left coast. We wish her all the best and thank her for all of her help, guidance and support.
- As many of you know, The Pediatric Center is continuing to look for a new behavioral health provider to replace Veda. We will keep you informed about progress in our search.
- Watch this section for details about new classes (child CPR, parenting, meet your pediatrician, etc.) and other happenings at The Pediatric Center.
- BTW…did you know that three of our docs are “Top Docs” in this year’s CT Magazine. Congratulations to Drs. Lasky, Kenefick, and Swidler.
REMEMBER: For our student athletes age 11 and up:
- Get an IMPACT TEST(either here or school)
- Many of our student athletes are at risk for concussions. In order to manage these athletes using best practices, we recommend they should all have baseline cognitive tests before play and then have repeat testing when they are recovering from a concussion. These are computerized tests. This enables us to make better and safer decisions regarding return to play advice. Testing is done by appointment in our office and takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
ALL YEAR LONG REMINDERS:
- As always HELMETS and CAR-SEATS are the law! Don’t allow exceptions!
CT car seat laws
- For our new drivers: remember to follow your new license restrictions and NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING FOR ALL DRIVERS!
- Exercise – It’s always the right time to start a better routine! The weather is great to exercise outside almost every day. Remember to limit the screen time and keep the kids moving.
- Diet – The fruits and vegetables this season are delicious. Kids need great role models when it comes to healthy eating!
- Drink More Water – Dehydration is more common in the warmer weather so be aware! Remember kids should drink water and low fat milk. Keep away from sports drinks…too much sugar!
IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT OFFICE ROUTINES
- AFTERNOON WALK-IN HOURS : 4 PM – 5 PM every weekday.
- MORNING WALK-IN HOURS : 8 AM – 9 AM M,T,W,F
- WALK-IN HOURS are intended for brief focused problems.
Changes to Acetaminophen