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
FALL AT TPC
Fall means the start of Flu vaccine season! Although we order these vaccines months in advance, supplies are unpredictable. Watch for e-blasts and check our twitter feed on this page for up-to-date information.
- Our psychiatric nurse practitioner Veda, continues to offer support groups and individual counseling on a regular basis. Please contact the office for more details!!
- Watch this section and our new calendar 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.
- 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 – Now’s the time. The weather is perfect so get outside as a family and move.
- Diet – The fruits and vegetables this season are delicious. Remember that kids need great role models when it comes to healthy eating!
- Drink More Water – You can experience dehydration even if the temperature is not so high. 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