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
WINTER AT TPC
Measles alert! We are cautiously following the outbreak of Measles that started recently in Disneyland. Timely immunization at age 12-15 months and again at age 4-6 years remains the single most important way to protect your child! AAP Measles statement
Winter means Flu season ! Although this year’s vaccine apparently has not been a great match for the current strain, we still strongly recommend vaccination for almost everyone. Keep watch for e-blasts and check our twitter feed on this page for up-to-date information on Flu vaccine supplies.
- Much to our disappointment, psychiatric nurse practitioner Veda, has left the practice. We wish her the best in her new position. The Pediatric Center is looking for a new behavioral health provider and 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.
- 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 colder but most days it is still fine to exercise outside. 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 – You can experience dehydration even if the temperature is colder. 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