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
WINTERTIME NEWS AT TPC
- Remember to get vaccinated for Flu. Our supply is variable so check with the office before coming down. Speak to us if you have questions or concerns.
- Our psychiatric nurse practitioner Veda, continues to offer support groups 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 all of the MDs and APRNs in the office recently recertified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)?
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.
SOME winter-TIMELY 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 – Exercise is important all through the year! Dress appropriately if exercising outdoors.
- Diet – Add winter fruits and vegetables to the family’s diet. Many of the root vegetables are in season now and are an inexpensive and nutritious way to add variety to your diet.
- Drink More Water – You can experience dehydration even during the winter. Dry central heat contributes to this problem.
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN OFFICE ROUTINE
- Due to newly enforced HIPAA rules; all parents, guardians, caregivers, and responsible minors will be required to show photo IDs in order to pick-up prescriptions, forms or records. In addition to supplying photo IDs; relatives, guardians, or nannies that bring children to their appointments must have their names on the Designation Form .
- Please make sure that Designation Form is up to date for all adults that accompany your child to our office. We will not be able to treat any child accompanied by an adult who is not listed on this form.
- Check out our new Financial Policies including new charges for completion of forms.
Changes to Acetaminophen