When should i take my child to the doctor?
In addition to regular well visits, your child may need frequent follow up visits if they have a chronic medical problem. Also, if your child is sick and needs to be seen, we can frequently make same day appointments. For more information, click the link to the left labeled Healthy Child Care.
Same day appointments available
What if my child has problems after hours?
Please feel If your child has problems or concerns after hours, please go to your nearest urgent care or emergency room.
What if my child has a fever or is sick?
Any temperature above 100.4 °F is considered a fever. If your child is less than 2 months old, this is an emergency and you should take your child to see a physician immediately. If your child is between 2 months and 2 years, he or she should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. If your child has difficulty breathing or turns blue, starts acting differently or is sleepier than usual, has persistent vomiting or diarrhea, is not drinking well or not urinating, or with other concerns please seek medical attention.
Do all the doctors see children?
Yes! Doctors Geralde and Earp see children, and Dr. Naron sees children over the age of 5 years of age.
What are the benefits of breastfeeding?
- Perfect nutrition and wonderful bonding
- Higher IQ, better vision
- Protects against colds, diarrhea, meningitis, ear infections, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and obesity as well as lowering the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Decreases the risk of childhood cancers and decreases the maternal risk of breast cancer
- Better intestinal development
- Helps mom lose weight and delays periods
- Already at the perfect temperature and great for traveling
- Best of all, it’s free!
How can I keep my family from getting sick?
For newborn babies, breastfeeding is the best way to keep your child from getting sick. Frequently washing hands, avoiding crowds, and avoiding sick people are also helpful. At school or daycare, pay attention to signs posted about sick children that your child may have been exposed to and watch for those signs and symptoms. Make sure your child is up to date on immunizations as they can prevent serious diseases such as meningitis or flu. If your child is sick, same day appointments are frequently available.
Are vaccines safe?
There is a lot of misleading information regarding vaccines currently in the news media, especially concerns about a link to autism. Autism now occurs in 1 in every 150 children in the United States. With the help of specialized screening tools, physicians have been better able to detect subtle signs of autism as early as 18 months of age. However, numerous studies have been conducted that show no link between autism and vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics both agree about the importance of vaccination to prevent numerous known and deadly diseases.
For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- Pediatric Advisor
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)