Along with holiday cheer, snow and cold weather comes Influenza (flu) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), two common winter illnesses that can be very serious for children. Below is Part II of my primer on winter illnesses. Influenza (flu): This illness presents with the sudden onset of fever (often with chills),
Here are items 6 – 10 of the top 10 concerns at the newborn visit. Please see part one of this blog post for items 1-5. 6. Sleeping: Sleep is a topic that parents and pediatricians talk about for 18+ years but with regard to newborns,
All off the following dates are by appointment only. Please call our office to schedule your appointment! Alexandria Office 9/25 6PM – 8:00 pm9/27 5PM – 8:00 pm9/28 8AM – 11:30 am10/4 8AM – 5:30 pm10/5 8AM – 5:30 pm10/6 9AM -12:00 pm10/9 9AM –
Please join our dietitian Jennifer Littau for a Facebook Live event on September 26th at 8 PM. Jennifer will be sharing details of an upcoming Free Family Fitness Bootcamp, scheduled for October 24th at 7 PM in the Lorton office. This will be a fun-filled spooky evening as we invite parents and children ages 6-12 to wear their costumes and enjoy learning new,
I completed my pediatric residency in July 2000 and found out I was pregnant with my first daughter shortly thereafter. One of the pediatricians I worked with at that time said, “You know the final step in becoming a good pediatrician is having a child”.
ALL Pediatrics is sad to announce that our beloved Dr. Shanti Chang, RN, FNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice, is resigning from ALL Pediatrics, effective September 15th. We are sad to see Shanti go, but are proud that she will be taking her skills onward to George Mason University where she will be teaching nurse practitioner students and helping to manage a clinic for underserved children.
We are excited to announce that the Lakeridge location will have evening hours Monday through Thursday beginning in September 10th.
Part two: Urgent Care Centers Versus Our Office What if your child is ill, and you want him to be seen quickly, and you know he does not need an ER visit? Your choices are between us and an urgent care center.
There are different places you can take your child to for health care, and in this two-part article I will explore them in greater detail. Part one: The ER I will start with the ER first. Hopefully, your child will never need one.
“Primum non nocere”, Latin translation from the original Greek “do no harm” as in the Hippocratic Oath as recited by all medical students. Perhaps while you were growing up (much as I did) you heard statements such as: “you’re sick, then go to the Doctor to get an antibiotic”