Televisions, smartphones, computers, and tablets are all devices both adults and children use for information, entertainment, and social interaction. As with most modern conveniences, it is best to use them in moderation. Unfortunately, many kids (and adults) spend too much time looking at screens. How much screen time is too much for kids?
HPV Vaccine: What Parents Should Know
Is your child beginning their “tween” years? You may have heard they will soon need the HPV vaccine. We encourage you to learn all you can about the HPV vaccine in our guide on what parents should know.
A Guide To Treating Your Child’s Fever
A fever in children is quite common, and it’s not necessarily dangerous in most cases. A fever is considered 100.4 or higher, and it’s the body’s way of providing a defense from viruses or bacteria. To treat or not to treat and how is the question. Keep reading to learn a guide to treating your child’s fever.
RSV In Children: What Parents Should Know
RSV is the acronym for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and it usually peaks from November through March. It is an especially dangerous virus for children younger than two years old and seniors. If you have a young child and especially one that was born premature, pay attention to the following information. RSV in children: what parents should know.
How Can I Help My Child Make Friends At School?
Some children seem to be born gregarious. They happily enter into any group or conversation. They are swift to join teams, and they love having lots of friends over. However, other kids are more shy, unassuming, and just don’t have the same social skills. If you are worried that your child is not interacting with peers, keep reading to find out how you can help your child make friends at school.
Important Changes Coming For Ohio Medicaid Members
Once the federal government declares an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medicaid will resume its normal eligibility review process. This means that all eligible Medicaid members will have to renew their Medicaid coverage or risk losing it. You can find out more information by calling 1-800-324-8680 or by contacting your local CDJFS. Ohio Medicaid members can find their CDJFS by selecting their county from the dropdown at medicaid.ohio.gov
Is Your Contact Information Up To Date
Are you an Ohio Medicaid member? Be sure your contact information is up to date, so you don’t miss important updates about your health insurance. If you get a letter from Medicaid or your County DJFS, be sure to respond.
Keeping your address up to date with Medicaid helps us get you the important information you need about your healthcare coverage. You can update your address online by visiting benefits.ohio.gov or by calling Medicaid Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-324-8680 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.
2022-2023 Flu Season: Preparing Your Family
To be clear, the CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot this year. The most vulnerable are seniors over age 65 and young children with respiratory issues like asthma and illness which lowers immunity. There is more to understand about the 2022-2023 flu season: preparing your family. See the available dates that our flu clinics are offering flu vaccines!
Put Immunizations On Your Family’s Back To School Checklist
Put immunizations on your family’s back to school checklist! Yes, we know there are many chores that involve sending kids back to school. Searching for the right books, binders, pens, and buying new clothes and new shoes all happen at once. It makes for a few busy weeks, however don’t overlook necessary immunizations.
Dr. Boyle to retire after 35 years of service
My dear parents and patients,
On December 30th of this year, I will begin a new chapter in my life by retiring from Pediatric Associates. It was 35 years ago in August 1987 that I became the third physician in a one office practice on Hamilton Road. Over the years I became President and CEO of the premier pediatric practice in central Ohio with 25 pediatricians in 5 offices around the city. It was the realization of a dream that started when I was 6 years old in a small mining community of southern West Virginia. What a dream and what a journey we’ve taken together.
We have shared joy, laughter, hope, disappointment and even sadness in your lives and mine. However, most importantly you have shared with me the privilege of watching your tiny babies grow to become young adults. I have also watched you, as scared new parents, gain skills and confidence you never thought possible. Then the greatest compliment of all was to watch those young adults return and entrust me with the care of their children to complete the grand circle. My heart is filled with a gratefulness that cannot be put into words.
So now it is time for me to travel a new road. I plan to invest more time in my family, my church and my health. My old bones are getting very tired and need some attention in order to keep up with my grandson! I hope to be a bigger part of his wonderful journey of growing and learning. You see I believe the most important thing I can ever do is invest in the children. That’s why I chose pediatrics and be assured I will continue to follow that passion.
I leave you with the most wonderful doctors I have ever known. Drs. Croft, Ward, Randolph and Vinsant will be here for you. I couldn’t ask for better doctors to take care of my patients. They are smart, kind and caring and you’re gonna love them.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m not gone yet! I have 4 more months before I go so please call and schedule if you can. I would love to see you again. Please know that if you do feel it is time to move to another practice, your records will be maintained here at Pediatric Associates and always available to you.
Grateful in many ways,
Sandra Boyle, MD
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Coloring Contest
For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we are conducting a coloring contest!