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.

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Important Changes Coming For Ohio Medicaid Members

Ohio medicaid infographic.

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

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 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!

Flu Clinics!

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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

Tummy Time: When To Start And 4 Benefits

If you have not been introduced to tummy time for your baby, let us be the first. It is simply turning your baby on its tummy for relatively short periods of time and supervising that time. It would be dangerous to leave your little one unattended. Tummy time should be a daily occurrence and only when your baby is awake. For newcomers to tummy time, here’s when to start and 4 benefits.

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