With summer coming and as COVID restrictions continue to lift, our children will be outside in the fresh air playing with others. While all this is positive, we can’t forget about unseen dangers, especially in the woods and even your own backyard. … Continue reading
At no time in our history have our children been bombarded with as many distractions, fears, anxieties, and mixed messages than now. Parents can be overwhelmed with the multitude of issues that are involved with raising children like keeping them physically healthy and encouraging good learning habits. … Continue reading
At Pediatric Associates, we have been offering rapid testing for COVID-19 since mid-December, 2020. We have found this to be a useful and accurate way to tell if a child with symptoms has COVID-19, and to find out if that child can return to school or daycare. … Continue reading
Just as adults need to see their physician at least once a year for a wellness visit, so do children. You wouldn’t hesitate to take them if they are sick, but it’s just as beneficial to take them when they are not. … Continue reading
COVID-19 Vaccination: Questions and Answers
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout now includes people as young as sixteen. Do you recommend it in patients this young?
YES! We believe in the safety and effectiveness of all of the COVID-19 vaccines, but only one vaccine is currently approved for children under age 18 (see below). … Continue reading
There is a difference between developmental delays and simply lagging behind. Developmental delays refer to a mental, physical, or emotional slow down which impedes the progressive growth of a child. There are typical developmental milestones we can look for in children, … Continue reading
Why does my child need a doctor’s clearance to return to sports after a COVID-19 infection?
Researchers have found that a significant number of young, healthy people who have had a COVID-19 infection have evidence of inflammation in the heart (called myocarditis). … Continue reading
Which vaccines are approved by the FDA?
The Pfizer product has been granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA in age 16 and older (two doses, 21 days apart). Moderna has had a vaccine approved last week for ages 18 and older (two doses, … Continue reading
Franklin County and the city of Columbus have issued a Stay At Home advisory. This is not a mandate, but we all have to take this seriously.What does this mean at Pediatric Associates? First of all, we will continue to do everything we can to keep you and your family safe. … Continue reading
We have great news! Dr. Sandra Boyle will be returning to the office on November 4th, 2020!! She is very excited to see her patients again!Also, we have begun to see patients in our Canal Winchester office at 7750 Diley Road! … Continue reading