Parent Questions: Answered

You have questions, and we have answers. Our videos aim to answer common questions we hear from our patient’s parents. Don’t see your question, send it to us and we will consider it for a future video article.

 

 

Why Well Exams Are Important?

Dr. Kincaid of MD Pediatrics explains why well checks are vital to growing children’s health, and what is covered in these exams. For the complete well visit schedule and an infographic we created, click here.

 

Why Are Vaccines Important?

Dr. Vani Venkatachalam explains why MD Pediatrics strongly recommends vaccinations for children. To view the complete immunization schedule for your child from birth through 18, click here.

 

Why Isn’t the FluMist Offered This Year?

The CDC has announced that the FluMist nasal vaccine should not be used for the 2016-2017 flu season. Dr. Fitzgerald explains this decision and confirms that the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) is still a safe and effective choice for everyone over 6 months of age. For more information on the flu vaccine, click here.

 

Why Aren’t Antibiotics Always the Answer?

Why do we treat some children who come in who are ill with antibiotics, and others we do not? Dr. Fitz explains the difference between treating bacterial and viral infections, the side effects related to antibiotics, and the dangers to patients and society if antibiotics are used unnecessarily.

 

What do I need to know when I travel abroad with my family?

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Amanda Whisnant shares important tips for keeping your family healthy while traveling abroad. Does your family need the Typhoid vaccine? Malarial medications? How can help prevent diarrhea? Amanda shares the answers to these questions and more.

 

How can I help my child get over picky eating?

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Becca McCurdy shares some proven strategies for overcoming picky eating. Try to avoid frequent snacking, start small, use positive peer power, and prepare meals together!

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