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Thanksgiving Poem

Thanksgiving Poem

by Dr. Elizabeth Leon It’s a time for giving thanks… Thanks to our past families who began with our practice 22 years ago. Thanks to our present families who come to visit us currently. Thanks to our future generation of patients who now have babies of their own. Thanks to […]

Tylenol vs. Aspirin

Tylenol vs. Aspirin

Now that the flu season is beginning again, it is a good time to remind families to use acetaminophen (Tylenol) rather than aspirin. Why? In 1963, the first case of Reye’s syndrome was described and presented as encephalopathy and liver disease. This particular disease was noted to occur within a […]

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many families are looking for ways to help. Families can donate items like toiletries, diapers, wipes, baby bottles. Many organizations are also looking for volunteers to donate their time. Listed below are some websites with some information on […]

New Vaccine Recommendations

New Vaccine Recommendations

Why get 3 shots instead of 2 ??? For the ages of 9-14 years, the HPV vaccine series has been decreased from 3 doses down to 2 doses! Just recently, a new recommendation for the HPV vaccine series was made by the CDC and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  […]

Teething

Teething

Teething begins around 4 months and lasts for about 2 years. So, what is a parent to do? The best answer is to offer firm toys or teethers that are cool. Beware of frozen toys that can cause an ice burn or liquid teethers with unknown gels that can pop. […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for me to express my gratitude towards all the families of West Plano Pediatrics. It has been a joy to see patients grow up from infancy to young adulthood. I never grow tired from seeing a 2 month old baby smile at me, a 1 […]

Grandparents

Grandparents

National Grandparents Day was celebrated last month on Sept. 11th, 2016. This special day to honor grandparents was initiated by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade in 1970. It was first celebrated in West Virginia in 1973, and later US Congress passed legislation in 1978 to celebrate National Grandparents Day on the […]

INFLUENZA SEASON WILL BE SOON UPON US

INFLUENZA SEASON WILL BE SOON UPON US

Therefore we must prepare with timely vaccination. West Plano Pediatrics will be holding our first flu clinic on September 27, 2016. This year the Influenza injection (“Flu Shot”) will be the only vaccine available. Due to the ineffectiveness of the live nasal spray vaccine (“Flumist”). The following recommendation was issued […]

Milestones

Milestones

Our lives are highlighted by many milestones; the first which begins from the time we are born and take our first breath. As a parent and physician, it has been a wonderful journey watching not only my own children achieve their milestones, but observing hundreds of patients develop and mature. […]

Summer Road Trips & Audiobooks

Summer Road Trips & Audiobooks

School is out! Summer vacation starts! As a child growing up in a family of five, I often took road trips with my family whenever we traveled on vacation. I remember sitting snugly between my sisters in the backseat for hours and hours. I also remember having to choose which […]