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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 […]

Plant Safety

Plant Safety

When the weather warms up, our children enjoy being outdoors- especially exploring wooded areas and looking for creatures in the creeks. At other times, they simply enjoy spending time with us as we work on our yards and gardens. Now that the outdoors are green and lush with vegetation, it […]

Here comes the sun...

Here comes the sun…

The sun is shining…outdoor play is calling. How can you protect you and your family from the sun’s harsh rays? Limit time outdoors from 10am-2pm as this is when the sun’s rays are strongest Protect your skin by keeping it covered and by wearing a hat with a wide brim. […]

Eczema: When all else fails.

Eczema: When all else fails.

So, you have tried every cream and steroid and cleanser on the shelf. What is next? Sometimes, an infection may exist which requires antibiotics and a visit to us. However, there are 2 more trials of therapy that help some children: bleach baths and/or wet wraps. Bleach baths: Yuck, was […]