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How Does Stress Affect Children?

Stress is a normal part of life, but how and if one learns to cope with it can affect children throughout their lives both physically and emotionally.

Children need a feeling of safety and security, but many of today’s parents are dealing with their own stressors and can easily overlook how stress may be affecting their children. Financial worries and dysfunctional  family situations, along with drug and alcohol addictions are all part of today’s culture.

As the parent of a young child or a teen, be aware of the signs of stress in your children. Make an effort to become proactive, and help them gain the confidence they crave.

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After-hours Changes Effective January 1, 2019

In pediatrics, we understand that parents work, kids have school and sports, and no one wants to miss something fun to go for their annual physical.  We have extended our regular business hours to meet the needs of our families who cannot be at the office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Over the years, we have tried to meet the needs of our patients by offering these additional hours for care.  Continue reading

2018 Holiday Hours

So that our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families, our office hours will be adjusted as follows:

Monday, December 24th: Open 8:00  AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED

Monday, December 31st: Open 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesday, January 1st: CLOSED

The office will be open regular hours on all other days. As always, when the office is closed, should you have an URGENT medical need, a physician from the practice can be reached through our answering service.

We hope you all have a fun, safe and enjoyable holiday with your family and friends.

4 Healthy Guidelines To Consider When Packing Your Child’s Lunch

Do you have a youngster who’s a picky eater? You know the type. All they want are carbs like frozen bagels or fries. They turn their nose up at anything you call “healthy.” Worst of all they never want to eat what you have prepared for dinner. This makes packing your child’s lunch a real challenge.

Here are 4 healthy guidelines to consider when packing your child’s lunch, just don’t tell them they’re healthy!

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2018/19 Flu Vaccines

Flu vaccines will be arriving throughout the fall. Please check with your provider at the time of visit for flu vaccine availability.

Flu vaccines are available without an appointment at both our Williamsville and Alden locations during the specific weekday hours posted below.

 

Main Office – 8643 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221
Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Flu Vaccine Products Available
Flu Shot Age 6-35 months 
Flu Shot Age 3 years and older

FluMist (Nasal flu) may be available, check with staff when arriving.

VFC Vaccines – New York State Vaccine for Children Program
Flu Shot Age 6-35 months – Limited Supply
Flu Shot Age 3 years and older – Limited Supply

Alden Office – 13404 Broadway, Alden N.Y. 14004
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Flu Vaccine Products Available
Flu Shot Age 6-35 months 
Flu Shot Age 3 years and older

VFC Vaccines – New York State Vaccine for Children Program
Flu Shot Age 6-35 months – Limited Supply
Flu Shot Age 3 years and older – Limited Supply

You are strongly encouraged to check the website and/or Flu Information Line (565-9030 ext.: 622) for specific flu products available before you come to the office.

Please do your part to assist us in managing everyone as safely and quickly as possible. Be prepared to wait and understand that wait times may vary.

  • Come prepared with your current insurance information.
  • Print, complete and bring the appropriate Influenza Screening Form/Advanced Beneficiary Notice for each child to be vaccinated. Flu Injection ABN
  • Educate yourself and your family by visiting the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

All of our flu vaccine is preservative free. Children under the age of nine (9) who have never had a flu vaccine will need a booster dose at least one month after the first dose.

 

What You Should Know With The Sudden Rise In Cases Of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Just the name of this viral infection is scary enough for parents of young children to be concerned. For the most part, though, it is not usually dangerous. All the same, there are certain facts you should know with the sudden rise in cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease to protect your family. Children five and younger are at the highest risk, but teens and adults can also be susceptible.

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How To Manage Childhood Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood and growing up, and it’s safe to say everyone experiences some level of anxiety through their lifetime. For a certain number of people, though, childhood anxiety may turn into teen and adult anxiety. In fact, we all probably know an adult whom we think of as a chronic “worry wart,” but does that meant they’re affected by anxiety?

As parents, learning how to manage childhood anxiety can be beneficial both for your children and the adults they will become. Continue reading

Are Ear Infections More Common In The Summer?

If it seems ear infections are more common in the summer, it’s because they actually do occur at bit more frequently. This seems to be a result of the weather, including both humidity and heat, along with increased participation in water sports. In general, ear infections are the second most common reason for visits to the pediatric primary care physician.

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