Patient Education

ADHD Medications

ADHD can be successfully managed with the proper use of behavior therapy, school accommodations and, if recommended, ADHD medications. Managing ADHD requires working closely with those responsible for your child, including your pediatrician, his/her therapist, teachers, caregivers and other family members. More...

Asthma Treatment and Medications

Asthma in common in children. Although there is no "cure", it can be managed and symptoms often improve with age. Asthma treatment involves the use of "rescue" medications to treat asthma symptoms and "preventive" medications to keep asthma under control, as well as a plan to track and manage your asthma symptoms. Speak to your pediatrican about treatment options and to develop a personalized Asthma Action Plan for your child. More...

Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that causes episodes of dry, itching, and inflamed skin. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema and affects 10-15% of people. Your pediatrician will recommend a treatment based on the the location and severity of symptoms, and results of past treatments. Treatment options include topical and oral corticosteroids, topical non-steroids (calcineurin inhibitors, crisaborole), antihistamines, immunosuppressants and new biologics (dupilumab). More...

Benefits of Vaccines

Vaccines provide protection from serious illnesses, such as measles, whooping cough, and meningitis. In healthy individuals, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. Vaccines protect not only yourself but also others around you. Talk to your child's pediatrician about the importance of vaccines. More...

What is a Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Most pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive examination covering all areas of health related to infants, children, and young adults. Pediatricians diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, such as otitis media and asthma, and they focus on the prevention, early detection, and management of other problems that affect children, such as emotional, behavioral and learning problems. More...