Tag Archive: Pediatrician

  1. How To Keep Your Child Happy During Seasonal Allergies

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    Caring for children can be a lot of work. They are always full of energy, running around everywhere, causing chaos. However during allergy season, they can become quite unhappy and be even more difficult to control. Allergies can cause symptoms such as a runny nose and itchy skin making them feel unhappy. Nothing seems to console them and it can get you both down. However, there are things that you can do to keep them happy!

    Find out what triggers them

    Children are always more prone to seasonal allergies and infections so it is important to note the things that seem to trigger them. Keeping track of their symptoms can help you with identifying patterns and making changes accordingly such as keeping them in doors if they are reacting to pollen.

    Keep them hydrated

    Sneezing can leave the body feeling thirsty, however children are often too young to verbalise this feeling, and so keeping a cup of water by their side at all times can help to keep them hydrated. It can be difficult to encourage them to drink water, however buying an interesting cup with their favourite character on can intrigue them and avoid this problem. It is also recommended to increase their Vitamin C intake which will help to strengthen their immune system; this is available in powder form and can be dissolved in water.

    Discover new activities

    This is the best time to keep your child occupied and whilst it may seem like nothing is making them happy, remember that they are still full of intrigue. Try out a new game or give them new toys; you can even introduce them to new people or an unfamiliar environment. They will sometimes be too fascinated to even notice the symptoms caused by their seasonal allergies.

    Visit your pediatrician

    They can carry out allergy testing and give you a better understanding of the way that allergies are affecting your child’s body. The paediatrician will also be able to prescribe medicine that will relieve some of your child’s symptoms such as antihistamines or eye drops.

    It is important not to leave the symptoms untreated so visit the Pediatric Partners website now to find out more.

  2. Getting The Right Pediatrician

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    Getting The Right Pediatrician

    Having a new baby in your life is exciting but it also brings a lot of additional responsibility with it. The most important part of taking care of your child is getting the right pediatrician. Here are a few steps to help you select the right pediatrician.

    Location is So Important

    Location is very important for a mother and it is essential that your pediatrician is close by, especially if you live in a city that has a lot of traffic congestion. Imagine having to drag your child across town when they are ill. A professional staying close by will save you time and be a major advantage if your child falls very ill.

    Ask Questions and Take Notes

    Most pediatricians are fine with meeting parents for an informal session. Before you go, make a list of all your concerns and any questions that you may have regarding the doctor or your baby. You can ask anything right from the diet of the baby to co-sleeping or breastfeeding. If you already have certain opinions on these issues, finding a doctor who will support your ideas is essential so that you can be on the same page right from the start. While asking the questions, take down notes do a little detective work to figure out whether he or she sounds authentic and get the general vibe of the pediatric office. The on-call policy is also very important because you need to find a pediatrician who is reachable 24/7in case of an emergency.

    Talk to People

    The best way to know how whether a particular pediatrician is good is to ask others. So Google the person’s name and see if there are any reviews online. You could also ask people who have young kids and find out who they go to and whether they are satisfied with the pediatric doctor. Since these people actually have personal experiences with different doctors, their opinions are like to be the most un-biased and accurate.

    Check your Insurance

    Before you start consulting one pediatrician regularly, it would help to check with your insurance provider as to whether they cover that particular doctor on your plan. You can also find out how many visits will be covered and if there are only certain kinds of illnesses that you can claim for. Finding this out before you get comfortable with a single baby doctor could help you save a lot of money because you can change your insurance plan or look for another pediatrician if needed.

    Listen to your Gut Feeling

    At the end of the day, most mothers get a very strong gut feeling when they like or dislike a person and it could often help to follow this instinct. There may just be something that makes you feel that a particular doctor is right for your child. If the person and place feel comfortable and you believe that your child is comfortable too, you will know that you are in the right hands.

    Pediatric Partners consists of experienced professionals that take care of babies and look after their well-being right through their childhood. Call Pediatric Partners to schedule your appointment today.

  3. Welcome, Christine Rowland, ARNP!

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    Pediatric Partners is excited to announce the newest addition to our list of caring and compassionate pediatric care providers, Christine Rowland, ARNP! Christine attended the University of South Florida for both her Bachelors and Masters degrees.  Christine specializes in pediatric primary care and recently worked at Trinity Medical Group in Lakeland, Florida. We invite you to get to know Christine from her answers below!

    WHAT’S YOUR MEDICAL SPECIALTY?

    Pediatric Primary Care.

    WHY DID YOU BECOME A DOCTOR?

    I had a driving desire to provide care for children and be allowed to make an impact in their life.

    PLEASE TELL US IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY WE SHOULD USE YOU AS OUR PHYSICIAN?

    I love taking care of children.

    WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST SATISFYING ABOUT MEDICAL PRACTICE?

    The ability to assist children and their parents’ through their growth and development.

    WHAT IS THE GREATEST OBSTACLE OF BEING A DOCTOR?

    Providing care when resources can be limited.

    WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR YOUR PRACTICE AT PEDIATRIC PARTNERS?

    To grow and expand the pediatric practice in the community.

    WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART ABOUT DOCTOR/PATIENT COMMUNICATION?

    To provide clear and concise directions in a timely manner.

    FAVORITE FOOD?

    Milk Chocolate

    WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER?

    Rescue Rangers

    WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

    Lakeland, Florida

    IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU WANT WITH YOU?

    Bible, water, & milk chocolate.

    IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

    The ability to fly.

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM?

    Vanilla with chocolate sauce.

    NIGHT OWL OR EARLY BIRD?

    Night Owl

    ONE FOOD YOU WOULD NEVER EAT?

    Anchovies.

    WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

    Watch my son play.

    FAVORITE HOLIDAY?

    Christmas.

    IF YOU KNEW THAT THIS WAS YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT?

    With my family.

    FAVORITE SPORT?

    Cheerleading.

    WHO INSPIRES YOU?

    My mother-in-law.

    WHAT MOVIE GENRE(S) DO YOU PREFER?

    Romantic Comedy

    WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

    JC Penney.

    NAME ONE THING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST.

    Go snow skiing.

     

    Pediatric Partners is excited to have Christine Rowland, ARNP join our staff of excellent healthcare providers. Christine’s commitment to provide quality pediatric care to Winter Haven and the surrounding communities makes her a perfect addition to Pediatric Partners of Winter Haven. Join us in welcoming Christine Rowland by giving us a ‘like’ on Facebook!

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