We are proud to announce the winner of our “like us on facebook Red sox ticket contest! Congratulations to Colleen Dolan Reardon, we hope you enjoy your day at Fenway! “I never win anything!!! Prior to the contest I didn’t know that Wareham Pediatrics was on facebook. Now that I do know, I think it is great that they put up advice and helpful information for parents. I can’t wait to go home and tell the kids. They are going to be so excited. We went to the Pawsox opening game last night. David Ortiz was there! The kids had so much fun they didn’t want to leave. If we hadn’t won these tickets we most likely wouldn’t go to a Red Sox game as a family.” Their two children use WPA as their Medical Home. Grady is 11, plays for Wareham little league, and is a huge baseball fan. Emily is 7 and is a gymnast.
People often ask us, why we have put so much effort into getting people to like us. The answer is that we hope to use facebook as a means of providing information about our office (change in hours, availability of services) as well as general medical information (like Dr. Reynolds video on how to use your spacer correctly). See the list on facebook of 10 other patients who won gift cards. We also hope that other families will continue to “like us” on facebook. In the fall we will be giving away tickets to a Patriots game drawing from the list of people who have taken the time to like us.
Dr. Reynolds goes to the State House. On Friday April 12, Dr. Reynolds participated in the Boston Children’s Hospital Innovations in Care Symposium at the State House. One of the topics discussed was the effort of Pediatric Physician Organization at Children’s (PPOC) and practices like Wareham Pediatrics in improving the delivery of Well Child Care to their patients.
Several YMCA Events in Wareham, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford:
Free Wareham Tai-chi & Qigong Meet up at the Wareham Multiservice Center 4/10,4/21, & 12/11 Register at this link or call 508-322-1299
Sippican Schooner 5K Fun Run on Sunday, May 5, 2013-10:15a Martin Field North/Hoyt Hall Lobby–Front St. Tabor Academy Register online: www.millenniumreg.com
Returning to work for breastfeeding mothers can be a stressful and difficult time. Michelle Brodeur, one of our lactation consultants has authored an essay to address many of the common questions and concerns that parents have regarding this. To see what Michelle has to say click here.
We would like to make you aware of a new resource on our website developed by our collaborators at the Optimal Weight for Life Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Check out the Grocery Shopping List (click here) complete with meal and snack ideas to help guide you with healthy eating ideas for your family.
New obesity treatment collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital. As you may remember from previous Soundings newsletters, Wareham Pediatric Associates was chosen as the site to trial a new method of teaching people how to lose weight. The Telehealth Initiative provides the teaching available at a subspecialty clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital right in your own home, by video phone calls on a computer! We are pleased to report that we have enrolled 16 kids for the Telehealth Initiative with the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. That is 1/3 of the way to our total goal! If you know of an overweight child between the ages 10-17, who is interested in losing weight and learning about healthful eating, please contact our office. To learn more about this program click here. They will get support from three of the providers at WPA every 3 months, in addition you will get the personalized help of a dietician and a behaviorist by video phone calls. The goal is to have a tailored plan that helps children lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle that will keep the weight off as they grow. Our current participants are very enthusiastic to have access to teaching and coaching without having to drive to Boston. We look forward to hearing from you, in case you would like one of the places in our trial!
During the first 2 years of your child’s life, there are several well child appointments. One purpose of these appointments is to provide developmental screening in an effort to identify delays in the normal process of learning new skills. Many families have questions about autism, especially as it has been in the news lately. Read this article, “Is My Child Autistic? Missed Milestones that Matter” to learn more about child development. Within this article are links to several very good resources about child development.