February 1, 2013 (read online)
Inside WPA

Since we launched our website, we have had 3 new additions to our clinical staff to assist in caring for your child.  These three well trained nurses and assistants are committed to helping us provide high quality, friendly medical care to your child.

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We also have made changes to our secretarial staff to better serve your needs.  One big change in our office is the ability to book appointments up to 1 year in advance!  Now when you leave the office, you can book your child’s yearly well child check 12 months in advance. 

WPA News

Wareham Pediatrics is proud to announce a partnership with the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.  We have been working with researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital for the past 9 months to develop a novel program to provide adolescent obesity care in our office.  We are the only primary care practice that has been chosen to partner with this program and are excited to bring the resources of Boston Children’s Hospital to our overweight teens.  As soon as we have the details of this program we will be advertising it on our website and also sending out invitations to teens to participate.

Around Wareham

Wareham Pediatrics is proud to sponsor a hole at the 3rd Annual Fore! For the Friends of the Wareham Free Library on Sunday February 17, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm. Please stop by and see us! There will be 18 holes of mini golf fun along with refreshments, face painting, raffles and more.  For more information please click here.

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Patient Tips

Often parents ask us for help to calm their fussy or colicky baby.  One of the most frustrating experiences of parenthood is the inability to comfort your child.  One of our Nurse Practitioners, Libby Coughlin, shares with you some useful tips and her own experience with a fussy child.

Up and Coming

Over the past few months we have spent some time looking at the services we offer our adolescent and young adult patients.  We are proud to announce that we now care for our patients until they are 22 years old.  Young adults 18 and over can discuss the choice with their parents and us and let us know if they will continue with WPA by using this form.

We have also spent some time developing a policy regarding adolescent health care and confidentiality.  This policy will be given to parents at well child visits and can be viewed on our website.

 

Useful Links

There has been a lot of news coverage about influenza this month.  Many parents call the office worried that their child may have flu or has been exposed to someone with influenza.  Here is a useful link from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that gives information about influenza including signs and symptoms as well as measures you can take to prevent and treat influenza.  We still have flu vaccine in stock and continue to recommend influenza vaccination in our patients.  Contact the office today to get your child a flu shot.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is something that parents often worry about.  The rate of SIDS in our country has decreased dramatically with the onset of the American Academy of Pediatrics “Back to Sleep” campaign in the mid 90’s.  To learn more about reducing the risk of SIDS in your child click here.

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Wareham Pediatrics
53 Marion Road
Wareham, MA 02571
(508) 295-8622

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