July 31, 2017 (read online)
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Wareham Pediatric Associates is now offering Substance Use Evaluation and Treatment Services

Wareham Pediatric Associates is pleased to announce that we are now offering evaluation, education and treatment for substance use disorders.

Drug and alcohol use during adolescence is associated with a number of harmful effects to physical and mental health as well as brain development. In addition, teens and young adults who use substances are at a higher risk for developing a substance use disorder, declining grades in school, and problems with family and friends. They are also Referral Support: at risk for legal problems, engaging in risky sexual behaviors, and death from unintentional injuries such as motor vehicle accidents and overdose.

We provide services for patients who are addicted, worried about addiction or who are experimenting with substances. Our services include:

  • Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Evaluation
  • Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Parent/Caregiver Guidance
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Referral Support

We welcome parents/guardians/patients to call (508) 295-8622 to schedule an appointment with us to discuss these services. See our website more more details. We are here to help.

The Doctor is In

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be providing information in the office, our website, and on facebook to educate our patients and families on the importance of childhood vaccines.

The providers at Wareham Pediatrics firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines. We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of years of scientific study and data-gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.

To learn more about how vaccines are developed and their safety is continuously monitored, click here.

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Good Eats

What to do with all of those tomatoes? Make GAZPACHO!

This delicious recipe comes from the Moosewood Cookbook from Mollie Katzen

Gazpacho

4 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup finely minced onion
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1 medium bell pepper, minced
1 tsp. honey (optional)
1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded and minced
2 scallions, minced
Juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 lime
1 tsp. each tarragon, basil
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup freshly minced parsley
2-3 Tbs. olive oil
Salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
2 cups freshly diced tomatoes

Combine all ingredients. Chill until very cold.

ENJOY!

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Name
: Michelle Anderson
Hometown: Whitman, MA
Hobbies: running, boating/spending time at or on the ocean with family; watching my kids play sports
Pets: none
Favorites –
Food: seafood
Subject in school: math, gym
Musician: Tom Petty, Don Henley and Billy Joel
Vacation spot: Chatham

What’s Happening

The Boston Globe and 25 News have visited Wareham Pediatrics in the past month to learn about our exciting and innovative collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital Adolescent Substance Abuse Program. This program is the first collaboration between and academic medical center and private practice to provide adolescent substance use treatment to adolescents. If you missed the Globe article or news piece, we have provided the links here:

25News Story

Globe Article

What’s Up Doc?

It’s never too early to prepare for this upcoming school year. Here is an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics which provides some tips to ensure that your child’s medications are administered correctly while at school.

Administering Medication at School: Tips for Parents

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

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