March 12, 2013 (read online)
Inside WPA

Red sox ticket raffle!  We want to reach 500 people liking us on facebook. So, like us on facebook to be entered into a drawing for Red Sox tickets.  One lucky family, randomly selected, will win tickets for 4 to the April 20th Red Sox game this year. 

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All you need to do to enter is to “like us” on facebook by April 8; get your family and friends to like us too!  To find us on facebook click here.

WPA News

Wareham Pediatrics has been recognized as a “preferred pediatric practice” and member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Community of Care. 

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As a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Community of Care we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality pediatric care.  As part of our commitment to providing your family with the highest quality health care, we are committed to listening to feedback from our patients.  To learn more about our commitment to high quality health care and about one of the survey tools we monitor click here.

Around Wareham

The Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring their second annual Home and Garden Show on March 23rd at Tabor Academy’s Travis Roy Rink.  To learn more about this event click here. bba_habitat

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Patient Tips

Often parents of children with asthma ask us if their child is old enough to use their inhalers without a spacer.  Dr. Anna Ward has authored an answer to this and other common questions about spacer, her response can be found here.

Up and Coming

Last month we announced our partnership with the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.  We are excited to inform you that the program is now ready to enroll patients.  This program is designed to see if telehealth can help our overweight patients between the ages of 10 and 17 lose weight.  Telehealth is the use of computer programs (like skype) to talk with nutritionists and behavioral therapists.  The telehealth interventions will augment information given in office visits with members of the Wareham Pediatrics clinical team.  If your child is overweight and you are interested in this program please click here to learn more. We are excited to have been chosen to partner with the team at OWL and we 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.

Useful Links

In last month’s newsletter we introduced our adolescent confidentiality policy which can now be found on our website.  We thought this month we would follow-up with a few useful links for parents.  The first link is one that parents of all school age kids may find useful on internet safety.  The other two links are for parents of teens.  The first link addresses teen driving rules and the second is about talking to your child about drugs.

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

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