Adolescent

Do you know the difference between a well-check and an office visit?

well check vs. office visit

Suburban Pediatrics, we always want what’s best for you and your child. That’s why we try to keep well-check appointments and office visits separate whenever possible. However, these visits do get combined because of certain circumstances. We’re happy to do this, but insurance requires us to bill for additional services. We want to eliminate potential…

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The Scary Truth About E-cigarettes

e-cigarettes

Over the past few years, nicotine use in children and adolescents has rapidly increased, largely because of a product called JUUL. Introduced in 2015, JUUL is an e-cigarette that’s leading to what public health officials call “a youth e-cigarette epidemic.” “In 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students rose by 78 percent, and more than…

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Our family is growing with your family!

The Suburban family is growing with our new fourth location

Families grow and change, and your Suburban Pediatrics is happy to be adding to its family as well. We’re excited to announce our new addition: On August 1, we will offer a fourth location as we merge with Premier Pediatric Group. We’re dedicated to the health and well-being of all our families. That’s why we…

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Understanding the new guidelines to diagnosing depression

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently announced new depression screening guidelines.

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their “Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care.” This is the first update of the 2009 document crafted by the AAP and the Canadian Pediatric Society along with psychiatric associations from both countries. These guidelines recognize that pediatricians and other primary care providers are often…

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How to talk to your child about mental health

It's important to talk about mental health with your child from an early age

Just like your child’s physical health, it’s also important to keep an eye on their mental health. As a parent, we tend to our child’s needs. Whether that’s an unexplained rash, a high fever or a sore throat, we monitor our child’s physical health and take them to the doctor when we have concerns. Sometimes…

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Flip-flops: Yes, no, maybe?

How to avoid injuries if your children wear flip-flops

Flip-flops seem to be a kid’s best friend in the summer months. They’re easily available, easy to wear and they come in a variety of colors. Flip-flops provide sweet memories of sandy toes and lazy days on the beach. But, they also provide little arch or heel support and cause a lot of accidents. 27,000…

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Why Social Media and Appts. Don’t Go Hand in Hand

Suburban Pediatrics follows social media privacy guidelines to ensure an effective, safe medical appointment

At Suburban Pediatrics, we want every child to grow to their fullest potential by being both physically and mentally healthy. Your child’s well-being is our primary focus at every appointment. We want to use that time to answer your questions, address any concerns and give all of our undivided attention to your child. After all,…

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How to make traveling abroad safe and fun with your family

For international travel, we recommend making an appointment early in order to get the appropirate vaccinataions.

As summer rolls around the corner, a beautiful vacation abroad may be on the calendar. As always, we’re committed at Suburban Pediatrics to keep your child safe and healthy. We recommend making an appointment with us about 6 weeks prior to traveling. This appointment will include a comprehensive evaluation based on the country where your…

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How to go toe-to-toe with ingrown toenails

Suburban Pediatrics can help relieve the pain of your teen's ingrown toenail.

Your teenager may be keeping you on your toes these days. But then in addition to the standard pushbacks and complaints, you begin hearing about toe pain. Toe pain, really? But what you see is enough to make your own toes curl. It’s an ingrown toenail. If the ingrown toenail looks to be in the…

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6 tips for managing children’s screen time

Tablets, handheld games, smartphones, TVs. There are so many technology options for children to use both for educational purposes and for simple fun. But with those opportunities, there are also serious downsides. Too much time spent with noses buried in a screen. Not enough time spent playing outside or interacting face to face with others.…

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