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Pediatrics by the Sea is pleased to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to all of our patients aged 5 and older in the comfort of our office. We understand that you may have questions about the vaccine, the way it works and its importance; our medical team is happy to discuss any questions with you so feel free to contact us with any concerns.
We would also like to offer some resources that may answer some of your questions:
Covid-19 Vaccine Checklist for Kids Age 5 and Up – resources to help you prepare for your child’s Covid-19 vaccination
The Science Behind Covid-19 Vaccines – answers to common questions regarding the available vaccinations
Ask the Pediatrician: Was the Covid-19 vaccine rushed? – information about the approval process for the Covid-19 vaccine and how it compares with other routine vaccinations
The following videos are great educational resources about the vaccines that you can share with your kids!
Thank you for being a valued patient of Pediatrics by the Sea. You’re the reason we do what we do, so I wanted to personally reach out to you regarding the current corona virus situation. So I appreciate the chance to update you on what we’re doing right now at Pediatrics by the Sea to protect you and your family.
First, I want to assure you that your safety and the safety of all of our parents and patients remain our top priority. That means you can come into the office with confidence. Here are some of the measures we’ve taken in recent days:
We are working around the clock to ensure that testing and treatment processes are in place to care for our patients and that our facilities and staff are well-equipped to properly care for those who may be affected. Our doctors, nurses, clinical staff and environmental services, and other support areas are experts in infection prevention to ensure the safety of our patients.
While influenza and other viral syndromes are still more likely, there are steps you should take now that COVID-19 has been detected in our community.
Please consider the following actions:
We have clinicians available 24/7 through Anytime Pediatrics our virtual urgent care platform. Enroll via our web site or download the free iOS or Android mobile Anytime Pediatrics app from the App Store.
We are always here for you, and we thank you for choosing and trusting Pediatrics by the Sea. We wish and pray for everyone to be safe and healthy to get over this .
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Human Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that usually cause illnesses like the common cold. Almost everyone gets one of these viruses at some point in their lives. Most of the time the illness only lasts for a short time.
It was discovered in December 2019 and has now spread throughout the world. As the virus spreads, we are seeing some people with mild illness, some who get very sick, and some who have died. The reason health officials are concerned is because the virus is new, which makes it hard to predict how it will continue to affect people. Researchers and doctors are learning more about it every day, including exactly how it spreads and who is most at risk.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and can include:
According to the CDC, children do not seem to be at higher risk for getting COVID-19. However, some people are, including
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but there are a few things you can do to keep your family healthy:
More information for parents/caregivers on disease prevention and household cleaning from the CDC can be found here.
As of March 13, 2020, local schools have announced that schools will be closed for at least 2 weeks. During this time, try to keep your children’s days as routine and scheduled as possible. Here are a few tips that can help:
There’s a lot of news coverage about the outbreak of COVID-19 and it can be overwhelming for parents and frightening to kids. We encourage you to filter information and talk about it in a way that children can understand. These tips can help:
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2020)
We understand that your concerns about the COVID-19 virus! If you’d rather stay home than risk unnecessary exposures, consider a virtual appointment! Using an app on your phone, you can consult with one of our doctors directly from the comfort of your home. We have a team of pediatricians ready to take your appointment requests so do not hesitate to use this method for an office visit in the wake of the ongoing viral outbreaks. Click here to learn more about our virtual appointments.
Pediatrics By The Sea is proud to announce a telemedicine partnership with pediatrician Dr. Steven Twan, President of Steel City South Pediatrics.
This partnership will only have an effect on virtual appointments. If Dr. Bradford is unavailable to see your child via the Anytime Pediatrics web visit portal, Dr. Steven Twan may be available to hold the appointment.
Questions about our new partnership with Steel City South Pediatrics of Pittsburgh PA? Feel free to call us at (561) 272-8991 for our Downtown Delray location or (561) 303-3707 for the office on Jog Road.
Pediatrics By The Sea has been designated a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Omni Bath Visor
The Omni Bath Visor is your child’s best bath time solution! Stressful and tearful bathing experience for babies and young children will no longer be parents’ concerns. It’s simple and effective to use. The Omni Bath Visor is designed to fit onto your child’s head comfortably with stability. The Omni Bath Visor will help preventing water from flowing into your child’s facial area, and create a tear-free experience. This advanced expandability allows for the most comfortable fit, while being completely leak-proof! Each Omni Bath Visor is durable, and long lasting. Our recommended minimum age to start using the Omni Bath Visor is 9 months old (with roughly 17.6 inches on average in head circumference). No need to worry about your child outgrowing the Omni Bath Visor, as it will even fit on adults.
Your child’s safety is our priority. The Omni Bath Visor will help to keep your child safe from the risks of Water Phobia, Ear Infections, and Dry drowning/Secondary drowning. The Omni Bath Visor is endorsed by Dr. Ben Cohen MD, Pediatrics by the Sea, located in Delray Beach, Florida, and Steel City South Pediatrics, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Additional benefits are that the Omni Bath Visor can be used to help your child adjusting from bathing to showering, and to also assist your child when washing their own hair! Being carefully crafted with environmentally friendly materials, the Omni Bath Visor not only strives to make bath time fun, but to also be environmentally responsible to our world’s ecosystem. The Omni Bath Visor will be your child’s new bath time companion that will create a safe, and enjoyable bath experience!
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Or contact Pediatrics By The Sea at (561) 272-8991
Just the name of this viral infection is scary enough for parents of young children to be concerned. For the most part, though, it is not usually dangerous. All the same, there are certain facts you should know with the sudden rise in cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease to protect your family. Children five and younger are at the highest risk, but teens and adults can also be susceptible.
It’s that time again – kids are going back to school! One of the hardest things about going back to school is getting back into a routine. Here are a few tips for parents to transition from summer to the school year: Continue reading “Back to School Checklist for Parents”