Latest News & Events
Does Your Baby Have Teeth?
Once your child has a tooth, we recommend that your child receive fluoride varnish treatments in the office during well child visits to help prevent tooth decay. We recommend this treatment at well child visits for ages 6 months through age 6 years.
Excellent Oral Health Starts At A Young Age!
Fluoride protects teeth from acid damage and helps reverse early signs of decay. Fluoride varnish is recommended up to 4 times per year, whether it be at the dentist office or at our office. Many young children do not see or have access to a dentist until they are older, so this is an easy way to prevent potential decay at a young age.
For more information about Fluoride Varnish, please refer to this article on HealthyChildren.org.
Masking An Infant Is A No-No!
It has come to our attention that social media “Mommy Groups” are recommending that a facial mask be attached to an infant’s pacifier and the elastic should go around their ears. This is a HUGE RISK to that infant, as it increases the risk of suffocation. This is NOT recommended! Keep those babies AT HOME!
Social Distancing Also Includes the Family Dog
There has been a recent increase in dog bites in the local Pediatric Emergency Room. These bites are coming from family dogs who get provoked. As families are all at home together during this pandemic, please keep in mind that pets continue to need their own space, as well. Please keep a close eye on young children when they are spending time around the family dog who could also feel more stressed during these uncertain times.
As of April 1st, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) Ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.
If your child is taking this medication, please call the office or send a portal message to discuss alternative options.
Limit of 1 Adult per Patient
In an effort to keep traffic in our office to a minimum during this pandemic, we are asking that only 1 adult accompany each child for a visit. We understand that this might be frustrating for caregivers.
We certainly welcome the other caregiver to join the appointment either by telephone or video call.
We appreciate your understanding as we continue to make every effort to keep our patients and our staff healthy and safe during this uncertain time.
We thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic!
Well Child Checks, Ages 3 and Older
In an effort to keep people at home during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently cancelling well child checks for children ages 3 years and older for the foreseeable future.
Do You Have Concerns or Questions For Your Provider?
We understand that you may have non-urgent questions that you were “saving” for your child’s well child appointment. If you would like to discuss these before the appointment is rescheduled, the providers at Genesis Pediatrics are available for Telemedicine visits to address your concerns. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please call the office to schedule a Telemedicine visit with your provider.
Here are a few examples of appropriate questions or concerns that could be discussed:
Does Insurance Cover Telemedicine Visits?
Most insurances are covering Telemedicine visits at this time. Please call your insurance company for specific coverage details.
What Exactly Is “Social Distancing?”
Are you wondering what is okay and what is not okay to do when we say “stay at home” and “practice social distancing?” Here are some guidelines:
Fresh-air activities and exercise, keeping 6 feet between yourself and others who do not live in your home.
Life-sustaining trips, like food shopping – try to do weekly rather than daily.
Order take-out or delivery from a local restaurant. Support local businesses!
No gatherings of any group of people.
No parties, BBQs, play dates, group sports, etc with people that do not live in your home.
No close contact with people who do not live in your home.
Please pay close attention to these recommendations as this is the only way we, as a community, are going to decrease the spread of this illness.
#stayathome #socialdistancing #COVID-19
Blood Types Are Not Available.
We do not have blood type information for patients available so please do not call the office for this non-urgent matter. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
No Evening Hours at Genesis Pediatrics
In the setting of this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the effort to keep people at home as much as possible, Genesis Pediatrics will no longer be open for extended hours on Mondays and Tuesdays for the foreseeable future. We will keep you posted on when these hours will resume.
Stay at home!
Wash your hands!
Practice social distancing…6 feet away!
No play dates!