Latest News & Events

Well Child Checks with Mandatory Vaccines

Essential Age Groups Requiring Vaccines

If you have a child entering 6th grade, 7th grade or 12th grade in the fall of 2020, he/she will require a well child check with state required vaccinations.

If your child falls into one of these groups and their appointment had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, our office will be calling you to reschedule that appointment. Please do not call the office. Please wait for our phone call to reschedule. 

At this time, we will be targeting these essential age groups to bring them safely into the office.

We continue provide safety measures at Genesis Pediatrics including promoting social distancing as well as keeping all well children separated. 

Reminder: Face Masks Are Required

Virtual New Parent Support Group, Friday May 15th

New Parent Support Group… with Social Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped babies from being born, but it has certainly increased new parent anxiety!  It is more important than ever to give new parents the support they need during this unprecedented time. 

Dr. Radi is going to try out a virtual New Parent Support Group on Friday, May 15th at 10:00am – 11:00am. 

If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please call 585-426-4100 and ask to speak to our Care Coordinator, Christina Minster.  She will give you the information you need to log on to the meeting!

New Parent Support Group, 4/17/2020 – Cancelled

New Parent Support Group Scheduled for Friday 4/17 Cancelled

Due to ongoing restrictions in New York State, we will need to cancel the New Parent Support Group for tomorrow, Friday April 17th. 

We realize that this is time of uncertainty for everyone, but can be especially scary for new parents in isolation with a newborn at home. 

Please check back for updates as we may plan a virtual meeting for the next Parent Support Group meeting scheduled for Friday May 15th!

Stay safe.

Stay home. 

#social distancing #COVID19 

Fluoride Varnish For All Children 6 months & Older!

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

 

A Couple of Important PSAs

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. 

 

Ranitidine/Zantac RECALL

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. 

ONE Adult per Patient Visit At This Time

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!