Latest News & Events
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!
It is recommended that children ages 2 years and older wear a mask if they go out in public. While we continue to ask that all non-essential people stay at home, if an outing is absolutely necessary (ie. coming to our office for an appointment), all people should be wearing a mask.
Mask Distribution for Monroe County:
Resources for Families
Golisano Children’s Hospital has put together a very thorough list of resources about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for children, tweens/teens, and parents.
Check out this video created by URMC.
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!
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Was Your Child’s Well Visit Cancelled Due To COVID-19?
If your child was affected by a cancelled well child visit over the past couple of weeks, our nursing staff will be reaching out to you to discuss any potential concerns you may have had for your visit.
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!