Welcome to Our Practice

Families and children come in many shapes and sizes, from many backgrounds and heritages. We welcome children of all families to our practice!  Our calling is to help you raise a healthy child, and offer you the best of pediatric advice and care.

At Caring Pediatrics, we strive to provide expert, timely, efficient medical care for your children. Although we have all the modern diagnostic aids at our disposal, we believe listening is the primary diagnostic tool.  Our office is designed to be family friendly, with an outdoor play area, separate sick and well waiting areas, comforting finishes and colors, and a privacy room for nursing, or just to enjoy a little quiet time before your appointment.

Our pediatrician and nurse practitioners have appointments from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. We set up our schedule to start every day with plenty of open appointment slots, so we can see sick children the day you call in (almost every day!)  We answer the phone 24/7/365, so there is always someone available to answer questions about those middle of the night illnesses.

So if you are looking for a pediatrician that takes the time to get to know your family and your child, give us a try!  We provide free get acquainted visits for you to meet the staff and doctor, and see our office.

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CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

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Immunizations have been one of the single greatest advances in preventative medicine and an essential part of well-child care. Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

For information about these vaccines, the diseases they protect against, immunization schedules, vaccine safety and other important information please visit the AAP’s immunization page.

We understand many women may be apprehensive or unsure at first about breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding their baby. It’s normal to have many questions related to breastfeeding. Our doctors are here to support you.

La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Visit La Leche League for more information about breastfeeding.

As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.

Visit the AAP’s Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.

Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when travelling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.

Visit the CDC’s Traveling with Children page for helpful resources on travel including:

  • Safe food and water precautions, diarrhea management and insect protection when traveling abroad
  • Modifying the immunization schedule
  • Traveling while pregnant
  • Travel and breastfeeding
  • International adoptions

From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.

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For more information, visit AAP Health Topics