Q&A: The pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination schedule

A big story in the news in 2012 was that pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, had been making a troublesome return across North America. Whooping cough is an infectious disease that can be especially dangerous for infants and young children. Word of its recent resurgence is certainly worrisome and naturally you, members of the QPAM community, had a number of questions. The most common questions we received had been about the pertussis vaccination schedule. The immunization schedule gives pertussis (the vaccine is grouped with tetanus and diphtheria) at 2, 4, 6, and 15-18 months, as well as 4-5 years of[Read more...]

Friends in kid’s health: blueballoon Health Services

At Quinte Pediatrics and Adolecent Medicine, we strive to provide quality, dedicated medical care to kids and teens. This includes seeking out awesome products and services in our community that are changing the face of pediatric care and sharing those discoveries with you! Last month, we made some new friends who are doing some pretty exciting things in pediatric therapy; everything from basic speech therapy to more complex cases like children with Autism, Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. We are so excited with their work and how it could benefit many of our own patient families that we just had[Read more...]

Your Special Needs Service Suggestions and What’s Next

We asked and you answered! We wanted to know what services for kid’s and teens with special needs you’d love to see available in Belleville and the Quinte area. Now we’re taking you ideas and trying to find ways to bring them to life! What our first plan? Watch to find out! Don’t forget to subscribe to Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine on YouTube!

Adam’s Hope Charity Golf Tournament: Good times, great cause!

Is there anything better than having a great time and benefitting a great cause all at the same time? We think not! July 22nd marks the second annual Adam’s Hope Charity Golf Tournament and it’s sure to be a very fun day indeed. Adam’s Hope is a local non-profit that is dedicated to helping local families affected by autism right here in the Quinte area. When a child is diagnosed with autism, deciphering options and next steps is often a daunting experience for most families. Adam’s Hope helps to make resources, treatment options, and funding more accessible so that local[Read more...]