Just in time for the new school year, our next Online Think Tank topic is “Back To School!” We’re hoping to cover a lot of ground with this one. Everyone is welcome and we’d really like to encourage families of high schoolers, kids with special needs, and first-time-at-school students to participate! From August 29th – September 1st this Facebook event will act as a digital forum where you can share and connect with us. All you need to do is join in and leave responses to the discussion questions that will be posted throughout the four days that the chat is active. There’s no specific time –[Read more...]
From August 18th to 22nd our office at 100 Station Street will be closed. We will not be booking patients during that week and will resume our services on Monday, August 25th. Because of our closure it will take longer to receive replies to messages sent to us on Wellx and our social media accounts. However, we will be answering the phones between 9 and 11 during the week. Please remember that if your child is facing a medical emergency to please seek emergency care. We hope you all have a great week and we will see you you again next week!
Our latest Online Think Tank wrapped up yesterday and, based on the awesome conversations that happened, we’re already looking forward to hosting our next one! For fours days parents and caregivers got together online to ask questions and share experiences about the “August runny nose”. It was especially awesome to see participants taking the lead in the discussion and helping one another out with information and ideas. Allergies were the main runny nose culprit among this group. Here are a couple Q&A highlights from this weekend’s chat: There is definitely a genetic component to allergies. If you have a positive family history of allergy, you[Read more...]
Infant reflux, also referred to as “spitting up” or gastroesophagel reflux, is a common thing that every parent experiences with their new baby, especially in the first few months of age. What is reflux? Reflux occurs when contents of the stomach flow backwards from the stomach into the esophagus causing the baby to spit up. But why does this happen? There is a valve between the esophagus (the long tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach) and the stomach. This valve is called the lower esophageal spincter. In infants this is not fully developed, and reflux can[Read more...]
Last summer we introduced our first ever “Online Think Tank“. Over the course of a weekend we used a Facebook invitation page to open up a discussion about our services and to take questions and suggestions about how we could continue to evolve and grow. Thanks to you guys, that first event was a great success and we’ve been looking for an opportunity to do something like it ever since! Well, after a bit of tweaking to the original idea we’re ready to do just that! This time, instead of discussing Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, we’ll be opening the digital floor twice[Read more...]