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Care Philosophy
Soho Pediatric Group is dedicated to the care, health and development of children and their families. We are able to achieve these goals through the collaboration of board certified primary care pediatricians, our patients, their parents, and specialists.
  
Specialties
Primary Care Pediatrics
Well child care
Vaccinations
Emergency care
Major and minor illness
Chronic illness
Referrals to specialists
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dr Saken Leaving Soho Pediatrics Effective July 1, 2015

To My Patients and Their Parents:

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be your pediatrician for almost 20 years at Soho Pediatrics. I’ve decided that it’s time to move on to the next stage of my life and am moving to San Francisco. I’ve had an incredible opportunity to see many of my patients since birth, some of whom have graduated from high school and are moving on to the next stage of their lives as well. In the process, I’ve gotten to know not only great kids, but also wonderful, caring parents, many of whom I would also consider friends. I hope I’ve been able to provide the care, guidance and support that your families have needed through this time.

I’m sorry I haven’t had the opportunity to say goodbye to all of you individually, but please know that being you doctor has been very gratifying. To those of you that I have had the opportunity to say goodbye, thank you for your kind words, encouragement, hugs, and support.

I leave you all in good hands. In addition to Dr. Keith, Dr. Wang, and Dr. Papageorge, I hope you will give Dr. Allison Lopez and Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Pantaleo the opportunity to provide you with the excellent care you have come to expect at Soho Pediatrics.

Please fell free to contact me at robsakenmd@gmail.com if you’d like to stay in touch. For those of you who have other means of contacting me, and you know who you are, I hope and expect to hear from you.

Thank you for all you have given me by letting me be a part of your family.

All the best.

Rob Saken

 
PARTICIPATING INSURANCE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015
AETNA
EMPIRE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD (NOT THE COMMUNITY PLAN)
CIGNA / GREATWEST
OXFORD (NOT THE COMMUNITY PLAN)
UNITED HEALTHCARE (NOT THE COMMUNITY PLAN, COMPASS, OR AMERICHOICE)
MULTIPLAN / PHCS - ANY PLAN WHICH HAS MULTIPLAN / PHCS ON THE BACK OF THE CARD
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES REQUIRE THAT YOU NAME A PHYSICIAN AT SOHO PEDIATRIC GROUP AS YOUR CHILD'S PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER. WE DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE IF A DOCTOR NOT AFFILIATED WITH SOHO PEDIATRIC GROUP IS LISTED AS YOUR CHILD'S PCP. 


ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Soho Pediatric Group has transitioned to an electronic medical effective January, 2012. There are now additional educational materials on this web site. We look forward to improving our ability to provide your family with excellent health care and appreciate your input on how to improve how we communicate with patients and parents.


AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION ISSUES NEW GUIDLINES REGARDING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2
Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt, instead of waiting until they are older, according to new guidelines by the American Dental Association. See the following link to the article in the New York Times, February 13, 2014:
 
REMEMBERING HOW TO FIGHT MEASLES
The measles vaccine is a victim of it's own success, and the disease it prevents is trying to make a comeback:
 
VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION FOR BREASTFEEDING BABIES

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all breastfed babies receive a supplent of 400 IU of Vitamin D daily. See the following link for more information:

Viamin D Supplementation

 

INTRODUCING SOLID FOODS (from the American Academy of Pediatrics)

Switching to Solid Food



PROMOTING HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS IN CHILDREN (from the National Sleep Foundation):

Children and Sleep

Teens and Sleep

For information regarding sleep training infants and toddlers, click the Sleep button in the left column of this page.



RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION REGARDING IMMUNIZATION SAFETY
HHS IMMUNIZATION WEBSITE:  www.vaccines.gov
VACCINE INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC (Immunization Action Coalition): http://vaccineinformation.org
VACCINE EDUCATION CENTER AT CHOP: http://vaccine.chop.edu
EVERY CHILD BY TWO: http://www.ecbt.org
For additional information on vaccines and vaccine safety, click the Immunizations button in the left column of this page.  



PANEL ENDORSES HPV VACCINE FOR BOYS
(NY Times October 25, 2011)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that boys age 11-21 receive the Human Pappiloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. HPV vaccine has been recommended for girls age 11-26 since 2006.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/health/policy/26vaccine.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Vaccines/HPV/Index.html



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