Soho Pediatric Group  
     
     
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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
Newborn hospital care
Well child care
Vaccinations
Emergency care
Major and minor illness
Chronic illness
Referrals to specialists
Travel Medicine: Pretravel consultation for international travelers, including all immunizations and preventive medicines.  
 
Announcements
 
PARTICIPATING INSURANCE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014
AETNA
EMPIRE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD (NOT THE PATHWAYS, BLUE PRIORITY, OR ANY COMMUNITY PLANS)
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
WE DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE WITH OTHER DOCTORS LISTED AS THE PCP


ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Soho Pediatric Group has transitioned to an electronic medical effective January, 2012. We will soon have a patient portal to communicate with parents, including access to patient immunization records, growth charts, and lab results. There are now additional educational materials on this web site, including downloadable copies of our well visit handouts. 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.


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 additional resources, click the Sleep button in the left column on this page.



UPDATE ON IMMUNIZATION SAFETY
Institute of Medicine again clears vaccines of link to autism  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/health/26vaccine.html?_r=1&ref=instituteofmedicine
NY Times Review of The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin (March 29, 2011) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/health/views/29zuger.html?_r=1&ref=health  
In a special series of articles published by BMJ (British Medical Journal), Brian Deer exposes the data behind claims that launched a worldwide scare over the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, and reveals how the appearance of a link with autism was manufactured at a London medical school. In an accompanying editorial, Fiona Godlee and colleagues say that Andrew Wakefield's article linking MMR vaccine and autism was based not on bad science but on a deliberate fraud. In addition, Brian Deer analyses the similarities between the MMR scare and the case of "Piltdown Man” in this blog post. http://www.immunize.org/bmj-deer-mmr-wakefield  
HHS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF A NEW CONSUMER-FOCUSED IMMUNIZATION WEBSITE:  www.vaccines.gov
VACCINE INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC (Immunization Action Coalition): http://www.vaccineinformation.org  
For additional information on vaccines and vaccine safety, click the Immunization button in the left column on 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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