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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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.
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