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Welcome to Stamford Pediatrics

Whether you are new to the practice or we have been caring for your children for years, it is our pleasure and honor to care for your family. We are proud of the practice and are pleased you have selected us. Our site is organized into several sections with useful information for both existing and prospective patients.

 

Medical Alerts

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Meningococcal Group B - New Vaccine For Teenagers and Young Adults Now Available – College Students should come during break 11-11-15

Stamford Pediatrics now has Bexsero Meningococcal Group B Vaccine available for teenagers and young adults.  On June 24, 2015, The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to recommend the use of MenB vaccines in adolescents and young adults to help prevent MenB disease. This vaccine is in addition to the meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) your child has already received.  MenB covers only the B strain which is responsible for 33% of cases and responsible for the 3 most recent local outbreaks at Yale, Princeton and Providence College. The recommendation is for the MenB vaccine series to be administered to adolescents and young adults starting at age 16 to provide short-term protection against most strains of MenB disease. The vaccine is a two shot series with a booster recommended one month after the first dose.  If your child will not be in town for the booster, they can receive it the next time they are home. Many colleges are requiring or recommending the vaccine.  Please check if your college student has received this vaccine at school.  If your student has not received the vaccine at school, we recommend they come in for the vaccine while home on school break. Your son or daughter may come in during shot hours to receive the vaccine.  Shot hours in both office are Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. If your child is 16 or older and coming in soon for a scheduled check-up, the vaccine can be given at the appointment. Click here for Vaccine Information Statement
Auvi-Q Recalled 10-29-15

Auvi-Q Recalled 10-29-15

Auvi-Q is an emergency medication which is used to treat anaphylactic allergic reactions. A press report from Sanofi Pasteur released last night alerted the public to issues with Auvi-Q. The product may have inaccurate dose delivery. This could lead to under dosing and thus potentially life threatening under-treated allergic reactions. If your child has Auvi-Q, please contact our office so we can order Epi-pens for you at the pharmacy of your choice.

 

Survey Results

Last summer, we surveyed patients in both offices about their experiences with our Practice.

View the Survey Results and Improvement Plans for Both Offices Here

Physician Recognition

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We are proud to announce that Dr. Henkind was recently awarded Stamford Hospital’s Physician of the Quarter. She has also been listed in Connecticut Magazine’s Top Doc Issue for the fifth year in a row.

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Book of the Month – Chrysanthemum

Reading Aloud: A Pathway to Talking about Feelings With Young Children
Fall is officially here, and its cooler days and longer nights provide a great opportunity to curl up and read with your pre-schooler. In my work as a parenting consultant, I often encourage parents to read books with their young children as a way to facilitate discussions about difficult feelings their children may have. Direct conversations about their own feelings are sometimes difficult for children, and books can be a useful aid.
Click here for the full book review.
For all our book reviews, click here.


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New Mom’s Group

The New Mom’s Support Group is a bi-monthly informal meeting for moms of newborns held every other Wednesday from 1 pm to 2 pm in our Darien office. The goal of this group is to assist in making this exciting but scary and exhausting period in a parent’s life as fulfilling as possible and to serve as a support system. It is a place to share concerns, questions, and experiences.
Click here for more info and dates for the upcoming events.

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Patient Centered Medical Home

pateint-centered-medical-homeWe are proud to announce that Stamford Pediatric Associates is a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), as accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). As a NCQA-Recognized medical home we ensure that systems and processes are in place to meet nationally recognized standards for delivering high-quality care. As your medical home, we will work together as a team to meet all your healthcare needs.

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Why keep your child in a rear facing car seat until 2 years old? Watch this video and you’ll be convinced!


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Safe Sleeping Tips from the AAP – Please click here to download this important flyer.


Recent Blog Posts

  • More Children Harmed by Eating Laundry Pods - Despite repeated warnings about the dangers to young children from laundry detergent pods, calls to poison control centers continue to rise, a new study shows. Researchers found an increase of nearly 20 percent in reports of children putting the brightly colored packets into their mouths, with serious and sometimes even fatal consequences, according to the […]
  • Put Down The Phone!!! - A recent study showed that children’s attention span may be adversely affected by parental use of small electronic devices.  During activities, children engage in “joint attention” with their caregivers. If the caregivers are spending less time attending to an object or activity, this affects the length of time the child will engage.  Thus the child may […]
  • Tackle Football: To Play or Not To Play That Is The Question - The CDC will be studying the most appropriate time for kids to start playing tackle football.  There have been ongoing concerns from concussion experts that the youth brain is less developed then the adult brain.  This potentially puts children at higher risk for ongoing low grade cumulative brain damaging events.  Many experts currently propose no tackle […]