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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

  • Study Looks At How Parental Monitoring Influences Teen Sexual Behavior - Parents who have higher levels of monitoring and increased knowledge of teen behavior and rule enforcement were associated with having fewer teens initiating sex or reporting sexual activity.   The findings were also associated with increased rates of condom and contraceptive use among more highly monitored teens   A study in Pediatrics showed higher parental monitoring, higher […]
  • Study Suggests Teens Need More Exercise - Teens need more exercise.  Experts recommend at least an hour a day. Studies show that an average of 39.4 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily is the key.  How to squeeze that in an already jam packed teen schedule?…  Get more exercise at school!  Roughly only 8% of teens actually get the 60 min of daily exercise they need.   Since […]
  • Pregnant Moms, Don’t Give Away Your Starbucks Card - Good news for pregnant moms.  Your half calf mocha latte will not adversely affect your unborn child.  Studies show that coffee consumption by pregnant women does not adversely affect cognition or behavior in their children.  So go ahead, order a size up and enjoy a Venti!   Children whose mothers drank coffee during their pregnancy […]