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.
Good News – CDC Updated Gardasil 9 Schedule to require only 2 doses for children under 15 years old.
In October 2016, ACIP updated HPV vaccination recommendations regarding the dosing schedules. The CDC now recommends two doses of HPV vaccine six months apart for persons starting the vaccination series before their 15th birthday. Three doses are still recommended for children over 15 with the 2nd dose 1-2 months later and 3rd dose 6 months after the 1st dose.
If your child is over 15 years old and has completed the Gardasil series, this does not apply to you.
If your child is 11-14 years old and has not started the Gardasil series, this means your child only needs to have two doses 6-12 months apart to be fully covered by this vaccine.
If you are under 15 and have started the Gardasil series, you may only need two doses; depending on the timing of your first dose.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Last summer, we surveyed patients in both offices about their experiences with our Practice.
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.
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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.
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Patient Centered Medical Home
We 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.
Why keep your child in a rear facing car seat until 2 years old? Watch this video and you’ll be convinced!
Safe Sleeping Tips from the AAP – Please click here to download this important flyer.
Recent Blog Posts
- ADHD May Resolve When Children Reach Adulthood - Research has shown that 78% of children with ADHD no longer have the disorder at age 18. This research was done on 2200 twins from Great Britain that were followed from age 5 to 18 years. Children with ADHD seem to be more prone to sleep issues. By age 18, the children with ADHD did […]
- Study Shows NO Link Between FLU Vaccine During Pregnancy and Autism - The current recommendation is for pregnant women to receive the FLU vaccine. A new study looked at women given the FLU vaccine during pregnancy and women who had FLU infection during pregnancy. There was no change at all in the autism rate for children born to these women. The study looked at data for almost 200,000 […]
- Keeping Children Safe on Airplanes - A whopping 35% of all reported airline injuries are attributed to children 2 years old and younger who are “lapped” instead of having their own seat. The two high risk times were during turbulence and food service. Nearly 40% of injuries were burns from hot liquids. So, if you’re going to lap your child please […]