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.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Update – 10/21/16
Flu clinics started the week of September 5. Below we have added additional flu clinic dates. Please call to make your flu vaccine appointment.
This season flu mist nasal vaccine will NOT be available as The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended against using Flu Mist during the 2016-2017 season. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) assessed data from the past three flu seasons and cited evidence of poor effectiveness of the nasal vaccine during that time period. We understand this change will be difficult for your child if they were used to getting Flu Mist versus an injection however the research shows the injectable vaccine is the best way to protect children from the flu virus.
If your child has a check-up scheduled soon, you do not need to come to a flu clinic. Your child will get the flu vaccine at the check-up appointment.
Additional Flu Clinics will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, November 8
Wednesday, November 16
Friday, November 18
Tuesday, November 1
Tuesday, November 15
Wednesday, November 23
Please call to schedule an appointment.
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
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- Sleep Does Your Body Good! - The results are out! Sleep specialists from The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend the following sleep frame times: 12 to 16 hours for 4-month-olds to 1-year-olds 11 to 14 hours for 1- to 2-year-olds 10 to 13 hours for 3- to 5-year-olds nine to 12 hours […]