Stamford: 203-324-4109 | Darien: 203-655-3307
   

Making A Difference In The Lives of
Children And Families

Stamford, CT | Darien, CT

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Update – 9/17/19

We have received a small supply of flu vaccine. Therefore, we are scheduling two clinics which will be held on Thursday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 24 in our Stamford office. Please call to make your flu vaccine appointment.

More flu clinic dates will be posted as doses arrive in the coming weeks. We will send an alert and update this website as more dates become available.

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.

IMPORTANT: NO flu clinics will be held in the Darien office until late October due to office renovations.  Once the office renovations are complete and flu vaccine doses are available, we will schedule clinics at the Darien office. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Flu Clinics at the Stamford Office

  • Thursday, September 19
  • Tuesday, September 24
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We have received many calls at our office regarding measles and the recent outbreaks.

We would like to provide our patients and families with information regarding this viral disease.

 

What is measles:  It is a highly contagious virus spread by exposure to droplets from infected individuals.  It is characterized by fever, runny nose, red eyes followed by a rash which typically spreads from head down to the toes.  The incubation period is generally 8-12 days from exposure.  The rash typically occurs several days after the first symptoms appear.  Measles can have serious complications which can affect multiple organ systems including the lungs and brain. At its worst Measles can cause permanent brain damage and death.

 

Outbreaks: There have been recent outbreaks involving hundreds of individuals in Westchester and  Rockland Counties as well as Brooklyn.  These have been in unvaccinated individuals.

 

Our policy:  We vaccinate all of the children in our practice.  The vaccine is 93% effective after the first dose and 97% effective after the second dose.  We vaccinate our patients at the 1 yo. and 4-5 yo visits.  For infants who will be at risk for direct exposure due to travel or visiting communities affected by measles, we recommend giving an EXTRA dose of vaccine if the child is greater than 6 mos. of age but not yet one year old.  Please contact the office if your child needs this extra dose.  Please note, the vaccine takes 1-2 weeks to become fully effective.

For more information about Measles please visit https://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html as an excellent, reliable source.

 

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Located in Stamford, CT and Darien, CT, Stamford Pediatrics has been helping patients since
1971.

We are very proud to be known for providing high quality care to our patients.

Stamford Pediatric Associates takes pride in keeping up with the latest medical information. All of our physicians attend a minimum of twenty-five hours of Continuing Medical Education yearly.

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.

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Survey Results

In July 2019, we surveyed patients in both offices about their experiences with our Practice.

Immunization Update

Good News – CDC Updated Gardasil 9 Schedule to require only 2 doses for children under 15 years old.

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Request a Checkup Appointment

You can request a checkup appointment online!  We will contact you to confirm the time and date.

Appointments Confirmed by Text and Email

Our system at Stamford Pediatrics will send you text and/or email messages to remind you of your upcoming appointments so you don't miss one!

Why keep your child in a rear facing car seat until 2 years old?

Watch this video and you will be convinced!

Our Baby Book

ABCs of newborn care, Office hours and policies, Important information you need to keep your new baby healthy!

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Safe Sleeping Tips from the AAP

We all want our babies to sleep safely and soundly.  We have some great tips for new moms and dads here!

Join our New Moms Group!

Friends made, questions answered and reassurance provided

Symptom Checker

Doing a little research before you call our office?  Our symptom checker is a great way to get answers to many common questions.  

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Patient Centered Medical Home Recognized Practice

A Patient Centered Medical Home is a way for us to strengthen the physician-patient relationship by implementing an ongoing relationship for continuous, comprehensive care rather than episodic care.

Each patient establishes a relationship with their physician who acts as team leader. As your primary care provider we are most familiar with your child’s health. As the team leader, your child’s physician will be responsible for all health care needs and arranging for appropriate care with other qualified clinicians. Our intention is to provide more individualized, effective and efficient care