News & Events

 

Thanks to all who have helped with Dr. Scott’s 2018-2019 flu study. He hopes to get at least one paper published from it. As most of you know, we have had two heavy flu seasons in a row. This last winter, a mutated strain of H3N2 flu A came out causing one of the most prolonged flu seasons in the past few decades (sporadic cases have even continued through the summer). Both A strains in this year’s flu vaccine have been changed, so it should give much better protection than last year. We are due for a light flu season this winter -– we’ll see…


You may have noticed that the big pine trees next to our office (as seen on our home web page) have been cut down this summer. This was necessary due to roots buckling up our driveway, as well as the potential threat of falling on our office with a storm.


Dr. Scott and Dr. Susan continue to be active in the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). Dr. Scott has authored or coauthored several Statements regarding what is best for children, including the Statement on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (updated January 2019) and “Immunization – Responsibilities and Rights” which was posted to the ACPeds website (acpeds.org) on May 2019. He is presently working on one regarding reproductive choices affecting risk for breast cancer, hopefully to be posted this fall – stay tuned.

 

We continue to take pleasure in serving as your children’s pediatricians. Thank you!

 

 

Featured Research

 
Solution

Scott S. Field, MD, FAAP

Interaction of Genes and Nutritional Factors in the Etiology of Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders: A Case Control Study

Read Paper

 

How do Genes and Environment cause Autism?

Read Paper

 

Factors Affecting Vaccination in Children and Their Siblings After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

Read Paper

 
     
 

Philosophies and Policies

 

It is our goal for our patients to grow up happy and healthy. Our phone number even ends in “WELL” (9355).

Healthy diets and exercise are needed for optimal health. Along with improved sanitation and antibiotics, immunizations have substantially reduced the burden of deadly infectious diseases in the past 70 years. They work so well that many people have forgotten how serious the diseases they protect against can be. We feel strongly that our patients are protected not only for their sake but for the sake of our other patients who don’t deserve to be exposed to otherwise preventable illnesses contracted because children were not appropriately vaccinated.

Overuse of antibiotics causes extra problems, so we try to be selective in prescribing them. We strive to help parents prevent accidents while children are in their care. Anticipatory guidance sheets are provided at many of the checkups to help parents make wise choices for their children. We do expect our patients to come yearly for checkups between 2 and 5 years of age and at least every other year after that. For children with chronic health problems like asthma or ADHD, we do yearly checkups and often need to see them at least once in between in order to provide appropriate and optimal care.

 

 

 

 
 
 
     

© 2015 Field Pediatrics. All Rights Reserved.