News & Events

 

Dr. Scott's influenza vaccine study was recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control. His audio slide show about the study is available through ScienceDirect and the study was publicized by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in a press release at the end of September. The most important finding was that children who have had flu before benefit the most from the vaccine, which has implications for genetic susceptibility.

 

This flu season, CDC has said not to use FluMist, so we are just giving the flu shot. It is best to get immunized before December or January if possible.

 

CDC is now recommending that 11- to 14-year-olds get just 2 doses (rather than the usual 3 dose series) of Gardasil 9. We still have a potential concern for girls and we encourage all of our patients to delay sexual intimacy until marriage to avoid not only HPV-induced cancers, but all sexually transmitted infections. It is also the best plan for a future stable, happy, and healthy family.

Featured Research

 
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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

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Nutritional Factors in Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Reasons for Influenza Vaccine Underutilization: A Case Control Study

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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.

 

 

 

 
 
 
     

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