Many things are running through a parent’s mind this time of year. Back-to-school chaos and excitement are beginning, but a simple checklist can keep everyone on track and set the tone for the year – parents and kids alike. Pediatrician Jennifer Dwyer shares how her family is getting ready for a healthy, safe and happy start to the school year.
The first time Adalyn Mandich’s parents heard her hips “click,” they were at her newborn wellness visit at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Barberton. Dr. Kimberly Shookman, pediatrician, was examining 4-day-old Adalyn from head to toe. When Dr. Shookman did an Ortolani test and Barlow maneuver, 2 standard procedures used to test for developmental dysplasia […]
Technology has offered us new ways to connect with friends and family, and it’s also providing families with another way to get to know a primary care provider. Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and the Locust Pediatric Care Group now offer free provider interviews via telehealth. “We know choosing the right primary care provider for a […]
If it weren’t for a successful career as a pediatrician, Dr. Jason Levine would be a rock star — preferably a famous one. Some might say he achieved that dream performing in front of hundreds of thousands of screaming fans as a trumpet player in the renowned The Ohio State University Marching Band. But as […]
There’s truly no one-size-fits-all solution for families navigating our new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While one family can’t wait to stuff the pool floats in the car and head to the pool, another frets that their very young children will touch every surface possible with their hands while in public spaces. Finding a comfort […]
When Angela Terry’s son, Kurtis, recently came down with a fever, it was nearing dinnertime. He felt warm to the touch and her usually active 3 year old didn’t want to play. Instead, he was sad and just wanted to lie down on the couch. His pediatrician’s office, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Barberton, was about […]