Dr. Vida Kaniecki enjoys the mostly highs and lows of raising a big, blended family — a fiancé, 6 kids combined (ages 19 to 25), plus 2 rescue dogs. Her “Brady Bunch” is her most treasured possession and greatest achievement. So when Dr. Kaniecki joined Akron Children’s family as our newest pediatrician at Akron Children’s […]
Though different viruses cause them, the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses and share similar symptoms, so it can be difficult to tell them apart. Many parents are left wondering, does my child have the flu or a cold?
The 27 pediatric primary care offices of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP), along with the Locust Pediatric Care Group, have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. The PCMH model of care focuses on patient-centered standards. The goals are to improve access to care, enhance communication between […]
When Meghan Mahanta, M.D. was growing up, she dreamt of touching the sky as a pilot or diving in the water as a marine biologist. But, with each new path she thought about, it seemed something was missing. That something, turns out, was helping people, specifically kids. She wanted to make a difference in people’s […]
Dr. Kimberly Shookman dreamed of becoming a doctor ever since she can remember. An “All About Me” preschool project her mother kept is proof, stating “doctor” as her desired profession. Not to mention, she routinely nursed her baby dolls back to health as a child, even performing “surgery” with a needle and thread on one […]
With cold and flu season upon us, getting vaccinated should be at the top of your family’s to-do list this fall. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients, including young children and kids with chronic conditions, such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related deaths in […]