Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and the Locust Pediatric Care Group have once again received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The primary care practices earned the status after continuing to meet NCQA’s six core elements: knowing and managing your patients; patient access and continuity; care management; team-based care; […]
As a longtime pediatrician in Locust Pediatric Care Group, Dr. Joel Davidson knows taking care of his patients involves more than giving vaccines and caring for colds. As part of Akron Children’s Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, providers screen patients and families at annual well visits for things like food and housing insecurity, safety, […]
With the dead of winter settling in and families spending more and more time indoors, it’s a good time to think about the risks of lead exposure inside our homes. Though the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lead as an ingredient in paint in 1978, it still can be found lurking in our environment […]
Training to become a pediatrician is about more than just knowing how to diagnose and treat an illness. It’s also about recognizing when patients and families could use the support of community agencies to help them with things like developmental or cognitive delays, hearing and speech support, housing and food, and even literacy. It’s one […]
Two days a week, Maddie Davidson travels through the halls of the Locust Pediatric Care Group (LPCG) carrying an oversized toothbrush and model of the mouth. When patients have a few minutes before or after their appointment, she uses the opportunity to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing and answers questions about dental health.
When my son William was 6 months old he was diagnosed with dysphagia. In August of this year, Dr. Albert put tubes in his ears and removed his adenoids. Dr. Albert was hoping that removing the adenoids would help with the dysphagia.