Seasonal Tips

Fall Tips 2023

1. At Promise Pediatrics, we want to build long-lasting relationships as a team, in partnership with you, the parents. While there are many retail-based health clinics available for walk-in appointments, these offices are often ill-equipped to care for the needs of children. At Promise Pediatrics, our providers are specifically trained in child health issues and are best equipped to care for your children based on their health histories. We are invested in your children’s long-term health needs because we care. Give us a call when you need us- we’re here for you.

2. If your child is sick on a Saturday, our office is open, for sick established children only, at 11am every Saturday morning except holiday weekends. Promise Pediatrics is also here after hours. If you need us at night, on weekends, or even on holidays, give us a call 24/7 and leave your phone number so one of our providers can call you back within a few minutes. If you call after hours and one of our providers does not call you back within 20 minutes, please call again. We are working to give good care to children as efficiently as possible.

3. We want all children to enjoy the magic of Halloween, but safety is essential when out trick or treating. Children are more likely to be fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Please teach your child to cross the street only at corners and crosswalks. Join kids under age 12 and use reflective tape on costumes and candy bags. If possible, choose lightly colored costumes and be sure they fit properly to prevent trips and falls. Older kids who trick or treat on their own should remain in a group, carry a cellphone, and follow a pre-planned route with a set curfew. Promise Pediatrics wishes you and your family a safe and happy Halloween!

4. Come join your Promise Pediatrics family for fun and safe Trunk or Treat at the Colonnade on Halloween night, Tuesday October 31st from 5:30-8pm. Call us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all there!

5. Although ear infections can happen any time of the year, Promise Pediatrics tends to see a spike during the fall and winter months. Other infections such as upper respiratory infections increase in frequency this time of year as well. Ear infections are more common in children because their eustachian tubes are shorter and narrower, making it harder for fluid to drain out of the ears. Since most ear infections start with illness, you can help prevent infections by washing hands frequently and avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke. If your child is tugging on their ears, complaining of ear pain, or has a fever, please call us.