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Reminder: All KinderMender locations offer school and sports physicals all summer long! Beat the August rush and stop in today – no appointment necessary!

Plumbing the Depths of Constipation in Children

I met the father of a patient the other day who told me he was in the plumbing and waste management business. “So are we,” I replied, only somewhat jokingly. In reality, we pediatricians deal with constipation and all related bathroom woes on an almost daily basis. The affliction is unfortunately a common problem in Read More…

Stopping the Spread of Cellulitis in Children

KinderMender has witnessed a recent uptick in cellulitis in children – perhaps brought about by the active nature of a new school year, raucous recess time, and youth athletics. This nasty skin infection most frequently results from an area of broken skin – be it scrapes, puncture wounds, or cuts. It’s bacterial – often associated Read More…

When Should I Worry: Strep Throat

For decades, family doctors and pediatricians prescribed antibiotics for group A streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis – or strep throat – not because of the irritation and discomfort caused by the resulting soreness and fever, but because of the potentially fatal threat of Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease, a relationship that was discovered more Read More…

Sun Spots: Common Rashes are Horrible to Look At, Yet Relatively Harmless

While most common rashes from childhood are benign, they can cause a great deal of anxiety for parents, who often believe antibiotics are the answer. In most cases, they are not. The physicians at KinderMender have noticed an uptick in enteroviruses this summer, including diagnoses for hand, foot, and mouth disease, which largely affects children Read More…

Save the Summer, Remove a Splinter

A rickety fishing pier; the well-worn handle of a baseball bat; redecorating the treehouse wall. Summer is the season for random, wooden shards and the kids who inadvertently attract them. One thing is certain – if you’ve cared for a child long enough, eventually you will receive the call to remove a splinter. Are you Read More…

How Oral Rehydration Management Can Prevent Dangerous Diarrhea Dehydration

Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) – a treatment for severe dehydration – originated decades ago as a response to a global cholera epidemic. While cholera is not a prevailing concern in the United States today, diarrhea is. Despite America’s advances in sanitation and medical science, it remains one of the most common pediatric illnesses in the Read More…

No Appendectomy for Appendicitis?

For more than 100 years, the primary treatment for appendicitis has remained virtually unaltered: surgery. The appendix, a finger-shaped pouch attached to the large intestine (or colon), was previously thought to be vestigial – or functionless – before studies showed that it actually harbors healthy bacteria. These bacteria haven been proven to replenish the gut Read More…

Waxing Philosophical About Ear Infections

  Instances of acute otitis media – otherwise known as ear infections – remain the most common reason that parents take their children to see the doctor. Because of that, they are also, perhaps, the most over-diagnosed. At KinderMender, we frequently see infants age 1 and younger, who have exhibited extreme fussiness, particularly at night, Read More…

With Conjunctivitis, Chances Are You Are in the Pink

Pink Floyd. The Pink Panther. Pink Eye. One of these things is way overhyped. By process of elimination, we can determine the culprit. Let’s see: the former put another brick in “The Wall” to international acclaim, while Peter Sellers slayed with “A Shot in the Dark” and five other hit films. The latter? Eye crust, Read More…

Do You Have a Colicky Baby – or is it Something Else?

We’ve all heard the horror story of the colicky baby. In-laws love to regale us with tales of how our significant others cried nonstop as infants; friends find new and inventive ways to describe sleepless nights caring for their wailing children; or we’re simply attempting to survive the aural onslaught ourselves without going completely mad. Read More…

Here's What Parents Say

  • “Everything about the visit was outstanding. We are so very happy we found this place. The staff is efficient, professional, and friendly. The facility is bright, clean, and child friendly. This will be our go to medical office…”

  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”

Recent
Diagnoses

  • Today
  • This Week
  • This Month
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Eczema
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Viral Infection
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Viral Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Viral Infection
  • Fever

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