Category: Monthly Feature

Welcoming Dr. Beth Krautscheid!

We are proud to introduce our newest Pediatrician, Dr. Beth Krautscheid! We are working hard to get her added to all of our insurance plans so that she can start seeing all of her patients and start taking new ones. Until she is fully credentialed, the rest of the Penguin Team and/or any of the HPC providers will continue tending to the needs of your children. Thanks for your patience.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Krautscheid

Is your child playing or thinking about playing sports?

If your child has not had a physical or Well Child Check in the last 12 months they will need to complete one prior to being cleared to play sports. Now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s Well Check to avoid delays in their participation. Our schedules are open for the summer- extended time during the evening is also available, schedule for a time that is convenient for you!

Start the process and download the Sports Participation form here here

Virus or Bacteria? When does your child need antibiotics?

According to the CDC, antibiotic use is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance. Up to one-third to one-half of antibiotic use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses such as colds, flu, most sore throats, and bronchitis. Even many sinus and ear infections can improve without antibiotics. Instead, symptom relief might be the best treatment option for these infections.

Learn more about appropriate use of antibiotics below:

Help Stop the Spread of Germs!

According to the CDC studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. Learn more about the importance of proper hand washing to help prevent the spread of germs below:

Flu shots are still available. Call us to schedule an appointment!

Will your child participate in sports this year?

Make sure your child has had their Well Child Exam done in the last 12 months! If you need clearance for sports bring in your form as soon as possible. We have a standard Physical form here.

September is National Food Safety Month!

With many children back to school this month it is important to make sure that they are receiving the nutrition their bodies need. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for our recommendations, recipes, and articles.