Sleep, Sleep, Sleep!

May is better sleep month!  Other than for an injury, it is hard to come through our office without talking about sleep because it is critical to our health and wellbeing.  Inadequate sleep affects focus and learning, immune function, growth, and causes mood changes.  I often get asked how many hours a child should be

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The Push and Pull of Parenting

Every stage of raising children comes with its own challenges. From those bleary-eyed early days when you are so vulnerable to internet adds selling the next magical fix for infant sleep, to trying to divert the surging passion of a toddler meltdown. This month, I have often found myself struggling to find a balance between

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Medicaid Unwinding

Throughout the last three years of the pandemic, the one thing that many families have been spared is Medicaid renewal.  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required that families enrolled in Medicaid stay continuously enrolled throughout the public health emergency.  It has been so long that it is easy to forget the burden that Medicaid

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Pediatric Research of Charlottesville

Clinical trials are carefully designed studies involving patient volunteers who may receive investigational treatments, vaccines, or nutritional supplements under close physician supervision.  Since, 2007, Pediatric Research of Charlottesville in conjunction with Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville has been committed to pediatric clinical research.  Our partnership keeps the safest and most advanced treatments accessible to the Charlottesville

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Bivalent Boosters

Most of our youngest patients ages 6 months to 5 years are now able to get an updated bivalent COVID booster.  At this time, the Moderna bivalent vaccine has been approved for patients who have completed their 2-dose initial series two months prior with Moderna.  These boosters are being delivered to our office soon and will be available

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Piloting a New Phone System

With the increase in illnesses this season, we have had unprecedented call volumes in our offices this fall.  In addition, we continue to experience many staffing shortages that have stretched our tireless team thin on many days.  We know that it is never fun to wait on hold, and long hold times can feel impossible when you are

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