Belly Ache? Try our Symptom Checker
Is your child complaining of a tummy ache? Maybe a sore throat? Perhaps an earache?
Try out our Symptom Checker to get an idea of what different symptoms might mean. Just click on the part of the body your child is having problems with and read about possible ailments or illness.
And as always, don't hesitate to contact our office with your questions. Our Triage Nurses are available during office hours.
Wishing Libbie Collum all the best!
Libbie Collum is an RN!
After 14 ½ years as Dr. Keown’s nurse, Libbie has accepted a job as a hospital nurse and is leaving Pediatric Associates.
She is excited to work 3 days a week, spend more time with her family, and learn to paddleboard. We will all miss her but are proud of her recent accomplishment.
Best wishes to her in this new endeavor… Good luck, Libbie!
Recall: Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector
Sanofi U.S. is voluntarily recalling Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors due to suspected malfunctions that could deliver the wrong dose of medication. If your child uses one, please contact our office and ask for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector. You should only use Auvi-Q in the case of a life-threatening allergic reaction in which no other injector is immediately available and then call 911.
American Academy of Pediatrics President Urges Parents to
Vaccinate Their Children Against Measles
Statement by Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP
As the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues to spread, pediatricians are deeply concerned about the children who have been infected, and those who are at risk because they have not been vaccinated. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly urges parents to make sure their children have received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. While it is best to get the vaccine as soon as your child reaches the recommended age, it is never too late to get your children caught up so they can receive the vaccine and be fully protected. Read More