RSV is the acronym for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and it usually peaks from November through March. It is an especially dangerous virus for children younger than two years old and seniors. If you have a young child and especially one that was born premature, pay attention to the following information. RSV in children: what parents should know.
As parents, your role in your child’s health is crucial. There are key things that you can do as a parent that can have a significant impact on preventing childhood obesity.
Tip 1…. Nurture Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child
By keeping healthy foods readily available, limiting the presence of sugary snacks in the house, and promoting a positive food environment, You’re empowering your child to make choices that will support their well-being.
Tip 2…. Harness the Power of Regular Physical Activity
As a family, engage in fun physical activities, enroll your child in sports activities or dance, and involve your child in household chores. Discovering fun and engaging ways to get your child moving. This will help them establish good lifelong healthy habits.
Tip 3…. Reduce Sedentary Activities
Setting screen time limits for things like watching TV, playing video games, or using tablets or smartphones is recommended. Encouraging outdoor playtime or engaging in active hobbies, encourages healthy development and reduces the risk of obesity.
By embracing these strategies, you’ll have the practical tools needed to prevent childhood obesity.
Remember your role as a parent is pivotal, and by taking action, you can make a lasting difference in your child’s life.
We are approaching the time when kids and parents start preparing for going back to school. As the time nears, there are numerous tips to prepare and get your kids off to a great start, including Westside Pediatric’s back to school guide.
A fever in children is quite common, and it’s not necessarily dangerous in most cases. A fever is considered 100.4 or higher, and it’s the body’s way of providing a defense from viruses or bacteria. To treat or not to treat and how is the question. Keep reading to learn a guide to treating your child’s fever.
View this video to learn how to set up your child’s patient portal.
Just as adults need to see their physician at least once a year for a wellness visit, so do children. You wouldn’t hesitate to take them if they are sick, but it’s just as beneficial to take them when they are not. It’s a way to be sure your child is developing according to certain benchmarks and that there are no medical or developmental issues. If this is news to you, here is what to expect during your child’s well-child visit.
Westside Pediatrics currently has two open positions. Our latest job openings are listed below. You may also frequent our careers page for open positions.
If you are interested in one of our open positions, please contact Westside Pediatrics at email@example.com or call (585) 247-5400 ext 231.
RN / LPN – healthcare
Immediate opening for LPN or RN. Very busy pediatric medical practice on the Westside, seeking a full time RN or LPN. The office accommodates patients 7 days a week, winter hours with some nights till 7PM (limited hours on the weekend, typically 8-12). Approximately 32-40 hours per week. Qualified candidate must have a current NYS nursing license, great communication skills, compassionate, flexible and ability to multi-task. Competitive wages and benefits including 401k. Please send resume.
Medical Secretary- Westside – Full Time – healthcare
Busy pediatric medical practice seeking a full-time medical secretary. Office accommodates patients 7 days a week, normal working hours are Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 5:00pm. This would include one or two evening per week until 6 or 7 pm depending on the time of year. One or two Saturdays per month from 8:00 to 12 noon and one Sunday per month 8am-11:30am at premium pay. Medical office experience preferred with Medent experience. Must be vaccinated against COVID.
Westside Pediatrics is conveniently located on Beahan Road in the town of Gates, our caring and knowledgeable pediatric staff is committed to providing the best possible medical care to children throughout Rochester.
It can be difficult for parents to decide if they should be overly worried when their child starts to exhibit flu-like symptoms. Although most healthy children will weather the disease fine without visiting their pediatrician, there are 4 flu symptoms that parents should watch for to tell them that something is seriously wrong.
All children grow and develop at different rates, though there are some important milestones to keep an eye on to ensure your child is on track. Behaviors such as imitating sounds, clapping, and forming sentences are important parts of your baby’s development and start to happen at different points in your baby’s growth.
The most important time in a child’s life to develop motor and sensory skills is within the first three years of age. Some of these milestones seem like such natural progressions that they may go unnoticed. Consult our Pediatric Developmental Milestone chart to see how your child is progressing.
The highly trained pediatricians at Westside Pediatric Group are dedicated to keeping children happy and healthy. Request an appointment today!
- Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved for all children ages 6 months an up!
- All of the providers at Westside Pediatric Group enthusiastically recommend this vaccine for our eligible patients.
- Vaccines are available at the following locations:
- Monroe County: All ages
- Wegmans: Appointment scheduling for pediatric doses will begin at select locations in the afternoon on Friday, November 5th. Click here for details.
- CVS: Scheduling available now for select locations for appointments starting Sunday, November 7th. Click here for details.
- Walgreens: Scheduling available now for select locations. Click here for details.
- Mead Square Pharmacy (Victor): no information online, call (585) 924-7970 for details.
COVID–In the event that we are unable to accommodate a same day sick appointment for your child, here are some alternatives options for you:
Monroe County Health Department (multiple site): must register online
Golisano Children’s Hospital: Please call our office and request a referral for an appointment.