Empowering Parents with Effective Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

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.

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What To Expect During Your Child’s Well-Child Visit

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.

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We’re Hiring! View our Open Positions

Westside Pediatrics currently has two open positions. Our latest job openings are listed below. You may also frequent our careers page for open positions.medical providers cheering.

If you are interested in one of our open positions, please contact Westside Pediatrics at 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.

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Pediatric Milestones: Is My Child on Track?

All children grow and develop at different rates, though there are some important milestones to keep an eye on to ensure your child is onbabies playing with toys 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.

If you have concerns about your child’s development or would like more information, call our pediatric office in Rochester at (585) 247-5400 today!

The highly trained pediatricians at Westside Pediatric Group are dedicated to keeping children happy and healthy. Request an appointment today!

(585) 247-5400

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COVID Vaccination and Testing

Vaccine Information:

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  • 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:

COVID Testing:

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:

Acute Kids Urgent Care in Webster (585) 787-4073: M-F 12pm – 10pm; Sat/Sun 10am-8pm

Monroe County Health Department (multiple site): must register online

Golisano Children’s Hospital:  Please call our office and request a referral for an appointment.

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