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Dr. Minton - Pediatrician & Psychiatrist

Dr. Minton is a psychiatrist and pediatrician who joined our practice 11/2021 and is taking new patients. Not everyone understands what a psychiatrist does, so we have asked Dr. Minton to answer some questions for us! If your child has any mental health concerns, Dr. Minton would love to see them in the office for an evaluation. 
Posted: 1/12/2022 12:34:48 PM by Rebecca Schaad | with 0 comments

The latest news on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Fast facts to answer the more commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine especially now that the Pfizer vaccine has full FDA approval for everyone age 16 years and older

Posted: 8/25/2021 4:17:12 PM by Lynn Peters | with 0 comments

Our office is now offering cholesterol testing

Our office is now offering cholesterol testing! The American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital recommend that all children should be screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 to 11 years of age and then again between 17 and 21 years of age. Other age groups should be tested if they have high risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Talk to your doctor at your next visit about cholesterol screening!
Posted: 4/23/2021 1:12:37 PM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments

Does my child REALLY need to get tested for Covid-19…AGAIN?

While Spring brings us hope for warmer weather, seemingly declining COVID-19 numbers and increasing numbers of COVID vaccines, many people are growing wearing of adhering to the recommended safety precautions put in place to combat this pandemic almost one year ago. While we all know the mantra “Wear your mask, social distance, and wash your hands” by heart, the truth is testing of symptomatic persons and persons with a close exposure remains one of the important ways of controlling the spread of Sars-CoV-2 and the new variants arising in the US and other countries.
Posted: 3/23/2021 1:10:45 PM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments

New Service: Contraception Counseling

We are excited to share a project that we have had in the works for several months. Starting this week, our physicians will begin prescribing birth control! Instead of needing to find a local gynecologist, you will now be able to schedule a dedicated visit to talk about whether your daughter could benefit from birth control and what type would be the best fit.
Posted: 3/2/2021 11:31:04 AM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments

New Licensed Social Worker Available Now For Appointments!

We are excited to announce the addition of a new Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) who joined our practice in November! Kristy Shafor, LISW-S started with us on November 9th and began seeing patients shortly after. She has 5 years of expeirence working with children and families of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. She says, "Treatment is based on a biopsychosocial standpoint: ensuring problem solving through exploring biological, psychological, and social impacts on client's life." 
Posted: 1/8/2021 11:04:40 AM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments

Back To School

While getting ready to go back to school can make children and parents both anxious and excited, the anxiety may be greater this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have had many parents ask questions about their children returning to school. We are here to help answer questions about COVID symptoms, transmission, and testing.  Please do not hesitate to call our office with questions.
Posted: 7/22/2020 2:27:49 PM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments

Telehealth Visits

We have started changing the way we can do some visits at our office. We are using telemedicine which is a video visit that you can have with one of our doctors.
Posted: 4/1/2020 8:26:22 AM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments


According to the groundhog, spring should be here, but the winter illnesses keep dragging on, and with those illnesses come fever.  Fever is one of the most common reasons why children come to the office for an appointment.  It is also a frequent reason why parents or caregivers call for advice, even in the wee hours of the night, fearing an emergency.  Many years ago, one of our profession's most prominent pediatricians, Dr. Barton Schmidt, coined the phrase “fever phobia”, and it continues to this day.  But fear not!  Here are some things to know when dealing with fever.

Posted: 3/2/2020 2:13:49 PM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments

"Yuck, that's gross!" 13 ways to help your picky eater expand their diet

If you’d describe your child as a picky eater, you’re not alone. 25-35% of healthy children exhibit picky eating behaviors. The numbers are even higher for those that have medical issues or developmental concerns. Picky eaters mean mealtimes can be stressful! Here are some ways to make mealtimes more pleasant and successful.
Posted: 2/11/2020 12:31:12 PM by Hannah Blair | with 0 comments