Manasquan Pediatrics Chosen HulaFrogs Favorite pediatricians 2017

Chosen as a “NEW JERSEY FAVORITE KIDS’ DOCS” 2016!

Congratulations to our wonderful doctors for being recognized as NJ FAVORITE KID DOC again this year!

Congratulations to our docs AGAIN!

Our doctors Joshua Wolpert, MD & Jessica Wood, DO were chosen among NJ Favorite Kids Docs for 2015 & 2016!

NJ Car Seat Law Changes

http://www.nj.gov/lps/hts/downloads/hts-car-childseat-safety-eng.pdf

“The Best Doctors You’ve Never Heard Of” – prevention magazine

http://www.prevention.com/health/osteopathic-doctors

 

It’s never too early to begin preparing for the upcoming school year!

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 Here are some handy tips to help make the upcoming academic year a successful one:

  • School or sports physical. Don’t wait until the end of the summer to make an appointment.
  • Immunizations. Check with your school to confirm what vaccines are required. Schedule an appointment.
  • Hearing and vision screening.
  • Dental appointment. Has your child had his/her teeth cleaned in the last 12 months?
  • Inform your child’s teacher about any special health care needs, including food allergies/sensitivities and any medical restrictions on activity.
  • Prescription medications for school. The school may require a form be signed and a separate bottle of medication be left at school. Confirm and make arrangements in advance of the first day of school.
  • Sleep schedule. It’s never too soon to get your child’s sleep schedule adjusted to school hours. Getting them used to getting up at school time well in advance of when school actually starts makes for a better morning for everyone.
  • Screen time. How much time does your child spend looking at a screen of any kind (TV, computer, tablet, smartphone) during the day? Elementary school children should be limited to not more than one or two hours per day.
  • Summertime physical activity. 60 minutes or more of active play a day is a good goal.
  • Reading. Encourage your child to read for fun. Get him/her a library card and visit often.
  • Backpack weight. How heavy is your child’s backpack? Make sure he/she actually needs everything in it. Ensure the straps are adjusted so that the backpack is supported and comfortable.
  • Riding to school. If your child will be riding a bike, scooter, or skateboard to school, make sure they wear a properly-sized helmet, and elbow/knee pads when necessary. Be sure they know the rules of the road and only cross where crossing guards are present.
  • Stranger danger. Review with your child what to do if approached by a stranger.
  • In case of emergency. Find out if the school has an emergency plan, and make sure your child understands how it will be communicated to students in the event of an emergency.
  • Eat breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day, and fuels the brain as well as the body.

Manasquan Pediatrics’ Got Talent

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We have some very talented young patients at Manasquan Pediatrics.  Featured above is cast member Ally with fellow patients Boden and Cooper at the Algonquin Arts Theater, Manasquan, Winter 2013 production of The Wind in the Willows.

Happy Halloween to Our Patients

Manasquan Pediatrics wishes all of our patients a spooky and safe Halloween.

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A Shot of Protection!

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Flu vaccine is now available! We offer the injectable as well as the intra nasal mist. 

Flu vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months and older.

Call to schedule your child’s flu vaccine today!
For more information visit the links below.
Kids and the flu:
Flumist information:

Pediatric Care for Patients Vacationing at the Shore

 

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Are you summering at the Shore or looking for a new pediatrician?

The doctors at Manasquan Pediatrics are always personally available and an appointment is only a phone call away!

Make our house your child’s medical home!

 

Call us at 732-292-9044