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Why Am I So Tired in the Third Trimester? Jul 3rd, 2024

Pregnancy is one of the most remarkable journeys you can experience. It’s full of excitement and anticipation, but it can also bring about significant physical and emotional challenges, especially in the third trimester. If you’re an expectant mother and find yourself grappling with overwhelming fatigue during this final stage of...

What Lab Tests Will My Baby Need After Birth? Jun 19th, 2024

If you’re an expectant mother about to welcome a new little one into the world, you’re about to embark on one of the most exciting times of your life. In the midst of joyful emotions, it’s important to know about some practical considerations ahead, such as ensuring your newborn receives...

My Baby Is Losing Weight. Should I Be Concerned? May 2nd, 2024

There's nothing more distressing than seeing your baby lose weight. It's natural to feel worried and wonder if something’s wrong. Although fluctuations in weight can be normal for babies, consistent weight loss may signal an underlying issue that needs attention. So, when should you be concerned about your baby's weight...

I'm Pregnant: Why Are My Feet So Swollen? Apr 2nd, 2024

Pregnancy brings many exciting, joyful emotions as you await the birth of your bundle of joy. The only downside during this time is that you may experience some less-than-pleasant symptoms. One common discomfort you may face while pregnant is swollen feet. Rest assured, you aren’t alone.  Here at Northeast Pediatric...

When Is It Time to Call After-Hours Care? Mar 2nd, 2024

When you have a sick child, it can be difficult to know how quickly to seek medical care. Our team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA in San Antonio, North Central San Antonio, Schertz, and Castroville, Texas, understands your challenge. You’re striving to provide your child with the best care and...

The Dangers of a Concussion Feb 2nd, 2024

As parents, we do everything possible to protect our children from harm. However, certain injuries may go unnoticed or underestimated, one of which is a concussion. Often considered a minor head injury, a concussion can have serious implications, particularly in the development and well-being of children. Here at Northeast Pediatric...

Tips for Starting Your Toddler on a Healthy Nutritional Path Jan 12th, 2024

Introducing healthy eating habits to toddlers can be challenging, but it’s necessary for their growth and development. But don’t worry! If you’re finding it difficult to navigate this terrain, our professional team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA is here to help with some excellent tips. Although it’s no secret that...

Can My Child Have ADHD If They're Not Hyper? Dec 5th, 2023

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is often associated with hyperactivity, impulsivity, and an inability to focus. However, not all children with ADHD display hyperactive behaviors. Here at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, our medical team offers insight into the predominantly inattentive presentation of ADHD. Why an ADHD diagnosis might not...

Help! My Teen Is Getting Aggressive Oct 2nd, 2023

As a trusted pediatric care practice, we understand that parenting can be a challenging journey filled with ups and downs. One of the most concerning issues you may face as a parent is when your once-loving teenager starts displaying signs of aggression.  Here at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, our team...

Our Favorite Foolproof Baby Sleep Hacks Aug 2nd, 2023

If you’re a new parent, you may be looking for ways to get your baby to sleep — and to sleep well. As pediatric experts in newborn care at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, we understand your struggles. We've had the pleasure of working with countless families to navigate the world...

5 Things to Consider When You Start Introducing Solids Jul 2nd, 2023

Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting step in their next phase of development. As a parent, it's important to approach this phase with careful consideration to ensure your baby's transition to solids is safe and enjoyable.  To help you navigate this important stage, our Northeast Pediatric Associates...

Is There Any Way to Keep My Child from Having ADHD? Jun 1st, 2023

As a parent, you want the best for your child — for them to succeed, be happy, and live a healthy life. So, when you hear about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affecting about 10% of children worldwide, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to prevent your child...

Newborn Poop: What's Normal? Apr 1st, 2023

As a new parent, one of the first things with which you become familiar is changing diapers. And what comes with changing diapers? Poop.  Though you might have questions about your baby’s bowel movements, we understand how this topic can be difficult to bring up. However, you can talk to...

Why Won’t My Baby Stop Crying? Mar 1st, 2023

Having a newborn comes with many unknowns and can leave you with many questions — one being, “Why does my baby cry all the time?” Here at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, we understand how unsettling this can be. We’re newborn care professionals that can ease your worries and help you...

What No One Ever Told You About Jaundice Feb 2nd, 2023

If you’re an expectant mother and have concerns about your newborn developing jaundice, you first need to know what this might mean. We’re here to give you the facts and possibly uncover many truths about jaundice that you may not know about.  We’re professionals in newborn care at Northeast Pediatric...

Things Every New Parent Should Expect the First Few Days Jan 19th, 2023

The thrill of knowing your baby is about to enter the world is exciting. Though having a newborn can be something to which you look forward, you can be much better prepared when you know what to expect. Our team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA has the expertise to help...

Help! My Child Suffered an Injury After Hours Dec 1st, 2022

It’s one thing for your child to get injured during daylight hours, but what do you do if they get hurt when your doctor’s office is closed? Do you take them to the nearest hospital? Do you call 911? Here, at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, we can walk you through your...

4 Tips to Prepare for Motherhood While You're Expecting Nov 1st, 2022

Motherhood is around the corner, so you might wonder what initial steps to take to prepare. During this exciting time, you need to have some initial preparations to make your transition smooth.  We’re expectant mothers specialists at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA with offices in San Antonio, North Central San Antonio,...

Well-Child Visits: What to Expect at Your First Appointment Oct 1st, 2022

Now that you’ve had your baby, you naturally want to make sure they stay healthy and well.  Just three to five days after birth, you should plan to bring your baby in to see us at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA for their first well-child visit. We’re well-child specialists who walk...

3 Types of ADHD and How They Can Affect Your Child Sep 1st, 2022

If you notice that your child isn’t able to control their behavioral impulses when asked, they might have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This chronic condition can greatly affect your child, especially when they aren’t understood. We’re a team of professionals at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA who understand the challenges that come with ADHD. As ADHD specialists,...

Understanding How to Feed Your Child the Right Nutrition Aug 1st, 2022

A healthy diet for your child is essential to ensure that they develop and grow properly. As a parent, it can feel like a lot of responsibility to know just what your child needs. That’s why we’re here. If you don’t know how to go about understanding what kind of...

Knowing When to Pursue After-Hours Care Jul 1st, 2022

If your child starts to show signs of sickness or has an injury at odd hours, it can cause you as a parent to feel a great deal of anxiety. Should you let them sleep it off? Will the problem heal itself overnight? Or will that cause more harm? Are...

5 Benefits of Telemedicine Jun 1st, 2022

When your child is sick, sometimes you simply want the quickest, most convenient solution that doesn’t involve going to urgent care or the hospital. Just a call with your doctor is all you need. At Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, we offer telemedicine, which is a virtual care option to get your child...

What to Expect at Your Newborn's First Visit May 1st, 2022

If you’ve just had a baby, as a parent, you’re probably trying to do everything right — starting with making that first appointment for your newborn. We’re here to help and walk with you every step of the way. Having a newborn can be one of the most joyful experiences...

How a Child’s ADD Affects the Entire Family Apr 5th, 2022

ADD is an older term that means attention-deficit disorder. Now, this term is more formally known as ADHD, adding in “hyperactivity” to the description. The symptoms show up in three categories, including: Inattentive: struggle with focus Hyperactive-impulsive: can’t sit still or act quickly Combined: displays characteristics of both If you have...

Is Your Child at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Mar 1st, 2022

With diabetes in children and teens on the rise, learning how to prevent this disease is key. Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, but you can take a proactive role that can change the dynamic of your child’s health. At Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, we’re an expert team of...

Childhood Diarrhea: Common Causes and When to Seek Medical Care Feb 1st, 2022

If your child has diarrhea, you usually don’t have to be too concerned. Typically, their loose, watery stool clears up in roughly one to two days. However, if your child’s condition continues for several days, they need to be seen by one of our medical professionals. Our team at Northeast...

Tips for Kids with Asthma and Allergies Jan 16th, 2022

If your child experiences breathing problems from asthma or allergies, you need to know what to do right away. Our team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, not only diagnoses children accurately, but we provide treatment as well.  Knowing how to help your child during an episode when they can’t breathe...

When Is Your Child's Fever Cause for Concern? Dec 9th, 2021

If your child feels warm to the touch, it’s one of the first indicators that they have a fever, which means they’re fighting an illness. In many cases, sickness leaves their body in just a few days after much rest, liquids, and a lot of tender love and care. Other...

Back to School Physicals: Why They're More Important Now Than Ever Nov 19th, 2021

The back-to-school physical goes by many names, including annual wellness exam, annual well-child visit, and yearly check-up. However, no matter what you call it, a yearly visit to your pediatrician is a necessary appointment. Most schools require an updated check of your child’s health. Regardless of whether you’re attending in...

Picky Eater Aug 5th, 2021

Do you have a picky eater at home? You are not alone. This is one of the most common concerns that parents have about their children. While there is no quick fix to this issue, there are some things that you can do to help your child overcome. Remember, children learn...

Vaccines Are Essential May 5th, 2021

Northeast Pediatric Associates is committed to the continued delivery of newborn and well child care which includes vaccinations.  The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving which has led us to develop new strategies in order to provide a safe encounter for patients and their families.  Although the CDC has recommended postponing...

Sleep Training for 6-12 Months (That Won’t Be As Hard As You Think It Will Be). By Brooks Hagee, MD Apr 5th, 2021

So your six to twelve month old baby is still not sleeping through the night?  This is a common parenting issue that I probably discuss at least once or twice a day with tired parents.  And it’s an issue that, as we discovered with our first child, you can fix,...

Times have changed, bedtime should not. Apr 5th, 2021

Sleep is more important now that ever.  Coping skills are more effective when a child’s body is rested and their schedule is consistent.  A cranky, over active child or teenager suggests a lack of sleep.  Keeping the families’ school time routine intact during the current stay at home mandate will...

Teaching Children Life Lessons is a CHORE Mar 5th, 2021

Newborns enter the world without clothes, without judgement, without self-control and without a care in the world.  It is not in their best interest to forgo maturation and never develop the skills needed to traverse life successfully.  Parenting with intention is critical to producing productive, civic minded, well- educated young...

"5 Myths About Vaccines” Feb 5th, 2021

I am a firm believer in the ideal of individual freedoms.  Freedom of speech, press, and religion are the cornerstones of what it means to be an American. Yet, as with any freedom, it is implicit those freedoms be exercised with responsibility.   I also respect individual’s rights to question the...