Blog Archive

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...