Wheaton Pediatrics now has influenza clinics open. Please call to schedule your family today. We are administering the injectable vaccine for patients 6 months and up. A cash payment of $35 is due at the time of service for parents who wish to receive the injectable influenza vaccine. Call today!
Wheaton Pediatrics now has influenza clinics open. Please call to schedule your family today. Please note, that we have not received the Public Aide injectable vaccine for children 6-35 months old. Due to our limited supply of influenza mist, we will not be able to schedule appointments for the influenza mist. If you prefer mist please ask the nurse at your appointment and [...]
The Informed Parent Series (IPS) is and educational advocate of children with special needs. They believe that knowledge is power, and their mission is to "empower parents with unique, relevant in-depth information." There are several upcoming seminars: October 20th, at 7:00pm - "Apraxia, Dyspraxia and ASD - the Neurology behind the Diagnosis" - Speaker Dr. Mary Keen of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center November [...]
Does your child have trouble with reading, writing, spelling and/or math? Are you concerned about dyslexia? Please visit the websites below to learn more on dyslexia and support options available in the area. Decoding Dyslexia - IL www.decodingdyslexiail.org Illinois Dyslexia Buddy Network www.dyslexiabuddynetwork.com
At Wheaton Pediatrics we are following the CDC guidelines for measles immunization. The first dose of MMR is given at 12 months of age and the second is given between 4 and 6 years of age. At this time the extremely low number of cases locally do not warrant a change in vaccine policy. If the circumstances change our advice may change so [...]
January 6, 2015 By Ruben J. Rucoba, MD Three months ago, if I asked you which illness you were more afraid of, Ebola virus or the flu, you most likely would have answered, “Ebola.” Now, in the first days of 2015, if I asked the same question, your answer might have changed. But I would argue that both times, the answer should [...]
Food for Thought: Tips for Nutritious Eating During the School Year – A Blog Item by Dr. Ruben Rucoba
August 25, 2014 By Ruben J. Rucoba, MD The start of the school year brings lots of fun moments back into parents’ lives: hanging up art projects on the refrigerator, Friday night football games, and getting to know your children’s new friends. But it also brings back some not so great moments: having to pack school lunches, feeding your student-athlete something healthier [...]
Despite the snow in parts of northern Illinois last week, summer is just around the corner. For children, a big part of summer is spending time at the beach or pool, either locally or on vacation. Wherever you spend your summer, make sure your children are safe in the water by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Never swim alone [...]
A Blog Item by Ruben J. Rucoba, MD http://luriechildrens-salubrity.tumblr.com/post/78787202895/special-delivery-advice-for-parents-of-special-needs
Wheaton Pediatrics is excited to add Spot Vision Screening to our well checks. This test will help identify undetected vision disorders that can significantly handicap your child's potential such as: - Near-sighted ness - Far-sighted ness - Unequal refractive power - Blurred vision, eye structure problem - Pupil size abnormalities - Eye misalignment Speak with your child's healthcare provider today!