Three kindergarten children. A hispanic boy wearing a red shirt, an Asian girl wearing a pink top, and a black girl wearing a green top
    August 1, 2014
    The State of Child Wellness

    As a pediatrician I am dedicated to the health of each individual patient.  My hope is also that my career adds up to improve the status of child health and well-being as a population. Many of the fa…

    Close-up of a toddler girl hugging newborn
    July 31, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: Prepare Your Child Early For A New Baby

    When rounding on newborn babies in the hospital I make it a point to ask if there is an older sibling.  How old is the new big sister and/or brother? Who is taking care of them now?  How has your …

    Yawning baby girl in a blue poka dot oneis
    July 30, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: Newborn Secrets

    As a pediatrician I find that many parents have similar concerns and questions about their newborn.  Here are responses to some of the most frequent questions I get from parent about their healthy ba…

    Caucasian pre-school age girl admires her new baby sister as her mom holds her up to show it to her
    July 29, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: Naming Your Child

    Baby names are a big deal.  There are many considerations to be made such as cultural traditions, family names and how the name will sound with the baby’s surname.  There are constituencies (famil…

    Asian father holds newborn baby girl while mother (out of focus) makes a call from her hospital bed
    July 28, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: New Fathers

    “Wow, you are an expert at that,” says the man at my side watching me effortlessly swaddle his newborn in a blanket.  “Yeah, I’ve had practice,” I reply.  After years of swaddling my own t…