Well Care Continues in the time of COVID19

tallerThe American Academy of Pediatrics announced recommendations for offices regarding the care of infants and children during the pandemic.

We must not lose sight of the face that other disease like meningitis, whooping cough, measles, influenza and many others cause significant disease and death in young children.

When COVID19 subsides, we do not want to see a measles epidemic because immunization rates dropped for a large group of children.

The AAP recommends that offices continue to provide well care for infants and children.

We have dedicated specific rooms for well care.

We have a dedicated well entrance and follow best practices with hospital grade disinfectants.

Sick children are being seen in our Satellite Clinic at our same location.

If you have any questions, please contact the office so that we may answer your questions and address your concerns.

Read the recommendations from the AAP here.

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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