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New Year, New Office

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Choosing a Pediatrician

I appreciate all the kind thoughts and wishes from so many patients and families! While I am not retiring, the new year will likely find me practicing farther west than is convenient for your routine care. When I have the … Continue reading

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Changes at Casa Verde Pediatrics, Inc.

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Patients, Fall is a time for growth and new beginnings with children of all ages going back to school. After twenty-five years in private practice serving families in Walnut Creek and its surrounding communities, this Fall … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccines 2021-2022 Season

Flu vaccines for 2020-2021 season have arrived.   We have influenza injections as well as the nasal influenza spray (Flumist).   We recommend getting the flu vaccine here so that we can review your child’s health record and update them … Continue reading

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Morning Urgent Care update Summer 2021

We offer early morning appointments which include COVID19 testing with rapid and PCR tests. Patients MUST CALL the office at 8:30 a.m. at (925)939-7334 and speak with staff. Plan on arriving between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Patients will be … Continue reading

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Care for Kids: Health Insurance through MediCal

We can’t say enough good things about Children’s First Medical Group. They offer health insurance for babies, children, and teens through Anthem Blue Cross MediCal and we accept it. They contract with excellent pediatric specialists at Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland … Continue reading

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Baby Steps: 4 Months

Time to move! Babies will reach out and grasp toys, bring their feet to their mouth for play. They’ll raise their head and chest when on their belly. They should roll from tummy to back and back to tummy by … Continue reading

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Mask Up to Move On

Calvin says, wear your mask! As families venture out more and things open up, it’s important that children wear masks. Here are some resources for introducing (or reintroducing) masks. Face Masks for Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Tips … Continue reading

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COVID 19 Vaccination Game Plan: for Patients

Thank you for your interest in COVID19 vaccinations. We are accepting appointments starting Monday 5/17/2021 for all approved ages.  Please follow our vaccine availability online at http://www.vaccinefinder.org Fill out the JOTFORM patient registration for the COVID19 vaccine BEFORE the shot … Continue reading

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Baby Steps: 2 Months Get Ready to Roll

Baby Steps: 2 Months Bound to RollBack to sleep is the safest position for babies, but since the change from sleeping on their tummy to their back, babies started rolling over a little later. Twenty-five years ago we expected babies … Continue reading

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