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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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Baby Got Shots?

Baby Got Shots? Here’s the 2021 schedule for birth through kindergarten. Seem complicated? It’s not! We’re happy to review it with you at the next well care visit.

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Baby Steps: Read to Your Bunny

Babies learn language the way you and I learn new languages: by repetition. Talk to your baby and child! The more words they hear, the more they learn. Talk about what you’re doing, name the items that you see and … Continue reading

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Baby Steps: 1 Month

Mix it up to keep baby moving! Starting tummy time early and scheduling routine tummy times—like after diaper change—can make baby accept and enjoy this time “face down.” Change up the surface for baby: different textures, different colors. Sing and … Continue reading

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Baby Steps: Week 1

Babies love to look at overhead mobiles. Change the hanging toys with different shapes and colors to keep baby’s interest. If the mobile has music, sing a long. Baby will listen! Toys must be attached with very short cords to … Continue reading

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