Formula Shortage Assistance!

May 17, 2022

For all Mead Johnson formulas (Enfamil products, Nutramagin) please reach out to, Consumer Care Resource Center: 1-800-BABY-123 for assistance.

Click here, https://nyti.ms/3leZZsd for a list of formulas that are available to order online (which will be updated as stock availability changes), what you need to know about the 2022 formula recall, and what to do and not to do about your baby’s formula.

To find Similac products near you click here, https://abbo.tt/3llWlg9. To find Enfamil products near you click here, https://bit.ly/3PrxRjb.


Coming in February- Dr. Susannah Gemberling!

January 21, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Susannah Gemberling to PHA! Dr. Susannah Gemberling was born and raised in Huntington where she still lives with her husband and two children, Grace and Will.  After graduating from Princeton University where she studied psychology with a focus in child development, Dr. Gemberling completed her medical degree at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and pediatric residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital. As a mother of two, Susannah is actively navigating the challenging and fascinating world of childhood and parenting.  Prior to medical school, Dr. Gemberling played professional golf and still enjoys playing with her family.

 


PHA Holiday Celebration 2021

December 10, 2021

Spending time with friends and family is an important part of the holiday season!  If everyone is fully vaccinated, take off your masks and enjoy each other’s company. Being in an outdoor space, as we were, is even safer. If unvaccinated children are part of the celebration, consider masking or home Covid tests prior to the event. Happy Holidays from your fully-vaccinated PHA family!


PHA Flu Vaccine 2021 Season

September 2, 2021

Due to Covid-19, there will be some changes to previous years:

Masks required

No vaccines will be given to parents this year

Book Appointments:  utilize phapc.com……click here to request an appt

choose Flu vaccine w/nurse OR call office for an appt with a doctor

  • First decision – Doctor or Nurse?

Nurse flu visits do not include time with the doctor and are most appropriate for healthy school-age children without medical problems.

    • There is no co-pay for nurse-only visits.
    • Will be even faster if you print and fill out this form before you get here.

Doctor flu visits require an appointment and are needed if:

    • you would like your child to receive a physical examination prior to getting the vaccine
    • your child has an egg allergy
    • your child is under 2 years old
    • your child with asthma has not had a recent “tune-up”
    • you want to speak with the doctor

For a doctor flu visit, call the office and schedule an appointment.  Or if you have a previously scheduled visit (well, follow-up) it can be given then.  You do not need to let us know ahead of the visit. Copays apply.

Does my child really need a flu shot?

Yes! Especially this year to eliminate Covid-19 confusion. During bad flu seasons, about 30 percent of school-aged children get sick. Children miss about 38 million school days every year because of flu – and parents miss work to care for them. Nearly 100 children die in the US from influenza every year and approximately 20,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized due to the flu each year. It is well recognized that children often transmit illness to adults. When we vaccinate our children, we protect not only them, but their parents and grandparents, and the most vulnerable members of our society.

Flu and Covid-19:  The symptoms of Flu and Covid-19 are similar which means that a bad flu season will cause lots of worry and confusion, school absence and even school closures.  Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall, and winter is more important than ever. The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help protect you.

Who should receive a flu shot?

Current recommendations are:

  • Children with chronic illnesses, asthma, diabetes, heart disease & their family
  • All children 6 months – 18 years
  • All family members of a baby age 0-24 months
  • Children with an immunosuppressed family member (i.e. someone on chemotherapy.)
  • Children with elderly grandparents/great grandparents
  • Children with history of pneumonia or multiple ear infections
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults over the age of 50 years
  • Anyone with an exciting vacation planned for this winter.
  • Anyone who plans on flying this year
  • Anyone with an important life celebration this winter
  • Healthy children and adults who do not want to get the flu
  • **People with a previous adverse reaction to a flu shot should not receive flu vaccine.
  • **Children with egg allergies will receive the injectable vaccine and will be required to wait in the office for 30 minutes and should book their visit with the doctor.

COVID VACCINE:

To utilize a request click here.

Choose:

Age 12 and …given every Thursday from 2p-4pm

Age 5-11……..given Mon-Th….130p-630p,(5pm on Wed)

Booster shots for the COVID vaccine are only for those ages 18 and up at this time.

 

 


PHA Celebrates 20 Years!

July 16, 2021

 

“Doctors you can trust and a pediatric office that understands your needs.” Pediatric Health Associates started with that mission in 2001 and it continues to serve us well. Over the past 20 years we have seen many changes in society and the practice of medicine. Parental love for a child is constant, as is the need for a trusted pediatrician. PHA is proud to have served our community for the past 20 years and we look forward to taking care of the next generation of children.