“Thank you for all you have done for our children. You are a great doctor and a wonderful person. You have restored faith in us that there are great doctors out there and we have great trust in PAM.”
“Just wanted to send as special thank you note for making our first office experience such a positive one. We appreciate your warm, accepting environment very much. We look forward to being part of such an inviting practice”
The J Family
WEEKEND URGENT CARE VISITS
Why go to an urgent care clinic when your child’s pediatric office can see your child any day of the year?
OUR DOCTORS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE WILBRAHAM OFFICE ONLY,
EVERY SATURDAY, SUNDAY TO CARE FOR YOUR SICK OR INJURED CHILD.
CLOSED ONLY MAJOR HOLIDAYS.
PLEASE CALL 413-599-1201 BETWEEN 8:30 AM AND 1 PM FOR A SAME DAY APPOINTMENT.
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine is now on Facebook.
Please visit & like our page: https://www.facebook.com/PAMCares1/
Safety is always a top priority!!!
- Secure your child in a child safety seat or booster seat until at least age 8 as required by law.
- Teens and adults should always wear seatbelts as well.
- Protect your child’s skin with sunscreen…over 30 SPF is recommended. Reapply if swimming or sweating. Remember every sunburn doubles your skin cancer risk.
- Protect against disease transmission from mosquitoes and tick bites by wearing protective clothing, remaining indoors during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, and using insect repellants with DEET (15 to 30%) or Picaridin 10 to 20% is safe to use over the age of 6 months.
- Wear helmets if biking, rollerblading, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding etc. (reduces risk of traumatic brain injury). Set an example as a parent by wearing your helmet too!
- Water safety precautions: never swim alone, teach your children how to swim/take swimming lessons.
- Keep medications and home chemicals out of reach for children and keep the poison control number handy at home and on your cell phone (1-800-222-1222).
Every month PAM has a “dress down” day to support a charity important to a member of our office. This month we are supporting Christina’s House in Springfield which “provides housing, emotional, spiritual, and physical support and education for women and children as they transition from homelessness to permanent, stable living environments”.
Wednesday, July 27 we will show our “casual side” in support of this great cause and will be collecting donations.
Eligibility for $1000 scholarship: graduating senior who is a patient of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Selection Factors: Academic Achievement, Community Service, Character, Leadership, Intention to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university with study in a field of science or medicine.
The scholarship and award will be granted directly to the student to help defray the cost of tuition, books, fees, or supplies.
Please make sure your child is immunized for measles. This is an extremely contagious life-threatening viral illness and there are confirmed cases in the US.
These vaccines are safe and do not cause autism.
WE ARE NOW SEEING PATIENTS UP TO AGE 21 FOR PHYSICAL EXAMS AND SICK VISITS (SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY FOR CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS)
Please call the office at 599-1201 for details.
Opiate Dependence Therapy is available by Dr. Kim Dewey a certified provider for opiate addiction therapy. Opiates are medications such as Oxycontin or other prescription painkillers that are unfortunately widely available and highly addictive. Please call the Belchertown office, (413) 323-1155, for information or to schedule an appointment.