Ped. Assoc. of Wylie
501 Woodbridge Pkwy
Wylie, TX 75098
   Lovejoy Pediatrics
   2730 Country Club, Suite B
   Lucas, TX 75002

972-442-2300  

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Posts for: March, 2020

 

Kids feeling sick, but you are worried about COVID-19? 

 

No problem! 

 

We have the answer with Telemedicine visit.

 

Pediatric Associates of Wylie, P.A. is now offering telemedicine as an alternative to help keep all our patients as healthy as possible.  Although using telemedicine or virtual visits is not ideal, we believe that providing these opportunities to seek medical care without coming into our clinic is necessary.  Below are listed some common reasons for seeking medical care and they types of visits that would be most appropriate for a telemedicine vs. traditional office visit.

Telemedicine

  • Rash
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Strep/Sore Throat
  • Ear Infection/Pain
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Cold symptoms
  • Constipation
  • Injuries
  • Pink eye
  • Birth control consultation
  • Acne consultation
  • Lice
  • Poison Ivy/oak

In-Office Visit

  • Asthma/Wheezing/Dyspnea
  • Cerumen impaction
  • Headaches
  • Concussion
  • Blood pressure
  • Weight checks
  • Abdomen pain
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports related Injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Any child less than 6 months old

 

 

 

In order to most effectively provide care during a telemedicine visit, parents should have access to the following:

  • Device connected to the internet with audio and video (cell phone, computer, etc.)
  • Thermometer
  • Scale
  • Flashlight
  • Well- lit room

Please note that should your child need to be seen by our physician; we may ask you to schedule an appointment or to utilize our “drive-thru”.  If you are referred to our “drive-thru” it will be located on the West side of our Wylie office.  No need to get out of your vehicle, just pull up at your scheduled time and call our main number.  Once you hear the greeting press 9 and let the receptionist know who you are and that you’re here for your appointment.  Our physician and nurse will be right out to assist you.

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If you would like to schedule a telemedicine visit please call to schedule or click here to request an appointment.


By Pediatric Associates of Wylie
March 16, 2020
Category: Children's Health
Tags: Hearing Screening  

As soon as your baby is born but before they leave the hospital, they will need to undergo a hearing screening (most hospitals perform a hearing screening but it’s also a good idea to ask). Congenital hearing loss, which occurs at birth, affects less than 1 percent of newborns; however, it is also possible for hearing loss to develop later during a child’s life, which is why routine hearing screenings are necessary for all children.

Once they leave the hospital, it’s now your pediatrician’s responsibility to provide hearing screenings and other tests and treatments that your child will need until they turn 18 years old. Your pediatrician will be an asset to your child’s health and you will work closely with them, so it’s important that you choose a pediatrician that you trust and value.

Why are hearing screenings necessary for newborns?

As soon as your child is born one of the ways in which they will receive and interpret information is through what they hear; therefore, if they have problems hearing then they may also deal with other problems including delays in language development and speech problems.

By detecting hearing problems early on your pediatrician can provide early interventions including hearing aids or other treatment options to ensure that your child reaches these important and necessary developmental milestones.

Of course, if your child responds to your voice or responds to noises then you may think that their hearing is fine, but this isn’t always the case. There may still be certain noises that they can’t hear properly and sometimes even these minor hearing issues can still affect language and speech.

Should my child’s hearing be assessed regularly?

Even if your baby passes their first hearing screening it’s still important that you turn to a pediatrician for routine checkups. Most hearing screenings usually don’t warrant a separate trip to the office, which means that your child’s hearing will be assessed during regular wellness visits.

Of course, if your newborn has certain risk factors that could affect their hearing it’s important that you share these factors with your pediatrician. These factors include:

  • A family history of hearing loss
  • Facial deformities
  • Postnatal infections
  • Premature birth

Finding a knowledgeable and trustworthy pediatrician before your baby is born is one of the most important things soon-to-be parents can do. Let our team provide your little one with the quality care they need to grow up healthy and strong.




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