Additional Resources

At Children's Diagnostic Center, we are honored to serve as your first line defense against illness. We'd also like to give you access to these additional resources for information about your child's health:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, this branch of the federal government's Health and Human Services Department provides a wealth of information about diseases, immunology and fighting infections.

The American Academy of Pediatrics

This is a medical information site specifically geared to Pediatrics. A searchable database allows parents to find information on a wide variety of topics from the latest screenings available to parsing the latest medical news.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of children in the United States. Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. This organization has been working since 1988 to help parents understand the dangers facing their children every day and to help educate them on staying safe.

Nutrition.gov

This website provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government, assembled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Immunize.org

Hosted by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) this site works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and efffective immunization services.

American Academy of Pediatrics Announcement

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a public service announcement regarding the importance of consistent pediatric care provided by your pediatrician.  An excerpt of this announcement reads:

 

“Parents need to be cautious when considering care for their children at in-store clinics…Consistency is key to proper health care.  With every visit and phone call, your doctor is learning about your child’s health care needs, enabling him/her to make a decision with complete knowledge and information.  This is why children’s health care is ideally delivered or coordinated through the child’s medical home, the office of the primary care pediatrician.”

 

Consistent with this statement from the AAP, we recommend against patients seeking emergent care and sports physical at retail based health clinics or urgent care facilities.  The providers at these clinics do not have access to your child’s medical record or health history.

 

If you believe your child needs medical attention after hours, we recommend you call us first. The physician on call will evaluate the situation and make a recommendation for medical care.

 

For life threatening emergencies, ALWAYS CALL 911.

 

 

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