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    5 Ways Telemedicine is Making Life Easier for the Working Parent

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Telemedicine is helping patients and their families receive the care they need when it matters the most. It’s true! Integrating technology into everyday healthcare bring a new level of convenience to both parents and physicians. Let’s consider some of the ways VirtualPediatrics can ease the challenges that come with caring for a sick child as a working parent. What working parent has not started the day with a sick child to tend to? We’ve all…

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    Making the Most of Summer

    - by Melissa Bauman

    The fall season is right around the corner, so don’t waste another minute to make fun family memories this summer!  Engaging in summertime activities with your children are always great ways to share some laughs and smiles and stay healthy.  Let’s get to it: Get Your Summer On Go camping indoors: Clear out some furniture and set up (or make your own!) tents inside.  Treat it the same way you would if you were at a campground away from home.  Use flashlights after dark, sleep in sleeping bags, tell ghost stories, avoid screen time, and make some great memories.  The…

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    August Duck of the Month

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we use rubber ducks as a way to reward and show our appreciation for our “little ducklings.” When they leave our clinics, our patients get to hold onto these ducks to remind them Dr. Duck is always here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. Each month, our patients and their families vote via social media for our next Duck of the Month. We are thrilled to present our Pirate Ducks as our August…

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    The Future of Pediatric Telemedicine

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Technology now enables us to speak with you and your child from afar for minor, urgent care needs. I can vividly recall the day I received my first personal computer. This computer was a beautiful, beige construction of plastic and metal composed of three separate parts; a large boxed monitor, an even larger computer base, and a keyboard. All together it took up more space than today’s high capacity microwave, and it weighed a ton. I remember hitting that switch in the back and patiently waiting for it to…

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    VirtualPediatrics Now Live

    - by Melissa Bauman

    In the 7 years that Urgent Care for Kids has been in business, we have been an industry leader in bringing pediatric specialized care to our patients at locations and times where few other suitable options existed. Our clinics have kept tens of thousands of children out of emergency rooms and adult clinics when they didn’t need to be there. While we have been very successful with our model, we have always been limited by the geography surrounding our clinics and have been unable to assist pediatric patients in the many parts of Texas where we don’t have a clinic.…

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    Sun Exposure Awareness with Dr. Kristi Whitenton

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Here in Texas, we have a love-hate relationship with the summer sun. It’s our best friend when we are enjoying family time outside, but it’s also a burden when temperatures climb higher and higher. It’s no secret sun damage can impact health in a number of ways.  Most of the sun damage that has consequences later in life is actually due to childhood exposure, so it’s important to protect children from the sun and establish healthy sun habits early in life. Get ready to bust out that sunblock and baseball…

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    Importance of Telemedicine in Pediatrics – Dr. Linda Halbrook

    - by Christine Walsh

    Telemedicine is rapidly evolving in today’s world. Never before have families been able to connect with a doctor for minor illnesses with just a push of a button. This notion, however, is now a reality. Urgent Care for Kids is proud to announce the arrival of VirtualPediatrics, the first on-demand, pediatric telemedicine service in Texas, on July 20 2018. This efficient and convenient form of medicine enables you and your little one to speak with the same friendly physicians you’d see in our locations over video at a moments notice. Especially for families who live in rural areas of our…

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    July Duck of the Month

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we use rubber ducks as a way to reward and show our appreciation for our “little ducklings.” When they leave our clinics, our patients get to hold onto these ducks to remind them Dr. Duck is always here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. Each month, our patients and their families vote via social media for our next Duck of the Month. We are thrilled to present our Monster Ducks as our July…

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    Pediatrician’s Guide to Summer Water Safety

    - by Melissa Bauman

    At Urgent Care for Kids, our medical team truly strives to offer the best pediatric expertise when the unexpected happens and insightful advice to hopefully avoid overwhelming and worrisome trips to the doctor. The topic of “dry drowning” has made a splash in today’s media, and one of our leading pediatricians sat down with us to unpack this popular concern. Urgent Care for Kids’ Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Director Dr. Adolfo Flores is a patient favorite in our north Texas locations. Here’s what he wants your family to know before taking to the water this summer: With school out for the…

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    Be Prepared – Family Emergency Response Plan

    - by Melissa Bauman

    At Urgent Care for Kids, we understand it can be inconvenient or overwhelming when your little one becomes sick and a trip to the doctor is in order. That’s why we foster an at-ease and secure environment every day of the year for our families because we believe in offering quality, pediatric care when you need it the most. While we can’t always avoid illnesses, it pays off to take preventative steps for your child’s health and safety. The same logic applies in disasters.   What’s your plan? The Department of Homeland Security encourages you and families everywhere to be informed, plan ahead…

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    June Duck of the Month

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we use rubber ducks as a way to reward and show our appreciation for our “little ducklings.” When they leave our clinics, our patients get to hold onto these ducks to remind them Dr. Duck is always here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. Each month, our patients and their families vote via social media for our next Duck of the Month. We are thrilled to present our Surfer Ducks as our June…

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    Urgent Care for Kids Featured on City Mom’s Blog, Just Add Sprinkles

    - by Melissa Bauman

    We had the pleasure of partnering with one of our favorite mom networks, City Mom’s Blog! The series stretches from coast to coast and dives into all things pregnancy, parenting, mom must haves and everything in between. Urgent Care for Kids is proud to sponsor Episode 15 of their new Just Add Sprinkles podcast. We begin this edition with the daunting realization of summertime, and all of us moms with school-age kids are feeling the same way…we’re tired. We’re done with homework. Done with lunches. Done with drop-offs and pick-ups. But, guess what summer is just around the corner…so now…

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    Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Is your child complaining about a painful scratchy throat? Are they having difficulty swallowing? Not sure whether these symptoms are a result of sore throat or strep throat? Luckily, we are here to help! We asked three of Urgent Care for Kids’ pediatric trained providers to help differentiate the two. The Break Down What is Sore Throat? Pharyngitis is a common complaint for children and teens. Pharyngitis (sore throat) is usually caused by viruses. Sometimes, there is a bacterial cause such as from streptococcus bacteria, which can result in a strep throat infection. There are many other causes of sore…

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    Meet Dr. Adolfo Flores, North Texas Medical Director!

    - by Melissa Bauman

    At Urgent Care for Kids, it’s our privilege and priority to offer the most sincere and expert pediatric care and customer service to you and your family. We aim to respect your time because we know it is limited and offer a welcoming and at-ease environment in the wake of unexpected or worrisome events. It takes a special person to pursue a career in medicine and, more specifically, pediatrics – one of which is our leading pediatrician and North Texas Medical Director, Dr. Adolfo Flores! His years of experience and big heart for little patients makes kiddos and their families…

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    May Duck of the Month

    - by Melissa Bauman

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we use rubber ducks as a way to reward and show our appreciation for our “little ducklings.” When they leave our clinics, our patients get to hold onto these ducks to remind them Dr. Duck is always here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. Each month, our patients and their families vote via social media for our next Duck of the Month. We are thrilled present our Mermaid Ducks as our May Duck…

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    Service Update: Sports Physicals Discount

    - by Christine Walsh

    Spring has sprung, and so has the new sports season! Whether you need a physical for extracurricular activities, sports leagues, or school sports, run to our board-certified physicians/pediatric trained nurse practitioners to do the job. We offer sports physicals seven days a week, no appointments necessary. Why Your Child Needs a Physical: If your child is participating in a spring sport, it is likely they will need a sports physical as clearance to play during the season. Sports physicals are a safe way to assess if your child is healthy enough to participate. What to Expect: Although physical examinations tend…

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    Family Technology Safety with Sagiss

    - by Christine Walsh

    Can you imagine a day without an internet connection? A computer? Your cell phone? Technology has gained a huge presence in our households and lives over the years, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Take the healthcare field for example. Never has a doctor been able to hold a consultation with their patient via video for minor illness until now. And thanks to services like TeleCare for Kids, patients and their families are able to connect with medical professionals when and where they need to when it matters the most. Technology is revolutionary! And just like every advancement comes…

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    April Duck of the Month

    - by Christine Walsh

    Our mascot, Dr. Duck, and his friends love comforting patients when they visit Urgent Care for Kids. Since Urgent Care for Kids opened, we use rubber ducks as a way to reward and show our appreciation for our “little ducklings.” When they leave our clinics, our patients get to hold onto these ducks to remind them Dr. Duck is always here to ensure a healthy future for them and their family. Each month, our patients and their families vote via social media for our next Duck of the Month. We are thrilled present our Easter Ducks as our April Duck…

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    Spring into Classroom Health

    - by Christine Walsh

    As your kiddos prepare to head back to school from spring break, beware of those pesky illnesses that come with being around their peers again. The rise in pollen and seasonal allergies aren’t helping either! And let’s not forget the flu, while on it’s downhill slide, is still out there. We sat down with Courtney Szudarski, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Fairview Elementary, for tips on staying healthy during the school year. After all, your little one only needs to take home their homework and not the playground germs. Courtney Szudarski, a 5th and…

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    Meet Dr. Anirudh Saronwala, Supervising Pediatric Provider!

    - by Christine Walsh

    It’s our mission to care for your children like they are our own, respect your time because it is limited, and offer quality care for you and your children when it matters most. Every team member at Urgent Care for Kids is invested in this goal and in providing the best customer service and pediatric urgent care – one of which is our supervising provider in Houston, Texas, Dr. Anirudh Saronwala. Read more to learn more about one of our pediatricians and what he has to say about the patient experience you and your family can receive at Urgent Care for…