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Staying Healthy in Phase III

We are a week into Phase III here in Virginia, and we’ve received many phone calls and questions during visits on how to best navigate the loosened restrictions. In this blog entry we’ll try to tackle the most commonly asked questions. First, we’d like to convey how appreciative we are to this community for all […]

Enriching Sibling Relationships

“PARdon Me” a blog series by Laura Duke, CPNP, IBCLC PARdon me…but how is the brotherly/sisterly love flowing at your house?  Siblings are spending an unprecedented amount of time together.  They are not headed off in different directions for sports or activities.  Friends may only be available by screen.  Schoolwork has come to a close.  In […]

Three Chopt check-ups & other office changes

If you’ve held off scheduling your child’s check-up until appointments re-opened at Three Chopt, the wait is nearly over. Beginning June 1st, we will resume having check-ups at the Three Chopt location. Sick visits will continue to be only at the Three Chopt location, but will be in a completely different wing from the check-ups, […]

Guiding Teens through Missed Milestones

This will be quite a tough May for many of our teenagers. May is prom season. It’s when spring athletes would be finishing up their seasons and possibly competing for championships. It’s when those in performing arts showcase all their hard work through instrumental talents, singing, dancing or acting. Perhaps most notable is that May […]

Anxiety Management Tips

“PARdon Me” a blog series by Laura Duke, CPNP, IBCLC PARdon me…but how are the worriers at your house?  Has the anxiety level hit the red zone?  Even if you were able to answer some of your child’s questions using the strategies we discussed last time, it is normal for your child to be anxious […]

Telemedicine Options Now Available for Specific Concerns

In an effort to adapt to the current climate and best serve our patients, we are making more telemedicine options available to our patients at this time. Although nothing is a substitute for an in-person visit and the ability to communicate face-to-face with a healthcare provider, utilizing this strategy for specific cases makes a lot […]

Talking to Your Kids about COVID-19

“PARdon Me” – a blog series by Laura Duke, CPNP, IBCLC PARdon me…but do you sometimes find it hard to answer your child’s questions about COVID-19 and our world today? Are you or your kids experiencing some anxiety? It is hard NOT to be anxious these days. We are simultaneously dealing with too much information and […]

Shelter-In-Place Activities

“PARdon Me” – a blog series by Laura Duke, CPNP, IBCLC Do Something…. PARdon me…did you DO SOMETHING today?  Is your family finding a purpose in their day while sheltering in together?  Last week, I mentioned that Dr. Lori Evans of Sirius Doctor Radio’s show “About Our Kids” encourages each family member to set a […]

Well Child Check-Ups Still Recommended During COVID-19 Pandemic

PAR continues to recommend scheduling and keeping routine, on-time check-ups – a policy reaffirmed by an AAP statement earlier today (4/15/2020). We have received many calls and questions about check-ups, and whether or not parents should keep their child’s appointment. Parental concerns are understandable. Today’s post will address these concerns in the context of current […]