Well Child and Sports Physical Appointments

It is that time of year to start thinking about school, camp and sports physicals.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual well child visits through age 18 years and most insurances provide this benefit without a copay or deductible.  If your child is entering school for the first time or will be trying out for a sport in middle or high school, then he or she will need a well child visit/physical exam and completion of the appropriate form by our office.  All sports physicals must be done after May 1 in order to participate in sports the following school year.  Please bring the appropriate form along with you to your appointment.  This includes school/sports/camp forms as well as medication administration forms.
Please call either our Gainesville or Manassas office to schedule your child’s appointment.  Appointments can also be scheduled through our patient portal.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health month highlights the importance of early good dental habits.  Teeth can be gently brushed as soon as they appear in an infant’s or toddler’s mouth.  Our office is now offering fluoride varnish application for young children at ages 12, 18, 24 and 30 months at the well child visit.  This is a covered service by most insurance companies but feel free to call your insurance before your child’s appointment to confirm this.  For more information about childrens dental health visit the NIH website https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/NewsAndFeatures/Announcements/ChildrensDentalHealthMonth.htm

or https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/children_adults/child.htm

Flu Clinic

When have received another shipment of flu vaccine in both offices!  There will be flu clinic appointments in both locations on Friday, Nov 4th and in the Gainesville office Saturday, Nov 5th 9:00-11:30 AM,    We can be flexible if these times do not work for you.

Please call ahead for an appointment if possible.

Visit the CDC website for more information about the flu and flu vaccines.

Insect Repellents

It’s that time of year again when we get a lot of questions about what type of insect repellent to use on your child.  Here’s a link to an article from the American Academy of Pediatric’s Healthy Children website which is a great resource for information on car seats, nutrition, immunizations and more.

 

Well Checks and Sports Physicals

It is that time of year to start thinking about school, camp and sports physicals.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual well child visits through age 18 years and most insurances provide this benefit without a copay or deductible.  If your child is entering school for the first time or will be trying out for a sport in middle or high school, then he or she will need a well child visit/physical exam and completion of the appropriate form by our office.  All sports physicals must be done after May 1 in order to participate in sports the following school year.  Please bring the appropriate form along with you to your appointment.  This includes school/sports/camp forms as well as medication administration forms.
Please call either our Gainesville or Manassas office to schedule your child’s appointment.  Appointments can also be scheduled through our patient portal.

Zika Virus Information

Information about Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, and travel advisories especially for pregnant women who may consider travel to Mexico, Central America and parts of the Caribbean and South America can be found here:  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html/

Washingtonian Top Doctors

Drs. Flower, Flynn, and Mason were recognized by their peers as one of Washingtonian Top Doctors in 2015!