Category Archives: Information for Patients

Coronavirus Update

With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, we here at Metropolitan Pediatrics, have implemented the following precautionary measures to screen for possible high-risk patients. If you have traveled to China, Italy, Iran, Japan or South Korea (or any areas with confirmed ongoing community transmission) in the past 14 days or have come in close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 and have a fever

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Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1 E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine. Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future. What Are E-Cigarettes? E-cigarettes are electronic devices that

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Who Should Get the HPV Vaccination and Why

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. There are more than 150 types of HPV, and HPV infection is very common. In fact, about 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV every year. Most of the time, infection with HPV doesn’t cause health problems and just goes away on its own. People usually don’t even know they have it. But in some cases, HPV

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Dr. Hiren Gandhi Recognized as 2013 Most Compassionate Doctor by Vitals Patients Choice

Dr. Hiren Gandhi has been recognized as 2013’s Most Compassionate Doctor by Vital’s Patient Choice.

Metropolitan Pediatrics Wins 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award!

We are excited to share the news that Metropolitan Pediatrics won the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award! The Angie’s List Super Service Award honors excellence among service and health providers, who maintain superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List. Super Service Award winners are preferred among Angie’s List members because only the top 5% of qualifying businesses per category, in each market,

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My child has been fussy since getting vaccinated. What should I do?

After vaccination, children may be fussy because of pain or fever. To reduce discomfort, you may want to give your child a medicine such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. See the attached dose chart. Do not give aspirin.
 If your child is fussy for more than 24 hours, call our office  

What to do if your child has discomfort

I think my child has a fever. What should I do? Check your child’s temperature to find out if there is a fever. An easy way
to do this is by taking a temperature in the armpit using an electronic thermometer (or by using the method of temperature-taking your healthcare provider recommends). If your child has a temperature that your healthcare provider has told you

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Well Child Visit Schedule

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends well child visits at the following times: Before your newborn is discharged from the hospital. If your baby is discharged before two full days of life, your baby should be seen again within 48 and 72 hours. During the first year of life – a visit at about 2 – 4 weeks of age and at 2, 4,

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