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Posted on Jun 20, 2017

As a pediatrician, the safety and well-being of all children is my primary concern. When I counsel families on sleep safety, car safety, sunscreen, baby proofing, choking risks and even preventative care like healthy eating and vaccines, it is because my ultimate goal is for…



Posted on May 30, 2017

There are many things that new parents need to do while preparing for their baby to arrive. One that frequently gets overlooked is choosing a pediatrician. Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in the care of children from birth to 18 years of age and are…



Posted on Oct 21, 2016

There are so many things to know when you have a new baby that it can be pretty overwhelming.  I frequently joke with new parents that all they need to do is feed the baby and change his/her diaper (sounds easy, huh) but in reality…



Posted on Sep 29, 2016

In medical school, young budding doctors are typically taught not to share personal information with their patients.  Doctors should be neutral professionals so that their patients feel comfortable without feeling judged.  Furthermore, the visit is 100% about the patient, not the physician. However, we aren’t…



Posted on Oct 9, 2015

There are few things as scary as talking to your young daughter about puberty. Yet, it needs to be done and sometimes sooner rather than later.  Some girls will start to see puberty changes as young as 7 years old, although most will start between…



Posted on Sep 13, 2015

Dr. Jaime Friedman recently guest-blogged for TheScientificParent.org: Have you ever wondered how your pediatrician gets paid? It’s probably not something you spend a ton of time thinking about, however, there are some people who claim that every time a doctor writes a prescription or delivers a vaccine…



Posted on Aug 21, 2015

By now you have hopefully taken your child for their back to school physical and are ready to get your child into school mode.  In the midst of getting new supplies and clothes, it is also time to get your child’s sleep back on track.  While…



Posted on Aug 11, 2015

A few months ago, the father of one of my best friends was diagnosed with cancer. He had to have surgery to remove the tumor. His father, being someone I’d known since childhood was like an uncle to me. After the surgery, I sat across…



Posted on Aug 4, 2015

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and what better way to celebrate than to talk about all of the ways you can support your loved ones who have chosen to breastfeed.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, up…



Posted on Jun 23, 2015

I love being a pediatrician.   I get to practice medicine while spending the day with adorable, silly children. I help them feel better, watch them grow up and guide their parents through each stage of development. But, once a year I give that all up…




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