How Sick is Too Sick For School

It’s one of parenting’s many dilemmas – is my child well enough to go to school?  We all want our children to be resilient, but it is not uncommon for kids and teens to pretend to be ill in order to avoid something unpleasant at…

The Importance of Back-to-School Physicals

School is out for summer! Although it may seem like the break has just begun, summer goes by in the blink of an eye and it is not too early to start planning for the school year ahead. From gathering supplies to meeting your child’s…

6 Things to Discuss with Your Pediatrician

Dr. Irina Smith sees herself as both your pediatrician and a partner in your health care. In her practice, she has the opportunity to work alongside parents and children to provide the best care possible for her patients. “Just like any relationship, communication is key,”…