Protocols for COVID-19

Island pediatrics will continue the existing protocols for COVID-19 until further notice. Please note Island Pediatrics requires all parents and patients over the age of 3 to wear a mask, and we encourage you to bring your own to your appointment. We want to assure...

Fun in the Sun

FUN IN THE SUN Babies under 6 months The two main recommendations from the AAP to prevent sunburn are to avoid sun exposure, and to dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn. However, when...

Is it a Medical Emergency or not?

IS IT A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR NOT? When your child is sick or hurt, it can be difficult to tell whether an urgent care or emergency department is the best choice. In making that decision, it is important to stay calm and recognize the difference between a medical...

Fluoride Varnish: What Parents Need to Know

FLUORIDE VARNISH: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW Healthy gums and teeth are important to your child’s overall health. This is why your child’s doctor will talk with you about good dental habits even before your child’s first tooth appears. Once your child...

Media and Children

Media and Children The American Academy of Pediatrics has designated April 30 through May 6 as screen free week. We urge families to try turning off the TV and other screens (video games and computers), and spend time doing other activities like reading, hiking,...