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Ensure Your Child Gets Enough Sleep This Summer

It’s almost summer time, school is soon out of session, and your child will gain a lot of extra free time. This is a cycle parents will go through for a number of years, so it’s important to make the most of that time for both you and your child. While being active during the day can certainly help children, having a sufficient amount of sleep each night is equally as important. Is your child getting enough sleep?

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Talking to your Doctor about your Child’s Development

Concerned about your child’s development?

It is important that you talk to your pediatrician if you have concerns about how your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, or moves. http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/symptoms/

Check out these #tips from the #CDC on how to make the most of your doctor visit. 

If you need a pediatrician we can help. Visit: https://pmaonline.com/specialties-services/pediatrics/

Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Child

As your child progresses in school, their backpacks get heavier and heavier. Once your child enters middle school, they have to carry everything from textbooks to notebooks to sports supplies. But can a heavy backpack pose serious health risks for your child? Here are just a few health issues that come with children carrying a heavy backpack: Continue reading “Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Child”

National Poison Prevention Week

Half of all reported poisonings occur in children under age 6. 

Written by Jennifer Dean Durning, CPNP Pentucket Medical Pediatrics

National Poison Prevention Week is a good time to review safety information regarding substances that can be harmful if they are used in the wrong way or by the wrong person.  Poisons include common consumer products that are safe if used according to the directions on the label, but can be dangerous if used incorrectly.  Common sources of poisonings that affect children are medications, household cleaners, alcohol, cosmetics, and plants. Continue reading “National Poison Prevention Week”

Thank you Dr Benmaman!

In November 2014 my daughter of 13 years began to suffer skin problems . We visited several dermatologist referred by her previous doctor. We went to see a dermatologist at Children Medical at Peabody without any results favorable. Then I decided to change my daughter to another primary care Dr Brenda Foley at Andover Medical Center part of the Pentucket Medical, excellent doctor. Desperate to find answers to her problem , Dr Foley referred my daughter with Dr Coty Benmaman (dermatologist) which thankfully gave us the answers that we were looking for. Thank you Dr Benmaman ! Thank you Gia ( nurse ) … thank you for your excellent service, kindness and professionalisms. 

Dr. Bloom is so genuine and likeable.

Choosing a Doctor is one of the many important decisions I will have to make for my son. I immediately felt at ease when I brought Noah for his first visit as an infant. Dr. Bloom is so genuine and likeable. His gentle approach with my baby and his sense of humor makes each visit a joy. On occasion we have been seen by a nurse practitioner. I find all the staff, from the front desk to the doctors and nurses, and allergist and lab staff, to all be so kind and so nice. There is no doubt I made the right choice for my son in choosing Pentucket Medical for his care.