As flu season approaches, be aware of the different symptoms you may experience with the common cold, flu, and COVID-19. The list is not exhaustive, and other symptoms may be present or overlapping. If you have any of the symptoms above, please bring it up with your doctor during the appointment. Getting an annual flu […]
We understand the concern that many may have over the Covid 19 pandemic and would like to minimize anxiety regarding visits to our office. We have implemented the following recommendations: First, we are only allowing 1 parent or adult accompany the child/patient to the office. If you have a protective mask, please wear it while […]
We know that our community is becoming increasingly concerned about the coronavirus. We are attaching a link to healthychildren.org a website affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics that will give you some insight and updated information. If you are ill, and have recently traveled to any of the countries at risk, please seek attention at a […]
2019 – Get Fit With Beau and Dr. O
Join us in 2019 to Get Fit With Beau and Dr. O. FREE FItness Boot Camp for Kids ages 8-14 years old with Beau. When: 1/12, 1/19, and 2/2/2019 Where: Hancock Park on Field 1C Time: 10:30am – 11:30am Dr. Otero Will host FREE Zumba classes for Parents. Space is […]
The Journey of Your Chid’s Vaccine
Urgent Care: Is It Worth the No Wait?
The best place for children to receive medical care is at a pediatrician’s office. But, sometimes kids don’t wait for office hours to get sick or injured. So, what should you do for those times when your baby runs a high fever during the night or your young athlete hurts his wrist at a weekend practice? It happens. The […]
Why should I visit my Pediatrician every year for a Well- Child check up?
It is easy to know when to take babies and toddlers to the doctor for well-child checkups. The schedule is pretty frequent early on. But after age five many parents do not see the need to go to the doctor unless their child is sick. If your children are generally healthy, they could easily go […]
Babycare 101: Breastfeeding Positions
In this excerpt from our Baby Care 101 class we cover several breastfeeding positions that will help make it easier for mommies to feed their babies in different scenarios. Doctor Valentin will show you breastfeeding positions such as the Cradle, Cross Cradle, Football, and two others for older children. If you have any further question […]
What Are The Benefits of Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding Try to make a decision prior to arriving at the hospital to have your baby. Go to prenatal classes that teach or discuss breastfeeding. Talk to a lactation consultant. Get information. A number of health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization, all recommend breastfeeding […]
What if my newborn isn’t pooping?
One of the things I want to talk about, because it’s a big stress for parents, is pooping. When they’re first born, babies have lots of poop, and we’re going to look at some of what they look like when they first are born. Breastfed babies sometimes can skip pooping. They may go every […]