Torresdale Pediatrics

August 2018 

Hello from Torresdale Pediatrics!
9 Surprising Summer Dangers For Baby

While there's plenty of fun to be had, the season also brings some hazards for babies that might not be top of mind. Here, we break down nine dangers to look out for and how to side-step them so you and baby can safely enjoy everything summer has to offer.

Don't forget to schedule your child's physical!
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With the start of school just around the corner, now is the time to bring your child in for their annual physical. Call to schedule your child's appointment today:

What is A VIS (Vaccine Information Statement)?

"Vaccine Information Statements  (VISs) are  information  sheets produced by the CDC that explain both the benefits and risks of a  vaccine  to  vaccine  recipients. Federal law requires that healthcare staff provide a  VIS  to a patient, parent, or legal representative before each dose of certain  vaccines ." - CDC Website
If you have any questions about the vaccine your child might receive, don't hesitate to ask your physician. 

For more information about VISs, visit
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Torresdale Pediatrics Welcomes 
Maxine Ames, MD
Maxine Ames, MD is a graduate of Cornell University and completed her medical school at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Long Island, NY where she was selected for membership to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed her residency training at Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children. During her residency Dr. Ames was awarded the Richard C. Gozon Compassion in Medicine Award.

Patient Information Update
It is important that EVERY time you come to the office that you let us know if any of your child's information  has changed, including home address, email information, insurance provider and an accurate phone number.
AAP: Insect Bite And Repellent Safety Tips
  • Don't use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child.
  • Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods and gardens where flowers are in bloom.
  • Combination sunscreen/insect repellent products should be avoided because the sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours, but the insect repellent should not be reapplied that often.


Monday - Thursday    8 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday   8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday   8 AM - 12 PM  
The information in this newsletter is for information purposes only and not intended to replace proper medical care. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional with any questions you may have about a medical condition. Any information received from this newsletter is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition.