Torresdale Pediatrics

August 2017 

Hello from Torresdale Pediatrics!
Tick Bite Prevention and Treatment
  • After kids play outside, check their skin and hair - especially the scalp, behind the ears, around the neck, and under the arms.
  • When playing in wooded areas, kids should wear long-sleeved shirts and pants and tuck pant legs into their socks.
  • Use an insect repellent with at least 10% to 30% DEET for protection against bites and stings in kids older than 2 years, always carefully following the directions for application.

 Click here for a resource on how to safely remove ticks. 

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 at (215)-638-0555.

New Vaccine Regulations For PA - Effective August 2017

The Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning this month.  The regulation s a re in tended to ensure that children attending school in the commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
Call our office now to schedule your child's well visit to ensure they are not excluded from school.

For more information about the latest vaccine requirements, visit

Do you need a copy of your child's immunization record for school?
Join our Portal  and print it off from your computer.

Welcoming Dr. Patel To Torresdale Pediatrics

Dr. Parul Patel is a graduate of Rice University. She went on to complete a Master of Science in Pharmacology and then medical school at Tulane University.  She completed her residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ now known as Rutgers) Robert Wood Johnson medical school.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She has previous experience of working as a pediatrician in Pennsylvania.  She enjoys listening to music.  

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.
The Best (And Worst) Sunscreens For Kids

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its 2017 sunscreen guide, vetting suntan lotions based on effectiveness and ingredients. While sunscreen isn't the only way to protect your child from the summer sun, it's an important part of maintaining healthy skin and establishing lifelong habits.


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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.