News & Announcements
As COVID cases increase in our community, please stay home with your immediate family and stay safe. Don't make plans to travel or get together with extended family. Every time you gather indoors with people other than those you live with/see every day, you increase the risk that someone at the gathering gets ill. Be kind to others and stay home, stay safe.
Given the community spread, from a statistical perspective if:10 people from Bucks County meet there is a 23% at least one has active COVID. If 20 people from Bucks County gather there is a 41% at least one has active COVID https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu
Dr. Meredith Menz finished her pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in June 2020. She lives in Doylestown with her husband, Tim ( who is also a physician; he works as an interventional radiologist at Doylestown Hospital), and their toddler daughter.
Dr. Menz worked as a TV news producer for 5 years in NYC before going to medical school. She loves to read mysteries, loves spinning as her preferred method of exercise and has seen U2 live in Dublin!! She also lived in London for a year in 2009.Dr. Menz is a strong advocate of literacy and reading. During medical school, she was part of a volunteer children's committee that developed reading projects for children at a local women's and children's shelter in North Philadelphia.
Please make sure to say hello when you are in the office next. She is very much looking forward to getting to know all of our great Kressly Peds families!!
Dr. Kressly wants everyone to know that she will be retiring from clinical practice in mid August. "It has been a distinct privilege and pleasure to provide care for our community for over 30 years." Read her letter to patients that was sent via email.
Kressly Pediatrics joins the American Academy of Pediatrics in condemning racism in all forms. We are deeply concerned about the effects of racism on children.
We are gearing up for LOTS of check ups in our office June through August. Please read the details so we can keep our community safe!
Kressly Pediatrics source for what you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and our practice.
Some services at well visits are not covered by certain insurances, but you may get a bill for a visit if we also take care of an acute or chronic problem during your well visit. Learn more here: https://kresslypediatrics.com/Patient-Education/Patient-Education/How-Healthcare-Works/Well-Visits-Which-Include-a-Problem-or-Illness
If you have a child with a food or other allergy and have been instructed to carry an Epinephrine Autoinjector, you may find yourself scrambling to find one due to national shortages. Explore your options.
In response to questions about Zantac in the news, we have prepared this article so you can be better informed. Let us know if you have additional questions.
Thanks to all of our families who follow us on Twitter and commented on our Birthday Trivia Questions! Keep reading to find out the answers and see how you did!
Wow! It's now 15 years since Kressly Pediatrics opened up our doors to the serve the children and family of our communities. We want to thank ALL of our families past and present (and future!) who have partnered with us to deliver high quality care in our pediatric medical home. It's a pleasure and a privelege to be part of your family and to welcome your family into ours. If you don't know our story, learn more about our journey here
. If you are interested in joining the practice we encourage you too look around our website and see if we are a good fit.
And join our Facebook Conversation and Follow us on Twitter! Happy Birthday Kressly Peds!
With measles cases across the country breaking all records many families are contacting us to understand how they can best protect their children and themselves. This article was created to answer some of our frequently asked questions.
Please check your medicine cabinet for infant Ibuprofen 50 mg/ 1.25 mL and see if you have medication that has been recalled
. There are potentially higher concentrations of ibuprofen in these preparation and could put your child at risk!
Many of our parents come to us asking advice about sleep difficulties in their children. Craig Canapari, MD
directs the Yale Pediatric Sleep Center and has a terrific website with lots of good resources. Before you tear your hair out, start with Craig Canapari, MD
and create a plan for better sleep for your whole family!
We are hearing often from families about concerns for concussion following head injury. There is not complete agreement on the degree of rest needed to allow young brains to heal. In general, if you experience any degree off headache, dizziness, mental fogginess within 24 hours of a minor head injury, it's related to some degree of minor head trauma or concussion. For more information please review these resources on our website
and from the CDC
If you are a patient of Dr. Navarro's practice and are interested in joining Kressly Pediatrics, here are some things to consider:
Meet our patient Elle who is 4 years old and wants to be a doctor someday.
Please read this new information
about the hidden cost of medications and why no patient needs a prescription for EpiDuo.
We are getting lots of calls about how to prevent, remove and deal with ticks. The CDC has lots of great information and for more, check out what Dr. Kressly has to say:
Many of our patients have told us that they heard information about Miralax on the news. They had some questions and were looking for our feedback. Dr. Kressly published some guidance for you to view.
Please note: Insurance companies are now requiring patients to know which lab is preferred. Please tell us if we are doing a throat or skin culture and make sure you go to the correct lab for bloodwork or you will be responsible for the bill.
If you have a child planning to play middle school or high school sports, bring your PIAA form with the completed parent sections to the office now, before the back-to-school rush.
Kressly Pediatrics is proud to announce that we have been recognized again as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the NCQA
Kressly Pediatrics is proud to offer periodic CPR classes, taught by Jane and Colleen.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in the news often in the last few weeks. Many stories are confusing. Please use the links to important information for yourself and your family.
There has been a lot of recent media attention surrounding HPV vaccine. For good information please view this video between Katie Couric and Dr. Anne Schuchat from the CDC.
Have you used your Patient Portal
Account to view immunizations or send us a secure message? If you have not yet created or used your Online Patient Account, it is important that you do so.
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