RPA welcomes Jessica Flutie to the practice!
Ridgefield Pediatric Associates is pleased to welcome Jessica Flutie, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, as a new provider.
Jessica works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in addition to assisting us with our weekend coverage. She enjoys working with children of all ages and looks forward to meeting you. If you would like to set up a meet and greet with her, please call our reception desk at 203-438-9557, and they can assist you with an appointment.
RPA Welcomes Third-Year Medical Students!
We like it when our patients and their families compliment us for the quality care we provide. We work hard to gain their trust!
Now we have received another accolade- the Frank H. Netter Medical School at Quinnipiac University selected our practice as a training site for their third-year students.
Being recognized by such a distinguished institution as a site providing high level of care makes us proud of our staff and strengthens our commitment to our families.
We are pleased to inform you that we are now participants in the Connecticare Exchange Plan. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and hope you will consider us as your primary care provider in 2015!
If your child has not received the flu vaccine yet, we encourage you to make an appointment! January, February and March often are peak flu months and it takes two weeks after the vaccine is given for it to be effective! Call our office at 203-438-9557.
For more information, please refer to these Vaccine Information Sheets from the CDC with more details:
Enterovirus D68 Update
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about Enterovirus D68. There is no simple test to determine if your child has E-D68. The presence of this particular strain of Enterovirus can only be confirmed by the CDC. Any chid who is sick and has severe respiratory symptoms, especially trouble breathing, even if they do not have a fever, should be promptly examined to determine what treatment is needed. >>Click here to read more.
A Letter to Our Patients About Medical Billing
Health insurance is very complicated. At our practice, we deal with health insurance all the time and even for us, it gets to be very complicated sometimes. Many times on surveys, parents comment on billing issues that are out of our control and because the surveys are done anonymously, we cannot call the parent back to explain. For this reason, with all the changes that have happened as part of Health Care Reform, it seems a good time for us to explain medical billing to our patients. >> Click here to read our letter.
IMPORTANT MMR (Measles) Update
Click here for information from Ridgefield Pediatrics about MMR vaccination recommendations.
"Watching Your Infant Grow! "
Ridgefield Pediatrics is interested in educating parents in the community about pediatric topics that are important for parents making decisions about their children’s health and family well-being. In order to meet these goals, our providers address pediatric topics with parents on a daily basis. If you have specific areas that you would like addressed, please email us or feel free to arrange an appointment with any of our experienced providers.
Dr. Eitan Kilchevsky has addressed our first topic, "Infant Nutrition-Breastfeeding."
He is the former Director of the Center for Breastfeeding at Danbury Hospital, he is a Neonatologist with over twenty five years of experience and is currently practicing at Ridgefield Pediatric Associates.
>>Click here to read "Infant Nutrition-Breastfeeding"
NEED A GIFT? Consider giving an ear piercing certificate!
Ridgefield Pediatrics has gift certificates for Ear Piercings!
The cost is $70.00.
Your child needs to be a patient at RPA.
For more information, please ask our receptionist at 203-438-9557.
Children's ID Program
Ridgefield Pediatrics and New York Life sponsored a free Children’s ID Program!
The program was well attended by children in the community. Parents walked away with Free ID Cards with their picture, finger prints, and other identifiable information in a case of an emergency! We look forward to offering this program again in 2014!
It's tick season! Read A Discussion on Lyme Disease by Dr. Jane Brotanek.
june 15, 2013
We are very excited to offer Impact Testing in our office. This software tool is designed to diagnose and manage concussions for our patients age 10 years and older. >>read more
MORE NEWS …
Dr. Brotanek's monthly series of articles designed to educate parents on children’s issues. >> read more
Fun Food Facts!
Drink water instead of sugary drinks!
Water: 8 ounces = 0 grams of sugar
Orange juice: 8 ounces = 21 grams of sugar
Vegetable juice: 8 ounces = 8 grams of sugar
Orange soda: 8 ounces = 30 grams of sugar
All the pictures on our website are pictures of our staff and our patients doing what we love to do! We thank Peggy Garbus, our photographer!