Litchfield Hills Pediatrics
481 Bantam Rd
Litchfield CT 06759
Meghan Canedy APRN
Meghan comes to us with over 14 years of clinical experience
Her special interests include newborn care. She is
also a certified lactation consultant!!
We are a small rural practice set in the buccolic Litchfield Hills.
The practice was founded in 2005 by Dr. Lucia Benzoni who remains the main provider
We are currently accepting patients less than 5 years old (and their siblings even if older)
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri :
9 am - 4:30.
Wed 9 to noon
We have an option online for you to request an appointment date and time , even if the office is closed!! If you are an exstablished patient, a patient portal is available. Log into your child's account to request an appointment.
You should receive a reply within the hour when office is open
Our patient portal also allows you top access your child's medication history, immunization schedule and to message Dr. Benzoni directly, bypassing wait times on phones and awaiting a call back!
Summer: SUNBURN TIME!! If you should forget to adequately apply sunscreen and your child has a mild sunburn, apply pure aloe vera ASAP. If however, it is severe enough that the child cannot even tolerate the Aloe, thye will need to be seen. Any blistering sunburn should be seen.
Best treeatment : PREVENTION!! Apply sunscreen at least SPF 30 every 4 hrs or after swimming.
Best treatment for a winter cold: cool mist humidifier, saline nasal spray, rest, fluids!
Tick removal: easiest with a simple cheap tool called "Ticked off" . http://www.tickedoff.com/
Fever: No reason to panic. There is no set degree that is "dangerous", but please call if your child has a high fever - especially if sudden in onset. (a tem,perature of 99.9 BTW is not a fever - even if your child "normally runs low"). It's a sign there is most likely a 'foreign substance' is trying to invade your child's body - but it is your body's way of showing this invader how unwelcome they are. It is not necessary to treat every fever. Treat if your child is uncomfortable.
(acetaminophen if your child is less than 6 months , ibuprofen if your child is older than 6 months)
A fever more than 3 to 5 days ? Bring your child in,
Front Office: Cassie Tucker, Tiffany Plevka,
Francine Putetti, Michelle LeClair
Medical Assistants: Donna Samal and Francine Putetti
Billing : Pam Morey
What to expect during a routine health visit: www.brightfutures.org
Immunization Schedules and Information: www.aap.org