We require that all patients be vaccinated in our practice. We strongly recommend infants and children receive their vaccines on the following schedule. The vaccines are timed in order to protect your child when he or she is most vulnerable and when they will be most effective.
Vaccines do not cause autism nor will they "overwhelm" your child's immune system. Vaccines protect your child against life threatening disease.
Feel free to ask any of our providers about vaccine questions you have.
Well Child Check & Immunization Schedule
EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATED VACCINES
Pediarix: DTap/IPV/Hep B
Rotarix: Rotavirus Vaccine - oral
Hib: Haemophilus Influenzae B
Varicella: Chicken Pox
Hep B: Hepatitis B
Hep A: Hepatitis A
Gardasil: Human Papilloma Virus
What We Do:
24/7 On Call Coverage - We share call with several pediatricians in the area so that you have access to medical advice at any time of the day. Call our main number after hours and you will either be connected directly to one of our providers or directed on how to contact the physician on call.
Electronic Rx - No more paper script. Sent to your Pharmacy at the same time as your visit.
Same Day Sick Visits - If you are sick TODAY, you will be seen TODAY.
Well Child Check Ups - DON'T underestimate the importance for these for young AND old! Most insurance companies pay for yearly physicals and the best way to remember is your child's birthday! Make their appointment 1 week after the birthday.
Newborn Care: We attend all C-sections and high risk deliveries and round on babies born at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. We also do circumcisions.
Asthma Treatment - Education and treatment to make your child healthy and control asthma symptoms
Nebulizers/Training - Our office is able to dispense nebulizer machines and provide training on how to use them.
Behavioral Screening/Counseling - sometimes just gentle guidance can help restore peace and other times treatment may be more intense.
ADD/ADHD - help your child overcome this impediment to learning to ensure success.
Seasonal Flu shots/Immunizations - We follow the AAP and ACIP guidelines and encourage all patients to do the same -it's truly the best way to keep our children healthy. We offer weekend Flu Shot Clinics during flu season, ask our front office staff for available dates
Acne Management: We are able to treat mild to moderate acne and are able to prescribe Accutane
Contraception Management: We provide counseling on all forms of offer oral contraception options and can prescribed oral contraceptive pills.
Suturing/Dermabond: We provide suturing or dermabond services for simple lacerations
Developmental Screening: We provide formal developmental screening using Ages and Stages and the MCHAT. If an issue is revealed - we will direct you as to how to best insure your child's success
Understanding what is going on with your child is key but sometimes it is hard to know! Below is a tool to help guide you as to what you need to do next....
Online Symptom Checker
When your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury, what do you do ? This tool can help you decide what to do next using an online symptom checker tool.
Pediatric Medication Dosages
important to know how to convert teaspoons to milliliters. The following is a brief guide:
Teaspoon = tsp.; milliliters = ml.; tablespoon = tbsp.
1 tsp = 5 ml = 5 cc = 1⁄3 tbsp
1⁄2 tsp = 2.5 ml. = 2.5 cc
1 1⁄2 tsp = 7.5 ml. = 7.5 cc = 1⁄2 tbsp.
3 tsp. = 15 ml. = 1 tbsp. = 1⁄2 ounce
(dosing guidelines under construction)
Litchfield Hills Pediatrics | 481 Bantam Road Litchfield CT 06759 US | +1.8605671263
HartfordHealthCare Pediatric formerly Litchfield Hills Pediatrics
481 Bantam Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759
BREASTFEEDING AND NEWBORN RESOURCES
Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC FILCA & Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC (December 1, 2010)
The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk: Foreward by Martha Sears, RN, by Diana West and Lisa Marasco
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
On Becoming Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo and Robert Buckman
As of January 21, 2019
Litchfield Hills Pediatrics will be part of
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
this is our go live week!!!!
please be patient - we have a lot of technological happenings this week and a lot of adjustments this week.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Lunch 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 12 noon
-advice on medical conditions