Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, is a very common childhood rash which can flare on and off. Read Dr. Handelsman's summary of this skin issue that can affect kids and adults alike in our Health Topics section.
East Bay Pediatrics physicians have always cared for families and their children regardless of family structure, and are happy to help support parents and/or guardians of gender non-conforming or transgender children including those children who are considering transitioning or are in need of referrals for services related to their gender non-conforming child. We continue to learn from our UCSF colleagues and other specialists. See the video below to learn about the work which is being done in schools regarding gender inclusiveness.
East Bay Pediatrics will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. We do have regular drop in hours on Saturday, July 2 from 9:30am to 12:00pm in the Berkeley location. We will return to regular office hours on Tuesday, July 5.
East Bay Pediatrics would like to inform you that starting July 2016 we are updating our immunization requirements to align better with the 2016 California school vaccine requirement (SB277). The new practice requirements are listed on our Office Policies page.
Immunizations have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious disease for children and the community. As pediatricians, we at East Bay Pediatrics strongly believe that vaccines are an important component of comprehensive child health care.
Kids who frequently get migraines may have lower levels of certain vitamins and antioxidants in their blood, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that, of the children and teens in the study who visited a headache clinic for migraine pain, relatively high percentages had mild deficiencies of vitamin D, riboflavin (a B vitamin) and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) — a vitamin-like substance that is made in the body and is used to produce energy within cells — compared with kids in the general population. Click here to read the full article.
After almost two years with East Bay Pediatrics, Dr. Rao and her family are moving to Colorado. She will be dearly missed by all. We wish her the best of luck!
Please check out the information on our new physician, Dr. Jonah Schey, who will be starting at the end of July.
The Academy has issued the following press statement in response to today's tragic mass shooting in Orlando.
"Today, the United States bears witness to another senseless act of horrific gun violence. News reports of the injuries and deaths from the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, are staggering. Mass shootings plague this country. The innocent are killed, and lives altered irrevocably. Gun violence destroys people, families and communities. This tragedy was perpetrated on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as they socialized in June – the month designated to combat stigma and celebrate pride among LGBT people. As pediatricians, we grieve with them and their families. We offer ourselves as resources to help youth begin to heal and to advocate for policies that will end this violence," said Benard P. Dreyer, M.D., FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics.
All families suffer today as these cherished people died and were hurt in Orlando. As the LGBT community is wounded by gun violence, it is a reminder for us to love all children and young adults. We offer condolences to those killed, injured and grieving but we also resolve to work harder to make all the children of the world feel valued. We can pick up the pieces and mend by overcoming the bitter intolerance that gives root to these terrible acts," said Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., FAAP, Executive Director/CEO, American Academy of Pediatrics."
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Richard Oken, MD, FAAP