We were just notified that the After Hours advice line phone is having problems and continuously has a busy signal. Please bear with us - the PERC group is working to fix the problem.
Dr. Nirav Pandya from Children's Oakland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will be on the 11/4/2014 episode of 60 Minutes Sports (7pm on Showtime). See the preview below.
Violence at school always puts a strain on parents and children. In the aftermath of the tragedy in Marysville, East Bay Pediatrics would like to offer some resources to help parents and children cope http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Offers-Resources-to-Help-Parents,-Children-and-Others-Cope-in-the-Aftermath-of-School-Violence.aspx
Happy Halloween from all of us at East Bay Pediatrics! Be safe out there!
All of us at East Bay Pediatrics want to wish you a happy and safe Halloween. Be sure to not eat too much candy and be safe on the streets! For more safety tips, check out this page from Healthy Children http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Halloween-Safety-Tips.aspx.
East Bay Pediatrics now has Flu Shots for all ages over 6 months, as well as FluMist (nasal spray) for healthy children ages 2 years and older. For more information and drop in hours, please see our Flu Vaccine page.
Dr. Abbott recently served as a member of the New Slots ($4M) Task Force for the Song-Brown program of the California Office of Statewide Health and Development. Song-Brown provides funding to education programs to incentivize them to increase the number of under-represented minority primary care practitioners, provide clinical training and education in underserved areas and increase access to healthcare to the state's underserved population.
Proposition 46, which will appear on the November 2014 ballot, will weaken the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). MICRA is California's model medical malpractice reform law that keeps malpractice rates in California stable by limiting noneconomic damages in malpractice awards while providing unlimited economic and punitive damages.
The main goal of Proposition 46 is to quadruple MICRA’s cap on noneconomic damages. If enacted, it has been estimated that lifting MICRA’s cap would increase health care costs by almost $10 billion per year in California, or approximately $1,000 per family of four. The proposition is veiled as a “patient safety” initiative, mandating random and incident-driven drug testing of physicians. In addition, it mandates that physicians, pharmacists and other providers utilize an unproven government-run computer system containing patients’ drug prescription history.
We at East Bay Pediatrics ask you to vote NO on 46.
The founding partner of East Bay Pediatrics, Dr. William Rhea, died on Monday morning at his home in Berkeley. We all mourn the loss of this great, compassionate man. Services as follows:
Friday - 7:30pm Rosary
Saturday - 10:00am service followed by reception
Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
2005 Berryman Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
Donation can be sent to:
Children's Hospital Foundation
William E. Rhea, M.D. Memorial Fund
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609