Pediatric Care

Pediatric Associates of Franklin

How to Prevent Bug Bites

Spring has sprung. That means everyone will be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. It also means that insects are more likely to bite or sting you and your children. So let’s discuss some ways to help prevent bug bites and what to do if they bite.  Which Insects Should Concern Me? Two insects everyone wants

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New Parent Tips Franklin TN

Helpful Tips for New Parents

You’ve just arrived home from the hospital. You had trouble strapping Junior into the brand-new, state-of-the-art car seat your mother insisted was the best, and you feel like you’ve just been hit by a semi. Your insides hurt in places you didn’t know existed, and your head might explode if your partner asks if you feel okay one more time.

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Learning Disorders

Parents in the Know: 4 Common Learning Disorders

Suspecting your child has a learning disorder causes stress for any parent. Keep in mind that a learning disorder doesn’t indicate a person’s intelligence nor does it limit the capacity to learn. Furthermore, early detection minimizes the effect a disorder has on a child. Understanding common disabilities and how to deal with them can reduce

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College Medical Care

Medical Care in College

by Phyllis Townsend,  MD Sending your young adult off to college is an anxiety provoking event on many levels. Concern over whether your child will do well with their studies? Will they get very homesick? Will they eat right? Will my child know what to do when they get sick? The thought of a sick child

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctors

My 2-and-a-half-year-old picks at her food now, where she used to have a healthy appetite. She even shows little interest in treats. She hasn’t lost any weight yet. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Toddlers are notoriously finicky eaters who seem to eat well at one meal and eat nothing at the next.

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Water Safety - Franklin, TN

Water Safety For The Family

Swimming is a great way for kids to stay cool and keep active during the hot summer months. The best way to make sure everyone has a great summer is to be diligent about water safety. Below are a few tips to help you keep your children safe in and around water all summer long:

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Pediatrician Franklin, TN

What You Need To Know About Pertussis

By Dr. Allen Peabody Pertussis or “whooping cough” is a contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria bordatella pertussis. Because of its subtle initial signs and varied presentation, it can be difficult to diagnose promptly. It can affect all age groups, but it can cause significant complications primarily with the newborn population. The disease has three

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctors

My two-month-old grunts constantly and every time he moves. My pediatrician says it’s nothing to be concerned about, but I want a second opinion. Could his constant grunting be a sign of something askew? If your child is growing well and eats vigorously then it is extremely unlikely that there is anything wrong with your

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Breastfeeding - Franklin, TN

Common Breastfeeding Myths

By Kimberly Hampton, RN, IBCLC We are privileged to live in an era of information, research, and support. Science tells us that breast milk is the best food for babies, and more and more mothers are initiating breastfeeding. That is great news for babies and mothers alike, since both benefit from breastfeeding. Unfortunately, over the years as

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Ask The Doctors – Allergies or Cold?

My 10 month old has a constantly runny nose.  Could it be possible that he has allergies instead of a cold? While not impossible, it would be unusual for your 10 month old to have allergies.    More likely, he has had a series of colds that have run together over the last 6-8 weeks

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Testimonials

"Everyone is friendly & knowledgeable. I feel like we’re getting excellent medical care here. Thanks!"

- Aubrey M.

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IS YOUR CHILD
SICK?

Visit our library to choose from over 100 symptoms and read more about managing your child’s illness. Our practice is focused on assisting families in the health and wellness of their children. We are available for consultation, prevention and treatment of the physical and emotional health concerns of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

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