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© 2017 by Matteo J. LoPreiato, MD, FAAP

Our Recommendations:

  We are FIRM believers of vaccine administration, including all optional innoculations (HPV and Flu).

We feel that it is everybody's responsibility to insure that all children are protected from disease by innoculating their own children to lower the disease burden and subsequent possibility of evolution of resistant strains of organisms causing these diseases. Hence, the decision to vaccinate is not exclusively a "personal" choice alone, but more importantly a duty to protect our community's most precious asset.

 

With that in mind, here is our recommended visit and vaccine schedule:

 

 

Hospital Neonatal Visit : Hep B#1.

 

Post Hospital Visit (day after discarge).

 

2 week Physical Exam.

 

2 Month Physical Exam: DTaP#1, IPV#1, Hep B#2, PCV#1, HIB#1, Rotavirus#1. 

 

4 Month Physical Exam: DTaP#2, IPV#2, Hep B#3, PCV#2, HIB#2, Rotavirus#2. 

 

6 Month Physical Exam: DTaP#3, IPV#3, Hep B#4, PCV#3, HIB#3, Rotavirus#3.

 

9 Month Physical Exam.

 

1 Year Physical Exam: MMR #1, Varicella#1, PCV#4.

 

15 Month Physical Exam: HIB#4.

 

18 Month Physical Exam: DTaP#4, Hep A#1.

 

2 Year Physical Exam: Hep A#2.

 

Yearly Physicals from 3 through 22 Years.

 

HPV for both Boys and Girls @ 12 Years: (given @ time 0 and then 6-12 months later).

 

Menningococcal Vaccine at 12 Years and 18 Years of Age.

 

 

 

 

Do your part, vaccinate your child!!

OUR VACCINATION RATES HAVE RANGED FROM 92-96%  OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS; THE  STATE OF CONNECTICUT HAS AWARDED US CERTIFICATES OF DISTINCTION WHICH ARE DISPLAYED IN OUR WAITING ROOM. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO ASK US ABOUT THEIR SIGNIFICANCE. WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO VIEW OUR QUARTERLY REPORTS FOR OUR COORDINATION OF CARE PERFORMANCE. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE EACH QUARTER FOR YOUR INSPECTION.
 
Books
 

​​Expecting/Prenatal/Infancy:

 

What to Expect When You're Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff

Baby and Child Care by Benjamin Spock

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, by the AAP

What to Expect the First Year, by Eisenberg, Murkoff and Hathaway

Infants and Mothers, by T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Guide for Buying for Babies, Consumer Reports

The Mother's Almanac, by Marguerite Kelly and Ella Parsons

 

Breast Feeding:

 

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by Ruth Lawerence, MD

The Nursing Mother's Companion, by Kathleen Huggins

The Complete Book of Breastfeeding by Elger and Olds

Nursing Your Baby, by Karen Pryor

 

General Child Care:

 

Caring ForYour School Age Child, by the AAP

Caring For Your Adolescent Ages 12-21, by the AAP

 

Development and Discipline:

 

What to Expect During the Toddler Years, by Eisenberg et al

Your Child Birth to Five, by Penelope Leach

Toddlers and Parents, by T. Berry Brazelton, MD

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids will Talk, by Faber and Mazilish

Your Child's Self Esteem, by Dorothy Briggs

The Magic Years, by Selma Fraiberg

Parent Effectiveness Training, by Thomas Gordon

Without Spanking or Spoiling, by Elizabeth Crary

A Sigh of Relief, by Martin I. Green

Too Much of A Good Thing, by Dan Kindlon

 

Adolescence:

 

Teenage Body Book, by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsmann

The AMA Guide to Becoming A Teen

From Boys to Men, by Michael Gurian

The Care and Keeping of You, by The American Dolls Collection

The Boy's Body Book, by Kelli Dunham

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kid to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)

What's Going On Down There? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask, by Karen Granville, Nick & Clara Castro

Sex, Puberty and All That Stuff, by Bailey and McCaffery

What's Happening to My Body?

Between Parent and Teenager, by Hyam Ginot

 

Special Situations:

 

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems, by Richard Ferber, MD

Toilet Training in Less Than a Day, by Nathan Azrin and Richard Fox

ADHD: The Complete Authoratative Guide for Parents, by R. Barkley

Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Kurcinca

The Out of Sync Child, by Carol Kranowitz

Keeping Control: Understanding and Overcoming Fecal Incontinence, by Marvin Schuster and Jacqueline Wehmuellar

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals, by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper