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MVP Kids Care was featured in the latest issue of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine. CLICK HERE to read the article.
MVP Kids Care partnered with Radio Disney on a fun event recently with music, games and prizes. The event was themed around Disney’s “Doc McStuffins” program. A great time was had by all!
On Saturday, May 17th at the Wigwam Hotel, kids were invited to bring their favorite toy for a special check-up approved by Doc McStuffins Fun activities included dancing to your favorite Radio Disney Junior music, tattoos, craft fun, games and prizes. Everyone who participated got a Doc McStuffins check-up certificate, free photo, photo frame, and take home craft! Join us all summer long at the Wigwam for these fun events!
Dr. Broome talks about the warning signs of heat distress in children on 12 News this morning. Click on the YouTube video to see more!
MVP Kids Care and Radio Disney partnered to bring Peyton List from Disney Channel’s “Jessie” to the Wigwam Resort last Saturday, June 21st. Peyton and one of MVP Kids’ Super Stars!! Peyton List and MVP Kids Care! The first official day of summer was HOT, but we kept it COOL at the Wigwam with Disney Channel star Peyton List, who plays Emma on Disney’s “Jessie”. Peyton is a Fashionista and came out to share some fun style tips with all of her fans. There was dancing, games, and a fun photo event with Peyton. Along with all the Disney fun, MVP Kids Care had a craft table and cool tattoos for the kiddos. These events will continue all summer long at the Wigwam. Come out to see us on July 19th when Disney star Leo Howard from Disney’s “Kickin’ It” joins us for a “Kickin’” good time.
Despite its biological inevitability and necessity, getting her first period can be overwhelming and intimidating for a young girl, especially when it comes to learning how to actually manage “the flow.” For many parents and their daughters, pads are likely the easier, less scary option. But what about swimmers or gymnasts who need a more discreet option, or girls who prefer to keep the flow as contained as possible, ultimately preferring tampons? To read the entire article, click here
Although a sonogram can indicate your baby’s gender with up to 95 percent accuracy, most folklore relating to determining your baby’s gender is just that — folklore. To read the article on the Mom.Me website, click here
A baby should not be submerged in water until the circumcision site has formed a scab, which typically takes four to five days after the surgery, says Dr. Christie Frakes, Arizona-based pediatrician and medical consultant with MVP Kids Care. The timing of the circumcision also plays a role in bathing routines. To read this article on the Mom.Me website, click here
There is little risk of having a cat with a newborn as long as parents take precautions, says Dr. Christie Frakes, Arizona-based pediatrician and medical consultant with MVP Kids Care. “As with any pet, parents should make sure the cat doesn’t sleep around the baby because the weight of a cat is sufficient to obstruct the baby’s airway,” she notes. To read the entire article, click here
What are the dangers of youth martial arts and what should be done about regulating them? Dr. Wells shares his thoughts on the dangerous sport and what parents and physicians should do to save these children from traumatic injuries. Read the entire article here
Before you throw your child’s medication in his backpack with instructions to give it to his teacher, know that many schools have protocols your must follow. Whether your child must take a medication long-term, short-term or just during an allergic reaction, we spoke with experts on how to make sure your child is getting the medication he needs when he needs it. To read the entire article, click here
When MVP Kids Care opened in west Phoenix in 1962, it was called Maryvale Pediatrics and it was the first pediatric practice west of Interstate 17. Decades later, amid changes such as population and housing booms, increased medical options and shifting demographics, the name may be different yet the longstanding practice remains and thrives, operating now with a second office in Avondale to meet demand. Dr. Harry Broome, MVP president and one of the practice’s four owners, joined the office in 1996. He’s treated countless children and, currently, some of his young patients are children of his former patients. To read the entire article, click here
EVENT HAS ENDED Join us Saturday September 6th at our Maryvale office from 10am-12pm for an exciting Radio Disney Doc McStuffins Toy Check-Up event! There will be music, fun fitness, coloring, and more! Please bring your favorite stuffed toy and come meet the Radio Disney Road Crew! 4700 N. 51st Avenue, Suite #4, Phoenix, AZ 85031
After the record breaking storm that hit Arizona in early September, many children were seen playing in run-off water in the streets, parks and backyards. While an impromptu swim might be fun, is it safe? Watch and listen to what Dr. Broome has to say.
Newborns should be placed securely in a rear-facing car seat in the middle of the back seat, says Dr. Christie Frakes, Arizona-based pediatrician and medical consultant with MVP Kids Care. Firmly secure all latches and the shoulder harness so your baby is secure and comfortable. To read the entire article, click here
When school starts back up, parents get so preoccupied with the stress of immunizations and school supply shopping that they tend to forget their children could be experiencing even worse anxiety about going back to school. The doctors at MVP Kids Care in Phoenix understand it is common for kids to be anxious before they start school and want share these tips to ease back to school stress and anxiety. To read the entire article, click here
A Valley school closed down after parents claim to have found traces of mold in certain areas. At home tests were conducted and were found to be positive. However, Dr. Shulski explains, don’t be too quick to react to home testing.
We are thrilled to announce we have become the official pediatricians for local news show, The Now Arizona weekday’s on ABC 15 at 4:00pm. What does that mean exactly? It means MVP Kids Care is the now station’s go-to physicians office for any medical related news and news stories to keep you informed, updated and healthy! We will update you on social media each time MVP Kids Care will be on so you can catch your favorite physicians on TV! Be sure to follow us!
MVP Kids Care’s very own Dr. Mark Patton is a pediatrician is featured in a story on KPHO.com. Over the past month he said he’s seen a jump in patients who are having trouble breathing which could be symptoms of the Enterovirus. “The new one that’s come out is enterovirus-D68. It’s primarily a respiratory virus, which is unusual for enterovirus,” Patton said. “If they’re exhibiting more severe symptoms definitely get them seen because a lot of children are being hospitalized with this virus,” Patton said. To read the online article, click here
You’ve probably heard that a nasty respiratory virus is making its way across the nation, infecting kids and sending some to the hospital. It’s called enterovirus D68. The virus presents as a normal cold, but the symptoms can rapidly escalate. Those with asthma or other respiratory disorders are especially at risk. In severe cases, it can even cause paralysis, heart infection or brain infection. To ready the entire article, click here
Long before you’re fretting over whether your kids are dabbling in drugs at some high school party, you’ve most likely seen them high on sugar — from cakes at birthday parties, Halloween candy, Christmas cookies, the list goes on and on. To read the entire article, click here
Dr. Broome’s thoughts on e-cigarettes
A measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in California is spreading further across the country and into Mexico as people who were infected on their vacations take the virus home to unvaccinated family members. ead the entire article here
As seen on 12News Phoenix.
Time Out! A Doctor Throws a Flag at Teens Getting Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Joseph Wells gives advice to concerned parents
Kristen Buchanan, PA separates the facts from fiction
Dr. Mark Patton discusses baby rashes, causes and when to be concerned
Dr. Mark Patton describes common childhood coughs and what to do about them
by Fred Shulski, MD
Michelle Howland, PA helps parents understand why antibiotics aren’t always the answer
Thank you to everyone who participated!
New, “Beachy” Pediatric Office Focuses on Comfort, Convenience and Quality for Kids and Families.
Over-the-counter allergy medications can reduce symptoms, but they cannot answer the question: What is my child allergic to?
By: Mark Patton, MD MVP Kids Care
Pictures from 2015’s “Holiday Cheer” celebration
Spring breaks are coming up, and parents might be concerned about traveling to areas where the Zika virus has been reported.
State and county officials confirm two cases of measles in Arizona.
Treating the new lice “super bug”
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