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Primary care pediatricians serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Hillsborough, Briar Chapel, and Mebane North Carolina

Village Pediatrics specializes in pediatric medicine.

We care for your child's physical, emotional and developmental health!

 


04/13/2020– COVID-19 UPDATE

Hello- Here at Village Pediatrics we are all well and hope that you and your families are too! The VP providers and staff are here to help care for your children ages 0-22. We are seeing scheduled patients in our Southern Village office from 8am to 5pm. Only well infants and children in the morning and sick patients in the afternoon.  

 

We’re also able to treat many problems as Virtual Visits using internet video connection via Face Time or secure Zoom.  If you have a concern that you’ve been meaning to discuss with your child’s doctor, this is an ideal time to call!

 

To keep your family healthy, we recommend scheduling the following types of appointments:

  • Newborns and babies under 2 years of age will be seen in the office for regular checkups (birth and 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 24 months). These visits are so important to your infants health! At each wellness visit:
  • Your baby Is weighed and measured to monitor growth parameters
  • Your baby has a hands on physical exam to screen for serious illness
  • You have time ask questions and we provide anticipatory guidance
  • Your baby receives necessary vaccines (a resurgence in measles or whooping cough would be terrible right now!)
  • Afternoons are for sick visits only- please call for same day appointment
    • Fevers, sore throats, coughs, stomach aches can all be evaluated including any necessary testing
  • Virtual visits using Face Time or Zoom technology-
    • Routine medication follow- up visits for ADHD or mood
    • New onset concerns for ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression
    • Behavioral concerns such as sleep challenges, picky eating, potty struggles, toddler tantrums, and setting limits with your teen
    • Chronic medical problems

 

  • If your child is behind on vaccines we can conduct a vaccine only visit in your vehicle in our covered parking lot!!

 


Coronavirus Info 

 

We at Village Pediatrics are following the Covid-19 [novel Coronavirus] outbreak closely. Our practice receives updates from the NC Department of Health and local health departments. The links below provide reliable information about this current health issue. 
 
 
 
 

 


COVID-19: Guidance on Arriving Home & Keeping Family Safe

 


 

Village Pediatrics takes Blue Home for 2020

For 2020 Blue Value is now Blue Home


 


 

It is with great sadness that we let you know; Lizzie, our sweet therapy dog has gone to heaven. 
She will be greatly missed by all her families. 
Lizzie brought happiness and joy to all she encountered.

 

 

Lizzie - Volunteer Therapy Dog

 

 


Teething Necklaces and Beads: A Caution for Parents

"​​​​​When parents see their baby suffering, they just want a solution. Teething necklaces and beads have become an increasing popular alternative treatment to ease teething painBut, are they effective and safe? The answer is no."

Click here for info on Teething Necklaces and Beads


NO-COST EYE ASSESSMENTS FOR INFANTS 6-12 MONTHS

 

The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling

our baby’s first eye exam around six months of age

 

https://www.infantsee.org

Tylenol and Motrin Doses

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Feverall) and Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) are medications used for treating pain and fever in infants, children and adults. The dosing of these medications is based on WEIGHT, not age. Make sure that you know your child’s weight before consulting this document. Fever is not dangerous, as long as the condition causing it (such as a virus) is not dangerous. We recommend only treating a fever if it is greater than 100.5 and the child is uncomfortable, or if you are putting a child to bed knowing their low-grade fever is likely to rise.

Temperature in infants under 12 weeks of age is most accurately measured by a rectal thermometer. Temporal thermometers (used over the forehead) can be used after 12 weeks, and ear thermometers after 6 months. Axillary (under the arm) temperatures are acceptable for children 2 months of age and older. Oral thermometers are useful only when a child can hold the instrument under their tongue for several minutes without biting (usually after age 5.).

Acetaminophen suppositories are available as Feverall without a prescription at your pharmacy. These are useful for children who are vomiting, or refuse to take oral medications. Lubricate the suppository with a little Vaseline or diaper cream, and insert in your child’s rectum with them lying on their side, knees to the chest. Hold the buttocks closed for a few minutes to assure absorption.

Important Considerations

Never give these medications to an infant less then 8 weeks of age without first consulting your pediatrician.

Never give Motrin/Ibuprofen/Advil to a child under 6 months of age

Always use the measuring device included with your medication. Tylenol Infant Drops include a dropper or syringe inside the package. Children’s Tylenol Suspension or Liquid comes with a special dosage cup in the package. If you misplace the cup or dropper, please call the office or your pharmacist for advice. Do not use kitchen spoons or attempt to “eyeball” the correct amount. The dosage is very specific and too much can cause problems.

Always consult our office or your pharmacist before giving these medicines especially giving other medications, especially over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as cold medicine. Most OTC cold medicines already contain Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, which could lead to overdose if given along with other Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen containing products.