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HPV

 Influenza Vaccine Flu vaccines are still available. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit. ___________________________________________________________________ Ambetter Insurance Effective January 1st, 2020,  we will no longer be a participating provider for Ambetter. ——————————————————————————————————————– What you should know about HPV Vaccination What is HPV? HPV is a virus that can cause cancer or genital warts. […]

Thanksgiving 2019 Holiday Hours

Influenza Vaccine Flu vaccines are still available. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit. ___________________________________________________________________ Ambetter Insurance Effective January 1st, 2020,  we will no longer be a participating provider for Ambetter. ——————————————————————————————————————– Thanksgiving 2019 Holiday Hours Wednesday, November 27, 2019: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, walk-in appointments available 8:00 am to 8:30 am […]

Scrapes and Cuts: When Should I See A Doctor?

Influenza Vaccine Flu vaccines are still available. Please call (417) 882-1600 to schedule a nurse visit. ___________________________________________________________________ Ambetter Insurance Effective January 1st, 2020,  we will no longer be a participating provider for Ambetter. ——————————————————————————————————————– SCRAPES AND CUTS:  WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR? Active children often get scrapes and cuts.  Deciding when skin injuries need […]

2019 Influenza Vaccine

Ambetter Insurance Effective January 1st, 2020,  we will no longer be a participating provider for Ambetter. Ranitidine Recall The manufacturer that provides our local pharmacies with generic liquid ranitidine has issued a  recall.  Alternatives are challenging and may not be covered by insurance.  Before you call us for a new prescription, you might check your […]

Children’s Tylenol Dissolve Packs

___________________________________________________________________ We are expecting to get shipments of flu vaccine within the next month. We hope to start flu vaccinations for the season at the beginning of October.  We will post updates on this web page once flu vaccines arrive.  We will start scheduling after they have arrived. ____________________________________________________________________   A new option for Tylenol (acetaminophen) […]

2019 Flu Vaccine Season

We are expecting to get shipments of flu vaccine within the next month. We hope to start flu vaccinations for the season at the beginning of October.  We will post updates on this web page once flu vaccines arrive.  We will start scheduling after they have arrived.

Talking to Children about Racial Bias

Racial issues come up in our social interactions regularly.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its policy on racial bias and this article gives some good tips on discussing race and incorporating your family values into that discussion with your children.

Making Your Own Baby Food

Choosing fresh ingredients from your own garden or the farmer’s market for your baby makes the extra work of homemade baby food very rewarding if you have time.  Care must be taken to cleanse and store these meals to avoid causing gastrointestinal infections.  Details are included in this link

Earwax Tips

by Jacob Sanders MS3 University of Missouri School of Medicine Springfield Campus There is no doubt that good hygiene is an important part of good health. But sometimes in our attempt to do something good, we can end up causing a problem. This can certainly be the case when it comes to trying to clean […]

Are All Fish Created Equal?

Are All Fish Created Equal? No, not all fish are created equal in terms of nutrition. Sorry fish. But why are we talking about fish? In addition to high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, fish is a great source of healthy fats such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that are essential for a child’s developing brain, nervous […]