We would like to announce that our block fee program is being discontinued. The intention was to be able to help parents at times when their children are sick and they are in need of advice and guidance. Unfortunately parents use our service for inappropriate and unnecessary questions that are cumbersome and unnecessarily intrusive. Despite trying to educate parents on the proper use of our services, this has continued, making the block fee less useful to everyone. We are left with the only option to cancel the service
A recent article showed a higher incidence of depression in teen who spend a lot of time on social media. This is something that we might be concerned about as parents and paediatricians, but there are some studies that do show this statistically. So, parents need try and monitor this and always have lines of communication open.
Dr. Barra and Dr. Kalwani’s 2019 Block Fee are now available for purchase. The email will be active from November 15, 2018 through December 31, 2019. Use the “Block Fee” tab to purchase.
There is a recent case of dipheria in an elementary school in Alberta. This is a life threatening bacterial infection that we haven’t seen in years in Canada. It emphasizes the importance of keeping your children up to day on their vaccines.
The FDA has recently warned against teething products with benzocaine and have asked companies to stop manufacturing them. Typical products containing this are oragel and ambesol etc. Swallowing benzocaine can cause a serious blood problem called methemoglobinemia. Paediatricians usually just recommend something firm to bite on like a teething ring. cold is fine but not frozen as this can cause frostbite on the face.
Walk-In Doctors Week of May 21st
Monday: Closed for Queen Victoria Day
Tuesday: Drs. Cannitelli and Kalwani 845-11
Wednesday: Dr. Cannitelli and Barra 845-1045
Thursday: Drs. Barra and Kalwani 845-11
Friday: Dr. Barra 845-1030, Dr. Kalwani 845-11
At times, our walk-in may reach capacity at which point it will close prior to the times listed above.