October 13, 2015 – “Kids Are Not Just Small Adults!” – Sports Talk 1400 Interview

This audio clip features Dr. Angela And Alex Yaffe as they discuss what we focus on at Just Kids Pediatrics. We have recently expanded! most recently we have extended availability to our patients! Hours are now 8am-9pm and 9am-5pm on holidays!

At Just Kids Pediatrics we focus on 0 to 18 years old. We are passionate about providing pediatric medicine from primary care to urgent care! We want to ensure that the entire community has access to the pediatric care that they need to be healthy. Walk in’s are of course welcome! We have recently expanded their locations and hours to provide better access to our amazing team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nursing staff and front end staff.

It”s important that we keep our kids healthy with well child checkups every year. Not only do we do well child check ups but we also do flu shots immunizations and of course sports injuries.

Listen to the Full Audio Clip Here:

April 9, 2015 - Cavett Kids Camp Champ Challenge

The team at Just Kids Pediatrics is excited that we get a chance to participate in the Cavett Kids Camp Champ Challenge. The Cavett Kids Foundation mission is to develop character, coping and connections for kids battling life-threatening illnesses.

We look forward to every opportunity we get to help a special program like this.

Please help the Just Kids Pediatric team raise money for the Cavett Kids Camp Champ Challenge.

Go to: https://fundly.com/2015-camp-champ-challenge-team-just-kids-pediatrics

September 1, 2014 – Just Kids Pediatrics Urgent Care Clinic Opening

Just Kids Pediatrics opened their Urgent Care clinic in South Oklahoma City. Our after-hours Urgent Care clinic is open Monday – Friday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Holidays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Our new Urgent Care clinic will focus on kids only, newborns through 18 years old. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 405-757-7818.

Watch the video from Oklahoma’s News Channel 4 and read the full article here.

Boost Your Child’s Immune System

In some of our previous blogs, we discussed some ways to help keep your child healthy this winter. Read What To Know For Flu Season, Avoid Getting A Cold, and Three Illnesses To Avoid This Winter, to learn some great ways to help your child and yourself avoid getting sick. Another way to avoid getting sick is by helping your child and yourself boost the immune system. If your immune system is stronger and you’re healthier, you and your child will have a harder time getting sick. At Just Kids Pediatric, a pediatric health care facility for children in Oklahoma City, we’re able to give you some useful tips to ensure your child’s health.

Fruits and Vegetables

As a parent, you’ve probably read on and on about the importance of feeding your child fruits and vegetables. We’re going to reiterate that importance because it is vital that you feed your child fruits and vegetables, especially when they are growing. Fruits and vegetables are filled with so many immunity boosting nutrients; when you start your child eating these foods at an early age, they’ll be able to continue having a great immune system for the remainder of their life.

Sleeping

Sleeping well throughout life is imperative. When you sleep the required hours, your brain will be more functional, your immune system will boost, and you’ll be able to go about your day-to-day activities without feeling exhausted. When your child is growing, they should continue to have many hours of sleep to ensure they are as high functioning as possible. To give you a good idea of what your child should be sleeping: a baby needs 18 hours of crib time, a toddler at least 12 hours, and a preschooler 10 hours. As your child grows he or she should have at least eight hours of sleep a night.

Exercise

When you incorporate exercise into your family when your child is small, they’re able to go through life exercising everyday. Exercise as a family by playing sports, bike riding, or going for weekly hikes. Not only will you participate in family bonding time, but your child will carry on the importance of exercising throughout his or her life and maintain a healthy immune system.
If you’re in need of a pediatric urgent care center, come visit us.

Three Illnesses To Avoid This Winter

Watching your child battle an illness is every parent’s nightmare. No matter if your child is older or an infant, it can be very hard to see your child struggling with a cold, the flu, or chickenpox. Due to the winter season coming soon, at Just Kids Pediatric, a health care facility located in Oklahoma City, it’s very important to maintain your child’s health, especially as the weather becomes colder. Read about three common diseases that begin to pop up more and more this time of year and are very easily passed from child to child. Avoid watching your child battle an illness by becoming aware of these illnesses beforehand.

Flu

As we discussed in, What To Know For Flu Season, another blog post about what you should know about the flu season, we touched upon symptoms and other topics you should be aware of. There are types of flu that your child could very easily contract this winter. The first is the flu and is easily spread from person to person via coughs, sneezes, and even talking to one another. The flu is usually a pretty big epidemic during the cold weather. In addition, the stomach flu is just as bad and affects as many people. The stomach flu is very contagious and is easily spread from person to person. The stomach flu incidence is highest in the winter.

Ear Infections

Ear infections, especially in babies, can be painful. Due to climate change and colder weather, the threat of ear infections is very real. Most parents take their children to the doctor because of ear infections because of the pain and sometimes nausea that children can experience.

Common Cold

The common cold is something that occurs all year round, but as the weather becomes colder it is much easier to contract the common cold. Everyone contracts the common cold at one time or another, but depending on how healthy you are, you can be sick for weeks or only a few days. The common cold will affect the respiratory system and create discomfort for a few days. Unfortunately, there is no cure, yet, but by eating healthy and drinking warm beverages, the common cold can disappear faster.

Learn more about Just Kids Pediatric, a health care facility for children, by contacting us today for everyday needs or pediatric urgent care.

Avoid Getting A Cold

School just started, and that means that your child will be bringing home more than just homework. It’s a known fact that kids share germs, especially at school. This doesn’t change throughout life. If someone in the office is sick, it probably means everyone will have it at some point or another. It’s the price we pay for being in small quarters with other people. While it may be a good thing to strengthen our immune systems, it’s a pain to be sick. Just Kids Pediatrics is a children’s pediatric health care facility and urgent care located in Oklahoma City, and we want to share with you some helpful tips to ward off a cold before it takes over your life.

Act Fast

Colds can wipe you out, and they overcome you very quickly, much too quickly. You are able to notice when you are getting sick, so instead of ignoring it, address it head on. There are a few ways to ward off a cold before it overcomes you. If you don’t take vitamins, then purchase a few as you feel your body begin to turn on you. There are many over-the-counter medicines that will give you these vitamins, or you can take the vitamin in its pure form. Ask your doctor about what vitamins are best for children.

Fluids

Drink lots and lots of fluids when you feel a cold coming on. Drink fluids like tea, water, and orange juice. Water is the most important fluid to drink because it’s healthy and allows your body to stay hydrated. Orange juice will provide you with extra vitamins, and tea with honey is able to sooth a sore throat or calm a cough that just won’t go away. If you have a child who is very young, however, do not give him or her honey as it may make them very sick.

Relax

When you begin feeling that cold come on, take some time to yourself. Instead of staying in the office and working overtime or taking that Crossfit class, relax. Cut down on the stress in your life, as difficult as that might be, and take a nap, listen to music, meditate, practice some light exercise, or watch a movie.

If your child is exhibiting cold symptoms or you need to make an appointment, contact us to schedule. We also offer pediatric urgent care.