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By Little Oaks Pediatrics
April 29, 2019
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: well-child visits  

Your child’s health is important, and that’s why well-child visits with your pediatrician can give you peace of mind and help your child staywell child visits healthy. The pediatricians at Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, North Carolina Dr. Ceyhun "Jay" Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra offer pediatric services including well-child visits to help make sure your child enjoys a healthy life.

Regular visits can help prevent illness and make sure your child’s development and growth are normal. It’s also a great way to make sure your child is current on immunizations.

Your child should receive an initial well-child visit within 48-72 hours of birth, at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

At the well-child visit, your pediatrician will measure your child’s height, weight, and other essential information. This provides an important baseline for future visits, to make sure your child is on a healthy, normal growth and development track. To find out more about child healthcare recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, you can view or print this handy guide, by clicking on this link: https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/periodicity_schedule.pdf

These visits provide a great opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your child’s eating, sleeping, or behavioral issues.

One of the most important ways well-child visits help your child is by ensuring your child is current on immunizations. Immunizations protect your child from serious diseases like meningitis, hepatitis, or the flu. Immunizations also protect you and other children and adults your child comes into contact with. They are also required for your child to attend daycare or school. For more information about the current immunization schedule from the Centers for Disease Control, please click on this link to view or print a handy list of recommendations:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

Regular visits are important to protect your child’s health and give you peace of mind. Don’t wait when it comes to your child’s health. Schedule a visit today by calling the pediatricians at Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, North Carolina. Call today!

By Pediatrician in Raleigh, NC
January 24, 2019
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Immediate Care  

How your pediatricians in Raleigh, NC, can provide help when you need it

Drs. Jay Ozturk and Maria Guerra at Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, offer a wide range of pediatric services including same day sick visits to help relieve symptoms and help your child get well.

 

Treatments Available During a Same-Day Visit

There are many common illnesses which can make your child miserable and could potentially develop into a more serious condition. When your child doesn’t feel well, you feel stressed too. At Little Oaks Pediatrics, these are just a few of the common illnesses treated during a same-day sick visit:

  • Colds and flu
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach aches and diarrhea

At a same-day sick visit, your pediatrician can also prescribe necessary antibiotics and other medications to reduce symptoms and eliminate bacteria which can cause infections like these:

  • Strep throat
  • Respiratory
  • Urinary

Immediate care services also include treatment of injuries due to sports, accidents, and other causes. At Little Oaks Pediatrics, your pediatrician can help if your child suffers from:

  • Burns or bites
  • Sprains or strains
  • Tendonitis or bursitis

One of the scariest conditions your child might experience is difficulty breathing. Your pediatrician can help with that too by treating:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Pneumonia

These are just a few of the many illnesses and conditions which can be treated during a same-day sick visit. For a complete listing of same-day sick visit services please visit the Immediate Care page on the Little Oaks Pediatrics website at http://www.littleoakspediatrics.com/immediate-care.html

 

Need Help? Give Us a Call!

Immediate care including same day sick visits can help your child heal faster, feel better, and get well sooner. If you think your child needs immediate care, don’t wait for your them to get worse—early treatment means a better outcome. To find out more about immediate care for your child, call Drs. Jay Ozturk and Maria Guerra at Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, today! Our number is (919) 720-4876.

By Little Oaks Pediatrics
October 10, 2018
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Immediate Care  

Children can become ill or sustain an injury at any time without warning. In such cases, you want to make sure your child receives the immediate careneeded medical care in a timely manner. When accidents or illness happens after regular business hours, often the only option for immediate medical care is the Emergency Room, which can be inconvenient and involve a long wait. At Little Oaks Pediatrics, we provide immediate care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Dr. Ceyhun “Jay” Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra are your child’s immediate care doctors in Raleigh, NC.

Immediate Care Services

The Raleigh immediate care medical staff at Little Oaks Pediatrics are able to treat a wide range of conditions, including various illnesses and different types of injuries. When you bring your child in for immediate care services, a thorough examination will be carefully performed to identify and diagnose the exact problem. Tests will be performed, if needed, and can include x-rays, blood tests, and urine tests. Examples of some of the conditions for which immediate care services are available include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations or cuts
  • Burns and abrasions
  • Colds and the flu
  • Sore throats
  • Ear infections
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Asthma
  • Other conditions

Immediate care services are also available for a variety of other conditions, including insect, animal, or human bites; allergies; strep throat; and both bacterial and viral infections. Other conditions that can be treated through immediate care services include stomach aches, gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract infections, tendonitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and respiratory infections.

Immediate care services at Little Oaks Pediatrics can give you peace of mind when your child has come down with an illness or has sustained a sudden injury. For specific questions about our immediate care services in Raleigh, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ozturk or Dr. Guerra, call Little Oaks Pediatrics at (919) 720-4876.

By Little Oaks Pediatrics
July 31, 2018
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: newborn care   prenatal care  

A happy healthy baby begins with the very best prenatal care in Raleigh, NC.prenatal visits, newborn visits

Once you find out you’re pregnant, you want to find a pediatrician who can help make sure both you and your child get the care you both need. Our Raleigh, NC, pediatricians, Dr. Ceyhun “Jay” Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra, are here to answer your burning questions about what goes into prenatal and newborn care and how we can help.

Q. When should I bring my newborn in for their first checkup?

A. The first two years of your baby’s life are full of developmental milestones, so it’s important that you are bringing them in regularly for checkups and exams to make sure they are reaching these milestones and remaining healthy. Their first checkup should happen within five days of giving birth.

Q. How often should my little one see a pediatrician?

A. You will want to follow this guideline for wellness checkups, created by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). While these appointments are designed to monitor the health of your little one as they grow up, these visits are also a great opportunity for parents to ask any questions or address any concerns they might have about the health of their child.

Q. How soon into my pregnancy should I choose a pediatrician?

A. It’s a good idea not to wait until the last minute to choose a pediatrician in Raleigh that you trust. In fact, you should choose a children’s doctor while you are still pregnant. It’s a good idea to strongly consider your pediatric options between 28 and 34 weeks into your pregnancy.

Q. How can a pediatrician help expectant parents?

A. While we don’t provide prenatal care to expectant mothers this doesn’t mean that our children’s doctors can’t still provide some help. Whether you have questions or medical concerns regarding your unborn child or your pregnancy, you can come into our office for free so we can answer any questions you might have. And, if you choose to have us as your child’s pediatrician, you’ll be able to see firsthand the kind of individualized and compassionate care we will provide your little one.

Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, is here to answer any of your questions and concerns throughout your pregnancy, as well as provide friendly and trustworthy care to your little one. Your child’s health is our top priority. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with us.

By Little Oaks Pediatrics
April 16, 2018
Category: Pediatrics

It’s important that your growing child is following a healthy, balanced diet.children's nutrition

With staggering childhood obesity statistics, more and more parents are taking an active and vested interest in making sure their children are healthy and active. Of course, our Raleigh, NC, pediatricians Dr. Ceyhun Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra know that it isn’t always easy to understand what your child’s nutritional needs are. Here are some of your most popular questions about childhood nutrition answered.

Q. What should my child’s diet consist of?

A. When in doubt, turn to the Dietary Guidelines of Americans to help you determine whether your children are eating the right things and getting the proper nutrients from their diets. The amount of calories your child should be consuming each day will depend on their age and activity level. By and large your child’s diet should consist of lean protein (e.g. poultry; fish), eggs, fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains, and dairy. Limit foods that are high in saturated and trans fats, as well as added sugar.

Q. Is snacking okay?

A. It can be, just make sure that when you child is snacking that they are eating something that will not just satiate their hunger but also provide them with vitamins and nutrients. It’s normal for young, developing children to need food about every three or four hours. Instead of letting them reach for the potato chips or cookies opt for healthier alternatives such as cheese and slices of turkey, fruit and yogurt, peanut butter, or raw vegetables and hummus.

Q. How much water should my child drink every day?

A. It’s important that your child is getting enough water each and every day, especially if they are physically active. A good rule of thumb is:

  • 5-8 year olds should drink 5 glasses of water/day
  • 9-12 year olds should drink 7 glasses of water/day
  • Children 13 years old or older should drink 8-10 glasses of water/day

Q. Is my child overweight?

A. If you are concerned that your child is overweight or obese it’s important that you schedule a consultation with a pediatrician in Raleigh, NC, who can determine the ideal body weight for your little one. If your child is overweight we can work with you and your child to create a specialized nutritional and exercise plan that will help promote a healthier weight and lifestyle.

Little Oaks Pediatrics is dedicated to providing children and families all over the Raleigh, NC, area with comprehensive pediatric care. Whether you have questions about your child’s nutrition or you need to schedule their yearly sports physical, don’t hesitate to call your pediatrician today to schedule your child’s next visit.