dayton children's pediatrics services
In addition to providing comprehensive primary care services, Dayton Children's Pediatrics offers:
Dayton Children's Pediatrics provides all childhood immunizations, and is dedicated to helping parents stay on track with the child’s immunization schedule. In fact, for the last several years, the Ohio Department of Health has recognized our clinic for its high immunization rate—more than 99 percent of our patients are on schedule with their childhood immunizations!
same-day appointments for sick patients
Dayton Children's Pediatrics offers same-day appointments for established patients who are sick or have an urgent health concern. To make an appointment, please call 937-641-3500.
healthy weight management
The physicians at Dayton Children's Pediatrics take a child’s weight and how it relates to their overall health very seriously. If one of our physicians notices that your child is overweight or at risk for childhood obesity they may suggest that the child be seen in our healthy weight management clinic. Our staff will provide nutrition and exercise counseling as well as working with the family on lifestyle goals to help the child maintain a healthy weight. The patient will be seen in between well-child visits in order to help manage their weight.
Dayton Children's Pediatrics offers sports physicals for established patients. We believe that it is important for our patients to receive these physicals from their primary care physician. To schedule a sports physical please call 937-641-3500 and bring the appropriate paperwork for our physicians to complete for your school or program.
Dayton Children's Pediatrics was the first in Ohio to adopt Reach Out and Read, a national program that encourages childhood literacy among children newborn through five years old. As part of our participation in Reach Out and Read:
- Volunteers work with parents to demonstrate how to read to their children in an attention-getting way.
- Our doctors talk to parents about the importance of reading to their young children.
- At every well-child visit, parents receive a new book for their child, as well as additional book recommendations.
Research shows that parents who participate in Reach Out and Read promote lifelong learning in the home, and are up to four times more likely to read aloud to their children. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests.
needs based assessment
When a family brings their child to the pediatrician, they may be concerned about a broken arm or a sore throat. But they are often facing other challenges in their lives – lack of food, a job or ways to pay their bills – which also impact their health.
To address these issues, Dayton Children’s Center for Child Health and Wellness launched a program called the Family Resource Connection to screen patient families for unmet social needs – like food, housing and transportation – and connect them with community resources.
The Family Resource Connection program screens families for social needs during well-child visits in the Children’s Health Clinic at Dayton Children’s. Student workers, called advocates, then reach out to families in need and connect them to community resources.