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Pediatric Medicine

Pediatric medicine provides expert care for common problems to the most complex situations from birth through the teen years.

Classes & Events

Mankato, MN
06/26/2018
10-10:30 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
06/27/2018
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
06/28/2018
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Walk-in sports physicals

Special Event

Mankato, MN
07/25/2018
5-8 p.m.
Mankato, MN
10/03/2018
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Madison Lake, MN
10/06/2018
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

In The News

Reach Out and Read Literacy Program introduced in Mankato

Getting books from health care providers will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups.

December 5, 2017
Pediatric care now available in Belle Plaine

Foram Mankodi, M.D., began seeing patients at the Belle Plaine clinic July 13.

July 26, 2017

From The Blog

What's up with Wabi?

There is something special about Camp Wabi, a camp designed specifically to help young people struggling with weight. Campers and counselors share what's up with Wabi.

June 8, 2018

Breaking the adverse childhood experiences cycle

The early years in a child’s life have a significant effect on his or her future learning, behavior and well-being. Adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, create toxic levels of stress that can harm brain development.

June 1, 2018

Overcoming adverse childhood experiences

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are negative events in a child’s life that can have lasting effects on health and well-being. There are multiple ways to build and strengthen a child’s resilience and help lessen the consequences of ACEs.

May 21, 2018

Going all out to ease young patient's surgical fears

Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home shortly after her birth in November 2011. But four days later, when her parents brought her in for a routine well-baby visit, they requested Lauren's oxygen levels be retested.

May 18, 2018

Juuling and teenagers: Cause for concern?

Your 15-year-old son is getting a ride home from school with one of his friends. His buddy pulls out a device that looks like a USB flash drive. But it isn’t a computer device at all. It’s a Juul, a trendy vaping device among teenagers and young adults, and he asks your son if he is interested in trying it.

Joel Cassingham MD By Joel Cassingham May 11, 2018

Q&A: Constipation in children

Constipation can cause issues with bowel movements in as many as 30 percent of children. It’s a common concern for many parents. Most often, constipation affects preschool-age children but can also occur in older children.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr May 1, 2018

Toy safety: Keep kids safe from toxins and injury during the holidays

The holidays are here, and toys are a great way for children to learn and become good problem solvers. Sometimes, though, our good intent can lead to a child being cut, bruised, poisoned, shocked, suffocated or choked by unsafe toys.

December 14, 2017

Autism-vaccine link debunked

Vaccinations are an important way to keep your child safe and healthy. Some parents have opted out of having their children vaccinated because of a fear that immunizations lead to autism. A 2015 study dispels the myth.

 

Jennifer LeGare NP By Jennifer LeGare December 13, 2017

Family ties: Three generations, one provider

Whether it is time for a well-child visit, a preventive exam or a bigger health concern, Cheryl and Dan Meyer and family, including their adult daughters and young grandchildren, call Sarah Strahm, a family nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. As a Family Medicine provider, Strahm takes care of patients of all ages and life stages.

October 24, 2017

Social media risks: Tips to keep your children safe

Social media is a fun and easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because kids younger than the legal age of 13 are starting to join in, it’s important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks.

Karen Wagner MS LPC By Karen Wagner October 23, 2017

Back-to-school tips to help your child make the grade

A new school year is a great time to revisit goals and re-establish good habits — for kids and their parents.

October 9, 2017

5 tips to manage ADHD in children

Does your child have difficulty focusing on an activity or seem impulsive in behavior? When symptoms are severe enough and cause ongoing problems in more than one area of your child’s life, it could be a sign of a neurobehavioral disorder, such as ADHD.

June 1, 2017