pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

Hello, and welcome to Pediatric House Calls. I am…
A Physician board certified in Pediatric medicine with Clinical experience including caring for infants, children and teens – well these days mostly children and teens up to twenty-one;
An Administrator experienced in top medical management for several national health insurance companies;
An Author of health care manuals, newspaper columns and even children's stories;
A Business Medical Consultant for drug companies, insurance companies and physician practices;
A Veteran of the US Navy in the Vietnam era;
I make House-Calls.

Protecting Your Family Against Mosquitos and Their Diseases 

We’ve already described a lot of the mosquito diseases we’re worrying about this summer. And, we’ve also pointed out an extremely valuable reference for travelers run by the CDC. Now, lets give you a printable handout you can use as sort of a check-list to “mosquito-a-fy” the area around your house.

Yea, we know that your neighbor’s yards matter too; but, yours is the place where you need to start!

Follow link to:  Protecting Your Family Against Mosquitos and Their Diseases 

Personal and Family Travel Immunizations and Precautions 

Traveling the world isn’t as easy now as it once was! The multiple infectious disease are much more complicated, travel immunizations are plentiful but for sporadic diseases and world “health departments” are all too frequently absorbed with other crises or absent all together.

There is a place one can go, however, to find the very latest research and recommendations for travel immunizations and travel safety which takes into account not only your destination but other factors as well – like children, chronic diseases, etc..

Look at the CDC website located in this link and bookmark it for future reference. You’ll see a box where you can select your destination and check any other extenuating circumstances of your travel. Clicking “go” will take you to a page where a whole host of information is available.

Follow link to:  Personal and Family Travel Immunizations and Precautions 

Mosquito Illnesses – Zika, Dengue and Others

For the first time in a long time that I can remember, the dislike of mosquitos has taken on an entirely new life this summer. Most certainly due to all the medical news about the mosquito illnesses and Zika; but, there are other diseases mosquitos harbor too that we can’t just rely on “citrus smells” and “bug zappers” to defeat.
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Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) – Lachman Test

Even though summer orthopedic injuries are not hard to find, good instruction video examples are. It’s not easy to make good physician instructors, adequate video equipment, a cooperative injured child and the tons of “permission paperwork” all appear at the same place at the same time.

Here is a great example of a physical exam test which is not easy to convey to medical students without something to see.

See the video…

Summer Injury Alert – The Top 11

A summer injury is best to be avoided if we want to make the most of the sun, fun and time out of school. Fortunately, most all of the common ones are preventable if we are but forewarned and take a few precautions.
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