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;
And…
I make House-Calls.

Virginia Apgar: Blue Babies

I think I’ve said something like this before but today’s number 45 of the top 50 physicians making a lasting impact on the field of medicine is known by EVERY pediatrician in the world, and most other physicians too. But that’s the definition of “lasting impact” isn’t it.

In 1949 Dr. Virginia Apgar was the first female full professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in 1953 went on to create what became known as the “Apgar score.”
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Veterans Day – Thank You!

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The common thread that unites all our country’s veterans is the reason our country remains free – they dared to serve

PHC says “THANK YOU!” for the example you’ve set; but, most of all, thank you for your choice to serve our country.

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Sleeping With “Big Soda” and Conflict of Interest

I have to tell you I’m still pretty ticked-off finding out about this huge conflict of interest: Big Soda acting like Big Tobacco and the health-care industry falling for it! I’m not sure where I’ve been to not hear about this until now; but, thankfully, the American Academy of Pediatrics and a few others have already come clean and done the right thing!
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Eat All You Take: Portion Distortion

If you’re not actively thinking and pursuing appropriate growth with your kids you’re loosing ground. Why? Because EVERYONE else in the world is using your child for their own gain (yes, often even grandparents) and it’s nearly always the kid who looses – not in weight, they gain in that. No matter how much you “helicopter” you are not always with them and you’ve JUST GOT TO teach them some first-HAND “rules” to memorize so they can do it on their own. This video goes a little fast so you probably will need to watch it a couple times… fortunately, it’s short. Here’s Lewis First M.D..

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Ways To Lower Risk Of Allergies

Even though you may show little gratitude for it on a routine basis, I know you think that your wonderful “developed” country universally has lower rates of every disease than those poor, unfortunate undeveloped areas with little health care. Am I right? And it largely has to do with better hygiene… right? Huh? Huh?
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Why Kids Today Don’t Know How Much Fun a Road Trip Can Be 

Give anyone older than about 40 enough of an opening to explain the difference between what kids experience today and what they experienced back then – they’ll NOT be a loss for words. Perhaps about an hours worth, if they’re in a hurry to get somewhere.

In the form of a tennis match, Ms. “Lucky Orange Pants,” as she refers to herself, lists six surprising “sets” of differences – all leading to “game, set match.” [Parental warning: some needless profanity]

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