Author: Dr. Mom Squad

  • Dr. Mom Squad

    Follow @DrMomSquad on Twitter for the latest updates from the squad! The Dayton Children's Dr. Mom Squad is made up of women who share two very important things in common: they are all doctors and they are all moms. The four women on the blog are Patricia Abboud, MD; Shalini Forbis, MD; Stacy Meyer, MD; and Melissa King, DO. These four women are joining together with three big goals in mind… to connect with other mom’s, share their medical expertise and share what it’s like to be a doctor AND a mom! Each week you will hear from a different Dr. Mom. They each come from varying specialties and have different ages of kids at home making them able to share different experiences and each provide good advice on a variety of topics! We hope the “Dr. Mom Squad,” becomes your go to source for information on your child’s health from other mom’s just like you! - See more at: http://blog.childrensdayton.org/author/melissa-king/#sthash.JxQZUIRw.dpuf

Just another virus?

By: Dr. Melissa King It’s not JUST another virus… or is it?? Enterovirus D68. As the mother of a now school age child with Audrey starting kindergarten AND the recently appointed medical director of the Urgent Care in Springboro, I … Continue reading

Does my preteen REALLY need the HPV vaccine?

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud As the school year starts, many of us are taking our children to the pediatrician for sports physicals, annual exams, and vaccinations. As a pediatrician, I am very supportive and a believer of ALL vaccinations. My … Continue reading

Why Robin Williams’ death is hitting close to home

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis Robin Williams’ recent death by suicide has been a leading feature in the news this week. I think that the idea of someone who has brought so much joy into homes through his comedic roles being … Continue reading

The 4 things you must know about ebola

By: Dr. Melissa King Ebola, what? The news is reporting about Ebola every time that I turn around. What do you as a parent here in Ohio need to know? 1.) Ebola is not as easily spread as you might … Continue reading

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