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:

Why I’m scared of what Justin Timberlake says

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud “I’m not going to vaccinate my child!” These are the scariest words for me to hear as a pediatrician.  Wow! It never ceases to amaze me the misconstrued data that people believe regarding vaccinations.  Science has advanced … Continue reading

Pretty little drivers : 7 tips for parents of teens

By: Laura Hutchison, MD Parenting is often about decisions.  As a Mom of a 15-year-old daughter who just recently got her learners permit, my current dilemma is in regards to teenage driving.  Many parents struggle to find the balance between … Continue reading

A new member of the Dr. Mom Squad!

We are excited to announce a new addition to our Dr. Mom Squad, Laura Hutchison, MD! We decided to catch up with Dr. Hutchison to learn a little bit more about her and why she is excited to join the … Continue reading

The secret to knowing how much sleep kids need

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer “Mommy I’m tired” is a phrase rarely heard in my household but not for the reason you may be thinking.  It’s not because I am a guru of sleep and my children are never overly tired, … Continue reading

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