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

What do reading and running have in common?

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis 100 Books…100 Miles…Running Clubs, Oh My! What’s it all about?  My kids’ elementary school has had a book club for years, now. It’s actually more of a reading program.  Based on what grade the child is … Continue reading

Why don’t people “read for fun” anymore?

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer As the weather has gotten colder these past few days, it has really gotten me thinking about the months to come with a preschooler and a toddler stuck in the house.  I am always looking for … Continue reading

Every child needs a flu shot…especially those with special needs!

By: Patricia Abboud, MD As a pediatrician that works in the critical care unit, I see children at their sickest.  During the winter season our ICU is full of children with difficulty breathing due to a variety of  reasons including … Continue reading

Get smart about antibiotics!

By: Melissa King, DO Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Nov 18-24 I find that I spend more time in clinic discussing with a patient and their families why they do NOT need an antibiotic then I spend on explanations with … Continue reading

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