Author: Melissa King

  • Melissa King

    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!

Top five reasons to love the playground

It is EDUCATIONAL.  There are lots of ways to learn everywhere, including the park.  You count –“ 1, 2, 3. “You practice vocabulary – “ready, set, go.” We take walks around and describe the equipment, the trees, the community, and … Continue reading

Just her “little bumps”

Audrey has molluscumcontagiosum.  We call them her little bumps. Over the past year she has become quite accustom to explaining to anyone that might ask, “It’s okay, they do not hurt, they are just my little bumps.” A few months … Continue reading

Tis the season… for the flu vaccine!

‘Tis the season…. No, not Christmas shopping yet… but the season for influenza and the influenza vaccines!!!! I recently made appointments for Audrey and Ethan to receive their vaccine at their doctor’s office and I got mine at work not … Continue reading

A shigella outbreak? What does THAT mean?

I recently received an email concerning a small outbreak of Shigella here in Montgomery County, OH. So I want to share with you what this means for you and your family, and what you should be watching for in your … Continue reading

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