Optimal Care Pediatrics

150 SW Chamber Court Suite 101
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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Optimal Care Pediatrics

150 SW Chamber Court Suite 101
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Mon-Fri: 8-5pm

When Your Child Needs PICU Services

For the seventeenth in a series of childhood health topic talks hosted by Optimal Care Pediatrics, Dr. Mondesir interviewed Dr. Adalberto Torres, Jr., MD, Nemours Children’s Health System – Division Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics on the topic of, “When Your Child Needs PICU Services”. We hope you found the information useful regarding what a PICU is, when children may require the services of a PICU, and what preventive measures can be taken to help minimize the necessity of PICU services (such as preventing drowning accidents).  Please see Nemours Just the Facts Water Safety for Kids resource.

To schedule an appointment with a Nemours specialist, please call 407-650-7715 or visit  their website www.nemours.org.

When Your Child Needs PICU Services: June 3

Infusion pump feeding IV drip into child patient while mother holding daughter

Please join us for an Optimal Care Pediatrics Facebook Live event – “When Your Child Needs PICU Services” – on Monday, June 3 at 12 pm.  Dr. Mondesir will be interviewing Dr. Adalberto Torres, Jr., MD, Nemours Children’s Health System – Division Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. We will explore defining what a PICU is, infectious diseases, types of infections and infection control as it relates to children.

Please post your questions to the event discussion beforehand and we will answer them live!

 

Caring for a NICU Baby

For the sixteenth in a series of childhood health topic talks hosted by Optimal Care Pediatrics, Dr. Mondesir interviewed Dr. Akinyemi Ajayi, MD of The Children’s Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists, on the topic of  “Caring for a NICU Baby”.  We hope you found the information useful regarding caring for your baby coming out of the NICU, recognizing the signs of respiratory issues and breathing irregularities.  Dr. Ajayi’s contact information can be found below.

Dr. Akinyemi Ajayi, MD – The Children’s Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists
EMAIL: info@oppsa.com
PHONE: (561) 631-1636

 

Caring for a NICU Baby: April 23

Please join us for an Optimal Care Pediatrics Facebook Live event – “Caring for a NICU Baby” – on Tuesday, April 23 at 1pm. Dr. Mondesir will be interviewing Dr. Akinyemi Ajayi, MD of The Children’s Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists. We will explore how to prepare and care for your baby coming out of the NICU, how to recognize potential lung issues and what signs to look for such as breathing irregularities and more. Please post your questions to the event discussion beforehand and we will answer them live!

Summer Camp Expo: April 20

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20! Join us in the fun at Christian FM’s Summer Camp Expo at Tradition Town Hall in Port St. Lucie from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a free family-friendly event. The Expo will highlight the summer camps available on the Treasure Coast.

Optimal Care Pediatrics is excited to participate in this family-friendly event! So be sure to stop by our table and say hello! Children can play a Spin the Wheel game to win a prize. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment Essentials

For the fifteenth in a series of childhood health topic talks hosted by Optimal Care Pediatrics, Dr. Mondesir interviewed Dr. Marcela Radojevic, DMD., Orthodontist and owner of ION Orthodontics on the topic of “Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment Essentials”. We hope you find the information useful with understanding the various types of orthodontic treatments, dental hygiene care when your child is wearing braces, and how to keep your child’s new smile after orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Radojevic’s contact information:

Dr. Marcela Radojevic – Ion Orthodontics
EMAIL: info@ionortho.com
PHONE: (772) 777-8283

Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment Essentials: March 19

Please join us for an Optimal Care Pediatrics Facebook Live event – “Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment Essentials” – on Tuesday, March 19 from 12 – 1 pm. Dr. Mondesir will be interviewing Dr. Marcela Radojevic, DMD., Orthodontist and owner of Ion Orthodontics. We will explore the various types of orthodontic treatments including the different types of braces and clear aligners, the length of orthodontic treatment and what happens after the braces or clear aligners are removed. You will get tips on dental hygiene when your child is wearing braces, and how to care and keep your child’s new smile after orthodontic treatment. Please post your questions to the event discussion beforehand and we will answer them live!

Learning Disabilities and Your Child

For the fourteenth in a series of childhood health topic talks hosted by Optimal Care Pediatrics, Dr. Mondesir interviewed Dr. Jim Forgan, Ph.D., School Neuropsychologist and owner of Forgan Educational Services, on the topic of “Learning Disabilities and Your Child”. We hope you found the information useful with understanding the difference between a variety of learning disabilities, the role of evaluations and testing, what kind of educational resources are available and parental tips on what you can do.

Here are several additional parental resources:
Nessy website online activities to help children with dyslexia – https://nessy.com
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy – initial letter templates to request an IEP (Individual Education Plan) – https://wrightslaw.com
Dr. Forgan’s upcoming book will be available April 1 on Amazon – ADHD Empowerment Guide: Identifying Your Child’s Strengths and Unlocking Potential at https://tinyurl.com/ADHD-Empowerment-Guide.

Contact Information – Jim Forgan, Ph.D., School Neuropsychologist, owner of Forgan Educational Services.
Email: DRFORGAN@gmail.com
Phone: 561-625-4125

 

Learning Disabilities and Your Child: February 25th

children in classroom

Please join us for an Optimal Care Pediatrics Facebook Live event – “Learning Disabilities and Your Child” – on Monday, February 25 from 12 – 1 pm. Dr. Mondesir will be interviewing Dr. Jim Forgan, Ph.D., School Neuropsychologist and owner of Forgan Educational Services . We will explore various learning disabilities, what are the signs of a learning disability, and the role of evaluations and testing. You will get tips on ways you can support your child and how to also recognize their strengths as well as their learning challenges. Please post your questions to the event discussion beforehand and we will answer them live!

Obesity in Adolescents and the Impact of Fad Diets

For the thirteenth in a series of childhood health topic talks hosted by Optimal Care Pediatrics, Dr. Mondesir interviewed Kerri Charles, a Registered Dietitian serving the Treasure Coast area on the topic of Obesity in Adolescents and the Impact of Fad Diets. We hope you found the information useful with understanding how obesity impacts adolescents, encouraging your child to make healthy food choices and overcoming weight-loss obstacles.

Contact Information – Kerri Charles, a Registered Dietitian  Email: kerri@kerricharlesrdn.com