HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ALL OF US AT FRIERSON PEDIATRICS
We hope all our patients enjoy a safe and happy time trick or treating. Remember, too much candy can make for a bad stomach ache. We are now holding Saturday clinic for those that find their little ones sick on the weekend.
As a parent, watching your child grow from infancy to adolescence is amazing, humbling, and of course, challenging. That's why our pediatric practice offers families a comprehensive selection of health care services for kids of all ages. It is our mission to partner with you to help raise healthy children -- from physical to emotional wellness -- we are your first source for family-centered care. It is a privilege to be part of your child's life and we appreciate the trust our families put in us.
Our office is always accepting new patients. Whether you are joining us from another pediatric office or you are just welcoming a newborn into the world, our providers and staff are excited to be a part of your child's journey to adulthood.
A Commitment to Our Patients About Antibiotics
Antibiotics only fight infections caused by bacteria. Like all drugs, they can be harmful and should only be used when necessary. Taking antibiotics when you have a virus can do more harm than good; you will still feel sick and the antibiotic could give you a skin rash, diarrhea, a yeast infection, or worse.
Antibiotics also give bacteria a chance to become more resistant to them. This can make future infections harder to treat. It means that antibiotics might not work when you really do need them. Because of this, it is important that you only use an antibiotic when it is necessary to treat your illness.
How can you help? When you or your child has a cough, sore throat, or other illness, tell your doctor you only want an antibiotic if it is really necessary. If you are not prescribed an antibiotic, ask what you can do to feel better and get relief from your symptoms.
Your health is important to us. As your healthcare providers, we promise to provide the best possible treatment for your condition. If an antibiotic is not needed, we will explain this to you and will offer a treatment plan that will help. We are dedicated to prescribing antibiotics only when they are needed, and we will avoid giving you antibiotics when they might do more harm than good.
To learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use, visit www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use.