We would like to welcome Dan Mark to the Oakbrook Pediatrics family! Dr. Mark lives in Summerville with his wife and 3 children. They enjoy biking, trips to the beach, board games, alligator sightings, and hunting for monsters (or other imaginary creatures). Needless to say, he enjoys spending time with kids. Dr. Mark grew up in Minnesota, went to medical school in New York, and somehow ended up with the good fortune of spending his pediatric residency in beautiful sunny Charleston. After spending years in the cold North, he is loving South Carolina
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Safety in the summertime is very important!
- Infants under six months old should avoid direct sun exposure when possible and wear protective clothing such as a hat and sunglasses.
- Children over six months old can use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when in direct sunlight.
- Choose a water resistant, hypoallergenic sunscreen. Make sure to apply the sunscreen at least thirty minutes prior to sun exposure and continue to reapply every 2-3 hours.
Spring is the season where many children with Asthma will suffer a flare of symptoms. Spring pollen, dust mites, animal dander and viral upper respiratory infections (colds) all contribute to “trigger” and inflame asthma symptoms.
Cough( especially at night or with exercise)
Shortness of breath
If your child has asthma or has symptoms that might suggest asthma, please schedule an appointment. We like to see our patients with asthma in the fall and spring to ensure that they are on the correct controller medications to help prevent symptom flares.
For more information on asthma, avoidance of triggers, controller medication and rescue medication, please visit www.healthychildren.org
Painless Wart Removal!
We have a new procedure for the removal of warts and molluscum that is virtually painless. The CryoProbe is a pen-like instrument that is very accurate and does not damage the surrounding tissue which results in minimal to no discomfort for the patient.
The Cryoprobe can be used on all types of warts, including plantar warts as well as molluscum.
Call for an appointment today!
The latest car seat guidelines from the AAP recommend that infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing car seat until Age two or until they have reached the weight and height limits of the car seat. This changes the previous recommendation that infants could face forward at a weight of 20 pounds and age of one year. Once they have outgrown the rear facing car seat, kids should ride facing forward with a five point harness restraint for as long as possible. Many car seats have forward facing weight limits of 65-80 pounds when used with harness straps. A high backed booster seat is safer than one without a back. Booster seats should be used until the child is 4 foot 9 inches tall. This usually means age 9-12. Regular seat belts alone do not adequately protect a child from injury if the child is shorter than 4 foot 9 inches tall.
For new patients: please visit the forms page where you can find the documents we need to provide your child with outstanding health care. These forms are available in our office as well.
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