Health Information

West Side Pediatrics knows that there is an endless amount of information out there and that it can be difficult to sort through. We are pleased to offer you the following list of trusted resources.

GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION

healthy-children-logoHealthyChildren.org
This site is powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you register you can receive emails about current health topics. 


KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next.

ASTHMA

What Is Asthma?
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute 


HealthyChildren.org Asthma Articles


What Happens During an Asthma Flareup
Video from KidsHealth


Use of a Spacer with your child’s inhaler: Spacer without a mask | Spacer with a mask
A spacer is recommended for patients of all ages that use an inhaler, even adults! The spacer helps to deliver the medicine to the lungs much more effectively than the inhaler alone.


mayoHow to Use A Peak Flow Meter
Video from the Mayo Clinic


Peak Flow Meter Description and Use

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

All of the doctors at West Side Pediatrics are trained to diagnose and care for children and teenagers with ADHD. If you are concerned that your child has ADHD, the parents and the teachers of the child will need to complete a set of scored questionnaires called Vanderbilt Rating Scales. A link to these forms is below. The Parent and Teacher Initial Vanderbilts should be completed and returned to the office for scoring. If the scores are consistent with the diagnosis of ADHD, the parent will be offered a consultation appointment with one of the doctors. At that visit, the doctor will interview the parent and child about their concerns and review the Vanderbilt scores with the family. Education about ADHD and a course of treatment will also be discussed, if appropriate. Please see our forms page to print the Vanderbilt Rating Scales.

Here are some useful links about ADHD that you may want to read while deciding if you want to discuss your child’s’ situation with one of our doctors:

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


NIMHNational Institute of Mental Health


CDC: ADHD


Pharmacy Times


National Resource Center on ADHD


Parentsmedguide.org: Medication Guide


HealthyChildren.org
Understanding ADHD: Information for Parents


Here are some useful books to help your child with ADHD:

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell Barkley

The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders by Sandra Rief

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel

Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School by Martin Kutscher and Marcella Moran

Seven Steps to Homework Success by Sydney Zentall and Sam Goldstein

Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child by Edward Hallowell and Peter Jensen

BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

Behavioral and Mental Health
Family resource center for ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, etc. from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 


Mental Health Resources
Download our Mental Health Resources document for a list of area programs and practitioners.

HEALTHY WEIGHT & CHOLESTEROL

It is important that all of us maintain a healthy weight, controlled by both frequent exercise and a good diet. At each well check up, our doctors examine not only the height and the weight, but also the body mass index. To learn more about maintaining a healthy weight, please visit these sites:

HealthyChildren.org
Healthy Active Living for Families


CDC
Assessing Your Weight


govibrantGoVibrant.org
For a healthy Cincinnati!


nihWe Can!
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

SPECIAL NEEDS

At West Side Pediatrics, our goal is to provide a Medical Home for all of our patients. We are part of the Tristate PHO, a large group of hospital and community-based pediatricians committed to quality care initiatives designed to improve the health of all children in our community. A main focus of the TriState PHO is on improving the care coordination of children with Special Health Care Needs. This includes all patients with developmental delays and mental health concerns, along with patients with syndromes and other chronic illnesses.

Families with children with Special Health Care Needs can access a wealth of community resources through the following webpages:

childrensCincinnati Children’s Special Needs Resource Directory
This website has a comprehensive listing of links to information about education, support groups, camps, financial resources, transition planning, and much more.


childrensChildren’s Hospital’s Family Resource Center
In addition, Children’s Hospital’s Family Resource Center (513-636-7606) has an excellent staff that can also help families track down information and resources.


CPIRCenter for Parent Information and Resources


If your child has a special need and you feel it is not being addressed, please let the doctor know at your next visit.

If you or your child needs to be seen in a handicapped-accessible exam room, we have one available on the bottom level of the building. Please tell the receptionist when you schedule your appointment that you would like to be seen in that room.

VACCINES

AAPAmerican Academy of Pediatrics


NNiiNational Network for Immunization Information


childrensphillyChildren’s Hospital Of Philadelphia


pkidsPKIDs Online
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases


iacImmunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the nation’s premier source of child, teen, and adult immunization information for health professionals and their patients.

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Delhi

Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio Office
Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio Office

Taylor Creek

Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio Office
Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio Office

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Delhi Office Hours

Monday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday:

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (November through March) | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (April through October) (sick visits only)

Taylor Creek Office Hours

Monday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday:

8:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday:

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed