Dr. Mittiga Stepping Down from Practice

It is with great regret that we announce Dr. Heather Mittiga’s departure. Dr. Mitttiga has been with Springdale-Mason Pediatrics since 2007. She is stepping down in order to spend more time with her family. Dr. Mittiga has become an integral part of so many of our patients’ lives. Her patients have come to rely on [Read more…]

Important Recall of Sanofi’s Auvi-Q Epinephrine Medication (This is now over)

Sanofi announced in October 2015 that the company is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling ALL Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) currently on the market which includes both the 0.15mg and 0.3mg strengths. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery, which may include failure to deliver drug. In the event of [Read more…]

We invite Brandy Morgan, CPNP to our practice!

She’s an exceptional nurse practitioner who we hope will become part of the family and integrate into this practice quickly and easily. Brandy will be starting full-time by the beginning of October. We hope you will make appointments with her and meet her so that you get a good feeling of her gifts and to [Read more…]

FALL NEWS: Allergies

When the autumn weeds start to flower and we start raking the leaves, many people experience runny nose, itchy nose and congestion, itchy, watery eyes, scratchy sore throat or cough. These can be symptoms of allergies caused by pollen. Pollens are tiny grains released into the air from trees, grasses and weeds which cause the [Read more…]


Hey All! Fall is coming fast! This is a prime season for Asthma to act up. This is a lung condition that is caused by inflammation of the lining of your airways. Asthma may be mild, moderate or severe and can happen anywhere and at any time. It is a chronic condition that may last [Read more…]

Electronic Medical Records At Springdale-Mason Pediatrics

For those of you who have not been in the office for the last four months, there has been a great change! We are now using electronic medical records (EMR). There are a lot of differences in our office flow and we appreciate the tolerance of those who have been in the office during the [Read more…]

Why Should I Read To My Toddler?

Why should I read to my toddler? Everyone says I should . . . but why? An IPad can read a book to a child and the child can even control it—isn’t that the same? Watch yourself settle in to read a book with your child. You make a nest for the child in your [Read more…]

Dr. Linda Jost Retires

With deep appreciation, we bid a “Happy Retirement” to Dr. Linda Jost. Dr. Jost has been a vital part of our practice for over 30 years and her patients as well as the staff will miss her care. Dr. Jost is now a Physician Emeriti at Springdale Mason Pediatrics. ​Brenda Hanavan, Springdale Office Manager, describes [Read more…]

Schedule Your Child’s Annual Check-up Now!

Has your child had an annual wellness check-up this year? Summer is a great time to get this done, because your schedule may be more flexible and our offices usually aren’t as busy. A check-up is an important way to make sure your child is healthy, and it gives us the opportunity to monitor your [Read more…]

About Sleep

Sleep is a commonly discussed issue at pediatrician appointments. It all starts with our newborns and their ability to sleep so much, yet make us exhausted with the short period of their sleep cycles. This is usually followed by several years of struggle to get them in bed and middle of the night requests, bad [Read more…]