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…]

Enterovirus D-68

As I’m sure you’ve heard, there’s a new virus in town. It’s name is EV–D68! The news and media have been reporting a lot about this "new" enterovirus. It can cause quite severe respiratory disease. This virus isn’t new though. It has been known about since 1962 and the CDC has been tracking it since [Read more…]

Update on Retail

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a statement discouraging the use of retail based clinics. These are clinics located in major drug stores or grocery stores. Examples are The Minute Clinic and The Take Care Clinic. We share the opinion of the AAP and have several concerns regarding these clinics: The practitioner in [Read more…]

Welcome Dr. Paul Bunch!

Beginning July 9, Dr. Paul Bunch becomes the newest physician to join our practice. We are already accepting patients for him beginning this summer, so call if you’d like to schedule an appointment for your child.