Flu vaccine for the 2018-19 season is available now and we are scheduling appointments. Flu shots and nasal flumist vaccine will be offered for this flu season. We are running flu clinics on the following dates: Sat 9/29, Fri 10/5, Sat 10/13, Sat 10/20, Sat 11/3 and Tues 11/6. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Beacon Pediatrics is pleased to announce that we now offer lactation consulting services for all your breastfeeding needs. We have 2 certified lactation consultants on staff to offer breastfeeding advice and support to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals. Call our office for an appointment or to find out more.
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read Literacy Program Introduced at Beacon Pediatrics
Rehoboth Beach, DE, 2/16/2016- Getting books from the doctor will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Beacon Pediatrics, as doctors and nurses welcome the Reach Out and Read program to the practice. As of February 16, 2016, Beacon Pediatrics is joining more than 5,000 program sites nationwide that are preparing America's youngest children to succeed in school.
Beacon Pediatrics will be utilizing the Reach Out and Read's three-part model to promote early literacy and school readiness. This includes:
1. Giving every child 6 months through 5 years old a new, developmentally-
appropriate children's book to take home and keep.
2. In the exam room, speaking with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offering age-appropriate tips and encouragement.
3. In the waiting room, having displays, information, and books to create a literacy-rich environment. In the future we may incorporate volunteers to read to children in the waiting room, thus modeling for parents the pleasures and techniques of reading aloud.
The end goal of Reach Out and Read is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to read, learn, and succeed. Reach Out and Read is a proven intervention that delivers results, and is supported by at least 15 independent, published research
studies. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter
school. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of
Pediatrics. This year, Reach Out and Read's 20,000 volunteer medical providers will distribute 6.5 million new books to 4 million children in all 50 states.
We at Beacon Pediatrics are excited to start this program at our practice. Through a generous donation from Cathy Haut, PNP and the support of the Beebe Medical Foundation, we have been able to launch this program. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support our patients and our community. Going forward, we will be
depending upon your generous support; all monetary gifts are tax deductible and will be channeled through Beebe Medical Foundation.
To learn about the national Reach Out and Read program, please go to
www.reachoutandread.org. For more information about Reach Out and Read at Beacon Pediatrics, or if you would like to donate funds, books, or your time, please contact Dr. Stacey Fox at 302-645- 8212, ext 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn
more about how to support Beebe, contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or write to email@example.com.
Expanded Services Available
We are now OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK except for a few holidays. Office Hours are listed on the home page.
Sports Physical Clinics
We offer sports physical clinics each summer. These clinics are meant for our patients that are not due for a physical (by their insurance rules) yet need one to play sports.