2012-12-14

Dr. Lavin appointed to national expert panel

Dr. Lavin appointed to national expert panel- 
and he would like your help

Dr. Lavin has been appointed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to serve on the national Middle Childhood Expert Panel for the Bright Futures program. http://brightfutures.aap.org/

Bright Futures is the program of the AAP, established with the Federal Government, to promote the health of America's children.   One of the purposes of Bright Futures is to define standards of pediatric care.

One of the provisions of Obamacare will be implementing the Bright Futures standards of care as the definition of basic pediatric care all insurers will need to offer as part of the basic benefit package in the US.

The Middle Childhood Expert Panel that Dr. Lavin will be serving on is charged with developing updated standards of care for children aged 5-12 years old.  When completed these standards will be the key reference for American pediatricians, guiding them on what needs to be done at the routine visit to the doctor for children ages 5-12 years old.

Here is where you come in.  I would highly value your thoughts.  What would you as a family like to see pediatricians doing for you while your children are in the age range of elementary and middle school?

Just let me know at info@advancedped.com, or drop a note to our office:
3733 Park East Drive- Suite 102
Beachwood, OH  44122

I look forward to bringing the best ideas to craft the best possible standards for the practice of pediatrics for these children in the United States.

Dr. Arthur Lavin



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1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    First Congratulations on your appointment. It is well deserved. To answer your question, I think there are 2 things I puzzled over when my kids were in middle childhood - diet and emotions. Diet, because the school bans pop but serves only high fat entrees with processed meats. Yuck! I'm sure kids are confused. When Indrani turned vegetarian, we were worried about her nutrition. Now we only complain about her lack of options at school. Emotions are an issue because we expect kids to be a bit weird during puberty but how weird is too weird? This is especially different when our own childhoods were long ago and far away.
    Today, I would also like to comment on explaining atrocities to kids. Our twins were in Kindergarten on 9/11/01. I explained what happened, told them that the bad guys were dead and assured them that they were safe. Simple explanations work best.

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