Parent Resources

Over the counter medication charts

Fever reducers and pain relief medications dosage chart (Tylenol/Acetaminophen, Motrin/Ibuprofen)

Antihistamine dosage chart (i.e. Benadryl)

Poison Control Center

Web Resources

  • American Academy of Pediatrics The AAP is a professional membership organization of 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric specialists and pediatric surgical specialists. Our physicians are both fellows of the academy.
  • CAP4Kids  this website is the result of the tireless work of the Child Advocacy Project of Philadelphia. Please visit it for reliable, up-to-date information about resources in the Philadelphia area for children and families.
  • KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
  • Centers for Disease Control CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. 
  • This website is brought to you by the Immunization Action Coalition, a national leader in immunization education. For parents and people of all ages, it provides timely, accurate, and proven information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Health Insurance Coverage for Children

  • COMPASS is the online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs offered by the State of Pennsylvania.The state's Department of welfare provides a number of ways to apply for various benefits like health insurance and food stamps.
  • PA Health Choices is the PA Enrollment Services Department. They help people with Medical Assistance sign up for a health plan and choose a doctor. Please note-the two plans we participate with are Keystone First and Aetna Better Health.
  • Pennsylvania's CHIP program puts health coverage within reach for all uninsured kids and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe

Vaccine Resources

The following links are for information about vaccines as well as apps that can help families keep track of family member's vaccinations and other health information- right on your smart phone and tablet.

Vaccine Concerns and our Vaccine Policy

The following are links we recommend for parents who have concerns about vaccinating their children.

At Mt. Airy Pediatrics, P.C. we firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. However we also recognize that the choice to vaccinate your child may be a very emotional one for some parents.

We will do everything we can to help you  make an informed and objective decision about vaccinating according to the recommended schedule. However, should you have doubts,questions or additional questions our physicians and nurse practitioners are always available to discuss them with you. We consider it our job to help alleviate your concerns and reservations, about any health related issues, including the safety  and efficacy of vaccines.

If your child has an upcoming appointment and is due for immunizations on that day, and you have concerns about the vaccines that you would like to discuss with your medical provider, please contact them ahead of time using the Patient Portal. In order to be courteous to our other patients, we can not plan to extend appointments to discuss vaccine concerns. Parents also have the option to schedule separate appointments to discuss their vaccine concerns. Such additional visits may require additional copays on your part.

Resources and Information for Expecting or New Parents

Resources for Teens and their Parents

  • Our teen confidentiality policy
  • TeensHealth is part of the KidsHealth family of websites, but designed specifically with teens in mind. These sites, run by the nonprofit Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, provide accurate, up-to-date health information that's free of "doctor speak".
  • The mission of this website is to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. They hope to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.
  • The mission of youngmenshealthsite is to help teen boys and their parents improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. Their goal is to empower teen boys and young men around the world to take an active role in their own health care.
  • PENNDOT learner's permit application allows teen patients to apply for their learner's permit with the Department of transportation. Please note, your teen's physical has to be current in order for us to complete this form. Please read the instructions at the top of the form carefully.
  • The Safe Driving Guide for Teens and Parents is another resource from the Traffic Injury Protection Project specifically designed to help teens and their parents navigate the new territories they will be exploring.  

Medical Information and Resources


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