Parent Resources

At Gadsden Pediatric Clinic, P.A. we and our friendly staff offer all aspects of pediatrics medical services:

  • Well child exams from birth to age 18
  • Sports and camp physicals
  • Pre-op physicals
  • Immunizations
  • School and behavioral issues
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Inpatient hospital care for our patients

What is a Pediatrician?
A pediatrician is a physician whose specific specialty is caring for children from birth to 18 years of age. Pediatricians address acute and chronic illnesses, learning disabilities, behavioral issues and the growth and development of children. Our goal is to help ensure that children grow into mentally and physical healthy, productive and happy adults.

Dosage Chart
The tables on this page provide recommended dosage charts for acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil). Here are some important general guidelines for using these products.

Web Resources

Medline Plus
This site is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the United States National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date.

Centers for Disease Control
This is a website information on several medical topics from diseases to other health conditions. It is written in an alphabetized fashion and you can look up most common topics that would be helpful to your health.

National Immunization Program
This is the website for the National Immunization Program that is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control. It contains the latest information regarding the recommended vaccines, vaccine safety, and the importance of immunizations. This information is the latest and most accurate official information about the various vaccines for children.

National Vaccine Program
This website is also sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, but emphasizes more the issues of safety of the vaccines. It answers questions about vaccines causing other conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, lupus and autism. I recommend this site for answers to questions about vaccine safety.

Institute for Vaccine Safety
This website is a non-governmental website designed to provide accurate information to deal with questions of vaccine safety. It is sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. The Institute for Vaccine Safety provides access to objective and accurate information about vaccine issues that are raised in the media.

National Immunization Information Hot Line
This is a hotline established by the National Immunization Program to answer questions about immunizations. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Alabama Newborn Screening Program
This is an informative page on the Alabama Department of Public Health website describing the Alabama Newborn Screening Program. All newborns in Alabama are required by law to have a blood test shortly after birth to screen for metabolic and other inheritable diseases.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is dedicated to the health of all children. Its web site provides reliable and authoritative advice on a variety of child health issues, including immunizations.

CDCs Health Topics for Infants and Children
A collection of articles and fact sheets from the CDC on a variety of topics relating to child health.

Immunization Action Coalition
A comprehensive link to the most up-to-date, expert immunization resources available via the Internet.

Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
An educational resource about children's vaccines for parents and healthcare professionals.

One of the largest and most visited sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children and adolescents.

CHADD - An educational resource on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

National Institute of Mental Health website on ADHD
Detailed information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of ADHD.

CDC website on ADHD
The Centers for Disease Control website with reliable information on ADHD.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Information about allergic diseases. Includes a Patient/Public Resource Center and a Just For Kids section of resources and puzzles.

National Child Passenger Safety Information
Information on child safety seats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

View the KidsDoc Symptom Checker from HealthyChildren.org

Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.

An online resource center providing you with additional helpful information.

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.

Call 256-543-2894

501 Bay Street,
Gadsden, AL 35901