Sunshine Pediatrics









Sunshine Pediatrics of Central Florida, PL
Richard Rodriguez, MD (a.k.a. Dr. Rich)
210 Lookout Place
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone 407-215-0400
Fax 407-215-0402
"The doctor kids love and parents trust"

Health Education       

 When to Call the Pediatrician:
If your child is not breathing, turns blue, or suffers a life threatening accident, CALL 911 immediately.
If your infant is 2 months or under and has a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38.1 degrees Celsius) or higher, call your pediatrician immediately. This is an absolute necessity. The doctor will need to examine the baby to rule out any serious infection or disease.
You need to notify your pediatrician if your 3-6 month old has a rectal temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius) or greater.
If your child is older than 6 months and has a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) or higher.
If your child is vomiting and/or has diarrhea, he may be becoming dehydrated and needs to be seen especially if this goes on for several hours and if associated with a high fever.
In an older child, if a high fever persists for more than 24 hours or is associated with other symptoms such as sore throat, earache, rash, or cough, a sick visit is indicated.
Or, anytime you, as the parent, feel concerned about your child's health.



DOSAGE CHARTS  -   TYLENOL DOSAGES      MOTRIN DOSAGE         BENADRYL DOSAGES tablets only      




 Helpful Links


Health Brochures for download (pdf)

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Importance of Tummy Time - Open pdf in English   Open pdf in Spanish


 Well Child Visits as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
(Immunization schedule could change per AAP)
AGE
MEASUREMENTS
IMMUNIZATIONS
LABS IN OFFICE
AGE APPROPIATE
HANDOUTS in PDFs
Initial newborn visit
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
None
2 Week
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
None
None
2 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
DTaP #1, HIB #1, IPV #1, Prevnar #1
None
4 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
DTaP #2, HIB #2, IPV #2, Prevnar #2
None
6 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
DTaP #3, HIB #3, Prevnar #3, HBV #3
None
9 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
IPV #3
Hemoglobin
12 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
MMR #1,VZV,
Prevnar #4
None
15 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
HIB #4
DTaP #4
None
18 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
HAV #1
None
24 month
Weight, length, head circumference, temperature
HAV # 2
None
3 year
Weight, Height, BP, temperature. pulse
As needed
Hemoglobin
 Urinalysis
4 year
Weight, Height, BP, temperature, pulse
MMR #2, DTaP #5, IPV #4
As needed
Hemoglobin
 Urinalysis
5 year
Weight, Height, BP, temperature, pulse
None if given at 4 year
As needed
Hemoglobin
 Urinalysis
6 year
Weight, Height, BP, temperature, pulse
None if given if
up to date
As needed
Hemoglobin
 Urinalysis
age 7-14
Physical done yearly
Weight, Height, BP, temperature, pulse
None if given if
up to date
until age 11-12 then TDaP
As needed
Hemoglobin
 Urinalysis
Adolescent
(age 15-18)
Physical done yearly
Weight, Height, BP, temperature, pulse
Adult tetanus if not given earlier,
Menactra
As needed
Hemoglobin
 Urinalysis

 Good Nutrition & Plenty of Exercise is Prevention & Wellness
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  Benjamin Franklin
Sunshine Pediatrics of Central Florida wishes to encourage all parents to take an active preventive role in your child's future health by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Making healthy lifestyle choices should be a family endeavor.  Parents play a key role in the lifestyle choices that their children make.  Never underestimate the power of the parental role model.  It's our jobs as parents to teach our children not only how to say "no" to drugs and other unhealthy lifestyles choices, and how to make wise choices that can optimize our health and wellbeing.  Making healthy food choices can help boost the immune system as well as protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.  
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Children are being more harmed by poor diet than by exposure to alcohol, drugs and tobacco combined.Dr. David Katz, Yale School of Public Health -The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2004

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"Kids spend several hours a day playing video games and less than 15 minutes in P.E. Many are obese, and nearly half exhibit risk factors of heart disease."







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 Helpful Phone Numbers
Orange County Health Department
832 W Central, Orlando, Fl 32805
407-836-2600
OIA Health Service for Travelers
Info on vaccines for traveling to foreign countries

77 Underwood Street, Orlando, FL 32806
407-649-6821
Fax 407-649-6824
Seminole County Health Department
400 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773
407-665-3281


This information is for educational purposes only and it should be used only as a guide.
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