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PURI PEDIATRIC
Medical Group, Inc.
2243 Mowry Ave., Suite F
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone
(510) 797-7766

Fax
(510) 797-0595
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Pediatric News: More pediatric deaths as flu races across U.S.

Pediatric News, February 9th, 2018: There were 10 pediatric deaths reported for the week ending February 3, although 9 occurred in previous weeks. There have been 63 flu-related deaths among children so far during the 2017-2018 season. Continue Reading

Flu deaths reach a high, but outbreak shows signs of easing

February 9, 2018: California health officials said Friday that 36 Californians under the age of 65 died of the flu in the first week of February — more than in any other week this season. The flu season nationwide is considered among the worst in a decade. Hospitals in California set up tents to triage flu patients, many pharmacies ran out of flu medicines and the death toll has been unusually high.

Gabriella Chabot, a student at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, was among those who died of complications of the flu. She would have turned 15 in less than a week, her father Michael Chabot posted on Facebook on Friday. “Today I experienced the day that no parent should,” Chabot wrote. “We are heartbroken.”

In total, 163 Californians under 65 have died of the flu since October, compared with 40 at the same time last year. (Continued…)

LEARN MORE…

Independent: Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread

USA Today: Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports

CBS News: Deadly flu season particularly rough on kids -- and won't peak anytime soon

Fox News: How to avoid the flu on airplanes

CDC Website: 2017-2018 Influenza Season – Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

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Flu Season is Here - Get Your Shot!
The flu season is underway, but it isn't too late to get your vaccination. As long as flu viruses are spreading, prevention should continue in order to protect as many people as possible. Call our office at (510) 797-7766 to schedule an appointment.
CDC Vaccination Schedules
Click here for the latest CDC Immunization Schedules for Newborns, Infants, Children, Preteens, Teens and Adults. | CDC Easy to Read Schedules
Regular
Office Hours:
Monday–Friday:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Late hours from 5:00–5:30 may be available upon request, please check with the receptionist.
Weekend: Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

February Update from Puri Pediatrics

As we enter into February, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Puri Pediatrics and trusting us with the care of your children. We are committed to dedication and excellence in providing health care for our patients for the past 36 years.

As a reminder, all patients 6 months and up that haven’t had their flu shots for this season, should make an appointment to get them as soon as possible.

If you are traveling in USA or overseas within the next few months, please make an appointment for a travel visit in which we would cover all the information you would need for your travel and administer any immunizations needed, including typhoid and malaria.

Please remember to schedule your child’s annual well checkup visit. If you have any questions or when it needs to be scheduled, please contact our office at (510) 797-7766 to schedule an appointment.

February Holidays
February 2 | National Wear Red Day
National Wear Red Day For Women is a national public awareness day the first Friday each February, urging women, people from all walks of life, businesses, towns, schools, the media, buildings and landmarks to “go red” and “glow red” to bring attention to the leading killers of women – heart disease and stroke. On this day WEAR RED and SAVE WOMEN’S LIVES from heart disease and stroke by wearing something red… a red dress, tie, jacket, scarf, hat, blouse or shirt. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. https://www.goredforwomen.org/
February 14 | Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day (also known as Saint Valentine's Day) is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, and is actually the second most celebrated holiday around the world second to New Year's Day. The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.

February 19 | Presidents Day
Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The holiday is also commonly referred to as Presidents’ Day, the name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states.

The federal holiday honors the accomplishments of the man known as "The Father of his Country". Celebrated for his leadership in the founding of the nation, he was the Electoral College's unanimous choice to become the first President; he was seen as a unifying force for the new republic and set an example for future holders of the office.

The holiday is also a tribute to the general who created the first military badge of merit for the common soldier. The Purple Heart medal (which bears Washington's image) is awarded to soldiers who are injured in battle. As with Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Washington's Birthday offers another opportunity to honor the country's veterans.

Acknowledgement and Copyright: Most holiday decriptions and images courtesy of Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org

Dr. Veena Puri of Fremont, CA Named a Patients' Choice Award Winner
Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award for 2013 is Dr. Veena Puri of Fremont, CA. In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2013. Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.

India’s Independence Day Celebrated in Fremont

“Members of the Bay Area's thriving Indo-American community didn't let the 8,000-mile distance from the motherland stop them Sunday from celebrating India's birthday. Instead, they brought India's 69th Independence Day party to Fremont, for a parade and festival attended by about 3,500 people,” reported Tracey Kaplan for the East Bay Times.

The Festival of Globe, formerly known as the Festival of India, took place in Fremont to celebrate India’s independence. The 10-day festival included a film festival, fashion show, dance competition, health fair and other events. In Fremont, about 1 in 5 residents is Indo-American.

As in the past, the Puri Pediatric Medical Group participated in the community health fair on August 13, 2016.

If your child is sneezing, itchy throat, watery eyes keep in mind allergies can be the cause. Keep in mind if your child is sneezing, itchy eyes or throat it can be allergies. The flu season is still here so please make sure if you haven’t received the flu vaccine to call our office to set up an appointment.

Very soon your child/ren will be on summer break. Please call to set up your child’s physical exam or if traveling outside country during the summer please come at least one week before travel.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Puri Pediatrics and trusting us with the care of your children. We are committed to dedication and excellence in providing health care for our patients for the past 35 years. The biggest compliment you can give us is to refer us to your family, coworkers and friends. We assure you that they won’t be disappointed. Please note that we are currently accepting new patients. Dr. Veena specializes in breast-feeding, allergies, asthma and skin problems.

Travel: Many of you will be traveling out of the country soon; please make your travel appointments at least one week before you travel so the doctor can go over all the travel precautions and update on any proper vaccines before the travel. You should also take medications needed. 

American Academy of Pediatrics has published 2016 Immunization Schedule [Click Here]

School age children from preschoolers to college students need vaccines. We are here to help parents make sure all kids and young adults are up-to-date on recommended vaccines and protected from serious diseases.

Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children’s long-term health―as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in the community.

Seasonal Allergies: Along with the weather change and flowers blooming seasonal allergies can affect many children. If your child is sneezing, or has an itchy throat or watery eyes, keep in mind that allergies can be the cause.

Immunizations/Vaccines: If your child is due for physicals or immunizations (vaccines) give our office a call so we can get him/her in for an appointment. School age children from preschoolers to college students need vaccines. We are here to help parents make sure all kids and young adults are up-to-date on recommended vaccines and protected from serious diseases. [CDC Vaccination Guidelines]

Travel: If you are traveling with your child/children, proper immunizations/vaccines needed. You should also take medications needed.

Do remember that flu is still going around in California so please make sure that your child has received the flu vaccine. If not, please call our office to set up an appointment.

Kindergarten check-ups will be coming up soon. Please give our office a call to set up an appointment for next month or after if your child will be attending kindergarten in September.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new patients to our office and thank you for choosing us to take care of you child/ren. We would also like to thank the families who refer new patients to us.

On 01/07/16, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Now in its eighth edition, the Dietary Guidelines continues to be an important resource to help our Nation reach its highest standard of health. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
CDC Vaccination Schedules
Nutrition Guidelines

Visit the USDA ChooseMyPlate website: choosemyplate.gov

Diwali 2015 - Indian Festival of Lights
www.diwali2015.in

2015 Diwali Puja Calendar
www.drikpanchang.co

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2015 Halloween and Diwali Celebration Photos

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Puri Peditric Medical Group is proud to have received 2015 "People Love Us On Yelp" Award.
Medical Updates of Interest to Parents:

USDA Foodkeeper App [Click Here]
An excellent parenting site from the
American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Updates


Take steps to prevent the flu:
  • The flu season is here! The best way to protect against flu is to get the vaccine every flu season. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine provides protection that lasts throughout the flu season. Get vaccinated now so that you will be protected all season long!
    Wash your hands.
  • Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. Keeping hands clean prevents illness at home, at school, and at work. It’s best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. If that’s not possible, use alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Develop, maintain, and keep good sleep habits.
  • Don’t look a fright this Halloween! Sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a "vital sign" of good health. Sufficient sleep is being recognized as an important aspect to help prevent some chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, obesity, and depression.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables.
    Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling. Fruits and vegetables are a great healthy snack to serve for Halloween parties.
  • Be prepared for cold weather.
    Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. Be prepared this Halloween and make sure to dress for the weather. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.

We would like to hear back from our patients so please give us your feedback through our surveys in the office.

Like us on Facebook! We periodically put articles and pictures on our facebook page. You can like us from our website and just click on the facebook icon or you can go to www.facebook/puripediatrics.com

Please check our website and facebook for updated information for our parents on current medical info as reviewed and posted by Dr. Puri.

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Taking Care of Your Children Until Age 26
Due to the passage of new health care bill, we will be happy now to take care of young adults till 26 years of age, while they are covered under their parents’ plan.

Welcome to Puri Pediatrics...

We are committed to dedication and excellence in providing health care for children. Pediatrics is the specialty of medicine concerned with the medical care of infants, children and teenagers (birth to 21 years of age.) Pediatrics includes the care of sick, as well as preventive health care of children. Your child should be checked regularly to see if he/she is growing well and to receive immunizations against contagious diseases. Drs. Veena and Hari Puri are board certified in Pediatrics, and members of American Academy of Pediatrics. Drs. Hari and Veena are proud to take care of thousands of families in the Southeast Bay area (Fremont, Newark, Union City, and Hayward) since 1982.

Taking care of your children is our top priority. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that your child will receive the highest standard of care. We believe a family’s relationship with their pediatrician should be based on mutual trust and open communication. We expect you to bring us any questions and concerns you have about your child’s health. We will listen to you carefully and then do everything to answer your questions and explain anything you do not understand. We will make every effort to accommodate your wishes and special requests whenever possible.

We take pride in our office being a multi-cultural group, and having a diverse background. Our doctors grew up in India and attended medical school there before coming here. They have all been raising their children in the U.S.A. and this is their home now and we understand the challenges of raising children with dual cultures. They also understand the importance to maintain the value system and heritage from their country of origin. Issues like speaking two languages, ethnic foods, travels back and forth from different countries like India, China, and the Philippines, and also the importance of respect for parents, grandparents, and relatives that visit from other countries and come and stay for different extended times.

Puri Pediatrics has an exceptional group of doctors and support staff. The newly renovated office welcomes our young patients with a calming a fish tank and a lively mural painting. We take pride in being a multicultural group with multiple languages fluencies. English, Spanish, Tagalog, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, and Telegu are all spoken here. Our staff is all well trained and cross-trained to work in every part of the office. They are always ready to help, and all of them are working parents and understand the feelings and needs of the working parents well.

In this ever-changing and always-advancing field of of medicine, we stay abreast of our field by attending seminars, attending medical conferences and reading medical journals. We want you to rest assured that not only the latest information is available to us, but we make use of it on an ongoing basis. Our doctors love their chosen field of pediatrics and you will notice that by the excellent patient care we provide.

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