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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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We will be having flu clinics in our office every week. Please call our office for more details about the days and times. Please note that patients will still need to make an appointment. This will be an office visit and any copays, coinsurances or deductibles will apply. At this visit no other problems or issues will be discussed
and the person getting the flu shot has to be healthy with no cold, fever or any other symptoms.
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Regular
Office Hours:
Monday–Friday:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Late hours may be available, check with the receptionist.
Weekend: Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

December Update from Puri Pediatrics

With our ever-changing Bay Area weather remember that children's health and well-being are very important.

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. We have started giving the flu vaccine. Please call our office to make appointments.

December 24–January 1 | Hanukkah
Hanukkah (Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BC. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. Hanukkah is celebrated with a series of rituals that are performed every day throughout the 8-day holiday, some are family-based and others communal. There are special additions to the daily prayer service, and a section is added to the blessing after meals.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah or hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light is called a shamash and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for practical use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves for purposes other than publicizing and meditating upon Hanukkah is forbidden.
December 25th | Christmas
Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25th by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.

While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown. His birth is mentioned in two of the four canonical gospels. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East. The date of Christmas may have initially been chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after early Christians believed Jesus to have been conceived, or with one or more ancient polytheistic festivals that occurred near southern solstice (i.e., the Roman winter solstice); a further solar connection has been suggested because of a biblical verse identifying Jesus as the "Sun of righteousness".

The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.


December 26–January 1 | Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba): [1] Umoja (Unity); [2] Kujichagulia (Self-Determination); [3] Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility); [4] Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics); [5] Nia (Purpose); [6] Kuumba (Creativity); and [7] Imani (Faith).
It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67 as the first specifically African-American holiday. According to Karenga, the name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning "first fruits of the harvest".
Kwanzaa is a celebration that has its roots in the black nationalist movement of the 1960s, and was established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African cultural and historical heritage by uniting in meditation and study of African traditions and Nguzo Saba.
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

CLICK HERE


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

2015 Recommended Immunization Schedule
for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years

jointly developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American Congress of Obstetricains and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Interactive Version | Download PDF file

Pediatric Updates

September 2014 [Click Here]





New Patients and Appointments
We are accepting new patients and we take most PPO insurances and HMO through Hills Physicians. If you have any questions about your new insurance or what we take please call our office 510-797-7766 or check the website. For the New Year we would request as soon as possible to have you update your records (new registration form, insurance, and one main contact phone number and email). We will be transferring to a new system in the middle of the year and we will start doing automated phone reminders.

Immunizations | Flu Vaccines: As the school year has begun and we are getting ready for fall. Please be sure to have all your children come in to get their flu vaccines. The weather is also changing and as the weather changes kids get frequent colds and coughs. Please be sure to dress your children warmer. Halloween is also coming up this month please see advised the safety tips to make this day fun and safe for your child/ren. [CDC Vaccination Guidelines]

Annual Meeting of American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Veena Puri also attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Orlando, FL to get latest updates and learn about trends in Pediatrics. [Click Here for Orlando Photos]

Dr. Veena Puri, Dr. Rita Wadhwani, and Dr. Anamika Sharma are from India and are familiar with Indian culture and make frequent trips. They know firsthand on customs, food, and travel precautions, and environment since they travel frequently there. They keep themselves updated so they know best for our patients to have a safe and enjoyable trip.


September 2014 - PPMG Staff with Drs. Veena Puri and Anamika Sharma


Our Staff…

Drs. Veena Puri, Anamika Sharma and Rita Wadhwani

Dr. Veena Puri with Simal O. (Parent of Tejas)

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 either through Yelp, RelayHealth or 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.

New Patients?
We are accepting new patients at this time - newborn to age 26. You can request a new appointment through RelayHealth website; or call our office at 510-797-7766.
Diwali Celebration in Office and Halloween Contest Winners

Cllick on the above links to view photos

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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.

Make non-urgent appointments online by registering at relayhealth.com. You can request for appointments online Monday thru Friday 9 am to 4 pm via RelayHealth. instead of calling the office. We have stopped doing appointment reminders via phone, so if you have not signed up for RelayHealth please sign up ASAP.
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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