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

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(510) 797-7766

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(510) 797-0595
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Weekend: Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

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.

September Update from Puri Pediatrics

Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely sunshine here in Northern California. We also hope that you are enjoying spending time with family and friends during summer vacation. Many of you will be spending time outside, so please make sure to use appropriate sunscreen. Please remember that water safety is important around pools and beaches.

As the school year will begin soon or has already begun, many children may be due for immunizations and physicals. Please call us to set up their appointments before they start their school. Children/teenagers/young adults who are entering kindergarten/junior high/high school may need to get updated on vaccines. We have started giving the flu vaccine. Please call our office to make appointments. Remember that Summer is a great time for physicals and elective appointments.


September Holidays

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi | September 5th
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, also called Vinayagar in Tamil Nadu, is the Hindu festival celebrated on the occasion of birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel.
The festival, also known as Ganeshotsav ("festival of Ganesha") is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period). While celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa. Outside India, it is celebrated widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma and Fiji.

Labor Day | September 5th
Labor Day is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because President Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers' Day. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday.

Patriot Day | September 11th

U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407–0 on October 25, 2001. It requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day". President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001. It is a discretionary day of remembrance. On September 4, 2002, President Bush used his authority created by the resolution and proclaimed September 11, 2002 as Patriot Day.

In the United States, Patriot Day (known in full as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance) occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. When the new name was proposed, it received opposition from Massachusetts, which already had a holiday that is very similarly named, Patriots' Day.

Onam | September 14th
Onam is a festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India. It is also the state festival of Kerala with State holidays on 4 days starting from Onam Eve (Uthradom) to the 3rd Onam Day. Onam Festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug–Sep) and marks the commemoration of Vamana avatara of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of mythical King Mahabali. Onam is reminiscent of Kerala's agrarian past, as it is considered to be a harvest festival. The festival marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali who Malayalees consider as their King. In Kerala, it is the festival celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Vallam Kali, Pulikkali, Pookkalam, Onatthappan, Thumbi Thullal, Onavillu, Kazhchakkula, Onapottan, Atthachamayam, etc.

Onam is an ancient festival, which still survives in modern times. Kerala's rice harvest festival and the Festival of Rain Flowers, which fall on the month of Chingam, celebrates the Asura King Mahabali's annual visit from Patala (the underworld). Onam is unique since Mahabali has been revered by the people of Kerala since prehistory. The King is so much attached to his kingdom that it is believed that he comes annually from the nether world to see his people living happily. It is in honor of King Mahabali that Onam is celebrated. The deity Vamana, also called Onatthappan, is also revered during this time by installing a clay figure next to the floral carpet (Pookalam). The birthday of Sri Padmanabhan, the presiding Deity of Thiruvananthapuram, is on the Thiruvonam day in the month of Chingam. Thiruonam day is the most important day of Onam.

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

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

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.

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

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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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