Dr. Lyndy Jones and Dr. Amy Shoptaugh are board certified pediatricians who specialize in the
care of infants, children, and adolescents. We have designed this website to inform, educate and familiarize you with our office.
Treating kids with quality medical care, compassion, and empathy. Instilling in families confidence, values and healthy living.
SPRING IS HERE, AND SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
HOT, HOT, HOT… Spring and Summer bring lots of outdoor activities and the chances of a nasty sunburn increases greatly. Sunblock is one of the most important ways of combating the sun and it’s damaging effects it has on your child’s skin. Hydration is also important, make sure your child consumes lots of water, especially if you chiId is out in the sun. Sugary drinks are no substitute for hydrating with water. Spring and summer is a great time to increase activity levels outdoors – 30 to 60 minutes a day is recommended for all children. Here at All About Kids it is our job to help you instill healthy lifestyles in your family. Good eating habits and regular activity is part of that – not just in the summer but throughout the year. If you would like to review your child’s nutrition, exercise requirements, or discuss weight related issues please visit our portal to make an appointment with one of our doctors.
SUMMER BRINGS BUG BITES.
Spring and Summer brings out the bugs and for some bug bites. Most bug bites require only symptomatic care but if you are concerned about worsening symptoms or an infection please call our office.
For any scorpion stings you can contact poison control at: 1 800 222 1222.
VOMITING AND DIARRHEA
Viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea frequently present in spring and early summer. Both our website and Healthychildren.org provide information for home care and when your child’s physician should be contacted.
SUMMER SPORTS PHYSICALS.
Summer is a great time to get your child’s yearly physical done. Middle school and older students generally require a physical for sports clearance and summer camp attendance. Please bring any forms with you to your child’s appointment that need to be completed. Usually they are available on your school’s website. Call our office now to schedule.
HAVE YOU TRIED THE PATIENT PORTAL?
See the flashing hands in the right hand corner of this page?? If you haven’t accessed your child’s patient portal yet – you are missing out on a great and easy way to access your child’s medical information and communicate with the office. You can see summaries of visits, follow some vitals including weights, keep track of immunizations, and schedule or reschedule appointments.
Don’t forget to personalize how you want our office to communicate with you – by phone, text or email. You can control what reminders and messages you receive and how. Finally, you can communicate with the office through the messaging option. That gives you an opportunity to contact the office during non-office hours – you can contact the front desk to make appointments and contact the physicians and their back office staff with non-urgent questions regarding your child. All messages will be responded to within a business day – frequently the same day. Sign up for the portal now and see how much easier it makes your medical home experience be.