New Pedatric Chat from Nemours Offers Podcasts, Personal Responses to Parents’ Medical Questions
He has a fever that won’t quit. She’s never this tired. Where did that rash come from?
As parents, we monitor our children with eagle eyes, always ready to instinctively panic that a symptom could mean something serious. We worry about our children’s conditions or ailments. We want information and answers. We want to know they are going to be okay.
While a natural response to this anxiety and concern is to ask anyone who will listen, we all know a doctor’s experienced advise will usually provide us with the most reasonable suggestions and treatment. Knowing this as both pediatricians and parents, doctors at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children have created Pediatric Chat.
Pediatric Chat began as a podcast, and has been released on iTunes, YouTube, and on their website. The shows are hosted by Nemours Chairman of Pediatrics Dr. Jay Greenspan and Nemours Director of Service Excellence Dr. Paul Rosen. Together with the help of Nemours specialists, they discuss a variety of pediatric health topics including autism, concussion, sports injuries, obesity, sleep, and allergies. Real parents also appear on the shows and ask questions of the experts.
“In this digital age, parents are looking for health information they can access any time. They want something interactive to get their specific questions answered. We hope that Pediatric Chat will be another tool to help parents raise healthy children,” says Dr. Rosen.
But what if the health concern you’re dealing with right now hasn’t been covered? In addition to listening to the podcasts, website visitors can e-mail their personal questions about their child’s symptoms or condition to the experts and get a response within just 48 hours.
“We want to educate everyone so that parents have the information they need to raise kids who are happy and healthy,” says Dr. Greenspan.
Have a question or a suggestion for a topic to be covered in an upcoming edition of Pediatric Chat? Contact the team and get your answers!