Health Topics for Parents

NRV Pediatrics is devoted to addressing, educating and informing parents about some of the common issues and topics that we hear about as pediatricians. Here you'll find an immunization schedule, dosing charts, a symptom checker and other resources.

pediatrician health topics

Immunization Schedule


NRV Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. For descriptions of these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit www.immunizationinfo.org , www.vaccinesafety.edu or www.immunize.org.


  2 mos 4 mos 6 mos 9 mos 12 mos 15 mos 18 mos 2-3 yrs 4 yrs
DPT, Polio, Hep B x x x            
Polio                 x
Pneumococcus x x x   x        
Rotavirus x x              
Chicken Pox         x       x
Hepatitus A         x   x    
Measles, Mumps, Rubella           x     x
H.Influenza B x x x     x      
Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis           x     x


CDC Immunization Schedules


> Immunization Schedule - Birth through 18 Years of Age

> Immunization Catch-up Schedule

> Immunization Adult Schedule by Vaccine and Age Group

> Recommended Vaccinations Indicated for Adults Based on Medical and Other Indications

> Adult Contraindications and Precautions



Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosages


Acetaminophen reduces fever and relieves pain. Typical uses include fevers, immunizations, teething, earaches, bruises, headaches, etc. Use this information as a guideline for caring for your child. Your doctor may decide to adjust the dosage as appropriate for your child. Please remember to keep all medications out of your child’s reach at all times. Please notify us prior to using Tylenol for babies under 2 months of age. Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours.

Acetaminophen is available in the following forms:
  • Infant drops (80mg/0.8 ml) Note: 0.8 ml = 1 dropper
  • Children's liquid (160mg/5ml) Note: 5 ml = 1 tsp
  • Chewable tablets (80mg)
  • Junior strength tablets (160mg)
  • Rectal suppository (80mg, 120mg, 325mg)


Weight Tylenol
Milligram
Dosage
Tylenol
Children’s liquid
160mg/5ml
Tylenol
Chewables
80mg each
Tylenol
Junior
160mg each
6 - 8 lbs 40 mg ¼ tsp (1.25 ml) N/A N/A
9 – 11 lbs 60 mg 1/3 tsp (1.875 ml) N/A N/A
12 – 17 lbs 80 mg ½ tsp (2.5 ml) N/A N/A
18 – 23 lbs 120 mg 3/4 tsp (3.75 ml) N/A N/A
24 – 35 lbs 160 mg 1 tsp (5 ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet
36 – 47 lbs 240 mg 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) 3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
48 – 59 lbs 320 mg 2 tsp (10 ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60 - 71 lbs 400 mg 2 ½ tsp (12.5 ml) 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
72 – 95 lbs 500 mg 3 tsp (15 ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets
Note: Don't use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.



Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)


Ibuprofen reduces fever, relieves pain, and fights inflammation. Typical uses include fevers, immunizations, teething, earaches, bruises, headache, sunburns, sore muscles, etc. Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. We usually recommend that ibuprofen not be used in babies under 6 months of age.

Ibuprofen is available in the following forms:
  • Infant drops (50mg/1.25ml) Note: 1.25 ml = 1 dropper
  • Children's liquid (100mg/5ml) Note: 5 ml = 1 tsp
  • Chewable tablets (50mg)
  • Junior strength tablets (100mg)


Weight Motrin
Milligram
Dosage
Motrin
Infant drops
50mg/1.25ml
Motrin
Children's liquid
100mg/5ml
Motrin
Chewables
50mg each
Motrin Junior
100mg each
12 – 17 lbs 50 mg 1 dropper (1.25 ml) ½ tsp (2.5 ml) N/A N/A
18 – 23 lbs 75 mg 1 ½ dropper (1.875 ml) 3/4 tsp (3.75 ml) N/A N/A
24 – 35 lbs 100 mg 2 droppers (2.5 ml) 1 tsp (5 ml) 2 tablets 1 tablet
36 – 47 lbs 150 mg 3 droppers (3.75 ml) 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) 3 tablets 1 ½ tablet
48 – 59 lbs 200 mg N/A 2 tsp (10 ml) 4 tablets 2 tablets
60 – 71 lbs 250 mg N/A 2 ½ tsp (12.5 ml) 5 tablets 2 ½ tablets
72 – 95 lbs 300 mg N/A 3 tsp (15 ml) 6 tablets 3 tablets
Note: Don't use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.



Call us in Radford at 540-639-5188
or in Blacksburg at 540-552-7272.

             NOTICE:

             EpiPen RECALL!


3/31/17
FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. Consumers should contact Mylan at 800-796-9526 or customer.service@mylan.com with any questions.

> Read the full release here, and check the list of lot numbers.
 

             NOTICE:

             Prenatal OPEN HOUSE!


3/15/17
Come meet our doctors and staff, visit our facilities, and prepare for your new bundle of joy! Participants will be entered to win a gift card.

Radford Office
202 Eighth Street
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

July 26
February 7
April 4
June 6

Blacksburg Office
805 Davis Street
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

March 7
May 9

> Download the Open House flyer
 

             NOTICE:

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2/27/17

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             NOTICE:

             FDA Warning

             for Teething


11/15/16
The FDA is advising parents not to use homeopathic teething tablets and gels, saying they can pose health risks for children. A cold washcloth, a cold spoon or a chilled teething ring can bring natural relief from teething pain.

> Read more
 

             NOTICE:

             UPCOMING Changes


6/28/16
The physicians and staff of New River Valley Pediatrics would like to inform you of important changes coming to our practice. By mid-July all of our physicians will be focusing more completely on outpatient care in our offices and less on in-hospital care. We are excited about this change. Care of our newborns and older children who require hospitalization will be provided by pediatric hospitalists at both Carilion New River Medical Center and Lewis Gale Montgomery. Our pediatricians will continue to focus on excellent outpatient care!

> Frequently Asked Questions...
 

             NOTICE:

             Activate Your Patient Portal


9/16/15
Call us to activate your Patient Portal at 540-639-5188 in Radford or 540-552-7272 in Blacksburg.
 

             NOTICE:

             New River Valley Pediatrics recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
6/16/15
New River Valley Pediatrics located in Radford, Blacksburg and at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center has been recognized by the National Commission on Quality AssuranceTM (NCQA) as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Level Three is the highest level that is recognized by this quality assurance program.
> Read more...
 

             NOTICE:

             PATIENT-PROVIDER AGREEMENT FORM


3/6/15
Please complete the Patient-Provider Agreement Form, and bring it to your next visit.
 

             NOTICE:

             SPORTS & CAMP PHYSICALS FREE or at a REDUCED COST!


5/16/14
We are offering sports and camp physicals to our patients for $25.00, if they are not covered by your insurance company. Most insurance companies pay for them with no copay or deductible if they can be combined with your routine yearly physical. Give us a call and we will get your child scheduled quickly and at your convenience. These physicals are not just to complete necessary paperwork for sports participation and camps but are also a comprehensive well care exam which includes a review of immunization status, medication needs, and wellness advice.
 

             NOTICE:

             HIPAA Privacy Policy


9/23/13
Our privacy policy can be viewed by clicking the following:
Privacy Policy
 

             NOTICE:

             Is your child sick?


We highly recommend www.healthychildren.org for all pediatric advice.

Click on your child's affected body part in this helpful Symptom Checker for advice.
 
 

 



Web Resources


The American Academy of Pediatrics

We highly recommend www.healthychildren.org for all pediatric advice.

If your child is sick, click on your child's affected body part in this helpful Symptom Checker for advice.