Wellness is more than not being ill
At Pediatric Associates of the North Shore, we believe that wellness shouldn’t be defined by whether or not your child has a fever, but rather if they are able to be and do all they want in life. We work hard every day to help inspire a new kind of care conversation. One that feels comprehensive and holistic. Feels centered on your child’s best interests. One that is understanding of your family’s needs. A conversation that’s proactive and preventive. We absolutely insist on you requiring more from us. Our role is not just to get your child well when they are ill, but to help them thrive and and ultimately attain their full potential.
Our team works to promote wellness in all children, to provide the very best medical care should they become ill, and to educate you so that you can make the best decisions for the health of your child and family.
We treat the whole child within the context of your family. Our practice of medicine employs a wide range of techniques, from home remedies to state of the art technology, in our ongoing efforts to deliver evidence-based care and find the best treatment for your child. We encourage open dialogue between parents, children, and doctors.
Areas of wellness
When we think about wellness, we focus on helping children have good physical and mental health. It takes a multifaceted approach to care to ensure that their needs are being met with their best version of wellness in mind. We partner with children and their parents or caregivers, mapping out ways to help kids achieve optimal health.
Physical wellness consists of many components which must come together for an individual to thrive. We encourage a balance of physical activity, proper nutrition, and regular sleep, all of which improve strength, endurance, flexibility, and resilience to keep children's bodies in good condition while they develop and grow.
Intellectual wellness enables children to engage in mentally-stimulating activities like learning, problem solving, and creative thinking and play. It includes the ongoing development of verbal skills and sharing of ideas. Intellectual health involves curiosity into the relationships between one’s self, others, and one’s environment.
Emotional wellness is about how people accept their feelings and those of others, understand their meaning, and decide how to act. It helps manage emotions, develop autonomy, maintain relationships, and cope with stress. It allows children to learn and grow from their experiences, better relate to others, and socialize.
Here for you
We’re here to help in any way we can. Use the form below to contact us with any inquiries you may have. Please be as detailed as possible with your questions or comments so we can respond with the best information possible. To help us service your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue your child or family is having as well as what you’re looking to achieve.
You may also simply email or call us to make an appointment.