McKenzie Medical Center’s Pediatrics Department is committed to help you ensure the best care for you child’s wellbeing. We are here with you every step of the way, as your baby grows.
The Pediatrics department at MMC is supported by HOLLY ARNOLD, Board Certified Physician Assistant.
Well Child Check-Ups
– Routine check-ups to ensure proper growth and development
– Address any problems or concerns
– Immunizations given as needed
– One of the first steps to protecting children from serious and life threatening diseases is immunization
– Given according to Centers of Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule
Sick Child Care
– Regular appointments are available Mon-Fri 8am-7pm and Sat 8am-5pm
– Walk-in clinic available (no appointment necessary)
– Blood work and x-rays done on site for rapid diagnosis and treatment
The BRAT Diet (good to keep in mind for sick children): The BRAT diet consists of foods that are exceptionally plain and low in fiber. Low-fiber foods were recommended as it was thought that foods high in fiber cause gas and possibly worsen gastrointestinal upset.
An acronym, BRAT is a mnemonic for:bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast, the staples of the diet. Extensions to the BRAT diet include BRATT (with tea), BRATTY (with tea and yogurt), and BRATCH (with chicken, often boiled). Sometimes the “T” represents tapioca.