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Pod Care Program

The mission of Petite Pediatrics has always been to optimize medical care and provide services that parents desire and children deserve. With this in mind, I am excited to introduce the Pod Care Program at Petite Pediatrics. The Pod Care Program encompasses home visits,

Summer 2020 Update

Summer 2020 During these difficult times, I would like to personally update patients and families at Petite Pediatrics and our greater community about our “Practice Commitment” and the modifications we are making to ensure the safe delivery of care for children.

Practice Update COVID-19

Please review the following updates to our practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. OFFICE HOURS: Shared daytime coverage with Dr. Iris Castaneda Van Wyk: Mon & Wed – Dr. Iris Tue, Thur & Fri – Dr. Barry Nighttime: Dr. Barry on-call Weekends: Dr.

Novel Coronavirus Update

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Human Coronaviruses ( /coronavirus/about/index.html) are a family of viruses that usually cause illnesses like the common cold. Almost everyone gets one of these viruses at some point in their lives. Most of the time the illness only lasts for a short time.

Spruce Telehealth: A Standard of Care

Petite Pediatrics has offered this technology as a standard of care for our patients since 2018. The current COVID-19 global pandemic, requires families to remain home to minimize exposure to the novel corona virus.  We want to assure our families that this is the latest technology in the delivery of medical care and we are committed to ensuring confidentiality while maintaining the safety and well-being of our patients.

Flu Update for 2018

A Message for Caregivers & Teachers Get Vaccinated for Seasonal Flu Now! Flu activity is quite elevated in the US. Getting vaccinated is still the single best way to protect against influenza and reduce the risk of becoming sick from it.

Coping with Disasters

How Families Can Cope with Relocation Stress After a Disaster ​Unplanned evacuations during a disaster can cause great stress on a community and on the individuals in that community. First Steps of RecoveryRecovering from a disaster occurs in phases over days,

Thomas Fire: Stay UP-TO-DATE

Thomas Fire Resources Families can stay updated on the local conditions by checking the Count of Santa Barbara Website. There is also helpful information regarding the use of masks for safe breathing. N95 masks provide protection from small particles in smoke and should be fitted for proper usage.  

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