Physicals for Kids

Opinions vary regarding how often your school-age child should have a complete physical. As a minimum, most pediatricians recommend a well-child exam before your child enters kindergarten and before entering high school. An additional examination is usually required for participation in a school sport. Regular physicals are a great way to protect your child’s future… [Read More]

Danger, Winter Jackets Ahead

When a child is wearing a warm winter coat, he may feel like he is strapped snugly into the car seat but the fact is the restraining belts are actually dangerously loose. Now that the mercury has dropped to levels not seen since last winter, you may be thinking hard about keeping your children warm when they’re… [Read More]

Back to School

The transition period from the summer break back to school time can be quite a struggle for kids, youngsters in particular. The relatively unregulated, free, playtime feeling of summer clashes with the more rigorous, structured environment of school. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make this changing period a bit easier on your… [Read More]

Annamaria Wilde – an enthusiastic pediatrician

Dr. Annamária Wilde (the W is pronounced like a V) has been working at FirstMed as a pediatrician since April 2014. Even in such a short period of time she has gained vast popularity not just among her little patients and their parents, but also among her new colleagues. With a friendly demeanor, Dr. Wilde… [Read More]


Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which are the membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by either a bacterium or a virus. The seriousness and treatment of the disease is considerably different for the viral and for the bacterial form. Viral (or aseptic) meningitis is typically less severe… [Read More]

Second Hand Smoke is bad for your child’s mental health

Did you know that Second Hand Smoke contains 4000 toxic chemicals and can increase a non smoker’s risk of lung cancer and heart disease by 25% !