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Flu Vaccines for 2017-2018 Influenza Season!
Posted on: September 21st, 2017
by Ryan McElroy, MD

    Hello everyone!   We have plenty of quadrivalent flu vaccine in stock! (“Quadrivalent” means the vaccine we administer covers 4 of the influenza strains that are predicted to be most prevalent this season. Other influenza vaccines can be labeled “trivalent”, meaning these vaccines only cover 3 of the strains.)   Our patients have […]

AAP: New Car Seat Guidelines
Posted on: August 16th, 2017
by Ryan McElroy, MD

Hi everyone!   The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published new car seat guidelines – worth a review!   ~Dr McElroy

This is How You Take a Chewable Pill
Posted on: January 29th, 2017
by Ryan McElroy, MD

My youngest daughter, Sophie, was inspired by her sister’s “This is How You Take a Pill” instructional video. She has to take a chewable to help treat an ear infection, but she hates the taste! She wanted to share a tip she discovered: peanut butter!  

Dr. Shouse is back!
Posted on: November 18th, 2015
by Ryan McElroy, MD

   We are so happy to announce the return of Dr. Theresa Shouse to our office!  She’s been taking leave for a few months to recover from knee surgery, all the while missing the joy of helping to care for her patients. She’s elated to have made an excellent recovery and is ready to get […]

Flu Vaccines for 2015-2016 Influenza Season!
Posted on: November 4th, 2015
by Ryan McElroy, MD

    Hello everyone!   We have plenty of quadrivalent flu vaccine (shot and nasal) in stock! (“Quadrivalent” means the vaccine we administer covers 4 of the influenza strains that are predicted to be most prevalent this season. Other influenza vaccines can be labeled “trivalent”, meaning these vaccines only cover 3 of the strains.)   […]

UPDATE FROM DR. SHOUSE
Posted on: September 11th, 2015
by Ryan McElroy, MD

  As some of you may know, I had knee surgery last week. Recovery and rehab are going better than I expected! I am feeling better each week. My other knee will be repaired in early October and I hope to be back in the office part time on November 16. I am delighted that […]

Memorial Day
Posted on: May 25th, 2015
by Ryan McElroy, MD

Happy Memorial Day! Our office is closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, May 25th. We will re-open at 8:30 on Tuesday, May 26th. Mongolia Have a blessed weekend with your family and remember a veteran while you’re at it.      

Office Closed
Posted on: February 23rd, 2015
by Ryan McElroy, MD

  Our office is closed today due to inclement weather – as I’m sure you all probably discerned! We anticipate being open during normal business hours tomorrow and will update our website to let everyone know. Stay warm and dry!   ~Your Friends at Pediatric Associates of Plano    

We Have Flu Shots!
Posted on: November 14th, 2014
by Ryan McElroy, MD

    Hello everyone!   We have finally received our flu shots! We now have flu shots for children less than 3 years old, AND for kids 3 years and older (including any caregivers). Call and make an appointment today – we’re already starting to see some cases of influenza trickle in!   Here is […]

Synthetic cannabis
Posted on: July 15th, 2014
by Ryan McElroy, MD

  One of the issues we’ve (and likely you’ve) heard about is “designer drugs.”  These are substances that can be abused like the more commonly infamous drugs of abuse: marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol (yes, alcohol is a drug, too).  The difference is that designer drugs are typically chemically modified versions of the “old” drugs, such […]