Can probiotics help when my child has an infection and needs to take antibiotics? Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, MD, FAAP Answer Antibiotics can kill both good and bad bacteria in your child’s gut. This may throw your child’s gut “microbiome” out of balance. The microbiome is made up of the microscopic organisms—bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites—that […]
June 15, 2022read more
Infant Walkers…Just Say NO!
The most exciting thing that many parents experience is watching their children conquer all their “firsts” – first time rolling over, first time sitting up, first time crawling, and first time pulling up to stand. In this excitement, many parents are eager to see their baby walk “early”, leading many parents to lean toward the […]
November 12, 2020read more
At Pathway Pediatrics we strive to create a “Medical Home” for our patients and their families. The concept of a medical home was initiated by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the 1960s. As technology has evolved, organizations that look at the quality of medical care have begun to further define what constitutes a medical […]
June 4, 2020read more
Telehealth during COVID-19
One of the many changes COVID-19 has brought to our office is the addition of telemhealth. This is a service that enables us to provide your child with healthcare via a media platform such as Zoom. Your child must meet certain criteria, determined by our schedulers, in order to be a candidate for a telemedicine […]
April 8, 2020read more
Dangers of ‘Choking Game’
A game that consist of adolescents intentionally choking or making themselves pass out is now trending in the 9-16 age range. Studies show that approximately 5 to 11 percent of children and adolescents have participated in an activity commonly referred to as the “choking game,” in which blood and oxygen to the brain is cut […]
December 11, 2019read more
We are so very excited to introduce you to Brittnie Duff, CPNP!
Brittnie is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Brittnie graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018 and completed her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2014. Brittnie worked as a neonatal nurse for 4 years and practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for 1 year prior to joining the Pathway team […]
November 14, 2019read more