Dear Parents and Guardians,
Due to the decrease in COVID cases, our patients are no longer required to check-in for their appointments from the car; you are welcome to come into the office. Please be advised that we allow one parent per patient except for parents of newborns.
We ask that you please keep your mask on at all times and maintain the recommended social distancing while in the building. Thank you so much for your attention and participation.
We welcome you and your child(ren) to our practice and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with the highest quality pediatric medical care.
Flanders Pediatrics, LLC was established in 2003 in East Lyme, Connecticut, after Dr. Charles Robinson's retirement from solo practice. Currently, our practice consists of Dr. Maria Alexandra Lopez, Dr. Kathryn Cambi, Elizabeth Henry, APRN, and Amie Frederick PA-C. They work well together to provide excellent health care and well being to your children. Flanders Pediatrics provides care for children from birth to 20 years, including behavioral, developmental, gynecological, nutrition, and travel health.
Flanders Pediatrics also has an outstanding group of nurses, medical assistants, and front desk staff who have dozens of years of experience working with children in a medical office setting. Our staff are the very best!
PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBER OF THE FLANDERS PEDIATRICS FAMILY
AMY BLODGETT, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Amy Blodgett grew up in East Lyme, CT. She received her medical degree from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Connecticut / Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she also served one year as a Chief Resident in Pediatrics. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Blodgett joined our practice in July 2020 and is very excited to bring her compassionate care and excellent clinical skills to our patients and families.
WELL CHILD VISITS
Children should visit the pediatrician for well-child exams beginning a few days after they leave the hospital at birth up until age 20. At these visits, we will track the progression of your child’s development, as well as administer immunizations and schedule laboratory testing when needed.
It is important to come to these visits with any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s health. We can provide further medical treatment or referrals to specialists if necessary. During a well-child visit, we will document height and weight as well as check the eyes, ears, nose, heartbeat, breathing, reflexes and more. We will ensure your child is reaching the appropriate developmental milestones.
It is essential that your child receive the correct immunizations at the appropriate times. Immunizations are completely safe and help protect your child from contracting and spreading infectious diseases that are easily prevented. In addition, many children need certain vaccines before entering school. Your child’s doctor will keep track of which vaccinations your child needs and when they should be administered.
Check out this website for more useful information about vaccinating your family:
We offer a comprehensive range of services for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with female reproductive system (gynecologic) needs, but not limited to:
- Preventive health and guidance for teens and parents
- Menstrual problems
- Genital (vulvar or vaginal) infection or pain
- Pelvic pain
- Genital anomalies
- Endocrine (hormonal) problems
- Pregnancy prevention (contraception)
- Breast problems
- Abnormal puberty
- Adolescent sexual health
Our pediatricians have the training and expertise to evaluate and care for children with developmental, learning, and related problems. Working collaboratively with families, we evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties, including:
- Developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- Delayed development in speech, language, motor skills, and thinking ability
- Attention and behavioral disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and such conditions as oppositional-defiant behavior, conduct problems, depression, and anxiety disorders
- Regulatory disorders, such as sleep disorders, feeding problems, and discipline difficulties
Traveling with children can be a wonderful, but sometimes challenging, experience. Normal routines are thrown out the window, and a new environment with different food, germs and people can sometimes lead to sickness. This visit allow our providers to make recommendations regarding travel medications, vaccines, and illness prevention.
Expectant parents (including adoptive parents) are encouraged to schedule a prenatal appointment. This visit allows the pediatrician to gather basic information from the expectant parents, offer them advice, identify high risk conditions and answer any questions that you may have.
Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial source of nutrition and provides the healthiest start for an infant. In addition to the nutritional benefits, breastfeeding promotes a unique and emotional connection between mother and baby.
If you are expecting or when your child is born, our lactation consultant is available for one-on-one consultations.
Fall is approaching faster than ever! As your child or children are preparing for the start of school, keep in mind that physicals are needed to head into the new school year and flu shot season is just around the corner. Be sure to schedule those physicals as these summer days are winding down and think about a good time to get the flu shot. We will be notifying you about our flu clinic soon!
With getting back in the school mode, accidents happen! We can repair any lacerations with dermabond saving you a trip to the hospital!
Mask up and stay safe!
If your little one is hurt or needs a physical, call us at (860) 739-0348
We are incredibly proud to announce that Dr. Maria Lopez has been recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association for her commitment to self-directed learning in pediatrics and continuing education.