Newsletter

DOCTOR'S CORNER

I sincerely appreciate your responses to last month’s survey.

We have developed a concept of membership to support families and children without insurances that are seeking medical services at the practice.

Many local governments, including Montgomery County, as well as non-profit organizations are offering services for uninsured patients, but many families are seeking a difference in the quality of attention, a more personalized treatment. Also, there have been changes in the policies of those services, resulting in some families not qualifying for them.

Due to that reality, we are offering annual memberships as a way to help families to receive the same quality services we provide to any child and ease their payment load at the time of their visit, allowing for services to be paid for throughout the year in smaller, monthly membership amounts.

We have different levels of memberships based on patients’ medical needs, from basic services to more complex as some children may need more medical follow-ups.

Adding to the general membership, we offer an individual and family weight management membership open to all the local community.

Though we are a private practice, with no government help, we are trying to find effective solutions for the needs of the community we serve.

Please click on the link below to check on the details.
Dr. Monica Pourrat

https://thevillagepediatrics.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/EbBdj-c7tN5IrBQfo0S0K0YB0YFyChao68S3Na0or7-k_g?e=Bkk4iB

TIPS ON HOW TO RAISE HEALTHY EATERS

We all need tips in order to raise healthy eaters

  • Table Manners
  • Serve regular, balanced meals and snacks with a variety of nutrient-rich foods (fruits, cheese, yogurt, veggies with hummus) and less processed foods .
  • Provide calm, pleasant meal times where all the family can talk together.
  • Remove distractions such as television, phones and tablets so that your attention is on each other.
  • Allow children to use their internal signals to decide how much and what to eat from the foods you set out for each meal.
  • Expand your menu with new recipes from different cultures and cuisines.
  • Eat healthy so your children can copy your healthy habits at home or away from home
  • Learn nutrition from eatright.org

Make Family Meal Times a Priority, as eating and talking together helps to:

  • Foster family unity
  • Prevent behavior problems at home and school
  • Enhance academic success
  • Improve nutrition
  • Promote healthy weight for kids

Start with one meal a week soon you will be wanting to eat together at all meals possible

Get Kids Involved in Nutrition

  • Ask your children to cook with you
  • Looking for cooking classes
  • Take your kids shopping so your children can learn about food groups, choose new foods they want to try
  • Older Children can plan the menu at home and then pick out the foods to match the menu items while shopping.

Eating healthy as a family is the best!

https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/eating-as-a-family/raise-healthy-eaters-in-the-new-year

WELCOME RACHEL!

Rachel will be with us until June 28th
She is a PA student from George Washington University in D.C.

“My hobbies are running, hiking, spending time outside, reading, seeing theater/movies/art shows, seeing friends, and traveling (when I get the chance).

My future dreams are:
To become a skilled physician assistant who takes good care of her patients.
To be thought of as a good daughter, sister, wife/partner, friend, and cat mom.”

I look forward to getting to know all of you!

This Month's Schedule

Monday: 8:30am-7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm
Saturday 8 and 15, 9am-1pm