• Family Medicine

    Our physicians and Nurse Practitioners are board certified in family medicine and are here to provide you with the highest quality of medical care available for your entire family. We provide comprehensive, personalized, and holistic healthcare to all ages with an emphasis on disease prevention, lifestyle coaching, and health promotion in the context of your Continue Reading

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  • Adolescent Care

    Our physicians and medical providers are trained to provide your teenager with the best and most comprehensive medical care to help them deal the physical, psychological, and medical problems that confront them during their adolescent years of 13-17. The care of adolescent boys and girls are a large part of our practice in family medicine. Continue Reading

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  • Womens Health

    Our physicians and medical providers are board certified in family medicine and have extensive training in gynecology and women’s health. They can provide you with personalized, holistic, and empathetic care for the women’s health issues that you face. We believe in a collaborative approach and this entails both the physician and healthcare provider’s participation in Continue Reading

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  • Pediatrics & Immunizations

    Our physicians and medical providers are board certified in family medicine and have extensive pediatric training and are able to provide your children the highest quality medical care. As a physician, one of the areas of medicine I enjoy most is caring for kids. It is rewarding to participate in providing healthcare for babies, children, Continue Reading

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  • Osteopathic & Sports Medicine

    Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care that is founded on the philosophy that all of our body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy was developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who pioneered the concept of “Wellness” and recognized the importance of treating illness Continue Reading

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Pediatrics in Parker and Children’s Food

Although parents always put their child’s health first, many are uninformed about what they are feeding their children. A recent study suggests that many children’s snacks that are found in the grocery store are high in sugar and salt, which is creating health problems in young people. As a result, pediatrics in parker doctors recommend looking at the labels before giving pre-made snacks and meals to your children.

The Findings
Meals that are found to be high in sodium are very common in today’s world. In fact, about 72 percent of dinners that are marketed to toddlers are found to have too much salt. Interestingly enough, many of the foods that are marketed towards infants do not have high salt levels and most don’t have any sugar added either. Perhaps one reason for these findings is that toddlers can be picky eaters and adding sugar and salt makes it more likely that they will eat the food that is put in front of them.

What Parents Can Do
As a parent, it can be difficult to know what you should feed your children. Pediatrics in Parker doctors would recommend that you read the labels before buying food for your children to see how much sugar and salt is added. If salt or sugar is found in the first five ingredients, there is a good chance that the food has too much of these substances. Your toddler shouldn’t consume more than 1500 mg of sodium per day, so keep that number in mind when planning meals.

The Doctor’s Office
In addition to feeding your children a healthy diet, get them in to see a doctor on a regular basis. Call Aspen Creek Family Medicine at (303) 840-3800 to set up an appointment today. Regular doctor’s appointments can help you to keep an eye on your children’s overall health, while receiving dietary recommendations from a professional.