To get the community in the spirit for the holidays, Care Resource recently hosted a special Pediatric open-house at their office located on 3510 Biscayne Boulevard in midtown Miami.  There was a bounce house, food, refreshments, face-painting, guided tours of their NEW Pediatric wing and an opportunity to meet Alicia Fernandez-Garcia, MD, their NEW Pediatrician. Alicia was Board Certified in pediatrics in 1989 and has continued her re-certifications to present and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1989. Over the years since she started practicing as a Pediatrician – Alicia has always migrated towards those that are in greater need of support and help and has supported the growth and development of children as they are our future.

Now that December is upon us, Care Resource also wants to remind the South Florida community that there are ways that you and your kids can enjoy the holiday season without gaining weight. You may be thinking that you don’t want to ruin the wonder of Christmas for your kids by depriving them of holiday goodies. However, think about what allowing your kids to overindulge does to them. Childhood obesity causes joint pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes, as well as a host of other ailments associated more often with middle-aged adults.

Kids will be home more than usual because of the cooler outdoor weather. Quite often, kids will begin to eat out of boredom. If you don’t buy unhealthy snacks, you won’t have to worry about it. Save potato chips and similar snacks as a special once-in-a-while treat. Don’t keep them in your home all the time. It’s a lot easier for you to resist the temptation at the grocery store than for your kids to resist it in your house.

At Care Resource, our locations strive to provide the highest standard of health care services for children in the region.  Services include well child care; pediatric hearing, vision and dental care; immunizations; routine health screenings and adolescent care. Care Resource is a partner in keeping South Florida’s children happy and healthy, from birth through adolescence. With offices conveniently located throughout South Florida, where your family lives, works and plays, our Pediatric services are right for you.” – Alicia Fernandez-Garcia, MD, Care Resource

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Best, Your Medical Family at Care Resource

About Care Resource: Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. For more information, please visit www.careresource.org call 305.576.1234.