Tamalpais Pediatrics is a welcoming, progressive and patient-centered pediatric practice located in Marin County, California.

Tamalpais Pediatrics is a welcoming, progressive and patient-centered pediatric practice located in Marin County, California.

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Please call the Tamalpais Pediatrics main number at 415-461-0440 if you need to speak to an advice nurse or believe your child may need an appointment at the Pediatric After Hours Clinic when our offices are closed.

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Happy 4th of July! 🎉🇺🇸 Let's celebrate how we're all different but also how we're all friends! 🌟🎆 Remembering the words of President Abraham Lincoln: 'In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.' #UnityInDiversity #IndependenceDay
🌟Creating an Asthma Action Plan for Your Child🌟

Hey parents! Is your child living with asthma? Let’s ensure they stay healthy and safe with a personalized Asthma Action Plan! 📝💙

Q. Why is an Asthma Action Plan important?
A. An Asthma Action Plan helps you manage your child's asthma daily and avoid emergencies. It guides you on which medications to use and when to use them to prevent flare-ups.

Q. What's in an Asthma Action Plan?
A. Every plan is unique but includes:
✅ List of medications
✅ Early warning signs of symptoms
✅ Instructions on when to use meds and call your doctor
✅ Steps for emergency care

Traffic Light Color Zones 🚦
1. Green Zone (Go!): Everyday plan when your child feels good.
2. Yellow Zone (Caution!): When your child is not feeling right.
3. Red Zone (Danger!): Urgent care needed.

Key Components
- Family & Doctor Contacts: Includes essential contact info for quick access.
- Peak Flow Tracking: Helps monitor your child’s lung function.

Matching Zones to Symptoms
- Green Zone: Normal activities, no symptoms.
- Yellow Zone: First signs of illness, such as cough, cold, or wheezing.
- Red Zone: Severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing.

What to Do
- Green Zone: Follow daily medication routine.
- Yellow Zone: Continue Green Zone meds plus additional meds.
- Red Zone: Seek immediate medical help and follow Red Zone meds.

Do you have questions or need to create a plan? Talk to your child’s pediatrician today! Until then, stay safe and breathe easy! For more tips and resources, visit our website or call our office at 415-461-0440. We're here to help! 😊💙 #AsthmaAwareness #HealthyKids #FamilyFirst
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🎉🏳️‍🌈Why We Celebrate & Raise Awareness During Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈🎉

• Since January of 2023, 490 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced nationally. 
• In 2023, 90 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were passed, half of which were anti-trans. 
• In one study, 56% of youth who identified as transgender reported thinking about suicide at some point, and 31% reported a previous suicide attempt.

At Tamalpais Pediatrics, we offer a safe and inclusive place for all patients and families, including those identifying as LGBTQ+ and those still exploring their identities. 🏳️‍🌈💖 We strongly believe in gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse youth, which helps to decrease their high rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, self-harm, and suicide. 🌟

We care for ALL people and believe all patients deserve the utmost care and respect. 🏥💜 We will continue to fight for, care for, and advocate until ALL people receive the care and respect they deserve. 💪❤️

Sources:
Axios: https://www.axios.com/2024/06/06/anti-lgbtq-bills-us-2015-2024
Healthy Children: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Support-for-Transgender-and-Gender-Diverse-Children-and-Adolescents.aspx#:~:text=That%20is%20the%20underlying%20message,aims%20to%20help%20pediatricians%20and

#PrideMonth 🏳️‍🌈 #LoveIsLove ❤️ #TransRightsAreHumanRights 🏳️‍⚧️ #GenderAffirmingCare 💖 #EqualityForAll 🌈 #ProtectTransYouth 💪 #LGBTQSupport 🏥

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🌐🎉 Exciting News! 🎉🌐

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new, easy-to-navigate website! 🌟

Now, accessing our Patient Portal and finding reliable information is quicker and easier than ever before. Everything you need is right at your fingertips! 🖥️✨

We're committed to making life with a family just a little bit easier, and we welcome your feedback to help us continue improving. 💬❤️

Visit https://tamalpaispediatrics.com today and let us know what you think!

#NewWebsite #PatientPortal #EaseOfAccess #FamilyCare #YourFeedbackMatters
Happy Father's Day! 🎉 We hope you all enjoyed the weekend together, celebrating all the amazing dads and father figures who fill our lives with love, support, and inspiration. Whether you're a biological dad, stepdad, foster dad, uncle, grandpa, or a loving role model, your impact is cherished and appreciated. Thank you for all that you do! ❤️👨‍👧‍👦 #FathersDay #FamilyLove #FatherFigures #CelebratingDads
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2024! As you embark on this new journey, remember that the future is bright and full of endless possibilities. Your hard work and dedication have brought you to this milestone, and now it's time to shine even brighter. Embrace the challenges, pursue your passions, and never stop believing in yourself. The world is waiting for your talents and contributions. Here's to a future filled with success, happiness, and fulfillment! 🌟

#Graduation2024 #FutureLeaders #NextChapter #BrightFuture #ClassOf2024 #DreamBig #YouDidIt #NewBeginnings #CongratsGrads #OnwardAndUpward

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Our office will be closed next Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth is a significant day in American history, marking the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom and equality for all. As we celebrate this day, we reflect on its importance and the progress we've made.

“If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.” — James Baldwin (American writer and civil rights activist)

For any after-hours assistance or to speak with an advice nurse, please call our main line at 415-461-0440.

Thank you, and happy Juneteenth! ✨
🌈 Why We Celebrate Pride Month 🌈

Join us this June as we recognize and honor LGBTQ Pride Month, commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. This pivotal event in history began with a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in NYC, sparking six days of protests that galvanized the gay rights movement. One year later, America saw its first gay pride parade!

Pride Month was first recognized in 1994 when a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. The federal government first recognized the month in 1999 when President Bill Clinton declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month.” In 2009, President Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month. On 1 June 2021, President Joe Biden declared June LGBTQ Pride Month.

Let's come together to honor the contributions and resilience of the LGBTQ community! 🌈✨

#PrideMonth #LGBTQPride #Stonewall #CelebrateDiversity #LoveIsLove
Meet Anu Mathur, LMFT, ATR-BC, our new Director of Behavioral Health at Tamalpais Pediatrics! 🎉 With 28 years of experience supporting children, teens, and families, Anu brings a wealth of expertise in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy. She has worked in schools, hospitals, clinics, and more, always dedicated to fostering emotional growth and normalizing mental health. Anu is excited to lead our Behavioral Health Team in both the Larkspur and Novato offices. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her son, friends, family, and sweet dog Bodhi and enjoys hot pilates, yoga, hiking, and the beach. Welcome, Anu! 🌟 #MentalHealth #Pediatrics #Wellness #TamalpaisPediatrics
As new parents, your baby’s safety is your top priority. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a major concern for infants under one-year-old, but following safe sleep practices can significantly reduce the risk.

What is SIDS?
SIDS is the unexplained death of a healthy baby under one year old, usually during sleep.

Why is sleeping on the stomach unsafe?
Babies who sleep on their stomachs may sleep more deeply, making it harder for them to wake up if they aren’t getting enough oxygen.

Safe Sleep Guidelines:
- Back to Sleep: Always place your baby on their back for every sleep.
- Firm Surface: Use a crib, bassinet, or play yard with a firm mattress.
- No Bed-Sharing: Keep your baby in their own sleep space.
- Room Sharing: Have your baby sleep in your room (not your bed) for at least the first 6 months.
- No Soft Objects: Keep the crib free of pillows, blankets, and toys.
- Avoid Overheating: Dress your baby lightly and keep the room at a comfortable temperature.

Other Tips:
- Breastfeeding: Reduces SIDS risk by 50%.
- Pacifier Use: Helps reduce the risk during sleep.
- No Smoking: Avoid exposure to smoke during pregnancy and after birth.

For more tips and support, please call our office at (415) 461-0440 or visit our website via the link in our bio.

#SIDS #SafeSleep #NewParents #BabySafety #PediatricCare #SFBayArea
We are thrilled to introduce Danielle Mendoza, LCSW, the newest member of our Tamalpais Pediatrics family! As a Bay Area native who now proudly calls Marin County home, Danielle brings over a decade of experience dedicated to supporting and nurturing families through life's beautiful and sometimes challenging moments.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sonoma State University and a Master of Social Work degree from California State University East Bay. Her extensive experience in child welfare has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of generational trauma and the power of holistic, mindfulness-based approaches tailored to each family's unique needs.

Currently pursuing certification in Perinatal Mental Health with Postpartum Support International, Danielle stays at the forefront of mental health support for new parents, ensuring she is equipped with the latest tools and knowledge.

Outside of her professional life, Danielle cherishes every moment with her own family. They embrace the great outdoors and love traveling to destinations like vibrant Mexico City, where they bond over new experiences and delicious culinary delights. As her daughter grows, Danielle looks forward to expanding their travel horizons together.

In her downtime, Danielle stays active through exercise, indulging in a friendly game of tennis, or conquering miles on her trusty Peloton bike. She also finds true joy in the warmth of friendship and the close-knit community that surrounds her in Marin County.

Danielle is genuinely honored to join Tamalpais Pediatrics and looks forward to meeting each and every one of you. Whether it's a routine check-up or a heartfelt conversation, know that her door is always open, and she is ready to welcome you with open arms.

Here’s to creating beautiful moments together!

Warmest regards,
The Tamalpais Pediatrics Team

#welcme #LCSW #socialworker #psychology #familytherapy #pediatrics #marincounty

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Thank you for trusting us with your child’s health. We welcome new patients starting at birth, and established patients can be seen up to their twenty-third birthday.

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Get the Right Dose

Be confident that you are treating your child’s pain or fever with the correct dose of medication. We can guide you on how much to give, based on your child’s weight.

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Resources You Can Rely On

Our Resource Guide provides you with reliable online resources and helpful tools to assist you in caring for your child. This includes a collection of over 800 patient education handouts from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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