My husband and I finally saw the Star Trek movie the other night, and as I write our first blog entry for Two Peds in a Pod I feel like I am aboard the USS Enterprise taking off from the space station for the first time, to “explore all aspects of child care, to boldly go where this pediatrician has never gone before,” namely, cyberspace.
After all, I spend my work days in my pediatric office seeing patients and interacting with parents directly. The internet was born while I was in medical school and because I was so busy studying, then working and raising a family, cyberspace remains mostly foreign territory to me. However, I realize that the huge majority of my patients’ families turn to the internet for all sorts of information, including medical advice. Unfortunately, medical advice in cyberspace is often shady, inaccurate, or incomplete.
Dr. Lai and I hope to give you easily accessible, accurate pediatric information in the form of podcasts for those who are auditory learners and blogs for those who prefer written material.
We will address the everyday questions that we hear from parents in our practices and we welcome your suggestions. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest future blog and podcast content. We promise to keep our podcasts and blog entries brief so we can give you maximum information with your time constraints in mind.
Thank you for being a part of our maiden voyage.
Julie Kardos, MD