Additional Services Offered

Parent Classes:   Approximately once per month, a developmental psychologist team will hold a parenting session in our office, focused on a specific topic like toddler or sibling issues.  These are small informal groups, scheduled in the evening from 7 to 8:30, so that both parents may attend if desired.  There is a nominal charge to be paid to the psychologists.  They are very helpful and have been well received by people who have attended.

 

BinkyLactation  Consultation  We are strong supporters of breast feeding the newborn infant.  We do not hold an extreme position on this, but we do everything possible to help a family wanting to breast feed.  Ellen (Binky) Petok is a certified lactation consultant, who ran the Pump Connection and the lactation program at the Medical Center of Tarzana. She sees patients in our office all day on Mondays, Wednesdays  and Fridays.  One of the doctors from the office (your doctor if the schedule allows) will join in the visit to check the baby and make sure we are involved in issues relating to your newborn’s nutrition.  Our front office makes the appointments and does the billing for you.  If we are on your insurance plan, you should be covered for this lactation consultation service. Before your first visit, please download, print and fill out our Lactation Intake Form. Please bring this with you.  Thank you.

 

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Nutritionist Nutrition is a significant component of health.  As you may know, obesity is epidemic.  Many children make very poor food decisions and unfortunately, anorexia is too common.  Beth Saltz is a registered dietician with a Masters Degree in Public Health.  She educates and helps patients with nutritional problems in our office by appointment.  One of the doctors from the office (your doctor if the schedule allows) will join in the visit to ensure good communication regarding your child’s nutrition.  Our front office makes the appointments and does the billing for you.  If we are on your insurance plan, you should be covered for this nutrition consultation service. Before your first visit, please download, print and fill out a 3 day food record. Please bring this with you.  Thank you.

Beth has also provided some Healthy Recipes you can download, and there are more on her website!