Category Archives: HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY

The Boca Reopening Checklist for Parents That’s Pediatrician-Approved

Our city has reopened (sort of), so should we celebrate Boca reopening or panic? Maybe a little bit of both? With a curve that continues to spike upward, but also the need to preserve our mental health and support local businesses, what’s a mama to do?

While there’s no instruction manual for parenting in the age of COVID-19, there IS my go-to source for all things pediatrics health/safety related! I reached out to Dr. Chad Rudnick, Dr. Paul Gilbert, and Dr. Scott Fisch, Boca’s fan-favorite pediatricians from Boca VIPediatrics to help compile this handy dandy checklist for parents on surviving reopening plans with little ones in tow. Continue reading The Boca Reopening Checklist for Parents That’s Pediatrician-Approved

West Boca Medical Center Pediatrics & Obstetrics | How the West Became the Best

If there’s one thing I’ve learned while being a mom, it’s that parents (and parents-to-be) like OPTIONS. Whether it’s schools (public vs. private, home school), healthcare (traditional, holistic) or even ice cream (fro-yo, nitrogen, standard fare), Boca moms *in particular* like to have choices. We are fortunate to live in a place where that is our reality…especially when it comes to ice cream. 😉 In the healthcare category, our city has two hospitals and several more nearby. However, I’m of the mommy mind that ‘west is best’ and am thrilled to announce a 2020 partnership with West Boca Medical Center pediatrics and obstetrics! Here’s why they are my top choice for hospital care…

West Boca Medical Center: The Only Pediatric Emergency Room in Town

Did you know that West Boca Medical Center (WBMC) has the only dedicated pediatric emergency room in town? An ER visit can be traumatic enough for your family and young child, but you can rest assured they will be well taken care of at WBMC. They offer pediatric ED physicians, skilled ED nurses and even have a separate area in the ER just for kids so that they’re not surrounded by unfamiliar grown-ups in the regular waiting room.

By the way, keep this address on hand. You’ll probably need it someday (because kids are reckless): 21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Small Facility Providing Total Care

If your child requires something specific in terms of their health, chances are that West Boca Medical Center pediatrics has a department to assist. They have over 80 pediatric specialists in areas such as neurology, orthopedics and ENT. In addition, they have a pediatric sleep diagnostic center, pediatric intensive care unit and outpatient pediatric therapy center. Your kids will be in the best of hands. Plus, there is continuity in care! Their dedicated staff will make sure your child is taken care of from the moment you enter the hospital while keeping you informed and updated every step of the way.

BTW- WBMC also has board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists on staff in case your child needs surgery. That is a huge sigh of relief for me as a mom!

West Boca Medical Center Birthcare Pavilion

All you Modern Boca Moms-TO BE out there–this one is for you, especially if you’re a first time mama! WBMC is a wonderful place to have your baby.

West Boca Medical Center’s obstetrics department has highly skilled compassionate nurses. Not to mention a team of longtime doctors to make sure you’ll get the very best in family-friendly care. Their goal is to make your birth experience everything you hoped it would be. Let’s give a shout out to all of their team members, shall we?

  • Obstetrician-Gynecologists
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Neonatologists in-house 24/7
  • Obstetric anesthesiologists
  • Ultrasound technicians

These professionals are available to answer questions, nurture your baby and make your birth experience a happy (and private) one. Did you know WBMC offers private, comfortable, post-partum rooms with single bathrooms? YES!

For additional peace of mind, should your baby require intensive care, WBMC offers the only level 3 NICU in Boca Raton, Florida’s highest level of critical care for newborns.

I also appreciate that West Boca Medical Center is getting candid on care when it comes to mothers-to-be in labor and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. This video is a must watch, mamas.

The Only Five Star Labor and Delivery Unit in Boca Raton

They’re award-winning, people! West Boca Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Unit has been a recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award for five years in a row (2015-2019).

National Certified Silver Safe Sleep Hospital

West Boca Medical Center is also a certified Silver Safe Sleep Hospital by Cribs for Kids. They are committed to reducing infant sleep-related deaths by establishing a hospital infant safe sleep policy.

I can’t wait to share even more information about West Boca Medical Center in the months to come. Special thanks to all of the healthcare providers working on our front lines during COVID-19. You are definitely hero level and Boca Raton parents are grateful!

Sponsored: This blog post was sponsored by West Boca Medical Center. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

All photos in this post were taken by Naomi Phelps at Sweet Memories Photography.

Boca Raton Pediatric Dentistry and COVID-19 | 10 Changes Offices Are Making

As life slowly gets back to a new normal amidst our first global pandemic, parents are feeling (understandably) nervous. There are so many unknowns when it comes to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and clearly, we don’t want to expose ourselves or our kids to any danger. One place where you should feel confident about your family’s safety is at your pediatric dentist. When it comes to Boca Raton pediatric dentistry and COVID-19, your child’s doctor is taking the necessary precautions every day to prevent the spread of infection.

Practices all over South Florida are implementing measures to keep their patients safe. However, I wanted to share some of the ADDITIONAL precautions our dentist, Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, is taking because we should all be in the know! Continue reading Boca Raton Pediatric Dentistry and COVID-19 | 10 Changes Offices Are Making

Socially-Distanced Pediatric Care Changed the Game for Boca Moms During COVID-19

Let me ask you this question: If your child gets sick right now, what are your options? With social distancing guidelines in full effect, the LAST place we want to end up with our kids is a germy doctor’s office or Emergency Room. I’ve been shouting it from the rooftops for YEARS! But, if you haven’t become a member of the game-changing Boca VIPediatrics yet, there is actually no. time. like. the. present! Seriously. Launched in 2013, this (currently socially distanced pediatric care in Boca) concept is the answer to all of your parent prayers and peace-of-mind. Plus, there is NOTHING quite like it in our area. Continue reading Socially-Distanced Pediatric Care Changed the Game for Boca Moms During COVID-19