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Getting to Know the Doctor: Randall D. Stoesz, MD

The relationship between physician and patient is very important and can be personal. We want you to be able to connect with your doctor at a personal level to create a lasting relationship. In this edition of our blog, we asked Dr. Stoesz several questions about his personal life so you can get to know him better. Enjoy!

Why did you become a pediatrician?

“I have always been drawn to children. During medical school, I was rotating through obstetrics. A baby was delivered, and I was supposed to be paying attention to the mother, but I realized I wanted to be with the baby. A that moment, I decided to be a pediatrician.”  

What do you love the most about your family?

“Our family values of helping other and creation care.”

Tell us something about yourself that makes you unique.

“I am a volunteer ‘tree steward’ for the city of Indianapolis. This allows me to help provide the trees of our community the best care possible.”

What is the coolest/most unique thing you have ever done?

I spent a week on Budapest, Hungary helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity with my father, brother, and President Jimmy Carter.”

What is your ideal vacation?

I enjoy active vacations within nature or in a different culture.”

What do you like to do during your free time?

“Family time is my #1 priority, as my wife and kids are everything to me. I love bicycling, as I even bicycle to the office when the weather is nice. Woodworking is a passion of mine. I enjoy seeing a piece of wood become something. Finally, I enjoy cooking!”

If you had to pick one word to describe yourself, what would that be?

“Intuitive.”

What makes Carmel Pediatrics special to you?

“Great people with a shared mission to provide quality health care to children and their families.”

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I have a passion for proving care for children with disabilities.”

New AAP Guidelines for Rear-Facing Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently updated its recommendations regarding rear-facing car seats. The AAP is always stated that infants should be in a rear-facing car seat, but they have now extended that recommendation to children for as long as possible, or until the child reaches the highest weight or height specified by the car seat manufacturer. I have provided you some links for more information on the new recommendation. Of course, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 317-582-7257 and ask to speak with a nurse.

Links:

How long should my child ride rear-facing?

Car Seats: Information for families

4th of July Safety Tips

The 4th of July can be a fun time of year for families; however, it can also be dangerous. Carmel Pediatrics wants you to have fun, but we also want you to be safe.

Thanks to the American Academy of Pediatrics, click here for some tips on how to stay safe this year.

Of course, give us a call at 317-582-7257 if you need anything.

Getting to Know the Doctor: Dr. Robinson

Getting to Know the Doctor:
Dr. Robinson

The relationship between physician and patient is very important and can be personal. We want you to be able to connect with your doctor at a personal level to create a lasting relationship. In this edition of our blog, we asked Dr. Robinson several questions about her personal life so you can get to know him better. Enjoy!

Why did you become a pediatrician?

“I was a camp counselor at Camp Riley, when I was in undergraduate school, and I fell in love with the kids there.”

What do you love the most about your family?

“As a whole, we love doing outdoor activities together and traveling to new places, and we are also open to new ideas and adventures.”

Tell us something about yourself that makes you unique.

“I recently became interested in participating in sprint triathlons because my husband loves to do them. I am training in some capacity.”

What is the coolest/most unique thing you have ever done?

One of the coolest things I have ever done was hiking in Nepal with the views of Mt. Everest and the Himalayas off in the distance, as well as meeting the amazing people of Nepal. It was also entertaining to see the yaks loaded down with supplies and to hear their bells signaling their approach.”

What is your ideal vacation?

I would say any trip that requires hiking and exploring, being exposed to new places and cultures.”

What do you like to do during your free time?

“I spend much of me free time gardening. I love tending to the plants and preparing and serving the vegetables that come from my garden. When I can’t garden, I love to read.”

If you had to pick one word to describe yourself, what would that be?

“Active. I am not very good at sitting still.”

What makes Carmel Pediatrics special to you?

“Our staff and the obvious commitment they each feel to providing excellent care to patients, and their ability to care for ALL families.”

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I believe it is important to always learn, and each day in my office is an opportunity to learn from patients and their families.”

CDC: Why We Should Vaccinate Children

The doctors here at Carmel Pediatrics are firm believers in the overall safety of vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the assistance of the Academy of Pediatrics, wrote a very informative article, The Childhood Immunization Schedule.

Click here to read the article.

For an official statement from the Carmel Pediatrics’ physicians relating to why vaccinations are safe and important for your child, please click here.