Is the Ketogenic Diet a Good Idea?

If you have been on the internet over the past year chances are you’ve heard something about the Keto Diet. Whether it be success stories, celebrity endorsements, Keto supplements or recipes, it is near impossible to ignore. So what is it exactly? Does it work? And should you try it? The Ketogenic (Keto) Diet is…

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What I’m Reading

Just when I wasn’t looking for it, the title “Gist: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids” by Michael Anderson and Tim Johanson, popped up on my Hoopla (my public library’s digital borrowing service) account.   Normally, this would invoke a quick skip to the next option as the number of various parenting books that I…

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A Winter Blues Fix: Healthy Delicious Soup

After the holiday festivities and indulgences are over, we have to weather the coldest part of winter in New England. One of my favorite ‘cleanse’ foods is a tofu vegetable soup that has a lots of green veggies, plant based protein in form of tofu and edamame, and a light vegetable stock. This is a vegan…

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Starting Solids Primer: Part 1

As a pediatric primary care provider one of the most common questions I get is: How do I know my baby is ready to start solids? And if they are ready, where do I start? This week we are starting a three part series we are calling the Starting Solids Primer to answer all of those questions.  …

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New Parent Winter Survival Tips

Congratulations! It’s your first winter as a new parent in snowy, cold New England. Whether your baby is brand new or nearing their first birthday here are some tips to enjoy the icy winter and not get stuck in the snow:   1. Get good at wearing that baby! Even the best stroller is no…

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Healthier Eating at Parties

Parties, family gatherings and big celebrations are usually filled with family, friends, and of course a feast of our favorite foods.   Don’t let these derail your healthy eating habits. Follow these 6 tips to stay on track while still enjoying parties with people you love! 1. Did you know the average Thanksgiving meal is 4,500 calories! One…

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The state has launched a new free telehealth program to help patients more easily access COVID-19 treatment

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Abbott Recalls Powder Infant Formulas including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare

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SBCHC Recognized For Being One of the Top Pediatric Primany Care Practices in the State

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South Boston Community Health Center Wins MHQP Patient Experience Award

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“I feel that it is a well-oiled machine, with Dr. Brout at South Boston. I just can't say enough good things! They know why I am there without a computer, since everybody knows what is going on with me, all staff. Everybody is on the same page, for a level of healthcare I had never experienced.”
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“I like the attentiveness and feeling heard. I appreciate the fact that providers always make me feel involved in decisions.”
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“I liked that they were attentive and fast. They gave me the support I needed and were empathetic and organized. I went to a lot of departments, and all of the staff was this way.”
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“The staff in the lab, Verinta or "V," is amazing. My son was literally giddy with delight at her joking and playfulness. He was actually so happy with her, he didn't react to the blood draw, but then cried outside a tiny bit with a delayed reaction like "hey, wait, that hurt." She is an absolutely phenomenal addition to the phlebotomy team! Overall, a great experience.”
May 2019
Parent of a Pediatric Patient
“Dr. Kane always asks me if I understand everything and whether or not I need further clarification... I really appreciate him explaining everything so in depth.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“There’s an emphasis on education here. Dr. Chiakpo and Marianna (a nurse in training) provided a lot of background concerning my issue and even brought in diagrams, which I greatly appreciated, since I’m a visual learner. They both gave me space to ask questions on everything. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.”
Family Medicine Patient 2018
“I truly enjoyed the sweetness of Dr. Biffi. She was very detailed in her explanations, and thoroughly checked and re-checked everything. She really impressed me.The assistant was also very good, dedicated, and professional.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“My ride was late, but Dr. Green waited an hour for me. When I got there, she took me right in, so that was very nice. She gave me a prescription; she actually brought the prescription all the way outside to give it to me, since I had forgotten it. She is excellent! Everyone is very nice and very understanding. I really liked the center; everyone was very cordial to me.””
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