We could not end the month without sharing our big news. We are now BRANFORD PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE. We are the same wonderful group of people, just with a new name.
As of July 1st, we no longer have Allergy services but we are happy to help you find an Allergist in the area. If you are a former patient of Dr. Wanerka, we would be happy to assist you with your records.
Summer is flying by. We hope you are all enjoying the season responsibly. We are pleased that our COVID numbers are on the lower side compared to other states. This doesn't mean we shouldn't continue to wear masks when appropriate, practice social distancing, and handwashing. Please be mindful when considering your summer travel plans. Our success as a state is dependent on each and everyone in Connecticut. If you choose to travel to a high risk state as listed on the Connecticut state website, you must quarantine for 14 days as per the latest recommendation by the State. We can not afford to slide backwards. This affects our businesses, our schools and our health system.
Testing will likely remain a challenge depending on the number of cases in the country and in our community. When requested or required, we have been sending lab requisitions to Yale for COVID testing. Yale's turnaround time for calling patients for testing appointments, and then calling with the results, can vary based on the weekly volume of needed tests. Physician offices have no control over the timing involved in testing. Patients or their families must access Yale directly with any concerns.
First day of school is around the corner. The State of Connecticut and your local town public or private school are working on plans to safely begin school in the Fall. Children will mostly likely be required to wear masks. Please consider having your children practice wearing masks at home. It takes some getting used to but with time, they will get accustomed to wearing it. Here is some helpful advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Be Safe. Be Patient. Be Kind.