Entries by Dr. Timothy Thurston

My Child is Older, Does He/She Really Need a Checkup?

When your child is preschool age it often seems routine to get a checkup.  After the kindergarten checkup many people wonder what the purpose of a checkup really is. KPA and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend physicals every year through adolescence and into young adult years. There are no more dynamic times in […]

Kids and the Flu Shot: 11 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about the 2015-2016 Influenza Vaccine

A St. Louis pediatrician has written a very informative article discussing the flu vaccine.  Parents often ask these very questions.  All your doctors at KPA strongly recommend the flu vaccine.  This article should those of you that have real questions about the vaccine make a good decision. http://childrensmd.org/browse-by-age-group/toddler-pre-school/kids-flu-shot-11-things-every-parent-needs-know-2015-2016-influenza-vaccine/