Dowd Medical Associates

Meet Madison Shannon, LCSW

As children grow and develop, managing their mental and emotional health becomes equally as important as their medical needs. Whether it be the "terrible two's", stress as a family undergoes a change or transition, issues with peers, academic concerns, or the challenges faced by adolescent's and teens in today's world, Madison, as a part of the Dowd team, offers compassionate care to our families in need. 

PARENTS EMPOWERED

Madison Shannon, LCSW presents The "Blunt" Truth at Dowd Pediatrics.

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Thanks for visiting us at the Reading Fall Street Faire!

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, let's look at what makes breastmilk so special!

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GET ACTIVE !

Did you know? Women of all ages who get enough physical activity can reduce their risk of heart disease and cancer — the most common diseases women have to worry about. Men get more physical activity than women. We can change this — let’s move!

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Teen-Parent Relationship

Balancing your relationship with your child as they enter the peer dominated teen years can be challenging. 

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Vaping, Juuling, E-cigarettes . . . How to talk to my teen

We are seeing and hearing a lot about middle and high school kids vaping or juuling these days.  It's important that we all speak to our emerging young adults about the risks and why NOT TO VAPE.   

NPR report on Juuling

Surgeon General Report on Vaping

Influenza information

While the news about Influenza can be quite scary, here are some resources to help you manage your child who may have flu-like symptoms

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