Returning to Health Care: Starting With the Kids

Listen to Alfin Vicencio, MD, and Alyssa Hackett, MD, discuss pediatric care at Mount Sinai during COVID-19, and what parents should know about health management for their kids. Dr. Vicencio observes that routine care for children isn’t just colds and accidents—it’s care during rapidly changing stages of development. Vaccinations and monitoring growth are important. And for children with asthma, monitoring fluctuations in symptoms due to seasonal changes can prevent trips to the emergency room. Dr. Hackett discusses the risks of delaying ENT care during this time; while it was appropriate to delay getting care during the height of the outbreak, now is the time to address children’s health concerns.

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Alfin Vicencio, MD.

Alfin Vicencio, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Strategy, Department of Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Mount Sinai
Kravis Children’s Hospital

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Alyssa Hackett, MD.

Alyssa Hackett, MD

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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