Expecting A Baby?

Dr. John Bean Answers the Most Frequently Asked Questions by New Parents on What to Expect After You Take Your Newborn Home. When is the first office visit? The first office visit with your pediatrician will occur between three and five days of age. At this visit we check the baby’s weight (weight loss is

How to Choose a Pediatrician

Over my years of practice I often have been asked, “What should a parent consider in choosing the right pediatrician for their children?” I believe that choosing the right pediatrician for your children requires careful thought and a little research. There are key points you may want to consider. As you begin your search for

Summer Sun Protection

Our children are out of the class room and into the backyard. Playing outside is a summer time fun. But outside playtime comes with sun exposure. Here are a couple of sun safety tips for the summer fun. Sun Protection Cover-up. Wear lightweight cotton pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats. Don’t forget the shades! Sunglasses look


As another school year ends and everyone is excited for the summer, we at Old Pueblo wanted to give you some thoughts to go with all your summer activities, and most importantly, for this fall when the sport practices and games begin again. There has been a lot of talk in the medical community about

Nutrition & Fitness

Our country has seen a growing epidemic of obesity over the past 30 years. In the 1960’s, only 5% of children were considered overweight. In 2000, that percentage grew to 15% and continues to increase. Children have no desire to be overweight so what’s happening? Research has shown that one fourth of children watch 4


  As the fall and winter season develops, many children will experience cough and wheezing episodes. Two questions that quickly arise are – Does my child have asthma and will he/she outgrow it? About 50% of children less than 6 years will have at least one wheezing episode and about a third will develop persistent