Dowd Medical Associates

Meet Madison Shannon, LICSW

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. 

Parent Seminars with Dr. von Hahn - Going Virtual!

Developmental Pediatrician Dr Erik von Hahn's parents seminars will be transitioning to zoom meetings.

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Update on Office Policies During Coronavirus Outbreak

Update on office operations as of 3/21/2020

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Update on Office Policies During Coronavirus Outbreak

UPDATED 3/21/2020

A letter to our patients regarding our policies during the coronavirus pandemic

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Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Links and information regarding the Coronavirus

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Healthy Living by Age

The foundation of good health is the same no matter your age! Eat healthy, be active, go to the doctor or nurse for regular checkups, take care of your mental health, and don't take unnecessary risks, like texting while driving. Whether you're in your 20s or 90s, we've got you covered. Click on "Learn More" then choose your decade by navigating with arrows at page bottom, to find out what steps you can take for good health!

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Breastfeeding Support Group

We are proud to offer a Breastfeeding Support Group on select weekends!

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IMPORTANT - Rock 'n Play Recalled due to pediatric deaths

Under pressure from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fisher-Price has recalled 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play infant sleepers following reports of infant deaths.

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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

What You Need To Know And How To Talk To Your Kids About Vaping Guide Partnership For Drug Free Kids

Surgeon General Report on Vaping