Pediatric Associates of Kingston is the leader in primary care pediatrics in the Wyoming Valley. We've been doing it right for 50 years! All our doctors and staff are experts in kids care. Along with our doctors, we have nurse practitioners, physician assistants, lactation & asthma educators, as well a full pediatric trained support staff, all with the experience and commitment to provide your family the ideal medical home.
To be the regional outpatient pediatric services provider offering a sense of security and compassion to patients, families and community through education, prevention and treatment services, in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, delivered by kind, competent and knowledgeable staff.
Practical advice to address common and not so common
pediatric related issues from Abdominal Pain to Zoster,
and everything in between, like bed wetting, feeding and
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Soft Spot (Anterior Fontanel):
The front "soft spot" is diamond-shaped and covered by a thick fibrous layer. Touching this area is quite safe. The purpose of the soft spot is to allow rapid growth of the brain. The soft spot will normally pulsate with each beat of the heart. It usually closes over with bone between 12 and 18 months of age. (Normal range is 5 to 24 months of age.) The back "soft spot" is smaller, triangular-shaped and closes between 2 and 3 months.
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There's one especially for expectant parents to prepare them for babies first nights at home.
There's one to prepare for new challenges of a toddler, like discipline and potty training tips.
There's one to help with early school age issues, like setting boundaries for the new explorers.
There's one on Asthma that focuses on seasonal triggers and importance of proper medication delivery.
There's one on CPR... so that your family is more comfortable knowing what to do in an emergency.
Our CLASSES make great GIFTS! So contact us to purchase gift certificates that can be used for any class.
Dr. Kile has also written several other peer reviewed articles in healthcare. Dr. Kile continues to be an active member with American Academy of Pediatrics.