Thank you for choosing Coconut Pediatrics for your child’s care. Our physicians and staff appreciate the trust you have placed in us and look forward to developing a long and healthy relationship with you and your child(ren). Our goal is to provide exceptional care in a comfortable, welcoming and unique environment for children.
At Coconut Creek Pediatrics, we know that when we treat a child, we treat a family as well. We believe that in every visit, phone call or procedure we partner with our families in the care of each child. Parent and patient education is always a priority in our dedication to promoting the health and well-being of children and their families. Whether your visit to our office is due to an illness or to monitor growth and development, Coconut Creek Pediatrics is ready to guide parents through the journey of raising children. Our team’s goal is to treat your child well, make your child well and help your child stay well during their lifetime. We accomplish this by teaching children at a young age the importance of healthy habits.
Our pediatricians are board-certified, with many years of experience. The providers and the rest of our staff that make-up Coconut Creek Pediatrics all share a common mission. They desire to make a difference in the lives of children and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to do work they love.
For your convenience, we’ve included a patient registration form, a medical history form, HIPAA privacy form for you to complete before your child’s appointment, along with information about our office procedures. We’ve also included a brochure about our practice and its philosophy and services and biographies on our providers.
We look forward to greeting your family and working together to achieve your child’s optimal health. If you have any questions now – or after you’ve become a part of our practice, please do not hesitate to call. To book and appointment or concerns and questions dial (954) 978-6130.
Coconut Creek Pediatrics remains..........with you, for your child...for years to come.
Arif Wajid, MD
Dr. Arif Wajid, MD is a primary care pediatrician and the founder of Coconut Creek Pediatrics (CCP) in South Florida. An experienced pediatrician, Dr. Wajid has been caring for children for more than 20 years. Dr. Wajid is a board certified fellow in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. He completed his residency and fellowship in pediatrics at Lincoln Hospital in New York, in affiliation with New York Medical College
Dr. Arif Wajid, MD is a primary care pediatrician and the founder of Coconut Creek Pediatrics (CCP) in South Florida. An experienced pediatrician, Dr. Wajid has been caring for children for more than 20 years. Dr. Wajid is a board certified fellow in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. He completed his residency and fellowship in pediatrics at Lincoln Hospital in New York, in affiliation with New York Medical College.
Dr. Wajid has a vast amount of experience treating all kinds of pediatric, adolescence, and adult illnesses. He understands and works with parents towards solving everyday school problems and difficulties. He holds yearly 'New Mommy' and 'Mommy & Me' seminars to counsel to expected moms and their newborns. He will be very happy to meet you in person! Bring your kids and we welcome you to our clinic.
Specialty & Clinical Interests - Pediatrician: General Pediatrics
Hospital Affiliation - Broward Health Coral Springs & Northwest Medical Center
Certifications & Licensure - American Board of Pediatrics & Certified in Pediatrics
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IIt’s Back to School season It’s Back to Flu season
Sep 13, 2022
Around Halloween, the first snowfall combined with the sugar rush of October 31 sets many of us up for a spate of colds and flu that come and go through the winter. What if, this winter, you discovered a simple way to boost your immune system so you won't get sick?
With kids back in school, flu season is top of mind for many parents. While you can't prevent these viruses from making their fall appearance, a healthy diet can bolster your immune system, making it better prepared to respond. The right nutrients and supplements may also help ease cold and flu symptoms.
Here are 5 simple strategies for the whole family to stay healthy this winter:
Wash hands regularly with soap and hot water and use a netty pot to clean out the sinuses when needed.
Immune boosting supplements
Vitamin C, vitamin D, probiotics, essential fatty acids and garlic are great to help build a strong and healthy immune system.
Limit sugar intake
We all know that sugar is not good for us for a number of reasons. However, did you know that glucose and vitamin C compete for uptake? The more sugar we eat, the less we are able to absorb vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the activity of our white blood cells and helps to build our immune system. Sugar also causes a rapid rise in insulin, which over time can contribute to a weakened immune system. And, on top of it all, sugar can suppress your immune system for up to 48 hours, which means you become more susceptible to catching a virus.
Avoid food sensitivities
When we eat foods we are particularly sensitive to, the immune system in our digestive tract is called into action. When these foods are being consumed on a regular basis, this means our immune system is constantly active and turned on. You might think that active immunity is a good thing – and it is. However, when our immune system is busy dealing with food sensitivities in the gut, this means it is less available for dealing with other environmental allergens such as the cold and flu virus. If you are unsure about your unique food sensitivities, speak with your health care provider about
your options for diagnosis and treatment.
Get enough sleep
Optimal sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system. The repair of cells and the balancing of hormones, which are responsible for maintaining the integrity our immune system, both occur primarily at night, while sleeping. The physical repair of body tissues occurs best between the hours of 10pm-2am – so, better to get to bed earlier than rely on sleeping in or napping.
*Stop by Coconut Creek Pediatrics about natural alternatives to preventing the flu as well as using herbal medicines, homeopathy and supplements to boost your family’s immune system naturally.