Vaccinations & Medicine

Medication for Children: A Pediatrician’s Thoughts

Do you feel uncertain about giving your children medicine? According to Kellen Glinder, M.D., a Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatrician at PAMF’s Palo Alto Center, one of the most common questions he hears from parents is, “Should I really give that medication to my child?”

In this video, Dr. Glinder, speaks about the importance of caring for children, especially when they are in pain. “Sometimes kids are so stoic, that by the time we actually know they have pain, it’s way beyond what we as adults could tolerate.”


Are Vaccines Safe for Children?

There is a lot of discussion in the press about the safety of vaccines in children, says Kellen Glinder, M.D., a pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. And the question often comes up in his practice. “In the United States vaccines are very well studied and very safe,” the doctor advises in this video on the topic.

“One thing is very clear: When we don’t vaccinate our children, the diseases we are protecting against reappear,” he says.