Penguin Pediatrics, PLLC

Penguin Pediatrics, PLLC

Pediatric Care located in Ashburn, VA & Stone Ridge, VA

Penguin Pediatrics is focused on preventative medicine, providing appropriate anticipatory guidance to parents and families to raise healthy children. The joy of Pediatrics is in watching patients and families grow. We enjoy giving families the reassurance that Dr. Kodu knows their child by name and history when they walk into our office. The ideal pediatrician is not just a child's physician, but evolves into the child's mentor and advocate. The vision of Penguin Pediatrics is providing one on one care for our patients. Every child and family has unique needs in terms of the physician's time, medical approach, and emotional responsiveness. Establishing Penguin Pediatrics has given Dr. Kodu the flexibility to meet these needs while providing the best medical care. At Penguin Pediatrics we also understand that childhood illnesses are common and worrisome to parents. It is our goal to offer same day appointments for acutely ill patients so they can be seen in a timely manner. Parents will always have the opportunity to speak to Dr. Kodu directly with their questions and concerns. After hours phone calls are handled by Dr. Kodu himself so that parents have the reassurance of talking to their own physician who is familiar with their child. In short, we strive to be the best pediatrician for every child who is a part of our practice.

Mission: Our mission is to provide your child with exceptional medical care in a warm and caring environment.

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Disease of the Week - Heart Disease & Men

June is Men's Health Month!
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Did you know the number 1 threat to men is heart disease? In honor of Men's Health Month, we encourage you to get on top of your heart health by eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, limiting alcohol consumption, and not smoking.

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cdc.gov Nearly 600,000 Americans die of this disease annually. Visit the CDC Disease of the Week to learn more!

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Chlorine and Your Skin – What to Know
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Swimming in the pool is one of the summer’s greatest pleasures, and chlorine is important for preventing waterborne infections, but this chemical can take a toll on you and your kids’ skin. After you are done for the day, be sure to rinse thoroughly in the shower, and use a moisturizer on your skin as well as soap or body wash.

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workswithwater.com Some swimmers find that chlorine can lead to dry, flaky skin - particularly if they already have eczema or other dry skin complications.

Protect Your Child’s Development With Vision and Hearing Tests
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Our senses are the cornerstones of our social, creative, and educational development—especially our ability to see and hear. Monitoring these senses early with annual visual and auditory tests can help spot, prevent, and treat problems from developing that could threaten your child’s growth. If your child has not received a vision or hearing test, talk with Penguin Pediatrics today!

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Penguin Pediatrics aims to provide its young patients with the finest children’s and adolescent medical care available in Virginia. Call us at 571-253-6421 to make an appointment, or visit our site now to request a specific time.

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How exercising together makes your family stronger

Families That Exercise Together, Get Stronger Together
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It can be challenging to find the will to work out sometimes, which is why many wellness instructors recommend finding a workout buddy. The good thing is you don't have to look further! Exercising with your children is an excellent bonding opportunity that is also beneficial for your physical and emotional health. Lead your kids to a healthy life and get stronger together.

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deseretnews.com Families that exercise together get stronger in more ways than one. Here's why parents should get off the treadmill and exercise with their kids — and some expert advice on the best way to do it.

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Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer With These Ultra-Gentle Sunscreens

The Best Sunblocks for Your Kids
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Not all sunscreens are created equal, and it helps to know the right lotion for your kids’ unique needs. Some across-the-board tips include using a high SPF formula that is mineral-based, as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide deflect sunrays, as opposed to chemical formulas which absorb and redistribute them. Lotions are generally a better choice than sprays as well.

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Today is National Cancer Survivors Day! Battling cancer is not an easy road, and crossing the finish line into remission is one of the greatest joys someone who is battling cancer can experience. Being proactive about cancer starts with seeing your doctor if any symptoms arise. Read the other tips here! (http://ow.ly/om2a30oNT0E)

Sports Physicals for Young Athletes
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Participating in sports teaches kids teamwork, perseverance, and establishes good exercise habits that will keep them healthy throughout life. Many junior leagues or sporting organizations (and certain schools) require physical examinations before children can enroll, however. Penguin Pediatrics can check your child for conditions that would impair their ability to compete, and come up with solutions that will allow them to adapt and thrive!

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Penguin Pediatrics aims to provide its young patients with the best children’s and adolescent medical care available in Virginia. It is our mission to build positive, stress-free associations with seeing a doctor for lifelong health. Call us at 571-253-6421 to make an appointment, or visit our site now to request a specific time.

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor those that served and sacrificed everything for our freedom. Thank you.

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Gentle and Effective Pediatric Wart Removal
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Warts are unpleasant blemishes that can cause embarrassment or teasing, and, depending on their location, discomfort as well. If your child is self-conscious about a wart, Penguin Pediatrics can help remove it with treatments such as cryotherapy. Wart removal can also help boost your child’s immune system and prevent the growth of future warts!

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Penguin Pediatrics aims to provide its young patients with the best children’s and adolescent medical care available in Virginia. It is our mission to build positive, stress-free associations with seeing a doctor for lifelong health. Call us at 571-253-6421 to make an appointment, or visit our site now to request a specific time.

Acute Bronchitis – What Parents Need to Know
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Acute bronchitis can be as frightening for parents as it is for children, but it’s a common condition that your child can beat with rest and smart care. This inflammation of the bronchial tubes is often caused by post-nasal drip—mucous from the nose trickling into throat while your child sleeps. Using anti-inflammatory meds early can prevent coughs and sore throats later.

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Preserve Our Children’s Future With Vaccinations
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Vaccinations not only defend our children from dangerous diseases like chicken pox, measles, and whooping cough–they also protect their classmates! A phenomenon known as “herd immunity” prevents epidemics and the spread of diseases by stopping infections before they can take root in a community. Vaccinations work by teaching your child’s immune system to fight and kill viruses without any risk to their wellbeing.

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Penguin Pediatrics aims to provide its young patients with the best children’s and adolescent medical care available in Virginia. It is our mission to build positive, stress-free associations with seeing a doctor for lifelong health. Call us at 571-253-6421 to make an appointment, or visit our site now to request a specific time.

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Why Scheduling an Appointment If Your Child Is Sick Is Always a Good Idea: Penguin Pediatrics PLLC: Pediatric Care

Always See a Doctor if Your Child Is Sick
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When it comes to fighting off viruses, kids bounce back quicker than adults, but their bodies are also at a disadvantage when it comes to initially beating the infections. This is because children’s immune systems are still developing. For this reason, it’s always wise to consult a doctor if your child is sick enough to miss school—even if it’s a bad case of the sniffles! We can provide prescription medications and antibiotics that will give them an extra edge against bugs.

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Penguin Pediatrics aims to provide its young patients with the best children’s and adolescent medical care available in Virginia. It is our mission to build positive, stress-free associations with seeing a doctor for lifelong health. Call us at 571-253-6421 to make an appointment, or visit our site now to request a specific time.

penguinpediatrics.com When you get sick, how often do you say to yourself, "It's just a cold. I'll get over it"? When your child gets sick, it's easy to think the same thing is true.

✨Motivation Mondays✨
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Not motivated to workout? Turning exercise into a game is a great way to motivate people to get up and workout more. It can make fitness more effective at all levels.

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33 Best Tips for Amazing Family Travel With Kids (Real Experience)

33 Tips for Awesome Family Travel
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Vacationing with the kids can be less blissful in practice than it is in theory, but with the right tips, you can reduce stress and maximize the joy of family trips. Our top tip is to avoid over scheduling; a dense agenda will wear kids out and can leave you feeling frazzled. Other tricks are packing snacks, booking in advance, and hunting for children’s discounts!

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upgradedpoints.com Traveling with your whole family can be overwhelming. Any time you travel with kids, you are going to run into a few challenges, but putting our top Family Travel Tips into action can ensure that your next trip with your kids goes as smoothly as possible.

It's important to have regular health exams as they can help to find problems before they start. By going for the right health services, exams and treatments, you are taking preventive measures to ensure your chances for a healthier life. Check in with your doctor!

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How to Prevent Pink Eye
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Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, spreads through school (and households) like wildfire, and results in painful, itchy eyes that can be a major distraction. Pink eye spreads by touch; scratching the affected area and then touching a surface transmits the virus or bacteria responsible for the infection. Frequent hand washing, and using your own towels or washcloths can help prevent transmission.

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12 Tips for Childhood Stress Relief
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We often think of stress as an adult problem, but children face their own set of problems that can lead to discomfort, anxiety, and mental anguish. There are many ways to treat childhood stress that will lead to positive, lifelong coping mechanisms. Reassuring your child that they do not need to be perfect, encouraging them to focus on the positive aspects of their lives, and encouraging your child to articulate their fears are all good strategies.

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On Mother's Day, we celebrate the toughest job in the world. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mentors, and women who love with a mother's heart. How are you celebrating Mother's Day?

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Understanding (and Treating) Shin Splints
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If your child has recently undergone a growth spurt or participates in high impact sports like basketball, soccer, running, or ballet, they may experience extreme pain in their shins known as shin splints. The good news is this condition does not cause permanent damage and passes quickly with rest. Icing the affected area in fifteen-minute intervals can also help relieve pain.

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Fluoride Treatments for Healthy Smiles
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Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can strengthen teeth, protecting them from corrosion and cavities. Early fluoride treatments will reduce dental bills, prevent toothaches, and give your child a healthy, brilliant smile. Treatments are quick and painless with immediate benefits. Talk to Penguin Pediatrics about fluoride for your child today!

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Penguin Pediatrics aims to provide its young patients with the best children’s and adolescent medical care available in Virginia. It is our mission to build positive, stress-free associations with seeing a doctor for lifelong health. Call us at 571-253-6421 to make an appointment, or visit our site now to request a specific time.

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7 Tips for Diaper Rash Treatment

7 Remedies to Deal With Diaper Rash
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Bacteria causes rashes to relish the warm, moist places where sweat collects, like your baby’s diaper. Irritation from urine and stool can make the development of rashes even more likely, and when they start walking, friction from the extra activity can also make matters worse. If you notice redness on your baby’s bottom or genitals, it’s time to start rash treatment.

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healthline.com Diaper rashes are a common problem for babies. Find out how to soothe your baby’s bottom with creams and home remedies.

The 6 Tell-Tale Signs of a Growth Spurt
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Kids always grow up fast, but sometimes their bodies seem to grow in double time! Growth spurts demand special nutritional and physical needs to keep your kid healthy and happy. If your child is continuously hungry, sleeping more than usual, or just started puberty, a growth spurt may not be far behind. Provide them with the support and extra nutrition they need to go through these transitions smoothly!

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It's National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week. Always appreciate your nurses. A little gratitude goes a very long way! Leave a shout out here for nurses you know, love, and appreciate! Read up on How to Celebrate Nurses Day
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Nine effective home remedies for earache

9 Ways to Address Ear Aches
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Earaches can be agonizing, confusing, and disruptive—especially for children who aren't used to dealing with them. Luckily, there are a number of home remedies you can use to relieve pain until you can get to a doctor. Over the counter meds are always a safe bet, but did you know that massage can help? Or that eating a clove of garlic may speed up antibiotic effectiveness?

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medicalnewstoday.com Earache can be a symptom of mild infection or disease but still serve to cause extreme pain, discomfort, and dizziness. Knowing how to stop symptoms at home can prevent a trip to the doctor. This article looks at the possible causes of an earache, as well as nine home remedies to help alleviate the....

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Does your child need a tonsillectomy? - Harvard Health Blog

Tonsillectomy Controversy – Outdated Procedure or Necessary Precaution?
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Tonsils and tonsillectomies have been the source of some debate throughout the medical community over the years. Removing the tonsils has become less common over the years now that doctors have a clearer idea of their function (they are part of the immune system). We have also gotten better at preventing infections in other ways.

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health.harvard.edu The number of tonsillectomies performed has decreased significantly over the past half-century due to the likelihood of complications after surgery. But there are situations when a tonsillectomy is definitely necessary, so it’s important to consider the risks and benefits before making the decisio...

Why National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month is Important
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Around half of American adults have high blood pressure. Since it is not always obvious if you do or not it is important to visit your doctor to find out. During May, the American Heart Association is trying to raise awareness and bring attention to your heart. Having high blood pressure can have many unfortunate consequences, like heart disease, can lead to stroke and many more. Be mindful of your health today!

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Top 10 Nutrition Facts That Everyone Agrees on

Facts about Nutrition
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Eating well is important to living a longer and more joyful life. Here are some great tips on how you can incorporate hearty nutrition into your day to day routine. Try to stay away from any processed foods or added sugar. These types of foods contain “empty” calories that don't benefit your hunger or health at all. Most importantly, there is not one diet that fits all. Try to find the best plan for you that fits your routine and body. Any progress toward eating healthier has longer-term benefits for your future!

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healthline.com A list of the top 10 nutrition facts that almost everyone agrees on. Despite all the controversy in nutrition, there are a few widely accepted truths.

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44095 Pipeline Plz, Ste 410
Ashburn, VA
20147

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Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 20:00
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