Dr. Paul Smolen

12 Physical/ Emotional Benefits to Getting Your Children Outside to Play? (Pedcast)

  By Pediatrician Dr. Paul Smolen Posted June 2, 2019, Portable Practical Pediatrics www.docsmo.com Introduction Is outdoor play vital to your child’s short and long term physical and mental health?  You bet it is. Grandma knew this was so and now science has caught up with her wisdom as you are about to hear about in […]

6 Childhood Ear Infection Facts Parents Often Don’t Know

Here are 6 childhood ear infection facts that parents often don’t know. How do I know that many parents don’t know these things you ask… because I’ve been practicing pediatrics for 37 years , that’s how. Let’s test your pediatric ear infection knowledge and if your child unfortunately has one, then make sure you have […]

Era of Processed Food Coming to an End?

[display_podcast] Introduction For those of you who are new to Portable Practical Pediatrics, I am your host, Dr. Paul Smolen, a board certified pediatrician with 35 years of practice and a whole lot to say. From diapers to the diploma, if it involves kids, we discuss it here. Americans parents have always been interested in […]

Cough-Your Child’s Friend or Foe?

Introduction: I don’t know about you, but in Charlotte, the kiddies have been doing a lot of coughing this winter. Even though it has been unseasonably warm, those viruses have managed to get into the noses and lungs of babies with amazing ease, generating a lot of coughing and sleepless nights. I talk to parents […]