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Screening for Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Children

Infants grow and develop rapidly and need iron in their diet to develop normally. Iron deficiency can cause anemia, a condition that can delay an infant's mental, motor and behavioral development that can create a long lasting affect throughout the child's life even after the iron level in the blood has changed to a healthy level.

"All infants should be screened for anemia with a hemoglobin test at 12 months of age."

-American Academy of Pediatrics








wilgus Dr. Carrie Wilgus

Dr. St Jacques

Dr. Abby



Emily Sydloski

Physician Assistant


Ashley Gielarowski

Nurse Practitioner





anemia screening


In an effort to identify those children who may be at risk, Southside Pediatrics will be performing a screening test for Anemia during your child's 12 month well visit. A simple blood count performed in the office can diagnose anemia in most cases.




Business Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am to 5pm

Phone: (269) 818- 1020, Fax: (269) 818-1266 After Hours Answering Service: 269-945-9567

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