About Joseph Skoloff

Dr. Joseph Skoloff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from The Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is a past Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, a past Chairman of the Infection Control Committee at the Loudoun Hospital Center and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In his 41 years as a practicing pediatrician he has kept hundreds of kids and families healthy and safe and plans to continue to do so for years to come. Dr. Joe believes strongly in the combined power of parent and physician working together for the health of their children. He is an advocate for children everywhere and and adheres strongly to the principles of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Dr Joe is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Articles by Joseph

How to Make Back to School Feel Safe? a Pediatrician Perspective

How to Make Back to School Feel Safe? a Pediatrician Perspective

Last updated on October 14th, 2018 at 08:24 pmIt is certainly understandable, given the amount of press and official and unofficial commentary through law enforcement, social media discussions, and easily seen news programs, that fear should arise in the minds of both children attending school and parents of those children about their safety in what has traditionally been a bastion of safety, their... 

Why You Need to Stop Giving Energy and Sports Drinks to Kids

Why You Need to Stop Giving Energy and Sports Drinks to Kids

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:59 pmFirst let’s differentiate between these two popular drinks.  Sport drinks have water, sodium, potassium and sugar (among other things), while energy drinks include caffeine or other stimulants. For the most part, after moderate exercise, only water needs to be replaced and free access to water is key to training athletes.  While large amounts of water... 

Kids and Medication: What Parents Should Know to Avoid Errors

Kids and Medication: What Parents Should Know to Avoid Errors

Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 07:33 pmLet’s discuss medication use in children because many parents feel that an office visit to the Doctor for their child is not complete without a medication to use regardless of the cause for the visit. First, many Doctors are getting away from using medications of all kinds for minor illnesses.  Antibiotics are not effective for the most common infections... 

What Are The Benefits Of A Well Child Exam?

What Are The Benefits Of A Well Child Exam?

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 09:09 pmWhen you child is acting sick or unusual you are right on top of that and many times that ends in a visit to his/her Pediatrician.  Your mind is put at ease (usually), your child may or may not be given medication for the problem, you go home feeling much better about your responsibilities as a parent, and within a short period of time your child is feeling... 

How to Help Your Family Cope With Springtime Allergies

How to Help Your Family Cope With Springtime Allergies

Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:45 pmWe, as humans, are so prone to allergic problems that it seems to be the “human condition” helping to define who we are.  Don’t get me wrong, other species can also have allergic problems and you have probably seen that at some point in your domestic cats and dogs. But we humans are not very tolerant of these annoying symptoms and aside from cold medicines... 

Why is my Child’s Flu so Hard to Treat?

Why is my Child’s Flu so Hard to Treat?

Last updated on March 4th, 2018 at 02:16 pmUnique Influenza: I. First – You need to know a little about what makes this such a tough bug to prevent…. a) To do that you need to understand the nature of this virus – in particular that it is continuously changing / evolving. Before we discuss the Flu virus and its effects on human beings it is important to know some basic background information....