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

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Do You Know What Vitamins & Supplements Your Little One Needs?

Do You Know What Vitamins & Supplements Your Little One Needs?

The average healthy American child probably does not need much of anything to supplement their diet and the emphasis should be placed on offering a healthy diet in moderation of all portions of that diet to include fats and carbohydrates (sugar). Most regular vitamins we all hear about are needed in very small doses that are easily supplied by a varied North American diet. Having said that, there are... 

Overweight & Obese Kids: What’s Going On & What Can We Do?

Overweight & Obese Kids: What’s Going On & What Can We Do?

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:43 pmThe problem: About one out of three American children can be considered overweight and that rate is growing very rapidly. Additionally, according to the CDC, in the years 2015-16, approximately 14-20% of our kids were considered obese. The causes are multiple and are most likely societal in nature and not caused by a health condition. Most parents who realize... 

Teenage Acne: As a Parent, What You Need to Know – Part II

Teenage Acne: As a Parent, What You Need to Know – Part II

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:48 pmIn my last post I discussed the pathophysiology of acne and how a pimple is formed. From the initial plugging of the duct going from the small gland in the skin to the outside to the colonization of the thick material stuck in the duct with bacteria. The growth of bacteria and the eventual formation of a pimple was the final common pathway to the process. All... 

Teenage Acne: As a Parent, What You Need to Know – Part I

Teenage Acne: As a Parent, What You Need to Know – Part I

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:51 pmThe scourge of adolescence, acne appears in young adults very frequently and is the cause of much concern, anxiety and even behavioral disorders that can lead to forced changes in life style. It has a wide range of presentations from tiny black dots (black heads) to large cystic reddened lesions that can lead to lifelong disfigurement. This article is to... 

Kids and Rashes: Should You Worry??

Kids and Rashes: Should You Worry??

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:57 pmOne of the most frequent reasons children are brought to their Pediatricians, the most frequent cause of parental concern, and sometimes the most difficult to diagnose, rashes can be caused by a laundry list of issues. For that reason rashes must be divided up by characteristics: is it raised or flat, can you feel it, is it itchy, is it small bumps,... 

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 at 03:05 pmMommies and Daddies, Grandmas and Grandpas, listen up. There are many prescription and non-prescription medications kept around the home that could be a danger for your children/grandchildren should they find these and “taste” them. One of the more common of these “medicines” include the variety of vitamins, minerals and supplements found in homes...