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

A Pediatrician’s Unique Perspective on Dads and Babies

A Pediatrician’s Unique Perspective on Dads and Babies

Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 02:47 amMost human Mom’s live with their babies developing in their uteri for about 9 months. During this time, they both experience the physiologic and personality changes associated with pregnancy. Dad too has been involved but in a much more subtle and marginal way.  He has seen the remarkable changes occurring in the mother of his child almost on a daily basis... 

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 12:04 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... 

When and How to Treat a Fever: a Pediatrician’s Perspective

When and How to Treat a Fever: a Pediatrician’s Perspective

Last updated on May 8th, 2017 at 09:47 pmI have posted in the past about fever and many of the myths surrounding it (Kids Will Get Sick: 5 Facts a Pediatrician Wants You To Know).  In this post I would like to deal with the causes, nature of fever, benefits of fever, and some “treatments”.  It is one of the most common reasons people bring their children to the Emergency room and probably among... 

Childhood Illnesses – Are We Winning The Battle?

Childhood Illnesses – Are We Winning The Battle?

Last updated on June 5th, 2017 at 12:49 amAs with any illness, it is best to prevent than to treat.  Our progress in battling some devastating childhood illnesses over the years has centered on the introduction and efficiency of our existing vaccines and effective preventive medications. One of the first notable vaccines was that produced to prevent paralytic polio.   Early on this was an oral vaccine... 

Your Child’s Sick: Do You Know if They Need Antibiotics?

Your Child’s Sick: Do You Know if They Need Antibiotics?

Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:29 pmAntibiotics are wonderful things. Since penicillin was first found and produced in the early twentieth century and used during the Second World War, it and related antibiotics have saved countless lives and cured many an illness quickly. Antibiotics work by inhibiting certain growth factors and processes needed by bacteria to reproduce and flourish. As with... 

Kids Will Get Sick: 5 Facts a Pediatrician Wants You to Know

Kids Will Get Sick: 5 Facts a Pediatrician Wants You to Know

Last updated on January 2nd, 2017 at 10:35 amThe warnings you were given as a child about not going out with your hair wet or you’d catch pneumonia, don’t sit too close to the television or you’ll damage your eyesight – it’s probably safe to say what they lacked in accuracy they made up for in good intentions. But as we enter into the time of year when colds and other...