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

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... 

How Much Homework is Healthy: a Pediatrician’s Perspective

How Much Homework is Healthy: a Pediatrician’s Perspective

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 12:17 pmHome work for children is considered a benefit by some and an albatross to bear by others with no good studies showing that it is beneficial to children or their grades. The amount of homework children get now appears to be excessive by parents and children alike, and is often the source of interpersonal problems and stress within an individual family unit. Some... 

Does My Child Really NEED All Those Well Baby / Child Visits?

Does My Child Really NEED All Those Well Baby / Child Visits?

Last updated on October 12th, 2016 at 11:25 amThis is a common question that parents discuss with each other and other parents because most of the time there is no change in status of your child and nothing of importance is noted by his/her Doctor.  This is the good news we all wish to hear but there is more than the obvious monitoring going on at these visits, just as important as your child’s...