Robert E. Deckert, PA-C

Robert E. Deckert, PA-C

Robert E. Deckert is a Certified Physician Assistant from Venice, Florida. Prior to obtaining his medical education, he was an active member of the United States Army for twenty years. Mr. Deckert was a Senior Instructor for The Special Operations Medical Training Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina as well as a Senior Supervisory Medical Sergeant for the United States Army in Okinawa, Japan.

Button Disk Battery Danger to Children

button disk batteries

True Story…..A 22-month-old boy fell to the bathroom floor, began vomiting blood, and stopped breathing. His family called paramedics. The child died in the emergency room before his x-ray could be interpreted.  An autopsy revealed that he had swallowed a button battery that had lodged in and severely burned his esophagus. He died from internal bleeding. The circumstances and timeframe surrounding when the child found and swallowed the battery remain unknown. The family reported that

Mother and Child Look Alike Photo Contest

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED! WE WILL HOLD A FATHER’S DAY LOOK ALIKE NEXT. ABC Pediatrics will be holding a Mother’s Day and Father’s Day look alike contest on Facebook this year! Mom’s Day is first so submit your best picture of Mom with her mini-me below and you will be entered for one of three great prizes! The pictures will be placed in a Facebook album where your friends and family can come over and like,

The Hidden Expense of Electronics

The Hidden Expense of Electronics

Have you purchased or checked in to buying the latest electronic gadgets? Wow, are they expensive! For example, the latest Ipod touch will run around $200! That doesn’t include the protective case or all the apps! While products like Ipods, Ipads, smart phones, gaming systems, tablets and personal entertainment devices cost lots of money, the financial expense is no comparison to how much excessive “screen time” on those devices are costing young minds.

3 little things to consider about the bigger picture with body image and eating disorders.

3 little things to consider about the bigger picture with body image and eating disorders.

BODY IMAGE:  – the way you see yourself when you look in the mirror – is something that has been talked about A LOT over the past 25 years.  In recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we wanted to talk to you about the things that put those thoughts in a lot of girls’ heads.  Our hope is that you learn something that will help you avoid this very serious problem, AND help you feel

3 little things to consider about the bigger picture with body image and eating disorders.

BODY IMAGE:  – the way you see yourself when you look in the mirror – is something that has been talked about A LOT over the past 25 years.  In recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we wanted to talk to you about the things that put those thoughts in a lot of girls’ heads.  Our hope is that you learn something that will help you avoid this very serious problem, AND help you feel