Born in New York and raised on the west coast of California. Like so many of us, Dr. Honrubia moved to the Valley in search of greater opportunity and, in doing so, brought hope and growth to an underserved region. Dr. Honrubia came at a time when there was limited availability of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) specialists in the area, bringing a certain level of prestige to the Valley’s medical system by earning his degrees through the University of California system and doing his internships at Northwestern University and at Columbus Hospital, both in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the first otolaryngologist to offer advanced endoscopic sinus surgery in the Valley.
Ever since he was child, Dr. Sarraga has been fascinated by the art and medicine of surgery. His interested budded while watching his grandfather in his earlier years, but really took off when he started spending all of his summers volunteering in the operating room at the Cardiovascular Center in Puerto Rico. It was in that room where he figured this would be what he would be doing for the rest of his life.
June is Children’s health month at Care Resource. This is an opportunity to take further charge of your child’s health including physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety. It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider. These visits are a chance to check your child’s development. They are also a good time to catch or prevent problems. This month, new clients without Health Insurance can receive a free comprehensive check-up and sports physical. To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment. To make an appointment, call 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Spanish).
Adolescent violence, school absenteeism, failing grades, drug abuse, sexting, weapon use, disrespect for teachers and peers, self-harm, emotional and behavioral disorders—the list goes on in terms of what adolescents experience today. They do not struggle because of defects of character, rather because they are looking for a connection. Humans are meant to live in relationships with others and when healthy relationships cannot be formed, people find a way to establish any connection. For many, the search for connection, and eventual identification with a specific group, begins in adolescence.
No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the appointment on your family’s schedule to make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students, receive their vaccines.
All living things know what to do with their young—except the parents of today, it seems. The old tradition of raising children, which came from an autocratic society, is no longer working in our democratic setting today. It seems that we have to learn new forms of dealing with each other because our relationships have changed. The adult/child relationships in the past were ones of dominance and submission. Today, equality is the only basis on which we’ll ever be able to effectively solve discipline problems. We are witnessing a rebellion of all those who previously were dominated in an autocratic society and who are no longer blindly accepting the dictates of authorities.
Now that August is here, school is on the horizon. No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the exam on your family’s schedule and make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students receive their vaccines.