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Dr. Mindy Calandro, M.D., F.A.A.P.

'Pediatrician Advice, Mommy Experience, and a little laughter along the way...'

 25 years of schooling to become a pediatrician, and yet I never expected 
 just how much more I would learn in the last 7 years as a mother… 

Pediatric Contributor to WBRZ Channel 2 News

 See me live once a month on Thursday on WBRZ’s 
 4pm News with Brittany Weiss, or click the button 
 below to watch my past segments… 

Come see me at The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC

 I currently practice 5 days a week in Baton Rouge, LA at The Baton Rouge Clinic on Perkins Road. 
 Click the button below to find out how to contact me at the clinic or set up an appointment. 
 I can’t wait to meet you! 

Latest Post

Mumps- What you need to know

Mumps- What you need to know

This week the Louisiana Office of Public Health reported that 5 students at LSU have tested positive for mumps.  It seems that in recent years we have been seeing outbreaks of mumps, particularly on college campuses (the last cases reported at LSU occurred in 2017), ...

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Friendly to Whom?

Take a moment and consider the first time mother who had a prolonged labor, attempted a vaginal delivery only to require a c-section hours later.  There is a high likelihood that this mother had been awake for over 24 hours. Now, she has her newborn exclusively in her...

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Up in Smoke

Do you remember 1964? If you need a jog down memory lane or if that’s ancient history to you, let me give you a quick rundown…the cost of new house was $13,050, a gallon of gas was 30¢, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Beatles...

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Got Milk? Need Milk? Maybe not…

  Ahhh the first birthday!  In the blink of an eye, a year has gone by and after the party is over and the smash cake has been cleaned off of your little one’s face, you realize you now have a toddler on your hands.  Perhaps one of the biggest questions I get...

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Becoming Red States

Nope..this is not a political post. Instead this is all about the flu! As you can see by the map below, much of the United States is quickly becoming red which indicates the highest level of flu activity. I can assure you that here in South Louisiana, my office has...

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The Big 3

The big 3…mistakes that is! I had the opportunity to visit the 4 oclock newscast this week to talk with Brittany Weiss about the 3 biggest errors when it comes to children and car seats.  Click on the link above to make sure you are sidestepping those pitfalls....

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Under 2? Rear-facing for you!

  It is something that parents do on an almost daily basis, and you probably don’t think twice about it.  Putting your kiddos into their car seat when you head out on the road.  But did you know that studies estimate that 75% of car seats are installed or used...

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