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Reasons for a Sick-Child Visit

Dealing with a sick child can be difficult. You want to do anything you can to make sure that they’re feeling better as soon as possible. Some sicknesses may require Read More

How Sick Visits Can Help Your Child

Dealing with a sick child can be difficult. You want to do everything you can to ensure that they feel the best that they can, but it’s not always possible Read More

What To Know About Newborn Care

If you are new to being a parent, it’s natural to have a few questions about caring for your newborn. Our pediatrician has the answers you need. Drs. Jeff Couchman, Read More

Why Immunizations Are Important

Vaccines are certainly important, but with so much information surrounding them, it's easy to become overwhelmed. So if you would like to learn more about immunizations the best place to Read More

Newborn Care: Questions for Your Pediatrician

When you are the parent of a newborn, there is no such thing as a dumb question. At Mesquite Pediatrics in Tucson, AZ, Dr. Jeff Couchman, Dr. Susan McMahon, and Dr. Read More

Why Well Child Visits are Important

One of the most important functions of well child visits is to help prevent illness, so your child can enjoy good health. Drs. Jeff Couchman, Susan McMahon, and Nicole Abdy Read More

What You Need to Know about Children’s Immunizations

Immunizations save lives. They are especially important for children because a child’s immune system is not as strong as that of an adult. Dr. Jeff Couchman, Dr. Susan McMahon, and Read More

The Importance of Newborn Care

Newborn babies are fragile. Their immune systems are fragile too. That means you need to take special care of your newborn, and our pediatricians can help. Dr. Jeff Couchman, Dr. Read More

Pediatric Mental Health Screenings: What To Expect

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demonstrate an increase in mental health disorders among children and adolescents. Recognizing the early signs of anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Read More

What To Know About Respiratory Viruses

Respiratory viruses circulate in the air, causing infections that lead to problems with congestion, sore throats, fevers, body aches, chills, and pain. At Mesquite Pediatrics in Tucson, AZ, our three providers, Dr. Read More

The Importance of Well Child Exams

Taking care of your child requires a lot of work, especially when they’re sick. It’s important to take all the steps you can to help your child avoid sickness so Read More

Dietary/Nutrition Guidance

When providing dietary and nutrition guidance to parents, it is essential that your pediatrician in Tucson, AZ, take into account your child's individualized needs. Dr. Jeff Couchman, Dr. Susan McMahon, Read More

Types of Chronic Conditions in Children

It is estimated that 10-20 million children and adolescents in the U.S. have a chronic medical condition or illness. A condition or illness is considered chronic if it persists for Read More

Helping Anxious Children Wear Masks

This is just a quick entry about wearing masks.  A lot of children have difficulty wearing them, though usually it is not due to a medical condition.  Wearing a mask Read More

Which masks are best?

Many studies have shown masks to be effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but the type of mask you wear does matter. A study by Duke University released the Read More

Creating Positive Experiences

There has been a lot of research over the last several years on the phenomenon called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). According to the CDC: “Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially Read More

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