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Dr. Melissa Arca

Pediatrics
Carmichael, CA
female

Locations

Office

Carmichael, CA

Address

5841 Jameson Court, Carmichael, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medicaid

United healthcare

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Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
Clothing Shade Hat: Babies 6 months and younger should be kept out of direct sunlight. If necessary, sunscreen can be applied sparingly to exposed areas (hands and face). Think of the complete sun protection package: shade, protective clothing, hats, and sunscreen. Enjoy the great outdoors! just be sure to protect that delicate skin too.
A member asked:
Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Many babies never crawl and go straight to walking. There is no evidence that babies who skip crawling will have motor or developmental delays. What is most important is that babies exhibit some form of movement between 7-10 months old. This could be rolling, scooting, creeping, or crawling. Setting aside tummy time everyday will help your baby strengthen those muscles so he can get moving!
A member asked:
Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Crib bumpers have been shown to be a major suffocation and strangulation risk for infants. Although sold as part of elaborate crib bedding ensembles, crib bumpers are not needed, and in fact, they are hazardous to your baby's sleep health. When preparing your baby's crib, keep this in mind: bare, boring, and no crib bumpers. Use only a tight fitting mattress and crib sheet in your baby's crib.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arca is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arca is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
MD
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