Suzanne LaForte, MD
Department of Pediatrics
In an effort to send a clear and positive message to patients regarding their intellectual development, this program provided books to children (ages 4-18) during office visits. The Island Pediatrics Book Club, originally established in 2007, promoted regular reading and reading for fun by giving children a new age-appropriate book of their own and a “prescription” from their doctor to read 20 minutes per day. The goal of the program was to provide children access to a wide variety of reading materials in order to grow and develop into strong readers.