New chapter in my life!

I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love! I thank everyone for all the positive feedback given in the last week. I am lucky enough to announce a new chapter in my life / career. This morning, I start with ABC. I hope to continue my love of educating my families and the community. Tune in at 9:15!

Calling all students starting VPK Programs in August, 2019

Hello to all my wonderful patients and families,

I was at Early Childhood Learning and Head Start’s Meeting yesterday and found out some information. Every student starting VPK will need a height, weight, vision and hearing screen within the first 45 days of school. To assist these programs in meeting this goal, I am inviting all the current patients in MacKoul Pediatrics Fort Myers Practice to come in for a visit at no cost to you. We will fill out the required paperwork that you will need to bring to your school. This will lessen the burden on the already overworked programs helping our children succeed in their educational goals.

To further clarify, this visit can take place between July 1 and September 24 in order to get the forms to school within the time limit. To arrange this, please call my office and mention that you would like to arrange the VPK paperwork visit and we will get you a time to be seen. Have a wonderful end of school year and summer!

Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul, MD


The best healthy snack for kids

So many benefits! In one ounce of walnuts, there is:
4.8 gm of protein
7% of your dietary fiber
11% magnesium
4% iron
10% vitamin B6
Omega 3 fatty acids
There are benefits:
Heart health – decreases fat deposits in your arteries.
Aging – antioxidants decrease wrinkles and cell damage.
Slows down cancer – antioxidants decrease cell damage – especially colon cancer.
Improves quality and motility of sperm – important if you are trying to get pregnant.
Brain health – slows down deterioration (as in Alzheimer’s) and helps focus and comprehension.
Diabetes – decreases insulin levels.
Improves sleep quality – contains melatonin.
Arthritis -improves inflammation.
Natural antiperspirant – tannins from walnut leaves – boil them and then use as a wash. Shrinks sweat gland
and helps with sweaty palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Tightening pores – tannins from walnut leaves – boil them and use them for acne and wrinkles.
Soft skin – linolenic acid is a good emollient.
Facial scrub – with walnut meal – can even use the shells for a pedicure – removes damaged skin.
Hair falling out and hair growth – omega 6 fatty acids – strengthens hair follicles and prevents hair from
falling out when using walnut oil.
Dandruff treatment – walnut oil on the scalp.