Empowering you to be the confident,
parent your children need.
Meet Doctor B
Dr. Phil Boucher is a husband, father of four young children, and board-certified pediatrician in Lincoln, Nebraska. He helps parents balance their priorities, keep things in perspective, and feel confident in their parenting gifts.
It's my honor to be trusted with the care of what matters most to you. I pride myself on providing care that's efficient, timely, and convenient for your family. To contact, please call me at (402) 489-3834.
Parents wonder how to get their newborns’ days and nights figured out. They ask when to use pacifiers. They question when the baby is going to sleep through the night, what to do with sleep regressions, teething, growth spurts...the list goes on and on. But the...read more
In my family, praying together is one of the things that helps to bond and center us. It’s a way to connect and learn about each other on a deeper level. I speak to many parents who would like to teach their children to pray and are interested in integrating family...read more
With a new baby comes a new sleep schedule, which can be one of the hardest adjustments to make when your bundle of joy arrives. Finicky, sleepy babies make stressed out, sleepy parents, neither of which is good for a home. Establishing a daytime nap routine can be a...read more
The first week with the new baby. I get to see baby quite a bit in the hospital and then at least once or twice once home to answer questions, make sure everything is going okay. So, I get to see a lot of dads sitting in the exam room chair feeling totally helpless....read more
In the past I have often felt like fathers have been given a bad rap (although perhaps previous generations deserved it!) - as if we all sit in the hospital waiting area smoking cigars until the baby is born, then showing up after the delivery to see the baby through...read more
If you are in the market for a pediatrician due to pregnancy, relocation, or any other reason- the search may seem overwhelming. Do a quick search and dozens of options will likely present themselves. Not only is the sheer volume of choices overwhelming, but the...
After nine months of reading and preparation, the day has finally come. . .You are a new parent. Now what? You may have a stack full of books on the baby’s shelf, but the infant in your arms still leaves you with loads of questions. There may even be some you don’t...
Potty Training… Are you in the weeds of potty chairs, paper towels and sprints to the bathroom, or is it on the horizon? If so, I’ve got the answers to all your potty-training questions. Last month I saw a mother of a 2 year-old with a new baby on the way who asked...
Today I want to talk about playground anxiety. . . Occasionally parents will ask a me a leading question like, “Dr. Boucher, isn’t it important for Timmy to eat their vegetables so they can grow healthy and strong?” I can tell that the parents are looking for me to...
Transcription: Melanie Cole (Host): Today's children are growing up immersed in digital media. They are, and it can have both positive and negative effects on their healthy development. My guest is Dr. Phil Boucher, he's a pediatrician with Lincoln Pediatric Group....
I get asked about introducing peanut to babies on a daily basis. It’s so confusing and the messages are all tangled up. “They used to say no peanut butter until age one or even two and now I think it's 6 months? I'm so confused." I created this quick video tutorial to...