We offer a wide range of pediatric care services. The following list is an example of some of the conditions we treat. Please feel free to call our offices with questions about any conditions we treat.
Conditions our Doctors Treat
- Abdominal Pain
- Acute Asthma Exacerbations
- Behavioral Problems
- Ear Infections
- Eye Infections
- Initial Evaluation of broken bones, sprains and strains
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Sore Throats
- Urinary Tract Infections
Are You Expecting?
In our office, one physician will be primarily responsible for your baby’s care. However, another doctor is always available if your pediatrician is not in the office at the time your child has a medical problem. Your child’s electronic medical records are always accessible to them in order to ensure complete continuity of care. Our staff will greet you in the office and assist you in numerous other ways. Our nurses are always available by phone and we encourage you to call with questions or concerns as often as you need to.
Most expectant parents find it helpful to schedule a prenatal conference. It gives us the chance to get to know each other and to discuss important issues before the baby is born. After your baby is born, your pediatrician will come to the hospital to perform a pediatric examination. At that time, we will offer you advice to get you started. At each subsequent visit, we will discuss growth, nutrition, development, and safety, making recommendations based on current medical evidence to help you become well-informed parents so you can make healthy choices for your child.
During your baby’s first year, regular office examinations will be scheduled at approximately age 4 to 5 days, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year. Immunizations will be given in order to prevent certain diseases and other tests will be done at appropriate times.
If you choose a pediatrician from our office, all you need to do is let the hospital know.
How do you do this?
Each hospital does things a little bit differently, but you might have a pre-registration packet to fill out that asks you to fill in your pediatrician’s name. Or, they will ask you who your pediatrician is when you arrive in labor and delivery. The hospital will call our office after the baby’s birth and your doctor will come to examine the baby sometime before 24 hours of age.
Well-child visits should be scheduled at the following ages: 3 to 5 days (or as directed by your doctor in the hospital), 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 2 1/2 years, 3 years, then annually.
We recommend that annual physicals be scheduled shortly after your baby’s birthday, this way it’s easy to remember when each child is due. We schedule up to 3 months in advance and appointments during the summer and school breaks fill up fast. It is inevitable that sometimes appointments will need to be cancelled or rescheduled, but please give us at least 24 hours notice for changes so that another patient can make use of that time.
After Hours Care
The office is closed and my child is sick. What should I do?
First, use the American Academy of Pediatrics online Symptom Checker as answers to most questions will be found here.
You may call the pediatrician on call for emergencies by dialing the regular office number. If necessary, the doctor will help you decide when to go to the emergency department and which hospital is appropriate.
For non-emergencies, we believe our patients get the best care from doctors who know them the best and who have immediate access to their complete medical records. Urgent care centers are not able to offer this, and may be staffed by providers who do not have extensive training in pediatrics.
Remember, appointments in our office are available seven days a week and many evenings. If you’re not sure if your child can wait to be seen until the office reopens, we would recommend that you call us first anyway.
Our doctors recommend the immunization schedule approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Click on the name of each vaccine below to learn more about it.
Hepatitis B #1
Hepatitis B #2
6 months and up:
Influenza vaccine annually
Hepatitis B #3
Know Your Immunization Types
Detailed information about each individual vaccine, and about vaccine safety in general, can be found at the Vaccine Education Center.
DTaP/IPV/Hib (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus)
Measles, mumps, rubella
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (young adult and adult form)
HPV (human papillomavirus)