The vast majority of your well visits will be scheduled with your regular pediatrician. We feel that is the best way to establish and continue a personal relationship with your doctor. Knowing our patients and their families is something in which we take great pride.
There may be times when your child has a more urgent need to be seen, in which case any of us will be happy to accommodate you whenever possible.
Initial physical examinations are often lengthy visits, because we need time to get to know each other. It is helpful to have all medical and immunization records sent to us PRIOR to the visit so these can be reviewed beforehand.
Well Child Visits (Check-ups) The newborn visit should be scheduled at a few days of age. Subsequent well visits will occur at 2 weeks, 2 month, 4 and 6, months, 9, 12 and 15 months, 18, 24 and 30 months, and then annually starting at age 3 years. These visits provide an assessment of all aspects of your child’s health, growth, development and behavior, and give you the opportunity to ask questions you have. Your pediatrician will discuss what to expect over the next phase of your child’s life. If there is not enough time during the checkup visit to discuss all concerns, or if there are items that would benefit from further discussion, the pediatrician will suggest setting up additional visits.
Cancellations: If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, particularly a well visit or consultation, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. A significant amount of time is allotted for these appointments and we would like to offer this time to other patients if you are unable to keep your appointment. There is a $25 fee for routine appointments missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.
Arrive On-Time: We try to be as on-time for our appointments with you as possible. Please come to the office promptly for your scheduled visit so that we can give you and your child the attention you need. It may be difficult to help you and the other families we need to see if you are late.
Walk-In Appointments: We always want to assist ill children and accommodate families. Please call the office for an appointment if your child or children need to be seen. We will try to see walk-in urgent patients and extra children brought in to be seen who do not have appointments during regular office hours (though at times that is difficult and can delay other families).
After Hours/ Weekends: If your child becomes sick after hours, on weekends, or over the holidays, we are happy to help. If the issue cannot or should not wait until the next morning, contact us through our normal phone number and we will return the call as soon as possible. If your child needs an appointment the next day, but is OK to wait overnight, contact us after 8:30AM for assistance.