Our Services

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If you are expecting or would like to transfer your child’s care to our office, Welcome! We would love for you to come in and tour our office, meet our doctors and learn more about our services and policies! We will be happy to answer any questions. Contact us today to schedule a time to come by our office.

Well-Child Visits

We perform well-child visits based on the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended schedule of screening and health assessments to check and track the growth and development of your child.

Sick Child Visits

If your child is sick, we can often see him/her on the same day or within 24 hours. Please call us to schedule an appointment.

To maximize your time with the doctor, be sure to write down any questions you may have before your child’s appointment as it is sometimes difficult to remember your questions during a visit. If your child needs to miss school due to illness and their visit, we can provide your child with a request to excuse their absences.

Sports and Camp Physicals

Many times, sports and camp physicals are scheduled separately from annual well-child visits because of insurance purposes. However, we recommend scheduling them in conjunction with your child’s annual checkup as the pediatrician will check many of the same areas – height, weight, blood pressure, vision, and joints during the physical. He will also review any ongoing health issues.  Physicals are valid for a year.

Pre-Op Physicals

Most pre-op physicals need to be completed within two to three weeks of the procedure.

If your child has recently had an annual well visit or received a sports physical, it may suffice if done within the past three months. Additional clearances by other specialists may be needed for children with special needs.

Immunizations

Immunizations are a child’s best defense against serious illnesses. Therefore, we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ immunization schedule. If you or your child has missed any shots, contact us and we will get you back on schedule.

Behavioral Issues

Our team has extensive experience and specialized training in working with children and adolescents regarding their behavioral health. If your child is exhibiting behavioral issues, we will be happy to schedule a consultation. Behavioral issues can include depression, anxiety, mood disorders and ADD/ADHD.

Chronic Illnesses

Patients with chronic illnesses, such as ADHD, asthma, and recurrent pain, have longer appointment times so that a more thorough assessment can be conducted. We offer shorter visits for patients with minor symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, sore throats, etc.

Tests, Procedures and Screening

The following are some of the tests, procedures and screenings that we perform:

  • Newborn Metabolic Screen – a heel stick to check for serious illnesses.
  • Neonatal Bilirubin  - a heel stick to check the level of bilirubin in the blood.
  • Hemoglobin - a finger or heel stick specimen to check for anemia.
  • Complete Blood Count – a finger stick to check for infection, inflammation or anemia.
  • Lipid Panel – a finger stick to check your child’s total cholesterol, good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. Test is performed once at the 11 to 14 year health check visit.  If possible risk factors are indicated in the Dyslipidemia Risk Assessment, the Lipid Panel will be performed anytime from age 2.
       
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) – Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is a tool to screen for developmental delays. The five areas of development tested are communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal-social.
  • Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT) – a questionnaire filled out by the parents at the 18 and 24 month well visits to screen for autism. The questionnaire is scored by our staff and added into the patient’s chart. It is used in conjunction with other resources to help identify patients who might benefit from early intervention.
  • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment (TB) – a questionnaire to determine if a patient needs a skin test to see if the patient has a reaction to tuberculosis.
  • Lead Poisoning Risk Assessment - a questionnaire used to determine if a patient needs their blood level checked for possible lead poisoning.
  • Spirometry – Used to diagnose and monitor lung problems such as asthma, it is a test that measures how much air the lungs can hold and how well air is able to move air into and out of the lungs.
  • Tympanometry - an examination to determine the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum.
  • Pure Tone Audiometry - a hearing test that determines the degree of hearing loss by measuring the patient’s ability to hear at different frequencies.

Minor Procedures

We are able to perform minor procedure at our office, including splinter removal, removal of foreign objects from the nose and ears, treatment of minor lacerations and treatment of warts.