Your child is the most important person in our practice.
Our goal is his or her wellness and progressive development from birth through age 18. This is achieved through annual “well child” check-ups that help chart the general health and growth of your child. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines for recommended vaccines.
Beginning with our lactation services we promote proactive nutritional and behavioral mileposts along the road to adulthood.
We offer support and guidance to you and your child for emotional and social issues. We are sensitive to the variety of childrearing philosophies and cultures present in today’s society. By maintaining a cooperative and open relationship, together we can offer the best treatments for your child. Our evening and weekend “urgent” sick child appointments offer you an opportunity to have your acutely ill child evaluated quickly.
We do not assign one physician to each patient but rather we all share in the care of your child.
While you may have most of your well visits with your provider of choice, your sick visits will rotate through our medical staff as we try to accomodate offices and times that best fit parental schedules. Everyone on our staff, both clinical and clerical, is present to assist you and your child. All of us want to make your encounters with our office a positive and productive experience.
We are all committed to our own continuing medical education as well as the education of medical students, residents, and nurse practitioners.
We will, therefore, have residents in our office from time to time to aid in their training. You may be asked on occasion to allow a resident to obtain a history and/or perform a preliminary examination on your child. The involvement which they will be allowed is directly proportionate to their level of experience and will not interfere with nor substitute for the care of one of the doctors in this office. If for any reason you have a particularly sensitive situation or other reason to exclude the involvement of the student at one of your visits, please inform one of us and we will be happy to do so. Please inform one of us and we will be happy to do so.
All of the doctors in the office participate in a national research network sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This network, Pediatric Research in the Office Setting (PROS), has been organized to evaluate specific problems related to children’s medical issues in private practitioners’ offices rather than in academic centers. These studies may take the form of parent surveys or questionnaires for physicians to complete about management of certain illnesses or conditions. All of these studies have been designed to not interfere with decision-making regarding your child’s health. You will always be informed and asked for your permission to include your child’s medical information in these projects. As always, confidentiality is maintained when reporting this information to the study.