Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone specialized training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults.  We provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. We also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?

Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal consultation or to meet us during one of our monthly new baby classes held at our office.  Visit our Pre-natal services page for detailed information.

How often should my child see the pediatrician?

Your child should be seen for an illness, and equally important, scheduled well-child exams. Well-child exams provide the best opportunity for our providers to observe the progress of your child’s physical and mental growth and development.  Your child’s daycare, pre-school, K-12, and athletic programs each require a health form at the beginning of the school year – keep up with your well-visit appointments for your children and this process will go smoothly!

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child’s development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.  Visit our Well-Child page for milestone appointment information.

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with our office?

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours, or by requesting an appointment through our patient portal.  If you are a new patient to the Pediatric Center please visit our What To Expect page for more information.

Is your office accepting new patients?

Yes, we always welcome new patients!

Why does my child need to receive vaccinations?

Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%.  Visit our Vaccine Policy page to review our guidelines.