Please take a moment to read our frequently asked questions. We will always be available to answer your questions and we encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that has not been answered below.
Q: What is a Pediatrician?
A: A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in childcare. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, adolescents, and young adults, and most pediatricians are certified by the American Council of Pediatrics, after passing a comprehensive exam. Pediatricians provide preventive care for healthy children and medical care for children with acute or chronic illnesses. They also provide support and advice to parents on topics such as growth and development, Safety and prevention, nutrition, emotional well-being to promote a life of good health.
Q: Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?
A: Yes, indeed, we encourage you to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get to know our office and our doctors. During the visit, we will answer any questions you may have about our practice or your child. Visit our Future Parents page for more information.
Q: How Often Should My Child See The Psychiatrist?
A: Your child should not only see the psychiatrist for illness. It is also important to schedule routine exams, starting in childhood. Also called routine visits or check-ups, these exams provide the best opportunity for the doctor to monitor your child's growth and physical and mental development progress; to advise and guide parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know each other. Routine check-ups are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.
Routine visits are a good opportunity for parents to ask their questions and concerns about Child Development, Behavior, Nutrition, Safety and General Well-Being.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this program for routine visits:
- 3-5 days
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- 3 years
- 4 years
And once a year thereafter for an annual medical review that includes a physical exam, as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.
Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?
A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during office hours, or requesting an appointment online.
Q: Is your office accepting new patients?
A: Yes, we always accept new patients. Contact our office to request additional information or to request an appointment.
Q: Why does my child need to be vaccinated?
A: Immunizations are a series of injections given to children at different ages to prevent serious and potentially fatal childhood illnesses. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to protect your child from potential fatal illnesses. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccines have reduced the number of vaccine-preventable disease infections by more than 90%. If you are suspicious about vaccines, do not hesitate to contact our office.