A vibrant portion of our family medicine practice includes pediatrics—infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. We take as much time as we need at each office visit to care for your infant or child and address your concerns. We seek to understand the children we treat as individuals and pay attention to their unique needs. Building relationships with parents is equally important, and we encourage open communication.
Parents looking for pediatric care for their infant, child or children are welcome to call and schedule an informal consult with our medical team. We are happy to meet with you to answer any questions you may have and further discuss our approach.
We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP) well child schedules, which are one and the same.
They are as follows:
Prenatal (Recommended for high-risk pregnancies and first time parents.)
Newborn (Usually performed at hospital of birth.)
Newborn 3-5 days
And for early childhood at:
We also follow the AAP and AAFP recommendation that children be seen once annually from age 4 all the way through adolescence until 21 years of age.
While we generally adhere to these schedules, we may see infants/children more often if it is required to better care for their individual needs.
We believe in antibiotics when they are used appropriately. The prescription of antibiotics is determined on a case-by-case basis. Our general philosophy is to prescribe antibiotics responsibly.
We recommend a series of standard immunizations with some variations, depending on your family’s history. We cannot accommodate families who object to vaccinations. We are in agreement with recommended vaccine schedules and are happy to discuss concerns. If you have concerns about vaccinations, please schedule an appointment. We also suggest you explore the following informative links: