Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ for Expectant Parents

How soon after birth will the pediatrician see your baby?

When will your baby's next exam take place?

When is the office open?

What to do when the office is closed?

When to add your child to your health insurance policy?

How often will your child be seen for well visits and immunizations?



Answers for Expectant Parents

How soon after birth will the pediatrician see your baby?

Most hospitals ask for the name of your pediatrician when you are admitted to deliver your baby. Your baby will be examined by the pediatrician within the first 24 hours of life. This will give you an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have at that time. The doctor will let you know when to schedule the first office visit for your baby. If you deliver your baby at a hospital where our doctors are not on staff, please call our office after delivery to arrange your baby's first exam.

When will your baby's next exam take place?

Your first routine well exam for your baby will be at 2 weeks of age.

What to do about questions you have before your first office visit?

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us.

When is the office open?

Our office is open Monday - Friday and Saturday mornings.

What to do when the office is closed?

See Emergency Care

When to add your child to your health insurance policy?

As soon as your child is born, contact your employer's human resource department or your insurance agent. Most insurance companies only allow 30 days from the child's birth date to add a dependent to your policy.

How often will your child be seen for well visits and immunizations?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child should be seen at two weeks, two, four, six, nine, twelve, fifteen, eighteen and twenty-four months and annually after that. Immunizations will be given at the two week, two, four, six, nine, twelve, fifteen and eighteen month well examinations. It is important that your child be scheduled for these examinations and immunizations.



FAQ For New Families

What do you need to do before your first appointment?

When should I call to make an appointment?

Where do the doctors have hospital admitting privileges?

Do you take my insurance?

Are Vaccines Safe?



Answers for New Families

What do you need to do before your first appointment?

Please send our office a copy of your child's medical records. Use our medical records authorization form can be downloaded here. It needs to be sent to the previous doctor's office to authorize the release of your child's medical records to us.

When should I call to make an appointment?

Please call for appointments as early as possible. If you are unable to make it to a physical appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. If you are unable to make it to a sick appointment, please notify us ASAP. This will provide the opportunity for another patient in need of care to be seen.

Where do the doctors have hospital admitting privileges?

See Patient Services

Do you take my insurance?

See Patient Services

Are Vaccines Safe?

Baby 411 - Vaccine Q & A Excerpt