Our office open 7 days a week. We have
extended office hours during the
week for your convenience.
When scheduling your appointment, please
let us know the reason for the visit so that we can allow the appropriate
amount of time for your child. We value your time and attempt to keep to
our schedule but hospital responsibilities, emergencies, and phone calls
can derail us. In return, we would appreciate the courtesy of your
calling to cancel if you cannot keep an appointment of if you will not
arrive on time.
We ask that you arrive at the office 10
minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Upon arrival, please notify
the receptionist if your child is ill so that we can separate those with
potentially contagious diseases from children who are well.
Please keep us informed of changes in your
address, health insurance, or home or work telephone numbers.
Monday - Thursday:
Please call after 10:00am for an appointment.
Payment, including that for insurance
copays and for non-covered services, is expected at the time of the
We accept all Managed Care Health Plans and Insurances. These include:
- United Healthcare
- Aetna/US Healthcare
- HIP HMO/PPO
- Empire BCBS PPO
- And all others...
We are proud of providing comprehensive
care to our patients but there are times when it is necessary to refer to
specialists for further evaluation and treatment. Many insurers, through
their HMO products, create a "gatekeeper" model which requires
the primary care physician to authorize referrals to specialists. We will
provide referrals to physicians participating in your insurance plan
after evaluating the clinical complaint. We cannot give
retroactive referrals for consultations not initially recommended by one
of our pediatricians.
There are a number of laboratory tests
ordered in conjunction with well child care, such as hemoglobin,
hematocrit, lead screening, and urinalysis. In addition, audiometry and
vision screening are ordered at appropriate well visits or when
clinically indicated. Most childhood illnesses can be diagnosed by a
complete history and thorough physical examination, but occasionally
laboratory tests are necessary. The laboratory testing for the well or
sick patient may be performed in our office or ordered at a commercial
laboratory, as dictated by the requirements of your health insurer.
Mimonides Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center are our principal