It is very satisfying for us to watch our patients grow and thrive. To ensure your child is growing and developing properly and has no serious abnormalities,
we need to see your child at regularly scheduled examinations.
Our well child exam schedule follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The first visit at our office will take place a few days after your newborn is released from the hospital. Subsequent visits should be scheduled at the following ages:
» 2 Weeks of Age
» 2 Months of Age
» 4 Months of Age
» 6 Months of Age
» 9 Months of Age
» 12 Months of Age
» 15 Months of Age
» 18 Months of Age
» 2 Years of Age
» 3 Years of Age
» 4 Years of Age
After age four, we would like to see your child yearly for a wellness examination.
Schedule of Immunizations
mmunizations will be given at various appointments and your child will receive the majority of immunizations by the age of 2 years. These immunizations protect your child against a number of major diseases.
We strongly support and follow the Immunization Recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Some insurance plans, including most HMO plans, require that we obtain their written approval before your child is seen by a specialist, undergoes additional medical services outside our office, or is admitted to the hospital. Our Referral Coordinator is available to help you obtain this approval to ensure that your claims for these services will be paid by your insurance company.
We will provide you with a list of recommended providers for the particular service your child may need. It is your responsibility to make sure that the provider you choose is in network with your insurance plan. We will also ask that you make your child's appointment with these specialists and then notify us so that we can obtain the referral authorization from your insurance plan and get it to your specialist's office prior to your appointment.
This process can take up to 24 hours for urgent referrals and up to seven days for routine referrals.
Please do not call us from your specialist's office to request the referral; referrals come from your health plan and many times we are not able to obtain them instantaneously.
If you change insurance plans, the specialist your child may be currently seeing or has seen may not be contracted and in network with your new insurance plan, so please do not assume that you can see the same specialist. It is always wise to check with your new insurance carrier for the names of specialists in their network.