We at Southside Pediatrics feel it is as important to follow the development and growth of children as it is to address illness. We like to see your child at scheduled well child checks and encourage you to make such appointments in advance. (for more information on well child check visits and vaccine schedules, please see the American Academy of Pediatrics under Information).
Initial newborn visit timing depends on your baby’s unique needs, most often starting at one week of age. The typical well child check ups are scheduled at: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 months then 2yrs and yearly thereafter.
If your child is ill, or you are concerned and have a question, please call. A nurse or doctor will discuss the situation with you and, if needed, a same-day sick visit will be made. There are also sick visit hours on Saturday mornings 9am-noon.
There are occasions when a concern will require extra time to address (such as a complex medical issue or a behavioral problem) These more in depth “consult” appointments are best arranged in the later afternoon so your child will receive the attention and time warranted. Please schedule such appointments in advance.
We are happy to meet with expecting parents and new patient families. Please call and request this complimentary visit.
If your child is up to date with their well checks and is only in need of a vaccination, we can schedule a quick visit with the nurse to get that taken care of. We have found that scheduling these shot only appointments has allowed the nurses to better accommodate them and prevents long wait times. It also will ensure the vaccine in question is available and appropriate for your child.
We are open half days on Christmas and New Year’s Eve as well as the Friday after Thanksgiving. We are closed on Christmas, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day and July 4th. We will have a doctor on call if you have a concern.