Frequently Asked Questions
We follow the AAP guidelines for routine care and recommend well-child check-ups at 2-3 days of life, 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, and yearly after that until 19 years of age. If your child is born at Parkview, our doctors will see your child each day while in the hospital.
Our staff is happy to complete school, daycare, immunization and sports physical forms for you. They will review your child’s chart to see if he/she is up to date on his/her immunizations and if they have had a current physical to meet the form’s requirement. The nurse will notify you if your child needs any additional immunizations in order for us to complete the form. If your child is up to date with shots and has had a recent physical exam, they will complete the form and notify you when it is ready. Because each form is different, please bring the required form with you. We do request that you give us 48 hours to complete the form. There is a $10.00 Form Fee for any forms completed outside of an appointment.
No. Your child will always see a Board Certified Doctor.
As pediatricians we strive to keep children healthy and practice evidence-based medicine. It is proven that vaccines are a crucial aspect of keeping children healthy. In January of 2017 the American Academy of Pediatrics has again reiterated in its most recent statement on vaccines – “Vaccines protect children’s health and save lives. They prevent life-threatening diseases, including forms of cancer. Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time.” If you have concerns or questions about vaccines, we are happy to discuss them with you.
As a courtesy, our office will file claims with your insurance company. We accept most major insurances including:
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- Kaiser Permanente
- Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
Copayments are due at the time of service. Once your insurance company processes the medical claim, any patient responsibility (deductible, coinsurance, etc) is due upon receipt of the patient statement sent from our office. Any outstanding balance from previous visits will also be collected at each visit. We accept Visa, Master Card, cash, and checks. Payment can be made over the phone, through the mail, in the office or on the patient portal. If you have questions regarding a statement, or would like to make a payment, please call us at (719) 295-2305.
Vaccinations are covered by most major insurance plans. Please check with your specific insurance policy to see if your child’s vaccines are covered.
If your child’s physician has prescribed a medication that allows refills, we ask that you call the office at least 3 business days before your medicine runs out. Be aware that some medications are not allowed to be called in to the pharmacy and must have a written prescription presented to the pharmacist. Please call (719) 295-2305.
Yes. If you have a question, our nurses are available to answer your questions. If your child is sick, you can talk with the nurse and they may suggest treatment you can do at home, or they may recommend that your child be seen, and schedule an appointment for you. To schedule a sick appointment, call (719) 295-2305.
Yes. For most acute illnesses and injuries, we will schedule an appointment that same day.
Yes. If your child is an established patient, ask or call the front desk to set up a patient portal account.
Call 911 if you have urgent concerns about your child’s well-being or safety.