The vast majority of your visits, well and sick, will be scheduled with your regular provider unless circumstances arise that make this not possible. We feel that is the best way to establish and continue a personal relationship with your provider. Knowing our patients and their families is something in which we take great pride.
Initial physical examinations are often lengthy visits because we need time to get to know each other. It is helpful to have all medical and immunization records sent to us PRIOR to the visit so these can be reviewed beforehand.
Well Child Visits (Check-ups) The initial newborn visit should be scheduled on the 3rd or 4th day of life (your provider will discuss this with you). Subsequent well visits will occur at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months, and then annually starting at age 3 years. These visits provide an assessment of all aspects of your child’s health, growth, development and behavior, and give you the opportunity to ask questions you have. Your pediatrician will discuss what to expect over the next phase of your child’s life. If there is not enough time during the checkup visit to discuss all concerns, or if there are items that would benefit from further discussion, the pediatrician will suggest setting up additional visits. Click here to view the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended check-up schedule (text link to Check-up schedule pdf).
Arrive On-Time: We try to be as on-time for our appointments with you as possible. Please come to the office promptly for your scheduled visit so that we can give you and your child the attention necessary. It is difficult to help you and other families if you are late.
Walk-In Appointments: We always want to assist ill children and accommodate families. Please call the office for an appointment if your child or children need to be seen immediately.
After Hours/ Weekends: If your child becomes sick after hours, on weekends or over holidays we are happy to help. If the issue cannot or should not wait until the next morning please call 802-222-4722 to receive further instructions about contacting the on-call provider. If your child needs an appointment the next day, but is OK to wait overnight, contact us after 8:00AM for the appointment.