Welcome to Kidology Pediatrics! Below are some of the frequently asked questions we get about our practice and our providers.
1. Are you accepting new patients? Yes!
2. What age ranges do you see in your office? We see patients in this office from birth until adulthood (usually between the ages of 18 and 21, depending on insurance coverage and patient desire to continue to come to pediatrician)
3. What in-house testing and services do you offer?
Flu A and B, rapid and PCR
Covid rapid PCR
Lab draws for bilirubin or basic lab panels to be sent to lab for results
Ear piercing for ages 6 months and up
Umbilical chemical cauterization for newborn umbilical issues
Reduction of nurse maid elbow
Pulmonary function testing for asthma
Osteopathic Manual Medicine for infants and children
Sports Physicials and covid vaccines for all members of our community (do not need to be a registered patient at our office)
4. How do I transfer my child to your practice?
You can call our office to get them registered as new patients, or send us an email from our website and we will contact you to get everything set up. You also can complete the Records Release form on our website to expedite us obtaining your records from the patient’s prior doctor.
5. Do you offer same day sick visits?
Yes! Our goal is to offer same day sick appointments when it is needed for your family. If for some rare reason we are unable to accommodate your child in our schedule same day, we can guide you with some at-home treatment tips and see them the next day. Anytime you feel your child needs an appointment, it is always best to call our office and our triage staff can help you decide if we should see them, or try a few things at home first.
6. Do you offer early, late or weekend hours?
We offer 2 nights a week with late appointment times (Monday and Thursday until 7 pm), and 3 mornings a week with earlier appointments (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with first appointments at 8 am) to make it easier on your family to get in around work and school schedules. We also are available for same day sick visits on saturdays, from 9am-noon.
7. What is your office’s policy on vaccines?
Our office recommends all childhood vaccinations, and strongly recommend following the CDC schedule of vaccinations. We are not currently accepting any families that have made the choice to not vaccinate their children. We want to have our office be a safe environment for our patients and families to come to, and we want you to know that all people around have taken every precaution to keep us all as safe as possible.
8. What insurances do you take?
We take most major commercial insurance carriers you get through your employer including: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Cofinity, HAP, McLaren, Priority Health and Tricare. If you have questions regarding whether we take your insurance, please call our office and our friendly front desk staff can assist you.
9. What is Osteopathic Manual Medicine?
Osteopathic Manual Medicine (also known as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment or OMT) is a hands-on treatment of the muscles and bones that can lead to improvements in many conditions. In babies, we often use manual medicine to treat conditions like reflux or colic, gas or stooling issues, or head and neck problems. The treatment itself includes the osteopathic physician moving the patient's muscles and joints using a combination of massage, gentle pressure and stretching to allow the patient's body to recover. To the baby, it feels like a gentle massage, but it can do so much more to make them feel better! The treatments are usually 30 minute sessions that occur every 1-2 weeks. Most babies have improvement in symptoms in just 1-2 treatments.
We also use OMT on kids and teens to help with pain, headaches and sports injuries, among other conditions. Give us a call if you are interested in learing more about OMT and if your child's condition could benefit from manual medicine techinques.
If you have any additional questions regarding our office or sevices, send us an email or give us a call!