We are always happy to have expectant parents visit our office to talk with one
of the physicians prior to the arrival of the newborn. Please call
895-0524 to schedule an appointment for such a visit. We will be delighted
to talk with you and give you a tour of our office at that time! However,
our website should provide most of the information that you would need, so if
you want to stop by just for a tour, you can do that also.
Upcoming speaking engagements at
Suburban Prenatal Classes :
(To Be Announced)
new, AAP supported book on breastfeeding is now in print and
available. Very much worth the effort to get if you are even
considering breastfeeding. Check it out HERE.
out the "All About Moms"
Another good site to visit : nursing-station.com The store is called
The Nursing Station, Inc.
and it is located near our office in Dupont Square North, next to Suburban
Hospital. It's a terrific pregnancy, breastfeeding &
new mom resource center.
While we do not attend any deliveries,
we do make rounds on newborns at Baptist East, Suburban, and
Norton Hospitals. Within 24 hours of the birth, we will be in to examine
the baby and address any concerns or questions that you may have. If your
child requires more than routine newborn care, a neonatologist or other
specialist may be consulted to assist in the management of your child's needs.
Two weeks after delivery is
usually when we want to see your child in the office for the first time. However, if we feel
it is necessary to see your child before this time, we will let you know.
Remember that you are always welcome and encouraged to call with
questions, or bring the baby in to see us at anytime if you have concerns.
Remember, there are no "stupid" questions when it comes to your child's
health and well being.
scheduled for 20 minutes in duration, but this is mainly doctor/patient
time. Expect to be in the office longer than that for necessary
paperwork and, usually, immunizations. Your baby's first year is
filled with well checkups, and, at minimum, we will be seeing him or her
at 2 weeks, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months. At these visits your baby
will be weighed and measured, and these results plotted on a growth chart
to assess your child's physical development. Visits may also
include blood work, urinalysis, and immunizations. Your child's motor,
social, and cognitive development will also be addressed at each check up.
At Springs Pediatrics, our policy is that
immunizations (particularly those that are required by the schools) are
not optional. We are happy to discuss any and all of them with you,
but will not compromise the health of our patients (especially
those under 2 who are still completing their series of shots) by exposing
them to unimmunized children, even just in the waiting rooms. We recognize
that parents have the right to refuse immunizations, but we also have the
right to refuse to treat unimmunized patients.
||A schedule of Immunizations will be given to you, but you also may access
Also at these visits we will look the child over head to
toe...literally! These visits are important for us to be able to
identify problems early, should there be any, and to discuss general care and
answer your questions. A handout will be given to you at each visit
about what to expect for your age child. If you would like to view these
prior to your visit, you can find them on our "Well Child
Page / Office
Information / Meet
the Doctors! /
News and Updates / Expectant
Information on this site is provided for the benefit of
prospective and current patients of Springs Pediatrics. It should not be used to
replace regular health care visits or discourage phone calls to our office.
Please consult a health care professional in person with questions or concerns
about your health care needs. You are welcome to e-mail us with comments or
suggestions, but NO MEDICAL ADVICE will be provided via this system.