Flu clinic season is upon us! Please see the clinic schedule below and schedule your child’s immunization today. As always, do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.
As of June 11, 2018, Piedmont Pediatrics will no longer provide in-house care for newborns and patients at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. The decision to stop working in the hospital has been a difficult one for our practice, but we feel that we will better serve our office patients without the frequent disruptions from emergency department calls and for C-section coverage.
Our goal is to prioritize consistent, reliable care for our families who have taken the time to schedule office appointments. With these new changes in coverage, we won’t have to emergently reschedule well-child visits due to hospital calls. We will also be able to provide new and additional services such as prenatal visits and classes on Baby Basics, CPR, and Lactation Assistance.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we change our practice to serve you better. We are grateful for the patients and families that make Piedmont Pediatrics such a wonderful and special community.
Many of your child’s activities require special forms that must be completed by a physician.
Sports and camp forms can typically be completed during your child’s annual well visit. However, the VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE (VHSL) FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AFTER MAY 1st for the upcoming school year. Please make sure to bring your forms to the appointment with the health history completed.
If you are dropping forms off at the office, your portion (demographics and health history) MUST BE FILLED OUT. We will complete these forms in 48-72 hours. Please check the form requirements and/or schedule a new well child check up if it has been over 12 months since your child’s last well visit.
As pediatricians, we strive to create an open, cooperative relationship with parents/caregivers and their infants, toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults.
Pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners are specifically trained in the physical, emotional, and social development of children. Our clinicians support family relationships and provide guidance in each step of your child’s transition from infancy to independent young adulthood. These patient relationships and knowledge of an individual’s medical history help establish trust and open communication (especially during the preteen and teen years) and allow us to provide more comprehensive pre-participation sports exams and more personalized visits than one might find at an urgent care. We value your trust and partnership as together we share information, education, and decision making in the best possible care for your children.
We understand the impact developmental and behavioral issues can have on your children and family. Our providers will work with families and schools to make sure your children are getting the care they need. Follow up and consultation visits are allotted more time than typical sick or well visits. This allows your provider to address all of your concerns thoroughly.
A follow up visit is defined as a visit to your caregiver for:
- Medication check that is recommended every 6 months for children taking medication for ADHD/ADD
- An acute illness such as an ear infection that resulted in perforation or continued or worsening symptoms following an initial sick visit
- Traumatic injuries with weekly monitoring such as concussions or suture/staple removal
A consultation visit is defined as a visit to your caregiver for:
- Chronic headaches, stomachaches, back pain
- Behavioral or developmental problems
- Emotional or domestic/family problems
- Initial ADHD/ADD evaluations
- Feeding/Eating problems
- Ongoing chronic health discussions
Sick visits are for acute problems such as coughing, sore throat, vomiting, or fever. If we cannot schedule your appointment with your primary provider, we may invite you to see another clinician for same day care.
A sick visit is defined as a visit to your caregiver for:
- Focus on one acute problem, such as a cough, ear pain, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, fever
- Educating as needed regarding treatment, symptom management, and home care for the acute problem