With Kindergarten registration in full swing and summer camp season right around the corner, there is no better time to make sure your family is scheduled for their annual physicals. We are excited to offer even more convenient evening and some Saturday morning appointment slots. Call our office for a full listing of dates and to schedule today! Remember that many middle school and high school athletes will require an updated sports physical after MAY 1st for participation.
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.
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
Children who do not get the recommended amount are at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, depression, behavioral and learning problems and hypertension. Teens who get too little are at increased risk for self harm.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that per 24 hours, on a regular basis:[list line=”no” style=”style1″]
- Infants 4-12 months old need to sleep 12-16 hours (including naps)
- Children 1-2 years old need 11-14 hours (including naps)
- Children 3-5 years old need 10-13 hours (including naps)
- Gradeschoolers 6-12 years old need 9-12 hours
- Teenagers 13-18 years old need 8-10 hours
Front Desk Medical Office Receptionist
If you have an exceptional attitude and are ready for a challenging, friendly and fun working environment, we would love to hear from you!
We are seeking a caring, enthusiastic and responsible individual with a positive outlook to deliver a remarkable patient experience with every encounter. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented setting and have excellent attention to detail. Candidates should have excellent communication and computer skills. Job duties include:
- Answering telephones and taking nurse and physician messages.
- Scheduling appointments and completing appointment reminder calls.
- Verifying, entering, and updating insurance information.
- Collecting and processing patient copayments and balances.
- Maintaining a respectful, warm, HIPAA compliant atmosphere.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. One year of medical office experience is preferred but not required. Candidates must have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and related applications. Knowledge of insurance verification and eligibility is necessary. Medical terminology is a must.
Interested candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to email@example.com. NO phone calls please.