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What to Expect at Your Visit

Patient PortalWe have compiled the following information, based on visit type and patient age, to help our patients and their families to better prepare for their office visits. In our Patient Portal, you'll find links to print the developmental and screening forms associated with that visit. Feel free to print and complete the form(s) prior to your visit. (There may be additional forms that reception will need to give you at your visit, but the Patient Portal will give our patients and parents the opportunity to complete most of the paperwork prior to the visit.)

1. General Notes About Office Visits

  • Please present your insurance card and copay at the time of service, and notify us at check-in of any changes in your coverage since your child's last visit to our office. Patients who carry health insurance must familiarize themselves with the type and scope of coverage to which they are subscribing. If you are required by your insurance to name a Primary Care Provider, we must be listed as your child's Primary Care provider at the time of service. We recommend reviewing your copay and deductible information annually or at the time of any changes in your insurance coverage.

  • Minor patients (under the age of 18 years) should be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all visits. We know that it is sometimes difficult to make arrangements for a parent or guardian to be present at an appointment, but it is important to have a parent or guardian present when making treatment decisions in order to provide the best care for your child.

  • Please bring your child's current medications (even those medications prescribed by other providers and over-the-counter medications) to all office visits. It is very important that our providers are aware of all of your child's medications when making treatment decisions.

2. Visits When Your Child Is Sick, Or Visits To Recheck The Patient After An Illness

The medical assistant will measure the patient's vital signs (height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure and pulse if necessary), will perform any necessary testing (urine sample, bloodwork, strep test, etc.), and will review the patient's medical history and medication/allergy history prior to the patient's visit with the provider.

3. Visits For Well Checks (Physical Exams)

The following is a list of what is normally performed in addition to the provider's exam at well child checks, based upon the patient's age. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive: additional tests, screenings, or treatments may be performed as determined by your child's provider. The developmental and screening forms needed are available in the Patient Portal. Please feel free to complete these forms prior to your child's exam.

Every Well Child Check:

All well child checks include a complete set of vital signs (weight, height, temperature for all patients; head circumference for all patients up to 18 months old; pulse and blood pressure are measured for patients 3 years and older) and a review of the patient's health, medication, and allergy history. Our providers follow the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for all well child checks and the testing and screenings performed at these visits. Patients between the ages of 6 months and five years of age will receive a new book at each well child check through our participation in the Reach Out and Read Program.

Note: Additional information regarding vaccines is available at You will be given a Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) for each vaccine that your child is scheduled to receive prior to any vaccines being administered. Our providers follow the childhood and adolescent immunization schedules as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), per the Centers for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).