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Well Child Visits

Well child visits should be scheduled at the following ages: 3 to 5 days (or as directed by your doctor in the hospital), 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 2 1/2 years, 3 years, then annually.

We recommend that annual physicals be scheduled shortly after the birthday as this way it is easy to remember when each child is due. We schedule up to 3 months in advance--appointments during the summer and school breaks fill up fast. It is inevitable that sometimes appointments will need to be cancelled or changed. Please give us at least 24 hours notice for changes so that another patient can make use of that time.


After Hours Care

The office is closed and my child is sick. What should I do?

First, use the American Academy of Pediatrics online Symptom Checker as answers to most questions will be found here.

You may call the pediatrician on call for emergencies by dialing the regular office number. If necessary, the doctor will help you decide when to go to the emergency department and which hospital is appropriate.

For non-emergencies, we believe our patients get the best care from doctors who know them the best and who have immediate access to their complete medical records. Urgent care centers are not able to offer this, and may be staffed by providers who do not have extensive training in pediatrics. Remember that appointments in our office are available 7 days per week and many evenings. If you are not sure if your child can wait to be seen until the office reopens, we would recommend that you call us first anyway.

IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL INGESTION, CALL POISON CONTROL AT 1-800-222-1222


Prescriptions

For routine prescription requests (not controlled substances), you are welcome to call us but it may be most efficient for you to contact your pharmacy and have them send us an automated refill request. For controlled substances, you must call us directly. New York State law requires us to review your child's prescription history in an online database each time a controlled substance is prescribed. Please allow 48 to 72 hours for all prescriptions to be written.


Immunizations

Our doctors recommend the immunization schedule approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Click on the name of each vaccine below to learn more about it.

Pentacel = DTaP/IPV/Hib (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus)
Prevnar = Pneumococcal conjugate
MMR = measles, mumps, rubella
Tdap = tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (young adult and adult form)
Menactra= Meningococcal conjugate
Gardasil = HPV (human papillomavirus)

Detailed information about each individual vaccine, and about vaccine safety in general, can be found at the Vaccine Education Center.


Payment

Your insurance company requires that we collect copayments at the time of service. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.


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How can I contribute to health sciences education in our community?

Click here to read about the Bosco Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, please contact us at 585-342-5665.