Welcome To Children's Physicians
We are excited that you have chosen Children's Physicians for your child’s medical care. Your comfort and convenience are our priority and we strive to make every visit to our office a positive experience. To help you get acquainted with our office and first visit procedures, we have included helpful information on this page.
Our practice is working together to build life-long relationships between our staff and our patients by consistently providing our patients with compassionate and comprehensive care. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
- Listening to our young patients and their families who we are privileged to serve.
- Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness.
- Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.
Choosing a primary care provider
One of the choices you have when you come to Children's Physicians is designating a primary care provider. A primary care provider (PCP) is one who is your main health care provider in non-emergency situations. Your PCP's role is to:
- Provide preventive care and teach healthy lifestyle choices
- Identify and treat common medical conditions
- Assess the urgency of your medical problems and direct you to the best place for that care
- Make referrals to medical specialists when necessary
Primary care is most often provided in an outpatient setting. However, if you are admitted to the hospital, your PCP may assist in or direct your care, depending on the circumstances.
Having a PCP can give you a trusting, ongoing relationship with one medical professional over time. You can choose from several different types of PCPs:
Pediatricians: Doctors who have completed a pediatric residency and are board-certified, or board-eligible, in this specialty. The scope of their practice includes the care of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents.
Advanced Registered Nurse practitioners (ARNP): ARNP is a registered nurse who completes a graduate-level educational program. An ARNP can have primary responsibility for patient care.
What to bring to your first visit?
We work hard to ensure that your child receives prompt medical care in a comfortable, child-friendly office setting. To help expedite the first appointment, we ask that you please bring your child's immunization records and be prepared to complete paperwork regarding your family medical history, your child's medical history, and insurance information. To expedite the registration process, you can download, print and fill out these forms prior to your visit.
We are also happy to offer you the option to download, print and complete our office forms to reduce wait times during your first appointment.
- Patient Information Sheet
- Patient History
- Lead Risk Assessment Questionnaire
- Kid Care
- Record Release
What to Expect
On the day of your child's first visit to our office, we recommend arriving a few minutes early. This allows extra time for finishing up any registration forms and ensures that you have plenty of time to get acquainted with our staff and office. We look forward to meeting you and joining with you to help your child maintain optimal health.