Congratulations on your growing family! Now that your new addition has arrived, what do you do next? Below are some frequently asked questions about this transition from the hospital to our office.
Can I set up an appointment to take a tour of your office and meet your providers?
A Plus offers prenatal “get acquainted” visits to expecting parents at no charge. These visits are scheduled at 11:45am Tues-Thurs and are designed to give the parent the opportunity to come in and meet our staff, see our office, and sit down with a provider to answer any questions before the baby arrives. You also will receive a gift as an appreciation for coming in.
Will you come to see the baby at the hospital?
If you deliver at South Lake hospital a provider from our office will visit you within the first 24 hours of delivery to examine your baby. For any other hospital, A hospital-based pediatrician will see you within 24-hours of delivery and perform a complete head-to-toe exam. These providers are always on site to offer wonderful care to you and your child, and allow us to stay in the office and focus on caring for children once they leave the hospital.
We want to have our son circumcised, who will do that?
If you’ve decided to have a circumcision performed, it can be done in the hospital before discharge (if you deliver at South Lake one of our doctors will do) or you can schedule the procedure to be completed in the office of your Ob/Gyn or we can recommend an Ob/Gyn office if yours does not do circumcision. Please check with your insurance about specific coverage of this procedure.
When will we come to the office for our baby’s first visit?
Typically, we see your family 1-3 days after discharge, based on the recommendations of the discharging provider. Babies, who have lost a significant amount of weight, have jaundice, or any other concerns will be seen the day after discharge.
Why do you alternate which provider will see our child for his/her well-visits?
There are several planned well-visits during the first 18 months of life. Our office policy is to schedule these visits with the same provider to allow us to serve your family best. Sick visits and last minute scheduling may result in seeing a different provider.
We have concerns with the number and timing of vaccines recommended for children, can we follow a delayed schedule?
We feel very strongly that it is in your child’s best interest to follow the recommended schedule of vaccines as determined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please see our vaccine policy.