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Tips for your
first appointment

Doctor's Desk

Welcome to our pediatrics office! We understand that visiting the doctor's office for the first time can be overwhelming for both parents and children. Here are 20 tips for a successful first visit to our office:

1.  Write down all the questions you have for the provider before the appointment. This will help you remember everything you wanted to discuss during the appointment.

2. Arrive 30 to 40 minutes early to fill out any necessary paperwork. This will ensure that you have enough time to complete all the necessary forms without feeling rushed.

3. Fill out a records release form two weeks before your appointment if you are transferring from another practice. This will ensure that your child's medical records are available for the provider to review.

4. New parents have the option to schedule a 10-minute consult with the provider if they wish. This allows new parents to meet the provider, ask any questions they may have, and become more comfortable with our office.

5. Avoid scheduling your appointment during your child's nap time. A well-rested child is more likely to cooperate during the appointment and make the experience more pleasant for everyone.

6. Bring your child's insurance card and any required copayment or deductible payments.

7. Bring a list of all the medications your child is taking, including any over-the-counter medications or supplements.

8. Dress your child in comfortable clothing that is easy to remove for the exam.


9. Bring a favorite toy or blanket to help comfort your child during the appointment.

10. Explain to your child what will happen during the appointment so they are not surprised by anything.

11. If your child is old enough, ask them if they have any questions or concerns about the appointment.


12. If your child is anxious about the appointment, try to schedule a time when the provider is not as busy so they can take their time with your child.

13. Be honest with the provider about any concerns or questions you may have. They are there to help and provide support.


14. Make sure to mention any family history of medical conditions or allergies during the appointment.


15. Keep a record of your child's growth and development milestones to discuss with the provider.


16. Ask the provider about any recommended vaccines or screenings for your child.


17. Ask the provider about any concerns you may have regarding your child's diet, sleep habits, or behavior.


18. Ask the provider about any safety concerns you may have, such as childproofing your home or car seat safety.


19. Take notes during the appointment to help you remember any important information or instructions.


20. Don't hesitate to ask for clarification if you do not understand something the provider has said.

We hope these tips will help make your first visit to our office a successful and stress-free experience. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask our staff or providers. We are here to help you and your child.

Girl at the Pediatrician


Welcome to our pediatric care website! We are thrilled that you have chosen to learn more about our services and how we can support the health and well-being of your child.

Our team of dedicated pediatric professionals is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to every patient who walks through our doors. We understand that children have unique needs and require specialized care, which is why we offer a range of services tailored specifically to pediatric patients.

Whether you need routine check-ups, vaccinations, or treatment for an illness or injury, we are here to provide personalized care and support to your child. Our goal is to create a warm, welcoming environment where children feel comfortable and safe, and where parents feel confident that their child is receiving the best possible care.

Thank you for considering us as your pediatric care provider. We look forward to serving you and your family, and to helping your child grow up healthy and happy.

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