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What is a Pediatrician?
AA pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults. We provide preventative health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill.
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What is a Nurse Practitioner?
AA nurse practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. The NP is licensed to provide a broad range of health care services including performing the history and physical exam, ordering laboratory tests and procedures, diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases. They write prescriptions and coordinate referrals as well. They are licensed in the State of Oklahoma, which allows nurse practitioners to work in clinics with or without a supervising doctor present. our nurse practitioners and nationally certified and state regulated.
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Can I meet my primary care provider before my baby is born?
AYes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our primary care providers. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child.
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How often should my child see the primary care provider?
AYour child should not only see his medical care provider for illnesses. It is also important to schedule well-child checkups regularly, beginning in infancy. Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child’s development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being. These routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child’s physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are a requirement for our office as part of your pediatric care.

We recommend this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 2 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter
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What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?
AYou can schedule an appointment by calling during regular business hours. Established patients may request a non-urgent, well-child checkup appointment online at our parent portal.
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Is your office accepting new patients?
AYes, we are presently accepting new patients on most insurances. Contact our office for additional information.
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Why does my child need to receive immunizations?
AImmunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. It you’re apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office. For more information about our vaccinations, please read our Vaccination Policy.
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What do I do if my child is ill and you are closed?
AWe are here for you!! After normal business hours, in the middle of the night, a weekend, or a holiday, just call our office (405 364-6432). We will have a qualified nurse assist you! This service is a courtesy to our patients.
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Do I need to bring anything to my child’s 1st visit?
AEach time you visit, you should bring your child’s insurance card and any copayment for that date of service. You should bring a complete immunization record to each well-child checkup. If you are transferring your care from another pediatric office, we strongly recommend you bring a copy of your child’s medical records by a few days prior to your initial visit. If you are unable to do this, please bring a copy of your child’s medical records with you but be aware that the provider may need additional time to review the records after your appointment.