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Coronavirus 7: How can parents help us?

  • If your child is sick, please call our office first – NOT Urgent Care or the Emergency Room.  Usually we can schedule an appointment the same day, if you call us in the morning.  Go to the ER only if you think your child is so sick that they may require hospitalization.

  • If your child has asthma, please start NOW giving the “controller” medication (Flovent, etc.) that has been prescribed, even if they’ve had no asthma symptoms for months.  If they have ADHD, please continue to give their usual daily medications, even while not in school.  If you need refills, please call.

  • If you have an appointment with us but can’t make it, PLEASE call to reschedule as soon as you know!  No-shows make it harder for us to care for everybody.

  • If you’re coming for a routine checkup, but the child has any fever or upper respiratory symptoms, please come to the Sick waiting room, not the Well side – and call us first to let us know.

  • Please do NOT avoid coming to our office for regular care!  We are taking all precautions to keep your family (and ourselves) safe.  You are much safer in our office than, say, in the grocery store.   But deferring infant vaccines simply puts them at risk for epidemics of measles, meningitis and pneumonia.  Don’t think this can’t happen – an outbreak of mumps arose at a local high school this spring.

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