Welcome to our practice. Expecting a new baby is a very exciting time in a couple’s life, but it also comes with many uncertainties and questions. We are here to help guide your family through this period, monitoring your child as he grows and examining him when he is sick. We welcome you to call our office to set up a meeting with our providers before you give birth.
After you are discharged, we will usually see you in our office two days to two weeks later depending on the individual situation. Our first few visits usually involve reexamining the baby and checking his weight and level of jaundice. We will follow the baby closely until he gains weight consistently. The baby’s next checkup is at 2 months old, followed by visits every 2 – 3 months for the first 2 years of life.
We follow the immunization schedule recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and encourage you to discuss any questions or uncertainties about immunizations with us. We are here to answer questions about breast and bottle-feeding, sleeping, your child’s bowel habits or any other issues that come up. We have nurses that can answer simple question over the phone, or a doctor can call you back for more complicated issues, but when your child is sick we would prefer to see you in the office. We look forward to working with you and your child and watching your family grow.
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