Pediatrics

Contact and Hours

Phone: 

203-432-0206

Fax: 

203-432-0072

Hours: 

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Nurse Triage Hours: 7:30 am-5:00 pm

About

Well-child Appointments

When making routine well-child appointments, you are free to choose an individual physician or nurse practitioner as your child’s primary care provider. We ask that you call Member Services (203-432-0246) shortly after your child is enrolled to let them know whom you have chosen. If you have no preference, your child will be automatically assigned to a clinician with availability.

We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended visit schedule for well-child care.  Newborns are typically seen 1–3 days after hospital discharge, and then again at 2 weeks old. Subsequent appointments occur at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 24 months old. We then recommend yearly visits through adolescence. Additional visits may be necessary if any special needs arise.  

We encourage you to schedule routine visits as far in advance as possible so that your child will be able to see his or her chosen primary care provider.

Advice and Sick Visits

Our pediatric triage team is available by phone Monday through Friday,
7:30 am–5:00 pm. If you have a concern about an illness or injury, please call our office during that time so that we can discuss your child’s symptoms. Our specially trained triage nurses will help decide whether your child needs to be seen in the office that day, less urgently on another day, or if the problem can be solved with simple steps at home. Our triage team works closely with our clinicians to ensure your child’s full needs are met.

After-hours/Weekends 

If your child has an urgent issue weekdays after 5:00 pm, weekends or holidays, please call Acute Care at 203-432-0123. The Acute Care staff will contact the on-call pediatrician if necessary. A pediatric provider is available in Acute Care to see patients with acute problems from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.

Forms 

We provide a daycare or school form at every well-child visit beginning at 18 months. We strongly encourage you to make copies, as only one of these forms can be completed for each child per year. In certain circumstances, when an additional specific health form is required, you may drop it off in Pediatrics once all relevant personal information has been filled out. We will make every effort to complete these within one week.

Vaccines

Adherence to the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccine schedule is a fundamental part of pediatric preventative care. Unless there is a specific medical contraindication, it is important that this schedule be followed. Altering the conventional immunization schedule will unnecessarily increase your child’s risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases and is strongly discouraged. Information about Pediatric vaccines.

Any questions about specific vaccines can be discussed with your provider during well-child visits.

Our Staff

Manager

Nurses

  • Cris Donovan, RN, IBCLC

  • Susan Dougherty, LPN

  • Kathy Scholz, RN

  • Susan Surdykowski, RN

  • Donna Goldsmith, RN

  • Janelle Jones, RN

Medical Assistants

  • Adrienne Jones

  • Sandy Longobardi