About the Practice
The physicians and staff of IHA Pediatric Healthcare - Arbor Park are pleased that you have selected our practice. We are committed to providing your child with the highest quality pediatric care and giving your family the best possible service.
We provide important health maintenance services for children of all ages and take care of infant, childhood and adolescent illnesses. Health maintenance visits include regular physical exams, immunizations, and the monitoring of growth and development. We also review your child's school performance, psycho-social development, and the well being of your family. Our practice promotes regular check-ups and prompt treatment of illnesses to prevent health problems in accordance with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics (www.AAP.org).
As a practice we know that preventive care including vaccinations is the most important part of our service to our patients and families. To best protect your children, our other patients, as well as our staff and providers from vaccine-preventable illness, we have made the decision to only accept families into our practice who plan to fully vaccinate their children according to the CDC/American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. The full pediatric (birth - 18 years) schedule is available by clicking here. Current families will be encouraged to completely vaccinate their children in a timely manner, with vaccine appointments readily available for all families.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP's) are an integral part of our practice. They perform health maintenance examinations, visit newborns at the hospital, and provide limited, supervised care for minor illnesses. A PNP has extended specialized post-graduate education and is highly trained to examine children and counsel parents on growth and development. If the PNP detects anything unusual, she will have one of the physicians examine your child with her.
If you are entering the practice as the parents of a newborn, your first encounter with your physician and PNP will be in the hospital. The physician will review the hospital records and do the initial exam on your newborn. Both the physician and the PNP will visit you and your baby during your hospital stay.
Your child’s medical record is in our secure Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The EMR allows us to review your child’s record from anywhere and it can be seen by physicians in our urgent care office, as well as by IHA specialists. We encourage you to enroll in the patient portal, which will allow you to request referrals, prescription refills and appointments and it allows us to communicate various results from office visits to you.
IHA Pediatric Healthcare - Arbor Park is involved with Reach Out and Read, which may be of interest to patients and their families.
We practice in conjunction with the Bright Futures guidelines and the health care needs of each patient. Click here for more information about the Bright Futures guidelines