Appointments: 859-341-5400

New Patients

Welcome!


We are excited that you have chosen Pediatric Associates for your child's medical care. Taking excellent care of your child is our priority, and we strive to make every visit to our office a positive experience. To help you get acquainted with our office procedures, please read through the information on this page. 

Pediatric Associates is currently accepting newborns and children who are new to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area as new patients. We accept most health insurance plans. Please call us if you have questions about our new patient policy or specific circumstances you would like to discuss with us.

Expectant Parents:  Two Saturdays a month we have an Expectant Parent Meeting where parents can meet one of the doctors and tour the office. Please contact us at 859-341-5400 if you would like to schedule a visit.

Before Your First Visit
The first time you visit our office, there is a lot of information to gather, including records from your past doctors, immunization records, contact information, insurance information and past medical history. In addition, we need to give you information about our privacy practices and financial policies, and have you sign to confirm that you have received it. To help things go more quickly at that first visit, you can review them
 on your computer, print them and send them to us or bring them with you:  New Patient Packet (please be sure to sign the last page).  Also we ask that your register on our portal so that we have the most accurate demographic and insurance information.

Patient Portal
We are excited to bring you lots of resources at your fingertips.  Please sign up for our Patient Portal to review your child's growth, medications, drug allergies, pay your bills, request well visits and schedule your own flu shot appointments. You can also request prescription refills from the portal.  We ask that you give us 48 hours notice for all refills. We will also send educational handouts and other forms to you via the portal.

Vaccine Policy
We strongly believe in the value of immunizations.  When we immunize children on time and completely, we are protecting not only the child but everyone else (family members, teachers, our staff, the public at large).  This concept is known as herd immunity and it is especially important for those special circumstances that a person cannot be immunized due to certain diseases such as immune deficiencies or cancer treatment or organ transplants.

We follow all local and national guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the state of Kentucky, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  We require our patients to get all the state required vaccines. We do not give any religious exemptions.  If you are opposed to vaccination we are not the right practice for you.

Antibiotic Use
There are growing concerns about antibiotic overuse and a resultant increase in drug-resistant germs.  In general we do not call in antibiotics without seeing your child in the office.  We follow relevant guidelines from the AAP and CDC in deciding when and how to prescribe antibiotics.  Color of mucous or severity of symptoms such as cough does not always indicate a need for antibiotics.