About Preferred Pediatrics
We are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and specialize in care from newborns to adolescents.
The providers of Preferred Pediatrics can guide you through the intricacies of raising healthy children and provide recommendations and treatment when your child is ill. Our wellness exams begin after your child’s birth and continue through early childhood and adolescence. We recommend wellness exams begin at 2-3 days after discharge from the hospital. Patients are encouraged to be seen as the following intervals for follow up wellness exams: 2 weeks or 1 month of age, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months and then annually.
Wellness exams are recommended to monitor the healthy development of your growing child from birth to early adulthood. Our providers are specifically trained in the needs of growing children through each stage of their life. Wellness exams consist of a comprehensive exam in which children are screened for any disease risks and provided nutrition, safety, immunization and development information. Your provider will monitor the development of your child and measure his or her height and weight, as well as examining the body from head to toe. Any preventative needs will be recommended during these exams.
Our Care Philosophy
We work as a team with the families of our patients in delivering the best possible health care to each individual. Most of the physicians in our practice are parents and they understand the needs of today's families.
All of our staff strive to make our patients comfortable throughout their visit. They are all experienced with the special needs of children. We welcome feedback about our staff, whether it is positive or negative. Our goal is to provide the best medical care and great customer service. Please speak with our office manager, Jennifer Gilmore, nurse manager, Sharon Lark or practice administrator, Amy Lynch with any comments or concerns.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30a to 4:30p, except major holidays. We also offer extended clinic hours for established patients on Monday & Tuesday evenings until 6:30p at one of our Preferred Pediatrics locations.
After Hours Triage Service
After hours, our answering service will refer your call to Health Link, a free triage service, where a nurse will answer your questions and help you decide when and if your child needs to be seen.
Most insurance companies provider a nurse line free of charge for their subscribers. Please refer to the back of your insurance card for additional information on this service.
We are currently accepting new patients from newborn until 17 years of age. Please call our office to verify that we accept your insurance.