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ILL VISITS

When your child is ill, call and a triage nurse will be available to help decide the best plan of action in regards to scheduling an appointment, as opposed to watchful waiting, treatment ideas or more emergent evaluation. We 
are usually able to get your child in to be seen on the same day that you call.

After Hours Coverage

After five pm, we utilize the Pediatric After Hours Triage program through Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, which staffs skilled pediatric nurses to take parent’s calls during all hours that we are not open. There is always a pediatrician from our call group available to the nurses to help with any issues you may face regarding your child. 

In addition, on evenings and weekends we utilize the Peds Zone at Sacred Heart, which is a Pediatric Emergency Department. We also staff a Saturday clinic at Holy Family Hospital with our call colleagues during the school year. There is always a Pediatrician on call from our call group on weekends and evenings. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Patients typically receive the following immunizations at well child appointments. However, a nurse visit can also be scheduled to catch up on any missed vaccines.

1 Month:
2nd Hepatitis B

2 Months:

1st DTaP, 1st Polio IPV, 1st HIB, 1st Prevnar, Rotateq

4 Months:
2nd DTaP, 2nd Polio IPV, 2nd HIB, 2nd Prevnar, Rotateq, Hep B

6 Months:
3rd DTap, 3rd HIB, 3rd Hep B, 3rd Prevnar, Rotateq, 3rd Polio IPV

12 - 15 Months:
4th HIB, 4th Prevnar, 1st Chickenpox (Varicella), 1st Hep A, 3rd Polio IPV

18 Months:
4th DTaP, MMR, 2nd Hep A

Kindergarten Immunes:
(These can be given as soon as the child is 4 years of age. You will need them to apply for kindergarten the spring prior to starting school.)
5th DTaP, 4th Polio IPV, 2nd MMR, 2nd Chickenpox.

11 Years and Older:
DTap Booster (every 5 years)
Hepatitis A (2 shot series), if not previously completed
Gardasil (3 shot series)
Menactra (Meningococcal meningitis) - First at 11 or 12 years, and a second at 16 or older
Varicella (Chickenpox)

Your Visit

WELL CHILD VISITS

Well child visits include the regular exams for babies and yearly physicals for older kiddos - a typical checkup at the doctor. They are important for monitoring growth and development, addressing any acute issues, keeping up with immunizations, and providing information for school and camp forms. These appointments can be made months in advance by calling the office, and we are usually able to accommodate any provider preference you may have. However, we strongly encourage you to get to know all five providers, so that everybody is familiar with your child (and so that you are comfortable with all the providers).

We typically see children at:

3-5 days of age
2 weeks of age
1 month
2 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
12 months
15 months
18 months
24 months
Then yearly through 18 (or until graduating high school)


New to Us?

If you do not currently have any children who are seen by us, you can set up their accounts with the front desk when you call in to make their first appointment. We understand that you want to make sure your child is being seen by caring providers at a quality practice, so we also offer New Mom Consults by appointment every Thursday afternoon. This is a time when you can come in to the office and meet personally with Doctor Kincaid and the nurse practitioners, and they can answer any questions you may have. Feel free, also, to drop by our office any time and take a look around.

New Babies

After your new baby is born, you can call the office to set up a newborn appointment, usually within the first three to four days after birth. At this time, we will also enter your new child into our system, so there's nothing you need to do with us before you have the baby! If the child is born at Sacred Heart or Deaconess Medical Center, simply inform the hospital that you plan on seeing Doctor Kincaid. They will contact us, and we will send a provider to visit you and your newborn before you are discharged.




     
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