Office Hours/Appointment Policies

Office Hours

By appointment only:

4707 Buckingham Court
Chester, Virginia 23831
8AM – 6PM Monday through Thursday
8AM to 5PM Friday
Saturday Urgent Care 9AM – 12PM

9330 Ironbridge Road
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
9AM – 5PM Monday through Friday
Phone lines open at 7:30am Monday through Friday.


Well Visits

We believe well checkups are time well spent. Even though your child’s health may be good, it is important to take a critical look at the unique qualities of your child. Your pediatrician has special training in evaluating problems related to growth and development, behavior and education. We encourage you to make most of your well visits with the same provider so that you will build a relationship that will survive potentially hard times and enable the doctor to notice things which might otherwise be missed.


Schedule for check-ups & routine immunizations

AGE

VACCINES

0-2 Weeks
6-8 Weeks Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus, Hepatitis B
4 Months Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus
6 Months Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus, Hepatitis B
9 Months Hepatitis B (lf missed at 6 months}
12 Months Chicken Pox, Prevnar, Hepatitis A
15 Months DTap, Hib, MMR
18 Months Hepatitis A
2 Years Hepatitis A (lf missed at 18/30 month visits)
3 Years Any prior missed vaccines
4 Years DTap, IPV, MMRV
11 Years Tdap, Meningococcal, Hepatitis A
16 Years Meningococcal #2, Meningitis B, Hepatitis A

After age 6, children should continue to be seen for checkups annually. We will see some children up to 21 years of age. Typically after age eleven we give the Adacel(DPT), Meningitis and HPV vaccines.

Children with special needs, (prematurity, chronic health conditions) will generally be seen more often.


Sick visits

Unlike well visits, sick visits are designed to focus on the problem of that day. We will always try to get your sick child into the office the day you call.

We do allow a baby sitter or designated relative to bring the child to the office with the parent or guardian’s permission. We expect that the sitter will be able to tell us everything a parent would know. Please download the designated Baby Sitter Form. Adolescents can come on their own if a parent has signed a Teen Permission Form.


Latecomers & Missed Appointments

Patients arriving more than 15 minutes late for an appointment may be asked to reschedule. We reserve the right to charge for missed appointments.