March 31, 2020
We hope that our Beansprout families are staying well!
We wanted to share a couple of things with you and keep you updated.
We are offering Telemedicine visits 7 days a week!
A Virtual Visit is a great opportunity to discuss behavioral health (ADHD, anxiety, depression), for medication follow ups, and follow ups on chronic illnesses such as eczema, asthma, allergies, etc.
It is also a great way to ask questions about COVID, COVID testing, exposure and/or other concerns related to the virus. We do not have an in-house test for COVID but can help direct you if testing is needed or coordinate care if your child needs to be seen.
In light of COVID on the forefront right now, we still have our seasonal illnesses such as allergies, eczema, conjunctivitis, strep throat… to name a few.
We are seeing all acute sick visits via telemedicine and your provider may coordinate next steps to have the patient come to a location for point of care curbside tests such as strep, flu or RSV. We may also do curbside ear checks, lung checks, skin checks. Our goal is to maintain a safe, well environment for the infants and children coming into the office for their wellness exams. Our staff will also be in protective gear for safety reasons.
All 3 offices are open for newborn and wellness appointments each morning M-F. We are prioritizing well visits for 4 and younger, but can still see older children for well visits requiring vaccinations. We will have screening questions the day of the appointment to make sure that the patient and everyone in the household is symptom free of any acute illness prior to being seen.
Well checks with immunizations are a vital part of your child’s health. Vaccines prevent illness and spread of illness. With the world struggling with COVID-19 and all eyes and ears hoping for an expeditious vaccine, it made me think about the importance of the vaccines that we do have. If patients get off track with regular immunizations, we could see a resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases.
Community Shout Out
Lastly, we would like to thank our Beansprout families & the local community, we have seen amazing support, donations of supplies, homemade mask covers, treats and praise!
We are so lucky to be part of this special community and are honored to be the medical home for your children! We hope for a return to normal practice soon! In the meantime, thank you for your patience with this new way to practice pediatrics!
A word from our providers: Do the #beansprout