To better serve our patients and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home order, Beansprout Pediatrics will be sending out our “live love grow” Newsletter whenever we have any news or updates. Doctors Grant & Temple have begun a weekly “sproutkast”, where they will answer your questions and concerns and share their insights & recommendations. Please look for our weekly Instagram Story & Facebook poll to post questions, or email questions to our social media email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before we began seeing the coronavirus locally, Beansprout took action. First and foremost, protocols were implemented to keep our patients, as well as our staff, safe. The staff at Beansprout is having continued education on infection control. Each provider has a team and designated office location consisting of 1 administrative staff & 1 nurse.
Well Check ups
Well check ups and vaccinations that we provide for your child are essential in preventing disease. We are following the recommendations from the CDC and The American Academy of Pediatrics and will continue to recommend our patients schedule their wellness exams.
Wellness appointments are available each weekday 8am – 12 noon. Each of our office locations have one designated wellness provider. On the day of your scheduled appointment, both patient & parent are screened for possible exposure to the COVID-19. Parents are asked to arrive with a mask or scarf, or we will have one available. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by an admin team member wearing gloves and a mask, and you will be immediately escorted to a wellness room. Each exam room is thoroughly disinfected before each patient arrives. Both the nurse and provider will have masks (3 to be exact!). Payment & updating of demographics is done prior to visit, so that parent & child can leave as soon as the exam is completed, and please be assured you will not come into contact with any other patients.
If your child is sick, needs a medication follow-up, or a behavioral medicine appointment, we are able to offer telemedicine 7 days a week! These virtual visits can be scheduled directly from our website: beansproutpediatrics.com or by calling our office. Our telemedicine platform is secure and HIPAA compliant.
Once scheduled, you will receive information on how to connect & join the visit using your laptop or desktop computer. To help prepare for the visit:
-Choose a well lit space
-Have a flashlight or even a cell phone flashlight available.
-A list of all current medications.
-Your child’s current temperature and weight.
-A list of concerns.
-Pharmacy name and location.
If during the virtual visit it is apparent that a test is required such as strep, urine, or flu, or if the provider needs to look at your child’s ear or listen to their lungs, we will schedule your child in the afternoon at the office location most convenient for you.
Once you arrive, call the number provided by the provider at the end of your virtual visit. Either the provider or nurse will come out to your vehicle, or have you meet them under the tent. Providers and nurses will be in full protective personal equipment – PPE. These clinicians are not seeing well patients and do not come into contact with our wellness teams. Tests are performed in an outdoor isolated area.
Complimentary Virtual Prenatal Consultations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends all parents-to-be visit a pediatrician during the third trimester of pregnancy, as it is an important first step in establishing a trusted relationship and supportive medical home for their child.
Beansprout has always offered complimentary prenatal consultations and now with technology, we are pleased we can continue this virtually. The prenatal visit affords prospective parents an opportunity to learn about Beansprout Pediatrics, our approach to child healthcare and the newborn’s initial medical care during the early weeks after the delivery.
With everything going on currently, this consultation will put you at ease knowing that we have safeguards in place and a team of professionals that put patient care and safety first.
Live, Love & Grow with Beansprout Pediatrics!