Life happens, and the need for doctor’s appointments does not always happen at the most convenient time. Beansprout Pediatrics is please to offer Virtual Care Appointments for the convenience of our patients. Not all pediatric patient care can be given in a virtual setting, so please see below to see if a virtual visit is right for you.
What Types of Conditions/Complaints are Right for Virtual Care?
Virtual visits are appropriate for a variety of care needs, including urgent care, routine follow-up visits, chronic disease management, medication management, reviewing test or lab results, and lifestyle coaching. Common illnesses including sinus problems, allergies, cold symptoms, and many other non-emergency illnesses can be treated virtually. Contact your doctor to understand how virtual visits will work best for you.
- Allergies/Allergic Rhinitis
- Skin conditions (acne, eczema, rash, hives, warts)
- Impetigo, Foot and Mouth disease
- Pink Eye/conjunctivitis
- Prenatal consultation
- Newborn/infant feeding difficulties
- Picky eating
- Lactation support
- Vomiting/diarrhea without concerns of dehydration
- Travel consultation
- Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
- Minor injuries, concussion follow-up
- Medication follow-up (common conditions include ADD, ADHD, Anxiety/Depression, Allergy, Asthma, Reflux)
- Behavioral consultations (can consult with or without child present)
- ADD/ADHD initial and follow-up evaluation
- School concerns
- Speech delay, developmental disorder
- Anxiety/depression initial and follow-up evaluation
What Types of Visits are Better Suited for In-Office Care Appointments?
*Due to COVID, we are currently scheduling sick appointments initially as virtual visits at this time. If a test or in-person exam is needed, providers will provide instructions for a follow up car-side visit.*
Visits for acute issues like ear infections, sore throat, respiratory infections, and any wheezing or labored breathing (especially in infants) are better handled in person with your primary care physician. In an age of concern regarding the over-prescription of antibiotics, American Academy of Pediatrics studies have shown that children received antibiotic prescriptions during more than half (52 percent) of direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits, compared with 42 percent urgent care and 31 percent primary care provider visits. Your medical home is the best place to be seen for the following conditions:
- Fever, Sore throat, Cough, Ear pain and/or Flu-like symptoms
- Urinary pain or abnormality
- Croup, wheezing or respiratory illness
- Abscess or localized pain
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