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1.  What is Pediatrics?
2.  How do I prepare for the visit?
3.  What do I do when I have questions after normal business hours?
4.  How do I make an appointment?
5.  When should I schedule my child's routine physical exams (checkups)?
6.  How do I get a refill on a prescription?
7.  We are expecting a child. Can we come and meet you?
8.  When should I turn my infant's rear facing car seat to the forward facing position?

1.What is Pediatrics?

Pediatrics is a medical specialty that provides quality care throughout infancy, childhood and adolescence. Our staff of pediatricians and nurse practitioners have completed specialized training programs that qualify them to provide a wide variety of pediatric services for your child from birth to age 18. The goal of pediatric care is to have healthy children grow into healthy adults.

To ensure that your child receives quality pediatric care, our pediatricians provide a number of routine health screenings, such as well child checkups and immunizations, in addition to visits for illness. We emphasize prevention and early intervention to help your children stay as healthy as possible.

2.How do I prepare for the visit?

If your child is a new patient, please be sure to provide a complete list of immunization records.

3. What do I do when I have questions after normal business hours?

Telephone calls to the office after normal business hours are taken by the after hours nursing staff. These nurses answer your questions about caring for a sick child and put you in touch with our on-call pediatricians as needed to ensure the utmost quality of emergency care for your child after the office is closed. You can also contact the nurse by clicking the On-Call Support link at the top of the page.

4. How do I make an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, call during office hours.

Please be on time for your child's appointment. If you need to cancel please call at least 24 hours in advance. We may be able to reach another patient who needs to see the doctor.

5. When should I schedule my child's routine physical exams (checkups)?

Newborns are usually seen 48 hours after discharge. Thereafter the routine exams are performed at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months of age. Then from 2 years old onward, you come in for yearly exams. Visit the Message Center to take a closer look at what the physicians will be looking for during these exams.

6.How do I get a refill on a prescription?

If your child's physician has prescribed a medication that allows refills, we ask that you call us 3 days before your medicine runs out so that we will have time for your physician to approve the refill. Some medications are not allowed to be called in to the pharmacy and must have a written prescription presented to the pharmacist. If this is the case, please let us know which pharmacy you wish to pick up the prescription from.

7. We are expecting a child.  Can we come and meet you?

We welcome expectant parents for a brief visit with a pediatrician to get acquainted with Goldsboro Pediatrics and learn what to expect when the baby is born.

8. When should I turn my infant's rear facing car seat to the forward facing position?

The child must be both at least 12 months old and over 20 lbs in weight to be in a forward facing car seat. If a one year old is under 20 lbs, keep him or her rear facing. If an infant under 12 months is over 20 lbs, keep him or her rear facing. For large or tall children, make sure the child does not exceed the manufacture limits for height and weight in the rear facing position.

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