Pediatrix doctors do Rounds at Arrowhead and Thunderbird Hospitals. If you are delivering at one of these hospitals, please let the hospital nursing staff know you would like one of the Pediatrix doctors to see your baby
As required by law, Pediatrix only allows ‘Service Dogs.’
Definition: A service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
In order to protect patient privacy, Pediatrix establishes HIPAA #’s to identify each patient. The parents pick the number(s), and they are usually the last four digits of either/or both mom and dad’s Social Security numbers.
To protect yourself, we request you NEVER give your entire Social Security number.
Well Checks are extremely important, because they allow your doctor to do an in-depth evaluation of your child’s growth and development and are the best time for your child to be updated on immunizations.
All appointments need to be scheduled. If you arrive at one of the offices without an appointment and your child is not in acute distress, you will be offered the next available appointment – which may have a significant wait.
Each doctor is different, but if your child’s temperature is less than 101.0, they can generally receive their shots.
Either way it is best to come in for your Well Check. If the child is sick and can’t get their shots at least they will have been seen by the doctor and can come in when they are better for a Shot Only appointment.
The staff in the Pediatrix Lab does its best to accommodate all patients, but there are some children we are unable to safely draw. If this is the case, we will prepare lab orders for you to be drawn at a lab facility better able to restrain your child.