Northampton Area Pediatrics welcomes new patients. Choosing the right pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. By selecting Northampton Area Pediatrics, you can feel confident and comfortable that you have made the best decision.
Our practice works together to build life-long relationships between our staff and our patients by consistently providing families with compassion, excellence and value. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
- Listening to our young patients and their families whom we are privileged to serve.
- Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness.
- Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.
What to bring to your first visit
We work hard to ensure that your child receives prompt medical care in a comfortable, child-friendly office setting. To help expedite the first appointment, we ask that you please bring your child's immunization records and your child's insurance card and be prepared to complete paperwork regarding your family medical history, your child's medical history and insurance information.
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What to Expect
On the day of your child's first visit to our office, please arrive a few minutes early. This allows extra time to complete registration forms and get acquainted with our staff and office. We look forward to meeting you and joining with you to help your child maintain optimal health.
When you come to our office for the first time, you will be greeted by one of our receptionists. Please feel free to ask questions about the practice. One of our Nurses or Medical Assistants will then escort you and your child into an examination room where she or he will ask the reason your child is visiting the doctor that day.
The Nurse or Medical Assistant will next take measurements and vital signs such as your child's temperature, blood pressure, height and weight. You may be asked to help your child undress and change into a gown so that the Provider can perform the examination more easily.
Next the Provider will come in to the examination room accompanied by an assistant who is a Medical Scribe. The scribe will type answers to additional questions that the Provider may ask as well as type in what is found on your child's physical exmaination. If you would prefer to see the Provider without a Scribe present, please do not hesitate to tell us.
At the end of your child's examination, the Provider may have the Nurse return to the examination room to give medications, administer further tests or shots, etc. Nothng will happen without the Provider or Nurse explaining what will be done. If you have questions at any time please do not hesitate to ask about any aspect of your child's health care.
At Northampton Area Pediatrics we stay at the forefront of medical technology in order to better serve you and your children. We have had an electronic medical record (EMR) since 1999, long before this became the standard of care. An EMR helps us maintain a database of information about your child and allows all providers to have access to this information. For example, if you call in after hours for advice, the on call doctor can access your records from home. Also if your child needs care at the emergency department at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, we are able to access this information and then share it with the ED doctors no matter what time of day it is. We also use computer tablets. You will see the nurses, providers, and scribes carrying tablets around the office. This allows us to access your records and the internet no matter where we are in the office.