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Helping you make the best decision for your family.
Having a baby...Learn more about Highland Pediatrics at a free PRE-NATAL VISIT!
Held once a month in our office, it's a great way for prospective parents to ask questions, see how we work, and meet one of our doctors and manager.
Call 508-679-6833, option 3 to register for an upcoming prenatal visit.
How does my child become a patient?
For newborns, simply name Highland Pediatrics or one of our doctors as your pediatrician when you deliver. Our doctors will see you at Charlton, or if you deliver elsewhere, a hospital physician will provide care. At discharge, call our office to schedule your first appointment. The doctor that discharges your baby will determine when your first appointment should be scheduled.
Thank you for wanting to choose Highland Pediatrics as your family's pediatric practice. Our goal is to provide the best medical care for your children. To do this successfully, we must be able to review all of your children's medical records from all providers that your children have seen.
It is our policy at Highland Pediatrics that we must receive your children's previous medical records before we can assume care of your children and schedule an appointment. Once the records are received, we will review them to determine if they are complete or sufficient for us to begin caring for your children. Unfortunately, we cannot treat or provide any care for your children until that time.
Please be aware that under federal (HIPPA) and state laws, your previous medical provider may charge a "reasonable, cost-based fee" to copy your childrens medical records. This cost is your responsibility.
If you have not already done so, please sign a release of records form and provide it to your children's previous medical provider.
We look forward to meeting you and your family.
How do I arrange an office visit?
Call 508-679-6833, option 3. All visits are by appointment only according to the following needs:
Well-child visits/Physical exams/Check-ups - These routine preventative visits address issues of growth, development, immunizations, social and psychological well-being. They are scheduled according to the American Academy of Pediatric guidelines: 3-5 days old; 2 weeks old; months 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months , 9 months, 12 months, 14 months, 18 months, 24 months and yearly thereafter
Sick visits/Urgent care visits - For non-emergency, acute problems that require timely attention such as ear pain, sore throat, injuries, etc.
Problem visits - To address more chronic issues such as constipation, academic difficulties, behavior problems, etc.
Follow-up visits - To monitor an illness's progression or resolution, or to check for adverse reactions to long-standing medications.