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Tuesday
May282013

Annual Physicals - Scheduling Them Now

School is not quite over yet. But we've begun to schedule school physical appointments for the summer months.

Keep in mind that many camps require physicals as well. And if you child is participating in sports this summer, they may also require a a sports physical.

But more important, here at Salud Pediatrics, we believe that yearly wellness examinations are an important part of what we do.

During these visits, providers have the opportunity to do a complete head-to-toe health exam that may not be possible during acute type visits.

Give us a call: 847-854-9402 

You can change it later if you want. But put it on the books and we will give you a call the day before to remind you.

Wednesday
May152013

Form And Letter - New Policy

In the past, as a courtesy, we've filled out all requested forms as well as written letters on your behalf.

Recently, more of you are requiring us to fill out forms and write letters. This recent influx has disrupted our ability to provide the consistent level of service that we strive for. Providers and their staff are spending many hours fulfilling these requests; which take time away from patient care.

As a result, we felt the need to put in place a policy to address this issue. Starting this new year (2013), we will be charging for forms that were NOT requested during your child's office visit.

We will continue to fill out school, sports and camp forms, asthma medication school forms and others during your child's office visit free of charge if the request is made at the time of your child’s visit.

However, if a request to complete a form occurs after your child’s visit, a charge will apply.

There will also be a charge if you require a provider or a staff member to draw up a specific letter.

Unfortunately, a fee will be applied regardless if the request is made during or after the appointment due to the time it requires to prepare such a letter.

As always, we want to thank you for entrusting to us the care of your child. We view our relationship as a partnership to help your child reach his or her full healthcare potential.

Thursday
May022013

Your Child Is Growing - So Are We: Hiring a Patient Ambassador

We have a position open in our practice that we are looking to hire. The position we are looking for is: Patient Ambassador. 

The patient ambassador is a patient centered staff member that helps callers to our medical practice make appointments, answer questions, direct calls to the appropriate department, document messages and relay information to callers among other things. 

Candidate must have excellent phone etiquette, good communication skills, proficiency in multi-tasking, and MUST speak fluent Spanish. 

Proficiency with computers, typing, and proper grammar are also essential to the role. 

To apply, please send your resume to spediatrics <at> gmail.com with the subject line “Patient Ambassador.”

The position is a full-time position, with alternating Saturday hours (ie. work every other Saturday).

 

Wednesday
Apr172013

Dental Health For Children InfoGraphic

We encourage parents early on to have their children seen by a pediatric dentist. This awesome infographic provides some great tips to make sure your kids have strong healthy teeth. 


 

 

Sunday
Apr142013

Preventing Asthma Attacks During the Spring

It doesn't feel like spring yet, but we know it is coming. During the Months of April and May, as the season changes, asthma symptoms return. 

The best form of medicine is preventive medicine.

That is why here at Salud Pediatircs, we'd like to help you prevent your child from having asthma attacks. 

Uncontrolled asthma leads to all kind of different discomfort in your child. For example, sleep difficulties lead to fatigue, adverse effects in school performance, decreased sports participation and performance, and increased incidence of respiratory infections, just to name a few.  

Schedule an asthma check-up today if your child has asthma, uses Albuterol, or has wheezed in the past 6 months. You and your doctor can develop an asthma action plan for home and school to better control your child's asthma flares.