Why Visit Nuestros Niños?
As a Patient Centered Medical Home group, we are here to provide answers to parents regarding their children's health and development. If your child is sick, needs immunizations before entering school, needs a well child visit or any concern you may have; we will assist you.
A good relationship between health care providers and parents is of great importance to maximize the health and quality of life of our patients through childhood and adolescence. We provide vast resources to help you prevent any unnecessary visit to the ER (Emergency Room).
Well-child visits are key times for communication. Expect to be given information about normal development, nutrition, sleep, safety, diseases that are "going around" and other important topics.
Make the most of these visits by writing down important questions and concerns to bring with you.
Special attention is paid to whether the child is meeting normal developmental milestones. The height, weight, and head circumference are recorded on a growth chart, which the health care provider keeps with the child's medical record. This can be a great start for a discussion about your child's health.
Ask your doctor about the body mass index (BMI) curve, which is the most important tool for identifying and preventing obesity.
There are several schedules for routine well-child visits. One schedule, recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is given below.
For non-emergency concerns, call our office at any time. If our office is closed, an on-call provider will respond.
Potential outcomes may include:
Ask to see you right away
Refer you to a specialist or urgent care clinic
Help with a home treatment over the phone
Send you to the emergency room and give the hospital staff important medical information about your condition
Prescribe a medication for your child's condition
Remember, Nuestros Ninos is the best place to call when you have a non-emergency health problem. You should do this even when you are not sure if it is really an emergency.
If it is not an emergency, you should not go to the emergency room. Even when Nuestros Ninos is closed. If you do, you may have to wait several hours to be treated. This is because people with life-threatening conditions will be treated first.
These are some symptoms which require immediate attention. Call 911 or go to nearest hospital emergency room,
Seizures, fainting or unconciousness
Bleeding that will not stop
Unable to move or speak
Drug overdose or poisoning
Wanting to hurt yourself or someone else.
When you call 911 for a life-threatening emergency, speak slowly and clearly. Give your name, address and telephone number. Tell them who needs care and where they are. Describe the problem. Do not hang up until the 911 operator instructs you to.
If the patient is not experiencing a life-threatening situation, you may call Nuestros Ninos Our Kids Pediatrics for assitance. Our medical staff is here to help you and may save you a long wait in an ER/Urgent care facility.