Routine physical examinations should be scheduled several weeks in advance, especially during the summer months when there is a higher demand for school and summer camp examinations. Please complete the parent sections before dropping off the forms. Allow one week for completion of paperwork. If your child has received immunizations from other doctors in the past, please make sure that their records have been transferred to us or bring the shot record along. Although we try to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. We reserve our night and weekend appointments for sick visits only.
Emergency, Night, Weekend, and Holiday Coverage
If an emergency arises after office hours or on weekends, please call (410) 569-3300 and follow the instructions to direct your call. Please utilize the emergency number only for appropriate emergency calls and only after office hours. It is best not to use the emergency room for routine medical problems which can be handled during regular office hours. If an emergency situation occurs which requires medical attention, please call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Department and have them contact us.
Prescription refills are issued during regular office hours only. Please allow 2 business days for refilling prescriptions. For routine prescription refills, please call the pharmacy and request a refill. For controlled substances (i.e. Adderall, Concetta, etc.), please use the prescription refill voice mail or request a refill through our portal system. When calling for a controlled substance refill or sending a portal message, please leave a detailed message and allow 5 business days.
We are equipped to handle cuts or minor lacerations and nebulizer treatments for acute wheezing episodes in our office, however, we do not do stitches.
When calling the office during the day, please give your child’s name, age, and as much information about the problem as possible, including temperature. If the office staff is unable to answer your questions, your call will be returned by the physician. Return calls are made between patient visits, and mostly during lunch break (12 pm - 1 pm) or at the end of the day (5 pm or 8pm). It is helpful to have a pencil, paper, and the phone number of your pharmacy available when calling for advice about an illness. Telephone advice should be limited to a brief discussion only. Please make appointments for in-depth discussions of long-term problems such as behavior or school concerns, and recurrent or prolonged illnesses.
As an office, we advocate for your child and we believe that vaccines save lives. We have a mandatory vaccination policy wihich requies all of our patients to be vaccinated according the AAP schedule.
Rapid strep tests, throat cultures, and urinalysis can be done at our office when allowed by your health insurance. Our office laboratory is licensed and regulated by CLIA and OSHA. Our staff can refer you to the appropriate lab for blood drawing, according to your insurance.