Newborns

Before your baby arrives:

To help you choose your baby’s pediatrician, Pediatric Partners offers “meet the doctor” visits.  We want you to feel comfortable with your baby’s doctor and there is no charge for these visits.

Hospitals:

Our providers see newborns at these hospitals:

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

After your Baby Arrives:

After your baby is discharged from the hospital, we will want to see you and your newborn in the office.  Please call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Be sure to inform your insurance company that your newborn has arrived!

Adolescent Care

Our pediatricians continue to offer teen health care for adolescents through age 22.

Sports & School Physicals

If your child is going to need a physical for school, sports, or camp, please call us 6-8 weeks in advance to schedule an appointment.  Please bring all necessary forms with you to the visit.  In addition, please complete your portion of the form prior to the visit.  Remember that they often require the physical and form within a certain time period before the activity.  Make sure you follow these requirements and make the physical appointment accordingly.

Immunization Schedule

We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for immunizations.  Some vaccinations get moved around based on flu vaccine administration as well as temporary national shortages of a vaccine.

Adolescent Care

Our pediatricians perform yearly physicals and college entry physicals with the necessary vaccinations to ensure the best for your teen’s health.

After Hours Care

A Pediatrician is always on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Saturday office hours are available for sick visits.  Please call at 8:30am for an appointment.

Sick Child Care

Sick visits may only be scheduled the same day of the visit.  Chronic diseases follow up and medication management appointments may be made in advance.

Well Child Care

Seeing children and parents at regular intervals is important in maintaining your child’s health.  Evaluating growth and development, discussing safety, nutrition, behavior and answering age related questions are the functions of well child/adolescent visits.  We encourage the following schedule of visits; (the ages mentioned are approximate):

  • Hospital Newborn Exam
  • Within 2-3 days of discharge
  • 2-4 weeks of age
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • Yearly visits ages 2-6 years
  • After age 6, yearly or alternate years.

During some of these visits, immunizations will be given and routine laboratory tests may be done.

Vision and hearing tests are also given regularly.  We encourage advance scheduling of well childcare.  For infants, please schedule your next check up at the end of your visit.  Otherwise, we suggest you call 6-8 weeks ahead of the time you wish to be seen.

Newborns

Before your baby arrives:

To help you choose your baby’s pediatrician, Pediatric Partners offers “meet the doctor” visits.  We want you to feel comfortable with your baby’s doctor and there is no charge for theses visits.

Hospitals:

Our providers see newborns at these hospitals:

St. Agnes Hospital

Howard County General Hospital

After your Baby Arrives:

One of our pediatricians will come to the hospital to examine your baby within 24 hours after birth.  After your baby is discharged from the hospital, we will want to see you and your newborn in the office.  Please call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Be sure to inform your insurance company that your newborn has arrived!

Sports & School Physicals

If your child is going to need a physical for school, sports, or camp, please call us 6-8 weeks in advance to schedule an appointment.  Please bring all necessary forms with you to the visit.  In addition, please complete your portion of the form prior to the visit.