Patient Information

Welcome

As Washington University physicians, we share the same commitment to clinical excellence you associate with Washington University specialists and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. When needed, we connect patients to the advanced technology and consultative support of both.

With the support of the premier hospitals and specialists in the St. Louis area, we pride ourselves in providing expert care for kids when they are sick, and remain involved with their care if they are ever admitted to the hospital as a result of illness. Above all, we strive to provide a medical home for each child, teaching healthy choices that will last a lifetime.

Getting Started

We are accepting new patients! We welcome all families and children. If you are brand-new to our practice, please print and complete the new patient forms and bring with you to your office visit. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time at your first office visit.

Expecting parents or families with kids thinking about transferring to our practice are welcome to set up an appointment (at no cost) to informally meet with any of our physicians so we can answer any questions you have. Here are our prenatal and new family interview forms – feel free to fill them out before you arrive at the office to streamline the process.

Newborns

At Northwest Pediatrics, we are dedicated to the care of children at every stage – from birth through adolescence. For newborns, we collaborate with the pediatric hospitalist physicians or neonatologists who care for your baby in the hospital regarding any medical issues or concerns, and we see your baby for their first appointment in the office within a day or two of leaving the hospital.

Appointments and Routine Visits

Each child seen must have his or her own appointment time. We are happy to see siblings during the same appointment if you schedule each child at the time you call. In fairness to other patients waiting to be seen, we cannot accommodate requests to see other children once the provider is with you.

We see all patients at scheduled appointments and try to accomodate sick patients with same-day appointments, pending availability. Well-visits and immunizations are scheduled at the following ages:

  • Newborn Visit 1-3 Days after Hospital Discharge
  • 2 Weeks
  • 1 Month
  • 2 Months
  • 4 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 9 Months
  • 12 Months
  • 15 Months
  • 18 Months
  • 24 Months
  • 30 Months
  • 3 Years
  • Annually until age 18 or high school graduation, with routine booster immunizations at age 4-6, 11-12, and 16-18

Medical History and Records Transfer

Please come to the office prepared to tell us about your child’s medical illnesses, hospitalizations, and surgeries. Bring a list of all of medications and exact doses (including inhalers and associated equipment), or the actual medication containers if you have any questions. Please share family and social history issues with the provider at the first visit and update this information as changes occur.

Please contact your child’s previous physician to transfer records to our office prior to their appointment if at all possible. You can complete a records transfer form to expedite this process, and feel free to ask our office staff if you have questions. It is essential that we have a copy of your child’s immunization record. If you do not have a copy or cannot obtain it from your prior physician, you can usually obtain a copy from your child’s school.

Billing

A current insurance card is required at each office visit, and payments are expected at the time service is provided. If there are special circumstances regarding payment, please discuss with your provider. A charge will be made for all appointments made but not kept, and for all returned checks.

Insurance

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We accept many different insurance plans – if you have questions about whether your insurance is accepted by our group, please call the office to speak to the office manager.