Convenient Care Clinics
You can hardly open a newspaper lately without seeing an advertisement for a retailbased clinic (RBC), also called convenient care clinic. They are often found in supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retail locations. However, these clincis may not always be the best choice for your child,s healthcare.
The American Academy of Pediatrics supports a model of care called the medical home, which provides accessible, family-centered, comprehensive, continuous, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective care for which the pediatrician and family share responsibility.
Retail-based clinics may not have access to your child's complete medical history and this lack of information could cause your child to receive an incorrect diagnoses.
There is no such thing as a "minor illness" when it comes to children. We use these "minor illness" visits to identify other, potentially more serious issues. We also use this time with you to stay current on the events in your family and child's lives.
Getting routine care for your child should be done by your pediatrician who knows you and your family and has specialized education and training in children.
Our office is working to ensure that we meet your needs while also being the medical home. We have early morning hours (see attached schedule) and can accommodate same-day appointments in most situations. You can be sure that you will get the highest quality care from us, in a way that is convenient for you and your family. We welcome your suggestions as to how we can serve you better.