2014 Flu clinics
The following schedule applies Tues & Wed 8:30 am - 12:00 and 1:30 - 4 pm and Thurs 8:30 am -11:30 am . Walk in no appointment needed for the whole family
We are now back in network with BCBS PPO , HMO, POS and Open access POS!!!
Holiday Office hours 2014:
Wed Dec 24th 8 am - noon
Thurs and Fri Dec 25th and 26th CLOSED
Wed Dec 31st 8 am- noon
Thurs Jan 1 CLOSED
Thurs 8 am - 12pm.
Vaccines have been a hot topic among parents, pediatricians, and the media for years. Recently, there have been more news stories about pediatricians who are refusing to care for families who do not vaccinate their children or who do not follow the recommended schedule. The recommended vaccine schedule is a thoroughly studied policy based on the latest scientific studies and input from experts in many fields. Vaccine safety, vaccine effectiveness, and the spread of vaccine-preventable disease in the community are the foundations for the current vaccine policy. As a group, pediatricians aim to reduce childhood suffering from preventable conditions, as well as the spread of these illnesses in our offices.
After much thought and careful consideration, our physicians have recently decided to change our policy related to immunizations. Starting this Fall, we will require that all new patients accepted into our practice be immunized following the AAP and CDC recommended guidelines. We have a responsibility to protect the health of all of the children in our practice, and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases in our community.
Vaccine preventable diseases are still a threat to the health of our children and our community. The resurgence of Measles, Pertussis (whooping cough) and Polio recently is an excellent reminder that these diseases are still around, in part because of low immunization rates. In our practice, we have many children who are too young to receive certain vaccines as well as many children who have chronic illnesses that compromise their immune system and put them at risk. This policy is meant to protect not only these children, but also our entire community from vaccine-preventable outbreaks.
Despite the medical evidence and our assurances, a few parents and caregivers continue to be skeptical about giving certain vaccines or giving multiple vaccines at an office visit. In the past, we have tried accommodate our families who want to give fewer vaccines per visit or delay some vaccines. However this concession has no medical benefit whatsoever. Additionally, delaying vaccines dangerously affects the herd immunity of our community and puts children, adolescents and adults at an increased risk of illness.
We respect that the parents in our practice have the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about their children’s health care, but we have to weigh their personal decisions against the available data and the needs of our community. We also feel strongly that vaccines save lives and that this policy protects our patients and our community from preventable diseases and all of the possible repercussions from these diseases in our community.
Therefore, our current vaccine policy reflects the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC. Go to -- http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html for these guidelines.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 1-800-274-2237 www.aafp.org
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1-888-463-6332 www.fda.gov
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 1-847-434-4000 www.aap.org
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1-202-638-5577 www.acog.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) www.cdc.gov
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1-301-496-4000 www.nih.gov
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Welcome To Vickery Pediatrics
At Vickery Pediatrics, we treat your child as if they were one of our own. From their first visit, we strive to provide individualized care that is tailored to meet your child’s unique needs. We enjoy becoming a partner in your medical family and watching your child grow and thrive over the years.
We are a small family-oriented practice. The advantage of this, to you as a parent, is that by seeing the same doctor consistently your child can receive the best continuity of care. Our physicians are Board Certified in Pediatrics. We pride ourselves on constantly striving to improve our services with the latest technology available and adhering to the highest standards of care in the industry. Our office uses only electronic medical records (EMR). This allows our doctors and patients access 24/7 to their medical information through our website and Patient Portal (secure login).