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Flu Shots are in!
Glendale Pedaitrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that all children 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine annually. Please call our office during business hours to schedule your flu vaccine appointment. We will have Flu Clinic hours on Saturday mornings starting in September and throughout the fall. If your child is already scheduled to come in for a check-up appointment this fall, he or she can receive the flu vaccine at that visit. This year we have the injectable influenza vaccine only. Children under 8 years of age who are receiving their first flu vaccine will need 2 in total (separated by at least 4 weeks).
We are happy to announce that our Patient Portal is here! You can use our Portal to access and print information about your child, including: vaccine history, upcoming appointments and most recent physical date. You can upload and download school forms and view your child's growth charts. You can also communicate via encrypted email with the staff (non-urgent only).
Call our office to ask a staff member to sign up for the Portal. Once you have signed up, you can access our Portal through https://gpeds.pcc.com/portal.
As you are probably aware, there were a few cases of Measles in the Glendale and surrounding areas in the Spring. Measles is a viral disease characterized by fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a rash starting on the head and spreading down to the feet. Patients with Measles feel miserable.
The best way to protect your child from Measles is to vaccinate them.
The current recommendations by the CDC is to receive one MMR vaccine at age 1 year and a second MMR vaccine at age 4 years. According to the CDC, one vaccine is 93-95% protective against Measles, and two vaccines are 97-99% protective. It takes about 7-21 days after receiving the vaccine to gain immunity to Measles.
Please note that we can administer the second MMR vaccine EARLY, at least one month after the first MMR vaccine.
Also we can administer the first MMR vaccine EARLY for infants aged 6 months and older. These children would still need to receive a 2nd MMR vaccine at age 1 year and a 3rd one at age 4 years. This is a good recommendation for infants who may be travelling internationally to high risk area or who may be at increased risk of exposure to Measles.
Newborns under 2 months of age do receive passive Measles immunity from their mother for the first 6 weeks of life. If a mom is breastfeeding, the immunity may last until 6 months or longer.
If you are interested in scheduling a nurse visit for your child to receive the MMR vaccine, please call our office during business hours. Please note that our availability of the MMR vaccine may vary.
As of June 17, 2019, our school form prices will change for the first time in about 20 years. You may upload and download school forms to our portal to save you a visit to our office. If you are interested, please ask any one of our staff members for assistance in registering for the portal. Thank you. NEW FEE SCHEDULE, starting 6/1/19 School, Camp and Sports Forms: $15 Medication Form (1): $15 Medication Form (2-5): $25 Medication Form (6-10): $35 Yellow Card replacement: $15 Medical Records (Pick-up): $15 Medical Records (Mail): $20 Letters: $30 Rush fee: $30
After-Hours Urgent Questions
As a courtesy to our patients, the doctors of Glendale Pediatrics take turns being available for you during times after hours and on the weekends to answer urgent questions. We answer many of the common questions and have a lot of fantastic information on this website (including a dosage chart for acetaminophen/ibuprofen/Benadryl). Here at this link: What To Do When Your Child is Sick.
If your question cannot be answered on our website and you aren't sure what to do, we want you to know that we are available to you to help guide you. Please know these are times when we are getting home after work to care for our own families and to rest before the next work day. If it's a true emergency, please call 911! If your question is urgent and requires a call-back within 20 minutes, press 1. If your question is something that doesn't need an immediate answer and can wait up to 90 minutes for the doctor to call back, press 2.
If you are wanting to schedule an appointment or have a question that can wait until the next office day, please call in the morning, and we will take care of you!
Glendale Pediatrics helps found the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Health Network
Please see the link below:
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Announces CHLA Health Network — the Largest Pediatrician Network in Los Angeles
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3337782#ixzz4irm4yW9V
We are open to NEW PATIENTS of all ages until your child's 18th birthday
We are available to see established patients through 22. If you have been wanting to transfer to our office, now is the time to call. Call us to schedule your new patient appointment. Please note that we only accept PPO insurance. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Are you expecting a new baby? Congratulations!
We offer Meet and Greet sessions one or two evenings a month that give you a chance to come by our office and meet one of our pediatricians, gather some information about becoming a parent and to get a sense of our office philosophy. Call ahead to make an appointment, as these meetings book up quickly. See you there!
At Glendale Pediatrics, our skilled team of pediatricians offers comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents. Conveniently located in the heart of Glendale, California, next to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, our helpful staff works hard from first contact to make every visit to our office positive.
Whether it's your child's first visit to our office or just a routine well–child checkup, we strive to make sure you and your child are always comfortable and informed. We take the time to talk with parents to help you understand your child's needs, and we equip you with the knowledge necessary for promoting a lifetime of optimal health and wellness.
To help you get acquainted with our practice, we have provided the important information you need on our website. Please browse these pages to learn more about our doctors, services, office details, commonly asked questions, new patient forms.
Our pediatricians in Glendale believe exceptional care is obtained when there is an on–going relationship between the doctor and patient. We want to be lifelong partners in your child's health. We achieve this goal by listening to your questions and concerns, and educating you on how to promote a healthy lifestyle for the entire family.
When you choose Glendale Pediatrics, you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, compassionate doctors who have dedicated their careers to child–focused health care. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns. The information on this website does not replace the expertise of a physician.
Our goal is to partner with you.
Our nine Pediatrician Staff have different styles and personalities, but we each share a common philosophy of medicine. Our goal is to partner with you in the care of your child. We strive to take the time required to teach you about the different options you have in the care of your child and help guide you through the different stages of your child’s life.
We function as a team.
We see patients from birth through 22 years of age. We function as a team and care for one another’s patients, including visiting and examining newborns in the hospital. For Well Child visits, we try to maintain continuity of care for your child with one physician. For Sick Child visits, our priority is to see sick children as soon as possible, and you may see one of the other physicians if your regular physician is not available. When calling to schedule your appointment, please know that we schedule our time with you based on your needs. If you have multiple questions or concerns to discuss with the doctor at a well visit, or you have a complicated sick issue, please let us know so we can schedule additional time to best serve you.
Our nurses and staff members are here to support and assist you.
Our office has two waiting rooms, one for well children and one for sick children. During weekday office hours, we have nurses whose primary responsibility is to answer your medical questions. The nurses can often help you decide whether or not an appointment is necessary, what your treatment options are, and what symptoms to look for. No one, even experienced parents, should feel embarrassed about asking us a question, no matter how trivial it may seem. Our nurses and staff members are here to support and assist you as we share your child’s journey through the years.