Treating your Treasures-
Tiny and Tall!
Welcome to Pediatrics South Online, your resource for information about one of Pittsburgh’s largest independent pediatric practices. We have been providing quality care for more than 60 years, which means we have patients who not only grew up coming to us, but are now bringing their children, or even their grandchildren to us! We have built a reputation and a presence in the community for providing warm and friendly service.
We continue to be committed to delivering the finest pediatric care in the area.
**** Pediatrics South Vaccine Policy Statement***
We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines.
We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We firmly believe, based on all available literature, evidence and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. We firmly believe that thimerosal, a preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers, and that you can perform as parents/caregivers. The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of many years of scientific study and data gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.
If a current non or under vaccinating family has a newborn, we will provide care for that child as we have already accepted them as our patients.
We recognize that the choice to vaccinate may be a very emotional one for some parents/caregivers. We will do everything to convince you that vaccinating according to schedule is the right thing to do. If you have doubts, please discuss them with your health care provider. In some cases, we may alter the schedule to accommodate parental concerns or reservations. Please be advised, however, that delaying or "breaking up the vaccines" to give one or two at a time over two or more visits goes against expert recommendations, and can put your child at risk for serious illness and goes against our medical advice as providers at Pediatrics South.
As medical professionals, we feel strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do for all children and young adults.
Thank you for your time in reading this policy, and please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with any one of us at Pediatrics South.
*+*+* We are so excited to welcome *+*+*
Dr. Wilmarie Garcia
to our Pediatrics South family!!!
Exciting News !!!
Beginning June 22, 2015
Walk-In hours will be available Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 9:30 am at all 3 offices!
A Special Message from Brooke Pletcher,CRNP...
Baseline ImPACT Testing
Pediatrics South provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents. As part of that comprehensive care, we evaluate and treat our patients suspected of having a concussion using the la
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The testing is available to our patients and new friends!
Your insurance company will determine how this fee will be applied.
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In order for any forms to be completed, patients must be up-to-date with their physicals.
We offer mini-physical appointments for our patients who need a post-June 1st date on school and/or sports forms and it hasn't been a year since their last physical.
The cost is $30.
Patients will need to make an appointment for the completion of a driver's permit form. A fee will be assessed based upon the complexity of the visit. The PA Department of Transportation requires that all individuals seeking a permit must have a current physical and complete the form in front of a practitioner.
Behavioral Health Team
Our highly experienced and dedicated team is available for patient evaluation.
For questions and information,contact Joan Schneider at 412-561-7541 or email@example.com.
Additional information and resources can be found in our Patient Education section through the behavioral health folder.
*Behavioral Health Visits are for registered patients only.
For more information, contact Lizzy Lawson at 412-561-7541 ext 1114.
Expecting a Baby?
Schedule a complimentary prenatal consultation!
Send inquiries to Dina O'Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-561-7541 ext. 1102
Please contact us if you would like a copy of your latest visit.
" At times, living in Pittsburgh can seem like you’re in the center of the concussion universe. We are a sports obsessed region, surrounded by professional athletes, making concussions a regular topic of discussion. Whether it’s Ben Roethlisberger, Sidney Crosby, or a local high school athlete, head injuries are constantly reported, debated, and discussed. In this article..."
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