Symptom Checker

Child Plus Pediatrics understands that getting access to great pediatric care is important to us all. That said, we provide you with this Symptom Checker for you to get the answers you want quick and easy.

If for some reason this does not answer your question or you feel you need to come see us, please email or call us asap so we can get you in as soon as possible.

Newborn

IMPORTANT
Newborns should be seen at 2-5 days old or as directed by the hospital pediatrician.

What To Bring

Please bring a copy of the babies’ discharge summary from the hospital so we can follow up on any issues from the birth or monitor your child’s progress after leaving the hospital. We’ll check weight, make sure feeding is on track, check for jaundice, do a thorough exam, and answer the many questions that newborns bring.

We Listen

There is nothing more special or beautiful than adding a new family member. We understand that everyone wants a pediatrician who listens, hears your concerns, and answers your questions.

With that in mind, we at Child Plus will always take the time necessary to answer all of your questions. We want you to leave our offices confident in your mission of raising a strong and healthy child.

We look forward to seeing you here soon. Putting your child first at Child Plus Pediatrics. Our family caring for yours.

Prenatal

Prenatal Care

We love to see expectant mothers for a prenatal consultation. You don’t have to have one, but if you would like to have a short consultation with Dr. Davis prior to delivery, just call us to work out a time to come by for a chat. We ordinarily do these during the lunch hour or early on Wednesday afternoons, but if that doesn’t work for you, it may be possible to arrange another time.

Easy Transition To Child Plus

When you go to the hospital and are registering, notify them that Dr. Davis is your pediatrician and ask the hospital to send a copy of the discharge summary to Child Plus so we can pick up the care at your first newborn visit.

Each Pregnancy Is Unique

Medical conditions of the parents are an important consideration, and Dr. Davis appreciates having that information so he can advise you of care considerations. For example, gestational diabetes, special medications you take, genetic conditions, hypertension or certain infectious diseases may have an effect on your unborn child. While your obstetrician will carefully monitor and treat you, it’s important for your pediatrician to know your family history.

Peace Of Mind

Having peace of mind before your child’s birth can make the experience more rewarding for you and become the start of an ongoing relationship in assuring your child’s best growth and development in the years ahead.

We look forward to caring for you and your child for many years to come. Child Plus Pediatrics. Our family caring for yours.

What Is A Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has additional education and training in a specialty area, such as family practice or pediatrics. Pediatric and family practice NPs can provide regular health care for kids.

A nurse practitioner (also referred to as advanced practice nurses, or APNs) have a master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) and board certification in their specialty. For example, a pediatric NP has advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens.

A NP who specializes in pediatrics can:

  • Document health history and perform a physical exam
  • Plan a child’s care with parents and the child’s health care team
  • Order medical tests and procedures
  • Answer questions about health problems
  • Treat common childhood illnesses
  • Specialize in and manage chronic illnesses
  • Change the plan of care with a child’s doctor as needed
  • Teach families about the effects of illness on a child’s growth and
  • development
  • Teach kids about self-care and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Write prescriptions
  • Provide referrals to community groups
  • Provide telemedicine care for children and their parents

A NP Plays A Large Role

Many participate in education, research, and legislative activities to improve the quality of health care in the United States.

A Pediatric NP can deliver much of the health care that kids require, consulting doctors and specialists as necessary. Educating kids and their families about normal growth and childhood development issues (e.g., toilet training, temper tantrums, biting) is a big part of the pediatric NP’s role.

Child Plus Pediatrics. Our family caring for yours.

Immunizations/Vaccine Information

Child Plus understands that protecting your child’s health is very important to you. Raising a child does not come with instructions but it does come with many decisions. Some decisions are easier than others, but when it comes to your child’s safety, Child Plus is passionate about helping you make the right decisions for their health. The decision to vaccinate can be a very powerful choice that’s safe, proven, and effective. Immunizations give you the power to protect your baby from 14 serious childhood diseases.

Getting rid of diseases through vaccinations is one of the greatest success stories in the history of public health. However, with this success many people have not seen the horrible effects that diseases like polio, measles, or whooping cough can have on us. While many people believe these diseases are no longer a threat, decreased vaccinations rates have shown that these diseases do exist and outbreaks can occur.

Here are some helpful links about vaccinations and our vaccination schedule.

  1. Vaccine refusal risks and responsibilities
  2. Vaccination Statement
  3. CDC Vaccination Schedule (birth through 6 years)
  4. CDC Vaccination Schedule (7-18 Years Old)