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decide if our care, expertise, and style fit your expectations
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Care for Your Baby in the First Year
Typically, babies should have their first PCP visit within a few days of discharge from the hospital. It is a good idea to have that first appointment scheduled before you leave the hospital. All babies lose a little weight at first – that’s normal.
But, it is important to follow-up on weight and progress on baby feeding. Some babies need rechecks on jaundice or other issues.
Small Town Pediatrics is all about keeping kids and families as healthy and safe as they can be. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics “Bright Futures” guidelines for “well-child” care. That means we will see you and your baby a lot in the first year. We will be monitoring your baby’s growth and development as well as providing protection against preventable disease.
Dr. Mark has decades of experience with thousands of newborns. They strive to offer helpful, tested, and practical guidance on all the usual questions that come with babies – like how can parents (and baby) get to sleep through the whole night again?
There are lots of books and more opinions about how to “properly” care for your baby. Some of the baby care fads are frankly not good ideas. It can be very difficult to separate the facts from the fads and the safe from the suspect… We want to help.
The following resources can help you find current, safe and ‘evidence-based’ baby care advice:
Don’t see your insurance provider on our list? Don’t fret, these are only the “major players.” We are happy to work with you and your insurance company to be your child’s pediatrician.
We are happy to serve patient families who do not have insurance or with private insurance plans, we are not contracted with. We offer a “time of service” discount for prompt payment. Send an email to request information on expected costs of services.