Choosing where you will bring your baby for their care is important. Small Town Pediatrics offers “Meet and Greet” visits in person or by virtual visit at no charge. Click below to request an appointment with Dr. Mark or Dr. Scott or both!
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.
If you are registered with us:
Small Town Pediatrics is committed to making your life with your baby easier. If you are pre-registered with us, scheduling the baby’s first appointment is simple! Just text to 503.400.3852: “Our baby has arrived!”
One of our team will get back to you within 24 hours and take care of you and your baby’s first appointment with us.
If you need to register with us: Let us welcome you to our “Small Town.” We will just need to collect a little more information about the baby’s insurance coverage or other payment arrangements. Please note though that if we are not yet connected with your baby’s insurance there may be few hiccups (not the baby kind).
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 and Dr. Scott each have 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: