Make an appointment that’s convenient for you.
Make an appointment that’s right for you. Whether your child is sick or they need a well child visit, we have a variety of types of appointments to meet those needs. If this is your first appointment with us, scroll down for more information of the types of appointments we offer.
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
(For an ASAP Visit)
Give us a call at (512) 288-9669 during normal office hours and we’ll help you schedule a visit personally. Use this option for any appointment type, including well checks and telemedicine visits, but especially for acute illnesses for which you need to be seen promptly during normal office hours..
Well Child Care
We consider well-child care the cornerstone of Pediatrics. At well child visits, we can follow your child’s growth, update their preventive care including immunizations, monitor their development and discuss any behavioral concerns that you may have. We do our very best to make sure you see your doctor for every well child visit, as this provides the very best continuity of care. These visits are approximately double the length of time as a sick visit, because we want to provide you with guidance about what to expect in the coming months as well. We encourage you to keep a running list of questions you might have about your child and ask them at this time. It’s a good time to cover development, temperament, diet, growth and behavior.
We also use the well child exam to screen for chronic medical problems such as obesity, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol. Early intervention for these concerns may make a huge difference in the lifetime health of your child. Academic and learning concerns are also addressed, as well as concerns that you may have about your child’s social development and overall well-being.
Well child visits are booked in advance, and we suggest you call ahead for these appointments as early as possible, at least a month in advance. For babies going through their frequent well child schedule, we suggest you schedule your next appointment as you leave the current one, so you can have the most convenient time for you possible.
Well Child Care appointments generally take 20 or 30 minutes depending on your child’s age.
Sick visit appointments generally take 10 – 30
minutes depending on the concern.
Sick Visits & Acute Concerns
We make every effort to have adequate sick visits available every day. Occasionally these appointments fill more quickly than we can anticipate, especially during peak illness times, which are a little unpredictable.
When this does happen, we have three choices: we can give you medical advice and see your child as early as possible the next day, try to “work in” your child to our schedule, or refer you to Urgent Care/Emergency Room. A “work in” means we can overbook the schedule and see your child between other scheduled patients. Typically the wait is a little longer, but often worthwhile so your child can see your doctor instead of someone who doesn’t know them as well.
We try to schedule all sick visits with your chosen physician, but if your physician’s schedule is full, you will be offered an appointment with one of the other physicians or our nurse practitioner.
Emergency & Urgent Care
We are still your first contact except in cases of true medical or psychiatric emergencies. We do not typically provide emergency care, but usually will need to direct you to the appropriate emergency department for concerns that are truly emergent in nature. Please call us first before coming in so that we can consider if our clinic is the best place for your child’s specific problem. We will make every attempt to provide all types of urgent care for your child during our normal office hours, including evaluation of lacerations and fractures, etc. We can provide wound care, surgical glue and stabilization of fractures as needed.
Sports/Camp physicals generally take 10 minutes.
Sports & Camp Physicals
If your child has had their well check in the last 12 months you generally do NOT need a separate sports/camp physical UNLESS the school district or sport requires it after a certain date. Sports physicals are a quick way to get cleared to participate, but they’re a poor substitute for an annual check up. These are scheduled with the first physician or nurse practitioner available, and not always with your primary doctor. We don’t bill insurance for these, and charge a simple, flat $50 fee. Your child’s well child exam is generally covered 100% by insurance, and is always a better option, but in a pinch, a sports/camp physical will get your child ready to play.
Should I book an appointment for a Sports Physical or Well Child Care?
|What's included?||Well Child Exam||Sports Physical|
|Clearance to Play|
|Comprehensive Health Family History Screening|
|Comprehensive Physical Exam|
|Mental Health Screening|
|Anticipatory Guidance & Safety Counseling|
|Laboratory Screening (if needed)|
|Referrals to Specialists (if needed)|
|Covered by Insurance (usually with $0 copay)|
Behavioral Concerns & ADHD
Sometimes an annual well child exam allows insufficient time to adequately cover significant behavioral concerns. We also need a longer appointment to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child having ADHD or Learning Disabilities/Differences or significant developmental delays. We also commonly have parents concerned about difficult parenting questions. Sometimes a separate appointment to discuss those issues is necessary.
Often parents are concerned about speaking frankly in front of their child until things are sorted out, so they want to have a private visit without the child. We really understand that concern. Unfortunately, insurance regulations require that your child be present for these visits or we cannot bill your insurance for the visit. If you prefer to speak privately, your child can hang out in the waiting room (with a caregiver if your child is too young or unable to wait alone responsibly). If you would simply prefer to have a private visit without your child, we just won’t bill your insurance and charge a flat $100 fee for a 30 minute visit.
Initial evaluations are 30 minutes and follow-ups are 10-20 minutes.
Asthma is both common and potentially very serious. We care for kids with asthma from the mild to moderate, and invite a specialist into the team for more severe symptoms. Symptoms of asthma can be tricky in kids, so we take a careful history and do diagnostic testing when possible to help plan treatment. A huge part of asthma treatment is education for both patient and caregivers to learn how to recognize symptoms early and treat preventively. During asthma clinic visits, we make sure the treatments we have prescribed are working well, and make adjustments as needed. For children older than about 5, we can do Spirometry to really get a good sense of progress and control as well. Our nurse practitioner administers this clinic in consultation with your child’s primary doctor.