Congratulations! What an exciting time in your lives! Newborns are seen in the office for their initial newborn physical within 24-48 hours of hospital discharge. At this visit we take the time to review hospital records, family history, learn all about your newborn and a complete physical examiation is performed. We will discuss newborn care and answer any questions you may have!
From an earache to a rash, we are here to help you and your sick child. Knowing what to do for your child when he or she is not feeling well can be tough, especially if you're a new parent. We treat a wide variety of childhood illnesses from sore throats, coughs, common colds, pneumonia, ear infections, eye infections to rashes, seasonal allergies, stomach pain, urinary tract infections and acute injuries such as sprains, fractures and concussions just to name a few!
Please don’t hesitate to call us and speak with a nurse for advice during office hours or to schedule an appointment. We offer same day sick appointments but please don’t wait until the end of the day to call.
If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Annual Well Childs Visits
Lafayette Pediatrics believes strongly in the prevention of illness and disease. Regular checkups allow our providers to track growth, development and any potential signs of early illness. A checkup will include measurements of your child, a review of family history, potential lab work, a thorough physical examination and vaccines. Reviewing nutrition and exercise are also key to having a healthy child. We take time to answer any questions you have regarding your child’s health.
Seeing a child’s development from birth to young adult is one of the most rewarding experiences as a parent and a pediatric provider. There can also be challenging moments during that progression as children start to test their independence and find their identity in the world.
At each checkup we will ask questions to help us to tell if your child is on-track in their development. Development is usually grouped according to the following categories:
- Gross Motor (sitting, standing, walking)
- Fine Motor (stacking blocks, scribbling, drawing)
- Speech/Language (babbles, talks)
- Social (smiles, plays with others)
Mental Health Services
Lafayette Pediatrics believes in caring for the whole child and therefore offers a variety of mental health services. Initial evaluation, diagnosis and medication management of mental health disorders is offered within our office. We treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivey Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In light of the current shortage of mental health providers in our community, we have also added a licensed mental health counselor who provides counseling services to our patients in the office on Saturdays.
Childhood Vaccinations and Flu Clinics:
Vaccines have revolutionized the field of pediatrics and have increased life expectancy more than seat belts! We believe that a healthy child starts with complete vaccinations. Our providers believe strongly that every child should be vaccinated and follow AAP/CDC guidelines whenever possible. In the Fall we offer several drive through flu clinics for your convenience.
In Office lab Testing
A variety of in office lab testing is offered such as hemoglobin and lead evaluation, urinalysis, rapid flu and strep, COVID antigen testing, RSV testing, blood sugar and pregnancy testing. We also partner with local laboratories to offer a large variety of send out testing from our office.
In Office Procedures
We strive to provide the most comprehensive care possible within our office. We offer bedside procedures such as cryotherapy for warts, incision and drainage for simple abscess treatment, foreign body removal from ears and noses, cerumen removal using lavage and/or curette, nurse maid's elbow treatment and initial burn care.
Our providers are proud to offer medical ear piercing within our office. Blomdah Medical Ear Piercing and Jewelry is used to decrease risks of infection and allergic reactions, the most common complications for childhood ear piercing.
Lafayette Pediatrics has on-call coverage 24/7/365! For urgent after hours concerns, you can reach our answering service by calling our office at 860-885-0666 and pressing “0”, the operator will take your contact information and your child’s information then you will be contacted by one of the on-call providers or a nurse from our nurse helpline. Please reserve routine calls for office hours.
Again, if your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.