Falmouth Pediatric Associates is a pediatric primary care office.
Here are some of the services we offer:
Experienced, Caring Providers
Our 3 pediatricians are board-certified with a combined experience of over forty years. You can book well-child appointments with any of the pediatricians or with our excellent nurse practitioner.
- Our well visit schedule is as follows:
- 1 week
- 1 month
- 2 month
- 4 month
- 6 month
- 9 month
- 12 month
- 15 month
- 18 month
- 2 year
- Yearly from age 3 up to 21 year
- We try to bring well infants in the early part of the morning in order to avoid exposure to sick children. Routine immunizations and other health screening are performed at well visits according to recommended guidelines.
We consider protecting your child from serious infections to be one of our most important functions as a pediatric home. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics general immunization schedule, and the Center for Disease Control recommendations for special situations. This includes trying not to split up immunizations- remember that the entire modern vaccine series exposes a child to less proteins that one of the old DTP vaccines that most of us received as children. Following the correct timing of vaccines is extremely important to us- we want your child fully protected as soon as possible. However, we will always listen carefully to concerns and do our best to work with parents who have special requests.
In addition to immunizations, we will routinely check lead levels and hemoglobin (to look for anemia) in young children. Hearing and vision screening is typically done at age 5 years. Urine testing is done as needed, as is tuberculosis skin testing. We recently began in-office cholesterol screening. For asthmatics, lung function testing (called spirometry) can be done.
Sick children need timely care. You can call at any time to discuss your sick child. A real person will answer your call during office hours. If your child’s illness sounds like it should best be cared for at home, we will give you tips on what to do and what to watch for. If your child needs to be seen, we will always try to bring you in the same day.
On Call Coverage
After hours and on weekends, you can access care by calling our office phone number. Our pediatricians share call coverage with Bramblebush Pediatrics in Falmouth and Cape Cod Pediatrics in Sandwich. There is a nurse or physician available to speak to after hours every day of the year. In addition, urgent care appointments are available on weekends and holidays.
Every time your child is seen, we want you to leave feeling that your concerns have been addressed. Sometimes a regular visit is just not enough to do this. This is particularly true for behavioral concerns such poor attention span or anxiety, or if your child has complicated healthcare needs. For this reason, you can schedule an end of the day appointment. This way we can all take the time required to have an in-depth discussion and make a good plan.