At Pediatric Healthcare Associates, we believe it takes a team to provide your family with the very best in pediatric care. From your initial point of contact with us, through your visit with our clinicians, our staff is working together to make sure that your child’s care is thoughtfully coordinated and that your family’s healthcare needs are met every step of the way.
Your family’s healthcare team.
Our team is made up of administrative and clinical staff. The administrative staff is responsible for such things as booking appointments, checking you in and out at your visit, managing forms and record requests, and providing billing services. Our clinical staff consists of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians.
Our general nursing staff takes care of preparing your child for his or her visit by taking height, weight and head circumference measurements, drawing blood, performing in-office lab tests, providing education about and administering vaccinations as well as triaging sick calls.
At PHA, our physicians and PNPs work hand-in-hand to support each other and provide the best care for you and your child. Our PNPs also help to develop patient care plans and are an integral part of our patient education programs.
Our nurse practitioners are providers who hold an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) credential and who have additional education and training in a specialty area such as family practice or pediatrics. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) work with patients from infancy to young adulthood, diagnosing illnesses, conducting well exams, prescribing medication and providing health education.
In the very same way as our physicians, PNPs offer a variety of services including:
- Provide health maintenance care for children, including well child examinations
- Perform routine developmental screenings and order medical tests
- Educate children and their families about normal growth and childhood development issues
- Diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses
- Assist with management of chronic illnesses such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and more.
- Provide anticipatory guidance regarding common child health concerns
- Provide childhood immunizations
- Perform school physicals
Patients are encouraged to select a ‘primary care provider’ or PCP, as that PCP will be the provider responsible for coordinating all of your child’s care with the Care Team and clinicians outside of the practice.
You may select either a PNP or physician, as both types of practitioners are fully qualified to care for your little ones.