Mission and Vision Statement
Our practice is committed to the healthcare of children and adolescents, from birth through age 19. We believe in partnering with parents to provide the highest quality care, sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of our patients. Our office offers a warm, friendly environment for caring, personalized attention to your family.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends formal developmental assessments in babies and toddlers and we have chosen to do this testing at the 18 and 30 month well visits with our nurse practitioner. Two weeks before the visit you will be mailed an invitation to complete an online developmental screen. Please complete the questionnaire before your appointment. Click here to access the CHADIS website.
Well child appointments are scheduled in advance and are available during our office hours. Every effort is made to schedule sick visits for the same day. To schedule a sick appointment on weekends, please call between 8:00 and 10:00AM. We also offer prenatal consults.
Our doctors are available during office hours to address concerns about your child’s health. The receptionist will take a message for the doctor who will call you back when there is a break in the schedule. Please call during regular office hours for prescription refills, health forms and test results.
If your child develops a problem requiring our immediate attention, please call the office. After office hours, one of our physicians is on call. The answering service will answer the phone, and relay the information to the appropriate person so your call can be returned.
Patient Centered Medical Home
East Greenwich Pediatrics uses the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care. Patient Centered is a way of saying the patient is the most important person in the health care system.
A Medical Home is an approach to providing total health care. In a medical home the patient joins a team of health care professionals to help with health care. The doctors and staff here at East Greenwich Pediatrics are all part of the medical home. We are here to help reach health care goals emphasizing improving and maintaining healthy lifestyles. We are committed to providing our patients with support to manage their treatment plans. We coordinate care with other physicians to provide evidence-based care along with self-management support.
Within a Medical Home, the patient and provider team works together. As an active member of the team, patients have a chance to explain things that are important to them. To assist us with providing the best possible care, patients need to provide a complete medical history including any care received outside of our practice.
The clinical Care Teams are available to provide the health care all our patients require. Using the Care Team approach allows for more personal continuity of care. Our Care Teams coordinate with other facilities and specialists as needed, and deliver evidence-based care. The teams are cross-trained to help provide smooth patient care. Information on our team members is provided in the Staff tab to help you select your Care Team. Team member pictures are posted in the waiting room and include a physician/nurse practitioner and a medical assistant.
The administrative staff consists of secretaries, office managers, and billing staff. Their duties are to schedule your appointments, follow-up on your test and referral results, schedule specialists appointments, maintain accurate records, and assist you in obtaining records and documents like school forms.
Transition to Adult Medicine Providers
East Greenwich Pediatrics is committed to helping our patients make a smooth transition from pediatric to adult health care. This process involves working with youth, beginning as teens, and their families to prepare for the change from a “pediatric” model of care where parents make most decisions to an “adult” model of care where youth take full responsibility for decision-making. This means that we will spend time during the visit with the teen without the parent present in order to assist them in setting health priorities and supporting them in becoming more independent with their own health care.
At age 18, youth legally become adults. We respect that many of our young adult patients choose to continue to involve their families in health care decisions. Only with the young adult’s consent will we be able to discuss any personal health information with family members. If the youth has a condition that prevents him/her from making health care decisions, we encourage parents/caregivers to consider options for supported decision-making.
We will collaborate with youth and families regarding the age for transferring to an adult provider and recommend that this transfer occur sometime between age 18 and 19. We will assist with this transfer process, including helping to identify an adult provider, sending medical records, and communicating with the adult provider about the unique needs of our patients.