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.
Due to recent recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics to include more formal developmental assessments in babies and toddlers, we schedule our 18 and 30 month well visits with our nurse practitioner. Two weeks before the visit you will be mailed an Ages and Stages questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire and bring it with you to the appointment.
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.
In the event that the office phone are not working, and you have an urgent call, you can try calling our answering service directly at 401-354-7395. Please do not use this number for routine phone calls.
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.