We are thrilled to say we are growing quickly here at GROW Pediatrics! With more patients comes a more full schedule, and Dr. Grady’s and Dr. Owens’ schedules are now filling up quickly.
To best accommodate your and your child’s needs, we ask that you please schedule your child’s well check appointments as far in advance as possible (4-6 weeks at least). If your child is 3 years of age or younger, we recommend scheduling his or her next appointment at each well check.
We follow this well child check-up schedule:
- 3 to 5 days (usually 2 days after hospital discharge)
- 10 to 14 days (also called the ‘2 week well-check)
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- 3 years
- Once each year thereafter for a visit that includes a physical exam as well as developmental, behavioral, and learning assessments.
If you are transferring care to our office, we ask that you request your child’s medical records from their previous provider. Most providers require you to submit a signed request- you may either use the previous provider’s form, or ours (here). It often takes about 2-3 weeks for us to receive your child’s medical records. Because of this, we also ask that you request the vaccine records be sent in advance of your child’s appointment (or bring the vaccine records if you have them).
We try to keep new patient paperwork to a minimum, so when you call to schedule their first appointment, we will ask for the following information:
- Child’s name, birth date, and gender
- Mailing address (this is where any statements will be sent)
- Phone numbers
- Name and birth date of parent holding insurance
- Insurance company, ID number and group number
When you come in, we will have a form printed for you to confirm we have the correct demographic information. We will give you a copy of our Privacy Practices and ask you to sign an acknowledgement. We will also ask you to sign our Financial Policy, and if you have a newborn who has not yet been enrolled in an insurance plan, we’ll also ask you to sign our Newborn Insurance Waiver. We will also give you an opportunity to enroll your child in ImmTrac, the Texas State Immunization Registry (which allows approved providers and schools to access your child’s vaccine record).