Parenthood is one of the most exciting events in life, but it may also cause anxiety. As fellow parents, we know you want to be the best parents possible. Choosing a pediatrician for your child is an important decision, as your doctor can help guide you through well-child visits, immunizations, developmental screenings and the questions you are bound to have about the health and well-being of your child. We welcome the opportunity to speak to you before your baby is born and answer any questions you may have about our practice, philosophies and role in your child’s life.
What is Pediatric People’s position regarding vaccines?
The physicians at Pediatric People feel strongly about the benefits of vaccines. For everyone’s safety, we DO NOT accept patients that do not follow or do not plan to follow the immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), including delayed vaccine schedules. There are no exceptions to this policy.
How does the complimentary prenatal consultation work?
During your visit, you will tour our state-of-the-art office, meet with our office manager and talk to one of our physicians. A member of our administration team will assist with your office tour. During this time, they may answer general questions regarding our office. You will also have the opportunity to ask medical questions when you meet with the physician. The physician will explain what happens with your newborn in the hospital, let you know what to expect when you bring your baby home, review well-child visits with you, explain the importance of vaccines and respond to your questions and concerns.
After your appointment, you will see why Pediatric People is a better fit for you and your newborn than any other office you visit.
Who will provide health care for my newborn during our hospital stay?
We offer the best care while your child is at the hospital. After you deliver, a provider from our partner neonatology group (Pediatrix Medical Group) will care for your child until they are discharged. Then a Pediatric People pediatrician will see your newborn at our office two days after discharge.
Why does Pediatric People partner with a neonatology group?
We feel this is the very best care possible because not only are neonatologists trained in general pediatrics (like pediatricians), they attend another 3 years of training in newborn care as well. So in addition to being a newborn specialist, neonatologists are on-site at the hospital, 24/7. This means the best possible care for your newborn, and peace-of-mind for mom and dad.
Our neonatologists have privileges at:
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney
- Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital – Plano
How do I know if the neonatology group is in-network with my insurance plan?
To avoid surprises, we STRONGLY recommend contacting your insurance company to verify that the neonatologists, Pediatrix Medical Group, are in-network for your insurance plan.
What happens when I deliver where you have hospital privileges?
When you are admitted to one of the hospitals listed above, simply list Dr. Audra Linck or Dr. Christina Chang as your primary care physician (PCP) and notify them that you are to be cared for by Pediatrix Pediatric Neonatology Group during your hospital stay. When you do this the neonatology group will fax us your newborn’s discharge report, allowing us to prepare for your child’s two-day well-care visit. It is important that you contact us when discharged to schedule your child’s two-day well-care visit.
What happens when I deliver where you DO NOT have hospital privileges?
If you are admitted to a hospital not listed above, contact us when discharged to schedule your child’s two-day well-care visit. Is is very important that you bring your newborn’s discharge report to your two-day well-care visit at Pediatric People.
We know you will love Pediatric People because we are passionate about what we do. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our practice, and growing with your child through the years.