New Web Site Design, Features

If you have visited our site in the last week, you have noticed the change in format.  We wanted to create a more open, inviting space for all those who visit our site.  In addition, we wished to make our site more “mobile-friendly.”  So to this end we have redesigned our web site.  Here are the key new features:

Is Your Child Sick ™ Symptom Checker

We know that one of the reasons you visit medical web sites is for answers about your child.  Do you need to call the doctor?  Do you need to make an appointment? What do you need to look for? What can you do until your child can be seen?  We hope that this feature helps you with some of these answers.  Use this as a guide for common conditions and symptoms.  Of course, if you feel this is an emergency, please call us.  We have also made it easier to reach us, with active click phone numbers (when the site is viewed on a mobile phone).

Mobile-friendly platform

We have made the site more usable for you if you are accessing us from your phone or a tablet device.  The web site changes as it is “responsive” to changes in the resolution of the device you are using.  No more tiny print or trying to zoom in to click on a certain item.  Also the symptom checker is fully active in this mode as well.  As an added feature, if you click on the “Contact Our Offices” tab, all of our phone numbers will appear. When you press on the phone number, you can call that number directly (no more going back to your contacts or phone book).  We have designed this so the most important features show up on the screen no matter what device you are using at the time.

For the future

We hope to be adding some videos and updating some of our links and PDF files over the next few weeks to months.  Thanks so much and don’t forget to add our web site to your FAVORITES on your phone, tablet, or computer!

Don’t miss the bus

Don’t miss the bus!

Do you need to schedule a physical/well visit or do you have school or sports paperwork that needs to be completed?

Locations are able to schedule three months in advance or more for well care so call or message us in the portal soon to reserve an appointment time convenient to you.

Did you know your annual physical is good for the entire year? If you have school, camp, or work physical forms (as well as many others) your annual well check will allow us to complete your paperwork in about 3-5 days without another visit to us or a second visit at a walk-in clinic.

See you soon and have a happy and healthy summer!

 

Pickerington Office Cancels Flu Clinic 12/6/2018

To all Pickerington patients: Drs. Goist and Stevens are out of the office today. Flu vaccine clinic for tonight, December 6th, 2018 must be cancelled in Pickerington. For flu vaccination of babies 35 months and under only, please come see us on Saturday December 8th between 9 and 12:45 or during our other scheduled clinics. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Flu Vaccine Update

Due to decreased supply at all locations, Pediatric Associates can no longer offer flu vaccine for children 3 years old (36 months) and older at our flu clinics.
 
We are able to offer flu vaccine in Pickerington for children 35 months and under at our remaining flu clinics; December 5th and 6th from 5 pm-6:45 pm and December 1st and 15th from 9 am-12:45 pm and at our Whitehall office December 4, 6, 11, and 13 from 5 pm-6:45 pm until supplies run out.
 
If your baby under 3 is due for a second flu vaccine, please remember to come see us soon during these times.
 
If your child is a patient at our Hilliard or Lewis Center locations, please contact those offices directly for availability and vaccination hours.

November and December Flu Clinics Announced

For all who are still needing flu vaccines, and for those smaller kids (under age 9 who are getting flu shots for the first time) here are the hours to come in and get your flu shot (or your SECOND flu shot if you are in that second group!).

Lewis Center and Hilliard Offices: CALL to set up a time.

Pickerington and Whitehall offices:  see pictures or below:

  • November Whitehall clinics: November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20th & 29th 5pm-6:45pm
  • December Whitehall clinics: December 4, 6, 11, 13 from 5pm-6:45pm

 

  • November Pickerington clinics: November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 from 5pm to 6:45pm, and SATURDAYS November 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 9am-12pm.
  • December Pickerington clinics: December 5, 6, 12, 13 from 5pm to 6:45pm and SATURDAYS December 1, 8, 15 from 9am to 12pm

 

Welcome back Dr. Burkam!

We are pleased to announce that our former friend and colleague, Dr. Jennifer Burkam, has returned to the Columbus area and will be seeing and accepting new patients at our Hilliard location.

Here are some important “vital statistics” for Dr. Burkam:

  • high school mascot: Wadsworth Grizzlies
  • medical school: NEOMED (Rootstown, OH)
  • favorite color: Blue
  • favorite sports team: THE Ohio State Buckeyes
  • favorite vegetable: Brussels sprouts
  • favorite ice cream flavor: chocolate peanut butter
  • most important life event in past year: Moving back to Columbus and working for Pediatric Associates!

Welcome back Dr. Jen!

Dr. Blake Randolph Joins Pediatric Associates Team

We are happy to have Dr. Blake Randolph join us this summer.  He will be seeing patients in the Lewis Center office.  Dr. Randolph recently completed his chief resident year at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Before that he finished three years of residency at NCH.  Some of our Whitehall and Lewis Center patients may have already met Dr. Randolph, as he worked several days a week in the practice while he was a chief resident.  Here are some “unofficial” biography notes to help you meet him!

High school and MASCOT: Camelback High School. Phoenix, AZ.  Mascot is Spartan.
Medical school: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite sports team(s): Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Columbus Blue Jackets
Favorite vegetable: Mushrooms
Favorite ice cream flavor: Jeni’s Cream Puff
Biggest life event in the past year: I got married on May 19th 2018!!!
Welcome, Blake, and congratulations on your recent wedding!

Pediatric Associates Welcomes Dr. Tori Vinsant

We are pleased to be welcoming new doctors into the Pediatric Associates family! You will get to meet them all on our social media sites as well as this website, but today we will introduce you to Dr. Victoria (Tori) Vinsant. Dr. Vinsant will be working at our Whitehall location. Here is her “unofficial” biography and pictures of her with her family. Welcome!

Dr. Tori Vinsant..a little bit about her:

High school and MASCOT: Ursuline Lions

Medical school: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine

Favorite color: Purple!

Favorite sports team(s): Tennessee Volunteers and the Cincinnati Bengals! Whodey!

Favorite vegetable: Beets!

Favorite ice cream flavor: Brown Butter Almond Brittle from Jeni’s

Biggest life event in the past year: On April 21 my husband and I welcomed our sweet daughter, June, into the world! We love her so much!

Well Visits ARE Sports Physicals

Is your child planning to play a sport in school for the next academic year?  Is your child THINKING about playing a sport next year?  If so, we recommend you do two things as the current school year winds to an end:

  1. Schedule your child’s annual well visit as soon as possible to get it in before tryouts and/or practices start for the sport(s) he/she will be playing.
  2. Tell the nursing staff and the doctor that your child will (or may) need a sports clearance, either in the summer, or later in the year.  This will assure we ask the appropriate questions and add the appropriate parts of the physical exam to clear your student athlete.

Remember that a clearance for sports is good for a full 12 months.  So if your child has a well visit this summer, he/she can be cleared for the entire school year.  An injury could require a re-clearance post-injury, but in the absence of that, a well visit will count as a sports physical, and be valid for the entire 12 months.