Franklin County and the city of Columbus have issued a Stay At Home advisory. This is not a mandate, but we all have to take this seriously.What does this mean at Pediatric Associates? First of all, we will continue to do everything we can to keep you and your family safe. … Continue reading
We have great news! Dr. Sandra Boyle will be returning to the office on November 4th, 2020!! She is very excited to see her patients again!Also, we have begun to see patients in our Canal Winchester office at 7750 Diley Road! … Continue reading
Pediatric Associates is mourning the loss of one of our beloved founders, Dr. Fernald. Anyone who knew Dr. Fernald would describe him as the kindest and most caring person you could ever be fortunate enough to know. Willard B. Fernald, M.D., … Continue reading
Flu vaccines will be scheduled-only this season to allow for safety precautions to remain in place. We are offering appointments for flu vaccines at various times to include Saturdays and evening at some locations. Please call your specific location for details. … Continue reading
First of all, what is an exposure to COVID-19?
Well if you’ve been around a person with a confirmed case, you’ve had an exposure. But not all exposures are created equal!
Remember that officially the CDC defines a significant exposure as:
Being within six feet of a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 any time–from TWO DAYS before the symptoms began to the time that person can discontinue home isolation, … Continue reading
This is an updated COVID-19 testing pre-screening criteria we are now using in our offices, to send patients to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Testing Center.Note that the CDC does NOT recommend routine screening in asymptomatic individuals before entering schools, as these tests can be misleading. … Continue reading
In order to keep newborns, disabled and chronically ill patients and families as safe as we can, we now require that ALL visitors and patients over age 2 wear a face covering in order to be seen. Please wear yours to and during the visit. … Continue reading
Like all of you, Pediatric Associates is looking forward to getting back to normal and for all of us, normal may look a little different.
Beginning May 4th, Pediatric Associates will begin to see well visits in the morning and ill visits in the afternoon for all patients at all locations AND we will continue to have virtual visits for certain types of illness and behavioral appointments. … Continue reading
In order to keep with public guidelines and protect our patients, we have made the following changes in scheduling patients:
Separation of ill visits and well visits
All WELL visits will be moved or scheduled in the MORNINGS at each office. … Continue reading
Both the common cold and the flu (influenza) are caused by viruses for which there is no definitive treatment.
Colds are typically mild and do not require a visit to the doctor. Medications such as Tylenol or Advil/Motrin can be used to reduce any pain or fever that occurs. … Continue reading