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COVID-19: Thoughts on EXPOSURES and TESTING.

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

Updated COVID-19 Testing Criteria

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

Our New Normal

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

Important Patient Flow Changes At Pediatric Associates

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

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:

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. … Continue reading