Welcome

       

 

Treating your Treasures-

 Tiny and Tall!

Welcome to Pediatrics South Online,

your resource for information about

one of Pittsburgh’s largest independent pediatric practices.

 

We have been providing quality care for more than 60 years, which means we have patients who not only grew up coming to us, but are now bringing their children, or even their grandchildren to us!

We have built a reputation and a presence in the community for providing warm and friendly service.

We continue to be committed to delivering the finest pediatric care in the area.



***EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY***

Please visit our JOB POSTINGS section for more information.



 

*^*^*^*^WALK-IN HOURS*^*^*^*^
 
Walk-In hours will be available Monday through Friday 
 
8:30 am to 9:30 am at all 3 offices!  
Walk-In Criteria:
 
*Symptoms fewer than 3 days
 
*Children older than 4 months
 
*Routine health problems like sore throat, ear pain, cough and cold symptoms, fever, rash or pink eye
 
 For well-child check ups and children with complex or chronic health issues like asthma, stomachaches and headaches, please schedule a regular appointment.
 
Walk-In patients are seen in the order they arrive.
 
These appointments are available to Pediatrics South patients only.
 
Please check in by 9:15 am to ensure availability of appointment.
 

   

 

 



For your convenience...
Tylenol and Motrin
dosing charts

are available through our patient education section. 



 *****Special Notice Regarding Phone Calls After Hours*****


Beginning Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, to reach a practitioner for an urgent matter after office hours, simply call your office location and follow the prompt for the answering service.

Mt. Lebanon               412-561-7541
Peters                         724-969-5025
Robinson                   412-494-9588

*If you are experiencing a medical emergency, DIAL 911

Thank You!




 

 




**Travel Medicine Consultations**

provided by the practitioner staff at

Pediatrics South.

Our providers will write prescriptions as required and administer the recommended vaccines. ( yellow fever and typhoid vaccines are not available and, if needed, may be obtained by contacting your County Health Department).

Our services include:
**Malaria prevention
**Travelers’ Diarrhea prevention
**Hepatitis A vaccination
**Polio, Meningitis, and Tetanus vaccination
**Motion Sickness Prevention

Some medicines or vaccinations may need to be started several weeks prior to travel, so please schedule your appointment early.

 




 

Another AAP recommended service provided by our practice...

Fluoride Varnish: What Parents Need to Know:

www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/oral-health/Pages/Fluoride-Varnish-What-Parents-Need-to-Know.aspx

 



 



 



*** Special Notice ***

We are transitioning to a new registration system, so it will take the front staff time to register patients.   Please be patient with the process.

Thanks to everyone for their understanding!

During this period, our patient portal appointment request feature will be disabled.

*Please call to schedule over the phone*

 



 



 



 

**** Pediatrics South Vaccine Policy Statement***

 

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.

We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines.

We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

We firmly believe, based on all available literature, evidence and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.  We firmly believe that thimerosal, a preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.

We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers, and that you can perform as parents/caregivers.  The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of many years of scientific study and data gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.
Pediatrics South will no longer accept new patients who refuse to vaccinate.
 This pertains to newborns and transfers to the practice.
Please visit the following link to the AAP statement regarding vaccine refusal and to review the waiver that must be signed by the current families who refuse to vaccinate: 
We will continue to provide care to all of our current patients and will continue to encourage proper vaccination of this group.
If a current non or under vaccinating family has a newborn, we will provide care for that child as we have already accepted them as our patients.

We recognize that the choice to vaccinate may be a very emotional one for some parents/caregivers.  We will do everything to convince you that vaccinating according to schedule is the right thing to do.  If you have doubts, please discuss them with your health care provider.  In some cases, we may alter the schedule to accommodate parental concerns or reservations.  Please be advised, however, that delaying or "breaking up the vaccines" to give one or two at a time over two or more visits goes against expert recommendations, and can put your child at risk for serious illness and goes against our medical advice as providers at Pediatrics South.  

As medical professionals, we feel strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do for all children and young adults. 

Thank you for your time in reading this policy, and please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with any one of us at Pediatrics South.

 


 



 

*^*^*^*^WALK-IN HOURS*^*^*^*^

 

Walk-In hours will be available Monday through Friday 

 

8:30 am to 9:30 am at all 3 offices!  

Walk-In Criteria:
 
*Symptoms fewer than 3 days
 
*Children older than 4 months
 
*Routine health problems like sore throat, ear pain, cough and cold symptoms, fever, rash or pink eye
 
 For well-child check ups and children with complex or chronic health issues like asthma, stomachaches and headaches, please schedule a regular appointment.
 
Walk-In patients are seen in the order they arrive.
 
These appointments are available to Pediatrics South patients only.
 
Please check in by 9:15 am to ensure availability of appointment.
 

  



 




          



 
 
~~~Important Message Regarding Insurance Plans~~~
 
 
Pediatrics South has been and will continue to be an independent practice.  
We are able to accept all insurances
(only the Partners Plan of UPMC is excluded).
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices for answers.
 
 

 



 




Baseline ImPACT Testing


Pediatrics South provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents.  As part of that comprehensive care, we evaluate and treat our patients suspected of having a concussion using the la
test techniques and tests available.  We offer both baseline and post-injury ImPACT testing.  We approach each patient with a unique treatment plan based upon their specific symptoms, addressing the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of concussions. 

 

~Call our offices for more information or to schedule an appointment ~

 
   


 



 

We are happy to offer evening and Saturday appointments!
 
* a $30 fee will be charged to your insurance company for any visits after 5:30pm and weekends.
Your insurance company will determine how this fee will be applied. 
* Behavioral Health visits are exempt from this fee.

 

 



 
 
~~~~~ Annual Physical Reminder ~~~~~

 Schedule your appointment today! 

Special Note:

In order for any forms to be completed, patients must be up-to-date with their physicals.
 

Seasonal Info:

We offer mini-physical appointments for our patients who need a post-June 1st  date on school and/or sports forms and it hasn't been a year since their last physical.
The cost is $30.
 
* All forms that require a health history completed by parents must be reviewed by the practitioners prior to the completion of any additional physical forms.
 


 
 
SCHEDULING POLICY REGARDING
DRIVER'S
PERMIT FORMS

Patients will need to make an appointment for the completion of a driver's permit form.  A fee will be assessed based upon the complexity of the visit.  The PA Department of Transportation requires that all individuals seeking a permit must have a current physical and complete the form in front of a practitioner.


 
DUE TO THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR FORM COMPLETIONS THIS TIME OF YEAR, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT "SAME DAY" FORM COMPLETION MAY REQUIRE PICK-UP AT THE END OF THE DAY.
 
*effective April 15, 2015, the fee to complete same day forms is $15.
All other forms may be completed for a fee of $10.
Forms completed at a physical visit do not incur a fee. 

THANK YOU!

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

Behavioral Health Team

 

Our highly experienced and dedicated team is available for patient evaluation. 

For questions and information,contact Joan Schneider at 412-561-7541 or
jschneider@pediatricssouth.com. 

Additional information and resources can be found in our Patient Education section through the
behavioral health folder.


*Behavioral Health Visits are for registered patients only.



 

 
Nutrition and Weight Management 
 
We provide individualized programs for our patients.

For more information, contact the office at 412-561-7541.
 


 
 MEDICAL HOME 
 
We are so proud to be a medical home practice!

Contact Roxanne Shoup at 412-561-7541 or rshoup@pediatricssouth.com
to learn more about  
coordinated care available for our special needs patients.

 



 

Are you Expecting a Baby???

Our providers will be very happy to meet with you at any of our 3 locations!

Call to schedule a complimentary prenatal consultation:

Mt. Lebanon          412-561-7541

Peters          724-969-5025

Robinson          412-494-9588

We look forward to meeting you!

 



 
 
Medical Records:
 
Please contact the offices if you would like information on how to receive a copy of your latest visit.
We will be happy to provide it to you with your written request.  
(The release forms are available to download through our SERVICES section)
*delivery is also available via secured email


 







CONCUSSION TREATMENT

 

Please read "What is a concussion?",  written by Dr. Marc Yester of our Peters location:


                            " At times, living in Pittsburgh can seem like you’re in the center of the concussion universe.  We are a sports obsessed region, surrounded by professional athletes, making concussions a regular topic of discussion.  Whether it’s Ben Roethlisberger, Sidney Crosby, or a local high school athlete, head injuries are constantly reported, debated, and discussed.  In this article..."

Read the full article in our PATIENT EDUCATION section!!!






 

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