Expecting a baby is such an exciting time that brings with it many changes and choices. The choice of a pediatrician for your new child is of utmost importance. You want to have a physician with whom you can have a relationship built on trust, mutual respect, and open communication. You also want to be provided with the most up to date, excellent medical care available. We thoroughly enjoy walking through this exciting time in a young family’s life, welcoming your new addition with you and providing excellent, compassionate care. We are more than happy to meet with you while you are expecting in order to get to know you as well as answer any questions you might have about our practice, becoming a new mom, and preparing to care for your baby. Appointments can be made by simply calling the office and requesting a newborn consult.
As your due date approaches, your obstetrician and the hospital (when you register) will ask which pediatrician you have chosen to be your baby’s doctor. Let them know which of our doctors you plan to see. When the baby is born, the hospital will notify your pediatrician that a new baby has arrived. The doctor will come to the hospital and check your baby within 24 hours of birth and will see the baby each day until you are both discharged. At discharge, your pediatrician will let you know when you will need to come into the office for your baby’s first visit (usually within two days). This first visit is especially important as we will be checking for weight to be regained, for heart conditions that can develop within a few days of life, for urine and stool output and for signs of jaundice. Be sure to download and complete our New Patient form here to bring with you to your first visit. We look forward to meeting you.
For information on new babies, please download our helpful book “Your New Baby.“
We are excited that you have chosen the physicians of Augusta Pediatric Associates to care for you child/children. For your first appointment with us, here are a few items you will need to bring with you:
- Newborn form
- Your child’s insurance card. Please verify that the primary care physician is the physician in our practice that you would like to see and that he/she is in-network for your plan.
- Your child’s immunization record
- Release of Medical Records to APA
Be sure to visit our Patient Resources page to view our financial policy, health form policy, and other patient forms.