New patients are being accepted at Midcoast Pediatrics.
Please be sure to fill out a medical record release form at your child’s previous physician’s office, or ask our office for one so that we may request your child’s medical record. Having your child’s past medical record will ensure continuity of your child’s medical care.
In addition, if your child takes any medication on a regular basis, it would be wise to be sure you have refills available on the original prescription from your child’s previous pediatrician, in case there is a delay in getting your child into our office for appointment
For ease in billing and to ensure that you are not billed incorrectly for services, please be sure to bring your child’s insurance card with you to every visit.
Prenatal and Meet-and-Greet Visits
Expectant parents and parents of prospective patients are welcome to schedule appointments to meet any of our providers.
Newborn Weight Checks
If your baby was born at Mid Coast Hospital, he/she was cared for by one of our Midcoast Pediatrics pediatricians.
New babies should come in to our office for a Newborn Weight Check within 48-72 hours after they are discharged from the hospital. This is because jaundice, a common newborn condition, often becomes noticeable between 2-4 days of age.
It is important that your baby be examined by a pediatrician during this time period. It is also important to weigh your baby because infants tend to lose weight after birth and we want to be sure he/she is regaining the weight.
Newborn Weight Check appointments are also an opportunity for you to ask questions about any issues that may have come up since you brought your baby home.
Complicated/Extended Visits for Chronic Issues
If your child is new to our practice and you are calling to schedule an appointment to discuss asthma, ADD/ADHD or other chronic condition, it would be very helpful to us if prior to coming in for the appointment, you could fill out a records release form to have your child’s medical records sent to us. Once our office receives the records, one of our physicians can review the record so that he/she can become familiar with your child in advance of your appointment. Records release forms can be obtained from either your child’s previous physician or from our office.
As a courtesy, our office will call the day before your child’s appointment to remind you of the next day’s appointment. We ask that you please inform us, whenever possible, 24 hours (and at the latest, two hours) in advance of not being able to keep an appointment. This enables us to offer your canceled appointment to another patient who might be in need of it.
In addition, other than at Walk-in time, it is expected that parents will call for an appointment before coming to the office.