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- Is Muddy Creek Pediatrics accepting new patients? Yes, we are happily accepting new patients. Please contact our office during normal business hours for more information, or to schedule a new patient appointment. New patients are also welcomed to schedule “Meet the Doctor” appointments before becoming established with the practice. Please click here for information for new patients on our website.
- Which insurance does Muddy Creek Pediatrics accept? We accept most major insurance plans. For our current list, please click here. If you are unsure as to whether we accept your insurance, simply give us a quick call! We are not currently accepting Ohio Medicaid or any of the Medicaid HMOs, and our ability to care for Healthcare Market Place plans is limited so please check with your insurance company to verify our in network participation with your insurance plan.
- We are expecting a baby and we are interested in having Muddy Creek Pediatrics care for our child’s health. What do we need to do? Congratulations! This is such an exciting time for you. We welcome the opportunity for your family to become one of ours. We schedule “Meet the Doctors” appointments for expectant parents, or anyone wanting to bring their children to Muddy Creek Pediatrics for medical care. These appointments are typically scheduled at the end of the workday on Tuesdays and Fridays, but we can be flexible if needed.
- When are you open for appointments? Our office hours are Monday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. We are open on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon for all appointment types.
- Can we meet the doctors before our child is born? Definitely! We encourage you to call and schedule a “Meet the Doctors” appointment prior to your child being born. We want you to have the peace of mind that familiarity provides during this busy and exciting time. It’s one less thing you have to worry about once your baby is delivered. Please call the office to schedule an appointment, which we usually schedule at the end of the business day on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- How do I know when my child needs a vaccination? Muddy Creek Pediatrics follows the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccination schedule as well as the recommendations of the Centers For Disease Control.
- What is your vaccination policy? Please reference our vaccination policy by clicking here.
- At what age would my child no longer see a pediatrician? We take care of children from birth through college. As your child reaches the age of maturity we will begin to discuss a transition to an adult provider as part of your child’s preventive wellness plan.
- If I have questions, can I just phone or email the doctors or nurses? You can call the office during regular office hours and speak with one of our nursing staff. If you have a non-urgent matter that you would like to discuss, we welcome the opportunity to be of help to you and suggest you call after 10:00 am to avoid waiting on hold too long.
- How do I get prescriptions refilled? You may call the office and speak with a nurse, or have your pharmacy contact us by phone or fax. Please note that it can take as long as 48 hours to renew a prescription, and some medications may require pre-authorization with your insurance company further delaying turn around times for new prescriptions. A written Rx must be picked up and signed for in the office.
- Which hospitals do you partner with? We refer all of our patients needing hospital care to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, whether it be the Clifton main campus, or the Liberty Twp campus. There are also many Children’s Hospital outpatient centers available to serve you.
- What are your doctor’s philosophies? Our job as pediatricians is to empower parents to take care of their children’s physical and emotional well being. Our mission is to provide expert, comprehensive pediatric care for our families. Our emphasis is always on the health and well-being of your child. We stress the importance of preventive health care, partnering with parents in a collaborative effort, and coordinating care with other healthcare providers to maximize the quality of care your child receives.
- How do I make an appointment for a sick child? We encourage you to call the office during normal business hours to discuss your child’s illness with one of our nurses. Same day appointments are available and may be scheduled by our nursing staff at the time of your call.
- How often does my child need a check up? We follow the AAP guidelines for preventive checkups. In the first year of life, babies are seen for preventive well care at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 12 months of age. In the second year of life, they are seen at 15, 18, and 24 months. We see children again at 2 ½ years of age, and then yearly beginning at age 3.
- What other wellness checks and appointments do I need to schedule? All appointments need to be scheduled. Well check ups are done yearly starting at age 3, and any other appointments your child needs, such as a medication check, weight check, or a specific problem or illness, will be scheduled by our office staff, just give us a call!
- How do I reach the doctors with an after hours problem? Unfortunately, kids get sick at all hours of the day and night, not just between 8:30 am and 5 pm. One of our doctors is “on call” after hours at all times. If you have a non urgent problem that can wait until office hours, please do so. If your child has a problem that cannot wait, you may call the office (513.398.3900) and leave a message for the doctor on call. When leaving a message for the doctor, please speak slowly and clearly, and make sure to leave your child’s name, your name, and a phone number where you can be reached. The physician on call will return your call within 30 minutes.
- I need my sports participation form signed. Do I need a checkup? Not if you have had one in the last year. If you have not, it is required for us to see and evaluate your child, and provide a full physical, before completing the form. Please call the office to schedule a physical, and prior to the appointment, please complete the entire front page of the sports physical form. We cannot complete our portion of the sports physical form if the parental section is not completed prior to your appointment.
- What are the required medical forms for school, camp, or other activities away from home? There are many forms required for attendance at preschools, schools, summer camps, before and aftercare programs, etc., as well as family leave forms, sports physical forms, work permits, medication administration, and college forms, that children at different ages and stages will need. Please bring any forms that you need to have completed with you to your child’s well care, or physical appointment, and we will complete them while you’re here in most cases without a fee.
- What happens if I don’t bring required school forms to my child’s physical appointment? If you have forgotten your form, please ask us! We have many different school forms on hand at the office. If you find at other times during the year that you need a form completed, we will be happy to take care of this for you; however, due to the vast number of forms that we receive and complete on a daily basis, we do charge a nominal fee for completion.
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