New Patient Appointments
Expectant parents are encouraged to call to 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. These appointments are usually scheduled at the end of the business day on Tuesdays and Fridays. Parents with new patients who are not newborns are also encouraged to schedule a “Meet the Doctor” appointment.
First Newborn Well Care Appointment
Our first recommended visit for all newborns is one to two days after leaving the hospital, depending upon the child’s condition at discharge. Ideally, both parents should attend your first and other early visits to see us at Muddy Creek Pediatrics. These appointments give you and Dr. Habel or Dr. O’Malley a chance to get to know each other and exchange questions and answers. Don’t restrict yourself to medical questions; we are also experts on general child care issues and a valuable resource if you’re looking for child care help, parent support groups, or other outside assistance. Remember, we are your partners in health for the duration of your baby’s childhood and our relationship is important.
Click here for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.