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03/18/2013
By: insi10
Wickwire William MD
Read the review by the woman whose husband waited an hour. Agree that one should not have to wait so long. I've visited Dr. Wickwire multiple times; never had to wait more than 10 minutes, but his waiting room has been full at times. On the other hand, isn't the quality of treatment more important? OK, not to some people, who would rather have fast service than good medicine. Dr. Wickwire is very good at what he does. Called in an even more special specialist for me when needed. I'm impressed. The fellow at the front desk is pleasant, in my view. But everybody can be less than perfectly polite at times. Also, what's the alternative? Here's what it is: an hour's drive in each direction down the mountain to wait in someone else's waiting room. Finally, as the woman said, they were told he was in surgery. Well, surgery is not a precise science. Sometimes there is more to deal with. So lady, drive down the mountain next time. I like Dr. Wickwire, his front desk staffer, and his nurse. All quite cool people, and he's a very good doc with skin cancers.
Tips & Advices
A child should see his or her pediatrician frequently during the first few years. Once the child reaches age 3, parents should schedule a doctor's visit at least once per year. Before that, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents arrange visits according to the following schedule:
  • 2 to 5 days old
  • 1 month old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 24 months old (2 years)
  • 30 months old (2.5 years)
No, parents should call 911, an emergency physician, or a pediatric emergency physician if a child suffers an acute illness or injuries. Doctors in these fields are more qualified than pediatricians to handle emergency situations.
A well-visit is a routine visit with a pediatrician to track a child's development, discuss medical or emotional concerns, and receive immunizations and medical advice.
Yes, pediatricians provide immunizations for infants and children up through 21 years.
No, pediatricians do not have to be board certified.They're only required to have a state license. However, certification indicates a dedication to studying pediatrics beyond the requirements.

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