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By: senterstage
Family Practice Associates
This was my first trip to a doctor's office in over a year, and until I was diagnosed with diabetes, I NEVER visited one unless I was having very painful symptoms. I never got physicals (which I still won't), and never submitted to the recommended exams that men should get when we see age fifty in the rear view mirror. That being said, I didn't know what to expect when I arrived there as a new patient last Friday, but I was very intimidated at first. I was quite certain they would press me to undergo various examinations that I'd never had done, and in fact the very thought of them had literally made my skin crawl. (So I never will submit to them, and I'll deal with whatever consequences may befall me because of it). Exactly why I'm so adamant regarding this is beyond the scope of this review --- however it's well within in it to say that, although some of these procedures were recommended by the nurse and doctor, when I said no thanks, that was the end of it. And when I told the doctor that I also had gender preferences with respect to examinations, I was told they could accommodate me there also. I felt that was very respectful and it helped to ease my anxiety. About the only negative thing was that when I called to make my first appointment, I was given the names of two available doctors --- and of course I knew nothing about either one. Only when I asked, did they tell me that one of them was a female. I don't allow examinations by females, so if I had unwittingly selected one and hadn't realized it until I'd arrived to my appointment --- I'd have been very upset and would've likely been back to square-one regarding my treatment for what was then uncontrolled diabetes. But that issue was thankfully circumvented, and overall my visit to Family Practice Associates went very well!
By: Kara M.
Children's Medical Center Inc
Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! We have been there 11 years and couldn't imagine going to another practice for my children! We have seen many of the wonderful doctors, Drs. Komer and Cracraft being my boys' favorites. My youngest son is backward and shy, refusing to do anything medical related and they worked hard to build a relationship with him, and now he asks to go there! My oldest son has asthma and they have listened to our requests and provided a care plan perfect for him.They keep us on track with vaccinations and well-checks and even call back the same day with any questions or concerns I have had. The "sick" walk-in morning times are a life-saver! If you want to find the perfect doctor for your child, you'll find one here with their variety of Doctors! We LOVE Children's Medical!
By: Katie R.
Children's Medical Center Inc
I give 4/5 Depending on the doctor everything usually goes pretty smooth..usually I'm in and out in half hour or less..I like the morning walk in that they have..I deff would choose Dr.Smalls and Dr.coomer anyday.The other doctors are not as friendly as these 2 and very judgemental as well.
By: Chris J.
Dr. Matthew Jon Vernon, MD
If you want a caring Dr. He his GREAT. If you want in and out too bad ,this is a good person and cares. Takes time to listen to you ,and runs late, because he cares about his patients.
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By: Joshua R.
Children's Medical Center Inc
For future reference, their fax # is (513) 424-1850. I'm happy with their services. They are supportive and have always been there for many generations. Appreciate it.
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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