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By: shellyvail
Topeka Pediatrics
The staff is very friendly and we are always able to be seen without a long wait. I love the fact that they even have office hours `on the weekends so if my child gets sick, I can take him to see his Dr. and not a minor emergency clinic.
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By: Tracey S.
Cooley, Dennis M, MD
He is a very nice Dr, his nurse is something to be desired. She is not very helpful and has a snotty voice on the phone. I will request my records to be sent elsewhere.
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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