Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we want to remind you that the health and safety of our patients and their families at Surfside Pediatrics is our number one priority
We are proud to become leaders in the field of pediatric telehealth and telemedicine. Our amazing team of board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners bring their many years of training, expertise, experience, and compassion into your homes through hippa-secure online video. We can now bring our unique combination of compassionate family-centered care and evidence-based advanced pediatric care directly to you.
In an effort to keep vulnerable patients or patients with symptoms in their homes while maintaining access to the care they need we are offering Telemedicine visits. This audio/visual technology allows our healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients from the comfort of your living room. This is a great way to provide care to patients that need to discuss a problem, have a consult or sick visit, or review a medication. These Telemedicine visits are treated by your insurance as a regular office visit. Please ask the front desk about setting up a telemedicine appointment for today or a future date. Telemedicine visits are available for both established and new patients to our office.
Please call our front desk to book your online telehealth appointment now.
Our Approach To Telemedicine
These days it’s becoming more and more important for families to be able to have pediatric medical care at their fingertips. Of course, busy schedules, a sick child, and pandemics can also make it more difficult to bring your child in for an appointment. Don’t worry; we can bring your pediatrician to you thanks to our telemedicine services.
A telemedicine appointment will not take the place of your child’s regular wellness visits; you will still need to follow your child’s pediatrician schedule to make sure that they are getting the preventive care they need throughout their childhood and teen years; however, telemedicine is a great option when symptoms or problems arise that aren’t urgent but do require a doctor’s attention. You may choose to schedule a telemedicine visit with our pediatric team to,
- Discuss symptoms your child is dealing with
- Make a definitive diagnosis
- Monitor an ongoing or chronic condition to see if medication is working properly
- Determine whether your child should come into the office for additional care
- Determine whether your child may require testing (e.g. X-rays; blood test)
- Refill a prescription without having to come into the office
- Discuss your child’s current treatment plan
- Garner a second opinion regarding your child’s treatment and care
The Benefits Of Telehealth
Make sure that you fully understand what a telemedicine visit entails. Feel free to talk this over with our pediatrician beforehand. You may choose to use either a laptop or smartphone for the session. The benefit of turning to us for telemedical care is that we also provide your child’s routine checkups. This means that we fully understand your child’s medical history and can provide them with quick, reliable, and comprehensive care without having to leave the house. This also means dependable treatment plans that are customized to your child.
A telemedicine appointment makes it easy for busy families to ask their doctor questions, address symptoms their child is experiencing, and get medications refilled without having to drive over to our office. These virtual pediatric appointments can save families time while also providing expedited pediatric care right to your home.