For newborns: When you deliver your baby, let the hospital know who you’ve chosen as the baby’s primary doctor. If you are at Avista or Good Samaritan the nursery will call us, so that one of our doctors can come to see the baby. If you are at a different hospital, another pediatrician on-call for that hospital will come see the baby. You’ll need to call us to schedule the Newborn Check when you’re discharged from the hospital. Our doctors like to see the baby 24-48 hours after discharge.
For patients transferring in due to a move or insurance change: Our doctors would like all previous records in hand to review before we schedule a new Well Child or adult physical appointment. These can be requested with a “Record Release” form filled out at our office or with your previous physician. The records usually takes a minimum of 1-2 weeks to arrive. Previous records are not needed to be seen for a sick appointment.