The pediatricians and staff at Emerald Pediatrics feel it is our privilege to care for your child. We wish to provide superior pediatric care in a friendly, accessible environment. We respect the individuality of each family and are committed to assisting you in providing the best environment for your child's medical, developmental and emotional well-being.
We are proud of our team of pediatricians, nurses and clerical staff who work diligently to make your experience and your child's experience as pleasant and efficient as possible.
*UPDATE - FLU VACCINE CLINICS*
We are now able to schedule flu vaccine clinics for October and November.
There has been a significant delay in the distribution of FluMist from the manufacturer. We have received small shipments but not enough for our patient population.
Today we received notification from the manufacturer of that based on their current release and delivery schedule, it is highly unlikely that they will be able to meet the expected FluMist demand prior to the end of the year.
We do not expect to receive any more shipments of FluMist for this season.
At this time, we are only able to offer injectable flu vaccine to our patients. We recommend all patients ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Please remember the importance of the influenza vaccine, not how your child receives it.
We are so excited to announce Jeffrey A. Krasniewski, MD has joined our Emerald family. Dr. Krasniewski has been practicing pediatrics in the Columbus area since 2004. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001 and completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern/Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Krasniewski and his wife Katie reside in Dublin with their four children, Sydney, Alex, Julia and Celia.
Effective January 1, 2014 there will be a $5.00 per form completion fee (unless the form is brought into the office during the well visit then there is no charge for form completion). This includes school, daycare (child medical statement), medication, camp, club, sports forms, etc. There is a separate charge for FMLA and Connor's forms. These forms take significant time to complete and require extra time by our staff. We encourage you to bring in any forms, that you anticipate your child will need for the school year, the day of his or her appointment. If you do not have the necessary forms with you at the time of your child's well visit, please check with our front desk staff as we may have the form you need.
We understand that caring for children who are ill can be unpredictable. As such, we are happy to offer plenty of same day ill appointments. We will fill our same day ill appointments in order and will only schedule into the afternoon and evening as our earlier appointments are filled. This is to accommodate those children that have become ill later in the day, at school or daycare. When you call and request a same day ill appointment, we ask that you try to take the appointment time that is offered to you. We realize that there are sometimes unusual circumstances and we will do our best to accommodate you, but in most cases, if your child is ill enough to need a same day ill appointment, they should likely be at home and able to come in during the appointment time offered to you. We appreciate your understanding.
Can't make it to your child's appointment and need someone else to bring them in? Going out of town? Whatever the situation, it is important for you to plan ahead and plan for the unexpected. It is best that children are brought in to our office by a parent for guardian. However, there may be times when someone else takes care of your child. That person may be a babysitter, teacher, or family member. If your child must be brought in to our office, we need a signed consent form to provide medical care. A Consent for Medical Care (including vaccinations) or Consent for Emergency Care form (not including vaccinations), prepared in advance, assures that the caregiver will be able to make medical decisions, guided by our physicians, in your absence. The person you name must be 18 years of age or older. You may obtain these forms from the front desk staff or under the Patient Education/Patient Forms tab located at the top of this page. Please also remember to provide the caregiver with a copy of your most recent insurance card and copay.
Emerald Pediatrics has received the This Week Community News Reader's Choice Award for 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Parsons for making Columbus Monthly's Best Doctors 2014.