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.
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5695 Innovation Drive, Suite 100 Dublin, OH 43016
Our new office is located at the corner of Emerald Parkway & Innovation Drive.
As you may have seen on the news, FluMist will not be available for the 2016-2017 flu season. The CDC and the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) recommended this change due to the studies done from last season, showing that FluMist was not as effective as the injectable flu vaccine. We know this will cause stress and consternation for many of you and your children. We highly recommend that families do not let this change effect their decision to vaccinate against influenza this fall and winter. Over the last few years, 90% of children that died from influenza were unvaccinated and 65% were previously healthy kids. Please check our Facebook page or our website in the coming weeks and months for updates on when we will be scheduling flu clinics.
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.