670 Mall Drive
Portage, MI 49024

 
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Welcome to the Website for Pediatrics PC, your home for patient and family centered pediatric care. We provide medical care for children between birth and high school graduation. We are conveniently located in Portage, MI, on Mall Drive between Constitution and Westnedge Ave. While most of your questions can be answered in our Website, feel free to contact our office to speak with one of our staff.

At Pediatrics PC, our goal is to provide patient and family-centered pediatric care from infancy through adolescence. As one of the oldest independent pediatric groups in the area, our physicians and office staff are proud that we are continuing to serve the third and fourth generations of families in Southwest Michigan. We strive to see your acutely sick child the same day you call for an appointment, while encouraging you to form a partnership/relationship with a pediatrician who will get to know your family and your values.

Our office hours are M-F 8am-5pm, Sat 8-noon(sick and emergencies).

Changes are on the Way for 2015

In January, Dr. Gibson will become an Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the WMU Home Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine. She would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families with whom she has had the privilege of working with for the past 16 years. As she becomes responsible for teaching medical students and residents, she hopes to share both the knowledge and the joy of caring for patients and families that she experienced at Pediatrics, PC.

Ann Sheehan, DNP, will be joining our pediatric care team as a full time practitioner in January, 2015. Ann is a doctorally prepared pediatric nurse practitioner and has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in both private practice and community clinic settings. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2010 and is currently on the faculty of Grand Valley State University College of Nursing. She has exceptional training and experience with all levels of pediatric care with particular interests in newborn care and adolescent and mental health care. We are excited to have her become a member of our Pediatrics, PC, “family.”

 

 

 

Information to Help Prevent Your Child From Drowning

Bronson Hospital is doing a community needs assessment and wants your input. Please follow the link to Bronson.
http://www.bronsonhealth.com/healthsurvey

Forms for establishing your child as a patient as well as forms for school physicals, ADD/ADHD evaluations and Eating Disorder patients are located under the forms section.

We have included a copy of the Kalamazoo County Great Start Collaborative Parenting Education Directory in our Resources section. This directory is intended to provide parents and agencies with a basic overview of organizations that provide parent education and classes for parents, guardians, and caregivers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new warning about the dangers of trampolines, click here to read about it and other child safety information. More trampoline safety on our Resources page.

The Prevnar Vaccine has been improved to include six additional strains of the strep pneumococcus bacteria.

All children ages one year to 50 months (not yet five years) are required to receive one dose of Prevnar 13 to enter daycare, preschool and kindergarten.

It is recommended that any child entering daycare, preschool or kindergarten receive Hepatitis A (this vaccine will be required soon).

Preteens (ten years and over) are required to have a second varicella, TDAP, and meningitis vaccine before entering middle school. Hepatitis A is recommended at this age is not done in infancy.

Pediatrics, P.C. recommends annual physical examinations starting at age two years to assure your child is up to date on immunizations, growing normally and developing as expected. These visits also allow us to gather information needed to complete health forms required by daycares and schools (including sports participation).

Our office participates with theVaccine for Children program administered by the State of Michigan. This program offers vaccines at a redued cost for those families whose insurance does not cover them. All vaccines are also available at your local health department.

Required for all children entering kindergarten and all children changing school districts:

  • Two doses of Varicella (Var) or history of chickenpox disease

Required for all children enrolled in 6th grade and for all children 7 through 18 years changing school districts:

  • One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after the 11th birthday
  • One dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) on or after the 10th birthday if 5 years since last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine (DTaP, Td, DT)
  • Two doses of Varicella (Var) or history of chickenpox disease

A new site is available for health advice. It is backed by over 60,000 American Academy of Pediatrics member pediatricians. Visit HealthlyChildren.org to try it out.

 

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