Eastern Pediatrics provides up-to-date care for newborn through adolescence with state-of-the-art services for illness, minor injuries, and preventative and well care services. Our facility provides separate sick and well waiting rooms to help keep our well children healthy. Our providers work hand in hand with parents to achieve the best possible health and development for their children.
We are happy that you have chosen to come and grow with us at Eastern Pediatrics. Our providers work hand-in-hand with parents to achieve the best possible health and development for your new baby.
The following is helpful information, but is not a complete care guide. When in doubt, you should refer any questions to your child’s provider.
Please call our office for any of the following:
Enjoy your baby!
Hold, talk and read aloud to your new baby. Babies need love and attention and you cannot “spoil” them by holding, cuddling, and paying attention to them. Studies have shown that babies who are held more are actually more secure when they are older. Reading aloud to your baby makes it easier for them to learn to read and helps them to be more successful in life.
At these visits your child’s provider will assess their growth and development. These appointments are generally of a longer duration to allow you time to discuss your child’s physical and mental development, nutritional needs, recommended preventative care (such as vaccinations against certain illnesses), and questions or concerns you may have regarding your child. For well-child care visits, we follow the screening schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures. We follow the immunization schedule recommended by the AAP.
For children 2 months through 5 years of age a developmental questionnaire called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire is recommended to be completed. These forms can require more time to complete than standard medical forms (especially as the child gets older). A few questions require the child to perform tasks and answer questions and, as we all know, children may not be fully cooperative at the moment we need them to be; therefore, if possible the forms are best completed in the days prior to the appointment. Our staff can email the appropriate form to you upon request. If you choose to complete the form on the day of your appointment, we recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment in order to complete the form.
If there are any forms that will need to be completed by the physician for your child, such as school physical or camp physical forms, please bring those forms with you to the appointment.
We are available to you 24 hours a day. Please call one of our providers after hours for URGENT matters only. All other routine matters, prescription refills, and scheduling appointments should be done during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
We now provide same-day scheduled appointment options each day Monday through Friday to meet all of our patient needs.
We do our very best to accommodate your sick child when you need us.
You may call our office number 252-561-7777 during regular office hours or after hours if you need to reach the provider on call for URGENT matters.
If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, they need to have follow up appointments by our providers every 3 and 6 months. We want to achieve and maintain asthma control and help our patients learn self-management skills along with environmental factors for long term management. Please call and make an appointment with us today.
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We offer many services such as ADHD evaluation and management, asthma evaluation and management, circumcisions for newborns through 2 months of age or up to eleven pounds, obesity evaluation and referral, minor laceration repair, and complimentary prenatal visits.
Dental Varnish: Healthy gums and teeth are important to your child’s overall health. Our doctors may recommend your child receive fluoride varnish treatments in our office to prevent tooth decay because many young children cannot see a dentist until they are older.
Depression Screening: We care about our patients’ mental health just as much as their physical health. If you are concerned about your child’s mood, ask your provider about our depression screening services.
Behavioral Services Partnership with Tidal Integrated Health Services: Dr. Rachel Kininger is a licensed psychologist who is specially trained in behavioral pediatrics. With the future of your child in mind, clear goals are defined to improve your children’s problem-solving skills, coping mechanisms, and any behavioral needs.
Ear Piercing Services: Eastern Pediatrics is now offering ear piercings for our patients starting at 6 months of age. We are using medical grade titanium hypoallergenic earrings. The earrings are in a sterile, encapsulated tamper resistant package with a safety back to guard against any potential contaminants prior to piercing.
For your protection we have separate well and sick waiting rooms. We also offer pagers if you prefer to wait in the car.