We make every effort to schedule appointments for sick children on the same day that you call us. It’s best to call in the morning if your child needs to be seen that day. When calling us to schedule your appointment please provide us with all of your concerns that you would like addressed so we may schedule the appropriate amount of time.
If you would like us to see more than one child, please schedule both of them when you make your appointment. Without an appointment, we may not be able to see a sick sibling right away, and you may be asked to wait while the physician sees a scheduled patient who may be waiting. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients.
Sometimes, delays with emergencies may cause us to fall behind schedule. We are providing the best possible care on an individual basis and these delays are sometimes unavoidable. We respect the value of your time and will do everything possible to maintain our schedule.
Did you know that JDC has some great resources on this website that may help you the next time your child is sick? One of these may have the answer you are looking for:
"Is Your Child Sick?
is an online triage system that utilizes the same clinical protocols used by JDC Pediatrics, over 20,000 pediatricians, and almost every children’s hospital. Just select your child’s symptom(s) from the drop-down list and you will be given basic instructions on how to manage the problem, when to seek medical care, and what symptoms warrant urgent care.
Visual Symptom Checker
Hover your mouse over the area of the body about which you would like information. Click on that area and choose your area of interest from the list that appears.
This tool will give you informaton on using over-the-counter medicines with your child, including dosage charts and safety information.
What's Going Around?
Read about common illnesses occurring in your local community that our physicians are currently seeing in patients visiting our office.