About Blanchard Valley Pediatrics
The physicians, nurses and staff of Blanchard Valley Pediatrics, Inc. are committed to providing you with the finest pediatric healthcare available. We understand that parenting can generate many questions and concerns, and we hope to provide you with the tools to raise a healthy child. We always strive to provide an environment that will make your time with us as pleasant and as meaningful as possible.
About the Nurses
Nurses: Lois, Mandy, Ericka G., Erica F., Stephanie
Our nursing staff has a combination of over 120 years of experience. They offer a wealth of knowledge on everything from breast feeding questions to the necessary immunizations to send your young adult off to college. We have a telephone nurse specialist available during regular business hours to address any questions or concerns you may have. We will ask for a brief explanation and your current phone number, your child's chart will then be provided to our phone nurse so they may have their history available to them when your call is returned to you. We try to expedite your call as efficiently as possible, however, please understand that during high call volume times (peak illness season) it may be a slightly longer call wait time. Your call will be returned the same day.
About the Office Staff
Office Staff: Janet, Ronda, Jane, Jessica, Toni, Michelle
Being moms ourselves, we know you can't always predict when your child will get sick and needs to see a doctor, However, we also know that sitting in a waiting room in a doctor's office with a sick child is miserable, to say the least. We value your time, and so, if possible, please call us first thing in the morning so that we can find you a convenient time to be seen that day. Please understand that chronic conditions or symptoms that have been developing over a period of time may require an extended visit or longer appointment time and we will assess the situation and will accomodate to allow the necessary time needed by the physician.
We open the office and sign our telephones on at 8 AM - Monday thru Friday and 8:30 AM on Saturday. We will be here to answer your calls and schedule you a same day appointment for illness. All patients are seen by appointment only and, if available, parents may request a certain physician to see their child.
Parents are asked to call in advance to schedule well and sports exams and often times, for infants, this may be done prior to leaving the office from a current exam. Frequently, our time for well exam are filled four to six weeks ahead, therefore, try to anticipate well in advance your need for camp, school, athletic and other deadlines.