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New Patients

Welcome!

We would like to welcome you to our practice and hope to be involved in your family’s growth and development for years to come. Our practice has been part of the Yuma community for four decades. We have shared in the lives of over 29,000 families since opening our doors in 1972. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Pre-registration is required in order to enroll your child(ren) into our system. Please call, bring by or fax (726-2377) your insurance cards. When you come in for your first appointment we need immunization records and any, growth charts and pertinent medical records.

Appointments are offered with 5 different care providers. We usually have two or three providers seeing patients each day. We do our best to accommodate your requests for appointment times and providers. During the winter and flu seasons you may be asked to speak to a medical assistant for triage. Our medical assistants offer our recommendations and suggestions for treating many minor illnesses, which can often help you manage your child’s illness at home. We do offer same day appointments for sick children. This may cause delays in our timeliness; we hope you understand the trade-off.

If you are asked to return for “Shot Only” please let our front office know 24 hour in advance so we can verify your insurance covers the immunization. You do not need a specific appointment time for the shot to be given.

We must have written permission to see a child without a parent or guardian present.

We understand that things can come up that may conflict with an appointment. We do ask that you cancel appointments you cannot keep. A no-show fee of $25 is charged after the second no-show.

Evening/Weekend coverage is shared among 3 of our providers. Our answering service will first direct you to the Nurse Care Line staffed by Yuma Regional Medical Center. If you need to speak to a doctor, you will be transferred to the doctor on call for our practice. Hospital admissions are managed by the Pediatric Hospitalists who specialize in hospital care.

Please let us know if you have a change of address, phone number or insurance. Thank you for understanding co-pays and deductibles are expected to be paid at time of service.

Circumcisions can be done in the office for male infants less than 2 weeks of age. (On occasion we will do them up to one month of age if the infant is small.) The decision to circumcise is a personal decision and one must weigh both social and medical factors into the decision.

If you have made an appointment to circumcise your infant, please do not feed him 2 hours prior to the appointment. Bring formula or mom, if the child breastfeeds, to feed the infant immediately after the procedure is completed. He will be hungry. We also ask that you avoid using powders or diaper ointment prior to the appointment.

The circumcision is done under local anesthetic and he is given Sweet-ease, a sugar solution to suck as a distraction during the procedure. The procedure usually takes approximately 10 minutes. Parents may observe or leave the room during the procedure, whichever they prefer.

If you have any questions regarding circumcision please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Still have questions?

Call us at 928.344.4800.
We’ll be happy to help you.

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