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At Meridian Pediatrics our staff focuses on the physical, emotional and social well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to 21 years old. Our physicians and staff are experts in medical care and we’re very focused on the prevention of physical illnesses in children and young adults. As a genuine “medical home” for our patients, we are also dedicated to prevention and treatment of behavioral, emotional and developmental problems.

We aim to be your complete “medical home” to provide your children exceptional medical care from a doctor and nurse you know and can trust. As a full service office, we are here for your children from the moment they are born until they are young adults. Contact our office to learn more.

What is a medical home?

A medical home is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnership between patients, physicians, and families.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that every child deserves a medical home, where care is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, patient- and family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.

Over the past year the AAP has been at the forefront of numerous initiatives to promote the adoption and spread of the patient- and family-centered medical home.

For more information, visit http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org


Routine Physicals

Wellness visits are essential to provide your children with the best possible pediatric care. Each visit includes a developmental, nutritional, social, and physical assessment. For the first two years the visits are timed around the immunizations. After age three the visits are annual. IMPORTANT: Routine physicals can now be scheduled up to six months in advance.

School and Camp Forms

Please note that most forms require a routine physical examination within the preceding 6-12 months. Please fill out all requested information in the parent section. It takes approximately 5 working days to complete the form. There is a nominal charge for the completion of this paper work.

In Case of Emergency

Telephone calls after hours should be limited to emergencies only. If you have a problem that cannot wait until morning, you should call the home of your pediatrician. Your call may be answered by a recorder, which will provide information about contacting the doctor on call for the evening. Click here for a list of our physicians.

Telephone Calls

If your doctor has an early morning phone time, you may call to discuss any type of problem or concern. Parents can use this time for voicing concerns prior to a scheduled well visit, gaining insight as to feeding, discipline, toilet training, daycare, etc. The doctors give medical advice during office hours. When you call, the medical receptionist will carefully transcribe your concerns in a note to your doctor. The doctor will review the note and instruct the receptionist or nurse to advise you accordingly. Insurance and billing questions will be accepted between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm at (317) 844-4340.