We welcome new patients to our practice. Please call us at our office to make an appointment. Your first visit to the office requires a lot of administrative time. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled time to allow for this process. You can also save time by printing and completing the New Patient form from our website. If you are transferring from another pediatric office and your child had a significant past medical history, we will need to review your child’s medical records. Please contact your current physician and ask for a copy of medical records. It is important that we have at least your child’s vaccination history prior to your first scheduled visit at our practice.
We are very pleased to announce that we have a CLIA Certified Lab in our clinic. This will save a lot of your time not going to an outside laboratory. Labs we run in office for your convenience include:
Complete Blood Count
Rapid Strep test
Nuclear Influenza test
Nuclear RSV test
Urine Pregnancy Test
Rapid mononucleosis screen
Allergy testing coming soon!
If your child has been referred to see a specialist and you are calling for a referral, you will be transferred to a referral line. You will need to speak clearly leaving the child’s first and last name, date of birth, your phone number, the physician’s name your child is going to see, the reason your child is seeing a specialist and the appointment date and time. Someone will contact you within 72 hours. Once you see the specialist you was referred to, we will update that referral as needed for one year. If we did not refer you to a specialist or you have not been seen in our office for more than six months you may need to make an appointment before a referral can be approved.
We now offer a fast track service for illness recheck appointments, as well as ADHD medication check ups and refills. These visits are set up to be brief visits with a very short wait time.
However, in order to keep our wait time short for everyone in fast track, we will only be able to address the issue that you are rechecking for. If your child is still ill or your feel a new issue has come up that you would like to discuss with a provider, please schedule your child's appointment during a regular appointment slot offered at the time most convenient for you.
Please call our office with any questions about fast track or to schedule your appointment.
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life. As Pediatricians, nothing is more rewarding than the privilege of caring for this new life and providing an environment in which you and your child will thrive and develop. At PCWB, it is our pleasure to work with parents, sharing both the excitement and challenges of the parenting journey.
We encourage parents-to-be to come meet with our doctors. Come on in and tour our office and meet our staff. Please call 504-392-9298 to schedule a complimentary prenatal visit. We look forward to seeing you!
Kidmed is a program of Louisiana Medicaid that provides preventive health care for Medicaid covered children under the age of 21. Our practice is a certified clinic for the Medicaid Kidmed program. The services include:
Head to toe physicals
Beginning at age 4, vision & hearing screening
Assessing and following child growth and development
Age appropriate immunization
Age appropriate lab tests including CBC, U/A, lead test, and lipid screening
If you need a copy of your child’s medical record you can print a medical release form from this site and fax it to 504-433-9646 or you will have to come sign a release form in the office. The record will be available for pick-up within 72 hours. Appropriate fee is charged for medical records except for immunization records.
Our physicians have admitting privileges at Ochsner Westbank and West Jefferson Medical Center. They make daily newborn nursery rounds at these hospitals. When your baby is born, simply notify your obstetrician and hospital staff that you have choose our physicians as your pediatrician. One of our physicians will come to see your baby at the hospital. Contact our office at 504-392-9298 to schedule your baby’s first appointment.
Congratulations! Enjoy this beautiful time!
If it is a true life threatening emergency please call 911 first!
We strongly discourage overuse of Emergency Room visits and advise you to call our after-hours number 504-392-9298.
No Emergency Room visits during office hours are approved unless it is a life threatening situation.
If you go to the Emergency Room, please call our office at 504-392-9298 to schedule a follow-up appointment as advised by Emergency Room physician.
A physician and a nurse is always on call 24/7 for emergency needs. After 5pm Monday through Friday and between 11 and 12 pm on Saturday. Sunday the office is closed and all calls go to answering service.
For routine/daily medication refills, please have your pharmacy fax us a refill request to 504-392-7047. If your child is on ADHD medication or any controlled substance please call and leave us a message requesting the refill. Include your child's name, date of birth, and the medication you are requesting. Please call a couple days ahead of them being out and allow 24 hours for a response.