Forestream Pediatrics welcomes new patients. Choosing the right pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. By selecting Forestream Pediatrics, you can feel confident and comfortable that you have made the right decision.
To understand what to expect for your child's first visit to our practice, please read through this page.
Forestream Pediatrics’ Support of Vaccination Statement
We as the providers of Forestream Pediatrics, recognize that maintaining the health and well-being of your children is our primary mission. Critical to this mission, is routine vaccination. Vaccination is one of the most important steps that can be taken to keep a child healthy and safe, and is used worldwide. We adhere to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Advisory Council on Immunization Practices, and the Center for Disease Control. It is because of our staunch beliefs in the importance of vaccination, that we have decided to no longer accept any new patients to the practice who choose not to vaccinate, or who choose to widely deviate from the standard immunization schedule.
The very few current patients who wish not to immunize are required to sign the FSP refusal to vaccinate document if they wish to remain patients of the practice. We will continue to educate these patients and endorse vaccination at each visit.
Delaying, spacing or skipping vaccines increases the risk to your child of sickness, disability or even death.
Vaccines have been studied for well over 200 years and have been used globally. It is one of the most incredible inventions in human history that we have been privileged to use. We are fortunate to not have lived with the severe diseases they prevent, and so this has made some develop the false sense of security that they are unnecessary.
The schedule and the combination by which they are given have been scientifically studied and scrutinized to allow for maximal efficacy with minimal risk to the patient. All vaccines that are used in our office are preservative free.
Our practice is working together to build life-long relationships between our staff and our patients by consistently providing our patients with compassion, excellence and value. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
- Listening to our young patients and their families who we are privileged to serve.
- Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness.
- Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.
What to bring to your first visit?
We work hard to ensure that your child receives prompt medical care in a comfortable, child-friendly office setting. To help expedite the first appointment, we ask that you please bring your child's immunization records and be prepared to complete paperwork regarding your family medical history, your child's medical history, and insurance information.
****A parent or legal guardian needs to accompany the child to the initial appointment.***
We are also happy to offer you the option to download, print and complete our office forms to reduce wait times during your first appointment.
- Patient Medical History Form
- Record Request Incoming
- Record Request Outgoing
- Patient Information Form (PIF)
In order to view or print these forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Click here to download it.
What to Expect
On the day of your child's first visit to our office, we recommend arriving FIFTEEN minutes early. This allows extra time for finishing up any registration forms and ensures you have plenty of time to get acquainted with our staff and office. We look forward to meeting you and joining with you to help your child maintain optimal health.
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