News of the day: We Survived the snow & sure hope you did too!
It's time for us to start 2018 off with a bang - kids back to school & adults back to "the grind". Don't forget to bring those insurance cards & arrive about 10 min before your appointment to check-in with our Smile Team up front. Please give us a call if you need to cancel or reschedule, there are lots of folks out there fighting "the crud" & we want to be sure everyone is seen as needed.
In Other news... did your little one get their flu shot? It's NOT TOO LATE! As we turn the calendar to 2018, be sure your family is ready for the flu season ahead. We have plenty of vaccine, Call to schedule your flu vaccine visit today!
If you purchase medical insurance on the ACA exchange, remember to log on to: www.healthcare.gov before January 31, 2018 to select a CIGNA CONNECT or BCBS VALUE PLAN!!
We accept ALL plans EXCEPT Blue Local, Duke Basic, Duke Select & Duke Provider – Coventry One, & Tricare. Compare health plans carefully & pay attention to the details! Infants <12 months have very different needs & require more frequent doctor visits than older children. The Affordable Healthcare Act is not only changing the Medical insurance process but is a changing entity with the new administration. Visit www.healthcare.gov for questions & coverage options that may affect your continued coverage or contact your insurance carrier directly.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR
CHILD’S WELL EXAM
At your child’s well child visit, the following services are included:
- Measurement of growth parameters and provision of growth charts
- Vision screens beginning at age 3
- Hearing screens beginning at age 4
- Measurement of blood pressure beginning at age 3
- A complete physical examination
- Review of age appropriate development along with completed developmental questionnaires
- Completion of school, sports, camp forms, etc.
- Vaccine administration based on AAP recommended schedule
- Age appropriate screening of hemoglobin and total cholesterol levels
- Basic health and safety review
We will certainly try to address any additional questions and issues you may have. However, if a concern requires more than a five minute discussion, we may ask you to schedule a subsequent visit to more fully address all of your concerns on non-wellness related topics. Some insurance plans allow us to bill both a sick and a well visit on the same day. If your plan does allow this and if time allows, we will attempt to address all concerns today. Because of the extra time involved, you may incur an additional charge. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your understanding.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Village Pediatrics of Chapel Hill has received Recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationship.
Research shows that medical homes can lead to high quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. The PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patient care as the sum of several episodic office visits. Medical home practices demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.
Village Pediatrics is committed to providing a highly accessible primary care pediatrician to children ages 0-21 in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, and even as far away as Burlington and Raleigh. We use the efficiency of our Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and online Patient Health Record (PHR), to provide the old-fashioned doctor-patient relationship our staff members grew up with.
Our 4 board certified pediatricians and staff are dedicated to the health of your family and the health of our community. Our triage team is comprised of 4 registered nurses lead by Maria, our Care Coordinator who also completes referrals. We are on call and available via our patient portal 24/7/365. Give us a call or drop by & meet us! You can even like Village Pediatrics on Facebook! For your convenience, we accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and of course by cash or check. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Blue Value), State Health Plan, NC Health Choice, United, Cigna, Aetna, Medcost, Wellpath, Humana, foreign travelers insurance, and many, many others.
Abundant free parking is available right in front of our practice, as well as in the parking garage. We are on the NS and V Chapel Hill Transit bus routes.
The mission of Village Pediatrics is to provide the highest standard of acute and preventative medicine to all children and adolescents by applying the American Academy of Pediatrics Medical Home Philosophy to all children, of all ages, and all demographics. The AAP defines a medical home as primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.
At Village Pediatrics, we believe that every child deserves a medical home. To accomplish our goal, we combine state of the art electronic medical records, online patient access, a large panel of insurance companies, and open access scheduling to provide you with the high quality, accessible medical care you and your family deserve.
"A sick child is far more than a medical file. Children are sisters, brothers, and grandchildren. They are students, athletes, church members and an integral part of the village that we all live in. It takes a village isn’t just a motto. It is our philosophy. It has always been my philosophy, and it is wonderful to be working at Village Pediatrics with others who share that commitment." - Maria Mekeel, RN
Comprehensive pediatric primary care requires not only good medicine, but also counseling, friendship, support, and community involvement. Come see how our commitment to quality care makes us different. Schedule your no cost meet the doctor visit today by calling 919-969-9611.
As the smallest practice in Chapel Hill, we can provide the personalized care your family deserves. At Village Pediatrics, we devote more time to each of our patients and their families. We can see your child today because of our extended operating hours, open-access scheduling, state-of-the-art electronic medical record, and paperless insurance billing system. We are always happy to schedule a no-cost meet the practice visit. Our goal is to be the best possible medical home for our patients, our parents, and our community.
What’s not to love? Extended hours, same day appointments, and friendly service make Village Pediatrics different. Come by and see the office designed by mothers, for mothers. We are striving to be the best pediatrician in the North Carolina Triangle. Call today to book a no cost meet the practice visit. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your family!