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Primary care pediatricians serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Hillsborough, Briar Chapel, and Mebane North Carolina

Village Pediatrics specializes in pediatric medicine.

We care for your child's physical, emotional and developmental health!

 


04/13/2020– COVID-19 UPDATE

Hello- Here at Village Pediatrics we are all well and hope that you and your families are too! The VP providers and staff are here to help care for your children ages 0-22. We are seeing scheduled patients in our Southern Village office from 8am to 5pm. Only well infants and children in the morning and sick patients in the afternoon.  

 

We’re also able to treat many problems as Virtual Visits using internet video connection via Face Time or secure Zoom.  If you have a concern that you’ve been meaning to discuss with your child’s doctor, this is an ideal time to call!

 

To keep your family healthy, we recommend scheduling the following types of appointments:

  • Newborns and babies under 2 years of age will be seen in the office for regular checkups (birth and 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 24 months). These visits are so important to your infants health! At each wellness visit:
  • Your baby Is weighed and measured to monitor growth parameters
  • Your baby has a hands on physical exam to screen for serious illness
  • You have time ask questions and we provide anticipatory guidance
  • Your baby receives necessary vaccines (a resurgence in measles or whooping cough would be terrible right now!)
  • Afternoons are for sick visits only- please call for same day appointment
    • Fevers, sore throats, coughs, stomach aches can all be evaluated including any necessary testing
  • Virtual visits using Face Time or Zoom technology-
    • Routine medication follow- up visits for ADHD or mood
    • New onset concerns for ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression
    • Behavioral concerns such as sleep challenges, picky eating, potty struggles, toddler tantrums, and setting limits with your teen
    • Chronic medical problems

 

  • If your child is behind on vaccines we can conduct a vaccine only visit in your vehicle in our covered parking lot!!

 


Coronavirus Info 

 

We at Village Pediatrics are following the Covid-19 [novel Coronavirus] outbreak closely. Our practice receives updates from the NC Department of Health and local health departments. The links below provide reliable information about this current health issue. 
 
 
 
 

 


COVID-19: Guidance on Arriving Home & Keeping Family Safe

 


 

Village Pediatrics takes Blue Home for 2020

For 2020 Blue Value is now Blue Home


 


 

It is with great sadness that we let you know; Lizzie, our sweet therapy dog has gone to heaven. 
She will be greatly missed by all her families. 
Lizzie brought happiness and joy to all she encountered.

 

 

Lizzie - Volunteer Therapy Dog

 

 


Teething Necklaces and Beads: A Caution for Parents

"​​​​​When parents see their baby suffering, they just want a solution. Teething necklaces and beads have become an increasing popular alternative treatment to ease teething painBut, are they effective and safe? The answer is no."

Click here for info on Teething Necklaces and Beads


NO-COST EYE ASSESSMENTS FOR INFANTS 6-12 MONTHS

 

The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling

our baby’s first eye exam around six months of age

 

https://www.infantsee.org

Medical Home Information Page

Dear Parent,

At Village Pediatrics, our practice was founded on the concept of a MEDICAL HOME. Nationally, many organizations and managed care institutions [such as BCBS] have begun to formally define the principles attributed to a medical home and to recognize the added value to patient care that is realized when these principles are adopted. Guidelines have been developed to help measure attainment of these ideals. A team here at Village Pediatrics has been hard at work for the last few months reviewing current best practice models and guidelines and defining areas where we can improve! We have collaborated with our Village Peds colleagues to build a framework for patient care visits that will enhance the care you receive as a patient in our practice. As part of this process, we are applying to the National Committee for Quality Assurance [NCQA] for Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.

What does all this mean to you and your family?

1. A personal primary care physician:

This means that whenever possible we will schedule your appointments with the doctor identified by you as your child’s “primary care provider”

2. Enhanced access to care:

This means that your care providers are available when you need us through systems such as open scheduling, expanded hours and new options for communication between patients, their personal physician, and practice staff.

3. Quality and safety are hallmarks of the medical home:

Practices advocate for their patients to achieve optimal, healthy outcomes. These are defined by a care planning process driven by a partnership between physician led care teams, patients, and the patient’s family.

  • Evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools to guide medical decision making.
  • Physicians embrace continuous quality improvement through voluntary engagement in performance measurement and improvement.
  • Patients actively participate in decision-making, and feedback is sought to ensure patients’ and family’s expectations are being met.
  • Information technology is utilized appropriately to support optimal patient care, performance measurement, patient education, and enhanced communication.
  • Practices go through a voluntary recognition process by an appropriate non-governmental entity [such as NCQA] to demonstrate that they have the capabilities to provide patient centered services consistent with the medical home model.

We have initiated several Quality Improvement Projects including:

  • Structured Care Plan visits for children 12yo and up with a diagnosis of ADHD and treated with stimulant medications. This cohort is at risk for many complications related to poorly treated ADHD such as school failure or dropout, substance use/abuse, sexual promiscuity, delinquency, and accidental injury.  At these visits we will spend time listening to your concerns, sharing the latest patient education materials, checking blood pressure and weight, then collaborating with parents and kids to define specific goals and target areas where improvement can be achieved.
  • Structured Care Plan visits for children 4yo and up with Body Mass Index [BMI] over 95 %ile. These children are at high lifetime risk for complications from obesity such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Our care teams will work with your family to provide all necessary resources to help your child overcome this serious health condition.
  • Structured Care Plan visits for children with developmental delays or other special needs. These children need access to ancillary therapies and require a great deal of coordination of care. It is important to follow them closely so that adequate progress is made and optimal outcomes are achieved.
  • Well child care is an essential component of the Pediatric Medical Home.
    • We have initiated a Quality Improvement project at the 12-month WCC to increase the percentage of patients who receive the Varicella vaccine at this visit. This important vaccine prevents chicken pox illness and therefore prevents shingles as well! Currently, we immunize approx 62 % with this vaccine at the 12-month WCC but our goal is > 90%! We will be offering education regarding this at the 9 month and the12 month visit and hope to see our percentages increase over the next few months.
    • Autism incidence is increasing and now 1 in 88 children may be affected by this disorder. Early diagnosis and prompt therapies result in excellent outcomes and many of these children are indistinguishable from their peers.AmericanAcademy recommends screening through the use of a validated survey tool such as the M-CHAT at the 18-month WCC and the 24 mo WCC. Currently, approx 55 % of our 18-month-old patients have this screening at their well child check but our goal is 100%. We are developing electronic prompts in our electronic medical record system to assure that this important screening is performed!

To learn more about Patient Centered Medical Home certification check out this website:

http://www.ncqa.org/Programs/Recognition/PatientCenteredMedicalHomePCMH.aspx

See our website and our Facebook page to monitor our progress and suggest other areas that will benefit from a quality improvement project!

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT  MEASURES

Village Pediatrics is constantly striving to measure our standards with a goal to improve our performance.

Click on the PDF, to see the charts.

Quality Improvement Measures