Congratulations on your growing family! Now that your new addition has arrived, what do you do next? Below are some frequently asked questions about this transition from the hospital to our office.
- Can I set up an appointment to take a tour of your office and meet your providers?
Expectant parents wanting to learn more about our practice and take a tour of the office are encouraged to schedule a Prenatal Visit. Please visit the Prenatal Visit page located under the Our Services tab for more information.
- Will you come to see the baby at the hospital?
We do not come to the hospital to examine your baby. A hospital-based pediatrician will see you within 24-hours of delivery and perform a complete head-to-toe exam. These providers are always on site to offer wonderful care to you and your child, and allow us to stay in the office and focus on caring for children once they leave the hospital.
- We want to have our son circumcised, who will do that?
If you’ve decided to have a circumcision performed, it can be done in the hospital before discharge. Dr. Cheas does not perform this procedure in the office. Please be sure to check with your insurance about specific coverage of this procedure.
- When will we come to the office for our baby’s first visit?
Typically, we see your family 1-3 days after discharge, based on the recommendations of the discharging provider. Babies who have lost a significant amount of weight , have jaundice, or any other concerns will be seen the day after discharge.
- We have concerns with the number and timing of vaccines recommended for children, can we follow a delayed schedule?
We feel very strongly that it is in your child’s best interest to follow the recommended schedule of vaccines as determined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please see our vaccine policy.