Raleigh Office

(919) 872-0250

Garner Office

(919) 779-6423

After Hours

(919) 831-5394

Whats New

Routine Screening Tools during Well Exams

The physicians of Raleigh Pediatrics perform comprehensive well exams on their patients following the Bright Futures (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendations.  These recommendations include timing of the exams along with appropriate testing, screening and lab work.  It is possible that some portion of the exam may not be covered or may be applied to a deductible by your insurance company and then would be your responsibility.  While we are sensitive to costs, we believe all of these screenings are necessary to provide the best care for your children.

Examples of routine screening tools used at well visits include

General Screenings:

Vision

Hearing

TB screen

Lead Screen

Developmental screening tools:

M-Chat            Autism screening tool (routinely done at 18 months and 2 years)

PEDS              Parent evaluation of development status (at intervals between 6 months – 5 years)

Behavioral and Psychosocial screening tools:

EPDS              Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Screening (routinely done between 1-6 months old)

RAAPS            Rapid Adolescent Assessment for Preventative Services done annually 11 years through 22 years

 

 

 

Flu Vaccine Appointments Available

We are currently scheduling Flu Vaccine Clinic Appointments in both locations.  There are several options for flu clinic appointments through October, including weekday and weekend availability. We will be having a Mass Flu Clinic in Raleigh on Saturday 10/20 and in Garner on Saturday 10/27. Raleigh Pediatrics is currently offering flu vaccine to eligible patients atContinue Reading

Dr. Sartschev is Retiring – A letter to my patients

I have been at RPA more than 10 years now and have cared for many patients here whether my regulars or just a substitute for yourusual doctor. If has been an honor to help where I could. I have mixed feelings in letting you know that I will be retiring in September 2018. My husbandContinue Reading

New Patient Registration Tool

Raleigh Pediatrics is continuously looking for ways to improve our patient experience. We are excited to announce that we have invested in new technology to improve our check-in process, saving both time and paper. Beginning on June 21, 2016 you will be presented with a PhreesiaPad, similar to a tablet or iPad, to complete yourContinue Reading

Sanofi Issues Voluntary Recall of Auvi-Q

Pharmaceutical company Sanofi U.S. has issued a voluntary recall of all Auvi-Q (epinephrine auto-injectors) with the lot numbers 2299596 through 3037230 which expire March 2016 through Dec 2016. The recall includes all Auvi-Q currently on the market, and it includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. This is for reason of possible inaccurate dosage delivery. Patients who have anyContinue Reading

Congratulations, Marianne Tine, RN, AE-C!

Marianne Tine has been a nurse with Raleigh Pediatrics for 12 years and has served in various roles on our clinical team. For more than two years she has been working directly with our asthma patients in the Raleigh location. We are very pleased to announce that Marianne has officially completed the requirements of the National AsthmaContinue Reading

New FollowMyHealth Patient Portal

We are now sending out invitations for our new FollowMyHealth Patient Portal. Some features currently available on the patient portal at this time include: Appointment Requests, Medication Refill Requests, and General Messaging. In addition, you will be able to view your child’s immunization records and vitals.  More features will become available on the portal during future roll-outContinue Reading

New RPA Contract with UHC started June 1!

BREAKING NEWS!!  Raleigh Pediatrics has signed a contract with United Healthcare that has just gone into effect JUNE 1.  Please contact our office with any questions.

Poison Prevention

More than a million American children younger than 6 years suffer poisoning every year. Household cleaners, personal care products, and over-the-counter medications lead the list of poisons. This article will help parents prevent accidental poisoning in and around the home. Next week is National Poison Prevention Week. We encourage you to share this article inContinue Reading

How to Protect Your Children During a Measles Outbreak

Since December 2014, a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California has grown to more than 120 cases in multiple states. Most of the people who have gotten sick were not vaccinated against measles. This is a stark reminder of the importance of making sure children are fully vaccinated. This article provides answers toContinue Reading

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