Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.
Q: Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?
A: Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. Visit our expectant parent's page for more information.
Q: Is your office accepting new patients?
A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment. New patients and children scheduled for well child check-ups or physicals are asked to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to their appointment time to fill out patient information and/or medical forms.
Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: You can schedule appointments by calling our office during regular business hours or request a well-child appointment online at www.pediatricsunlimited.net/appointment. All email requests will be answered within 1 business day.
Q: How do I cancel an appointment?
A: Appointments must be cancelled 24 hours in advance. Missed appointments and non-cancelled appointments are subject to $100.00 charge.
We understand a patient misses a scheduled appointment due to emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. Please call to discuss with office manager.
Q: How do I reach the doctor after hours?
A: There is an after-hours service that you can access by calling the office at 708-383-3010. Select the Patient option. You can leave an urgent message. The Doctor on call will be paged and will return your call within 15-30 minutes.
Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?
A: Once a year for annual physical. (Confirm with your insurance for well visit coverage)
Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care. These routine check-ups provide the best opportunity for the doctor:
- to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development
- to counsel and teach parents
- to detect problems through screening tests
- to provide immunizations
- to get to know one another
At Pediatrics Unlimited, LLC, our schedule for routine well-care visits (starting at birth) is as follows:
- 2-3 days old
- 1 month old
- 2 months old
- 3 months old
- 4 months old
- 5 months old
- 6 months old
- 7 months old
- 9 months old
- 12 months old
- 15 months old
- 18 months old
- 21 months old
- 2 years old
From 2-5 years of age, we recommend a well-child visit every 6 months
After 5 years of age, we recommend yearly visits. CLICK HERE to view the immunizations and procedures by age.
Q: How can I request refills on my child’s prescription medication?
A: Requests for prescription refills should be made during the office hours only. Please have your main pharmacy number available. Prescription refill requests are not accepted by email.
Q: What are my payment options to pay a bill?
A: We accept the following:
- Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
- HSA payment cards
- Checks payable to Pediatrics Unlimited, LLC
- Credit card payments by phone 708-383-3010
- Online payments HERE
Q: What do I need to bring to the appointment?
A: Please bring the following to each appointment:
- Insurance card/photo ID
- Required co-payment /deductible
- List of medications, if any
- Hospital/ER medical papers (for follow-up appointments)
- Any forms that need to be completed and signed by the doctor
Q: Why does my child need to receive vaccinations?
A: Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you're apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office. View our vaccine philosophy page for more information.