Pediatric Doctors Seeing Patients From Birth To 21 Years Of Age
Richeson Drive Pediatrics is by choice a small group of general pediatricians and staff who prefer to practice personalized medicine in a caring environment. Our goal is to provide high quality health care at a reasonable cost. We focus on spending more time with our patients. We believe that encourages better health for your child and better relationships. We hope to be your pediatric medical home.
We would like you to know about this resource for learning about symptom management. As seen on the American Academy of Pediatrics parenting web site, www.HealthyChildren.org. Is your child sick? What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime – evenings, weekends, when you’re at work or traveling or your doctor’s office is closed. Derived from the clinical protocols used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the US and Canada. Visit the WEB PAGE HERE or read about the ANDROID APP HERE.
December 2013 – A word about changes in Health Insurance
We value you and your children as our patients. We understand many families will be changing their insurance coverage in the near future. We will continue to contract with the following insurances listed below. The Affordable Care Act may change your coverage availability – please call our office at 434-385-7776 if you are not sure which coverage to choose or not sure if your current insurance is accepted at our office.
We are currently contracted with the following:
ANTHEM BCBS OF VIRGINIA
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE
VIRGINIA PREMIER MEDICAID
OPTIMA REGULAR INSURANCE (NOT MEDICAID)
Sept 28! - FLU VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Call the office 434-385-7776 for the day you would like to come; please schedule a vaccine visit – Tuesday through Friday.
We have both Influenza intramuscular injectable (shot) vaccine and Flumist nasal spray. The American Academy of Pediatrics and The Center for Disease Control recommend annual vaccines for Influenza each year for all children ages 6 months and older. FLU MIST in general can be given to children ages 2 years and up, although it is not recommended for those that have asthma, recurrent episodes of wheezing or severe allergy to eggs.
Sports Physicals – Get them early!
A sport physical done after May 1st will cover your athlete for the whole next school year and summer conditioning. Have the doctor who knows your child the best do a complete physical and educate your athlete about vaccine updates, safety, performance and healthy habits.