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.
Richeson Drive Pediatrics is now using FollowMyHealth™ – an online, innovative tool that provides anywhere, anytime access to your personal health records, and enables you to take a proactive role in managing your care. FollowMyHealth is used by healthcare organizations and physicians in all specialties across the country as the power behind their hospital or clinic’s specific patient portal.
School Forms – Now is the Time
Please download forms you may need for school. We would encourage you to complete as much on the forms as you can prior to your visit with us, especially the health questions on the sports physical form.
Virginia High School League Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form 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.
Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form - required for entrance to preschool, kindergarten and commonly used for entrance to a new school and daycare centers as well. We would encourage visits well before the summer time and emphasize that April through June are ideal times if you would like to be an early bird for school exams.
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.
March 2014 – 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. Our ability to provide ongoing professional medical care in addition to welcoming new patients is limited to which health insurances we have contracts with.
We are currently contracted with the following:
ANTHEM BCBS OF VIRGINIA
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE
OPTIMA and OPTIMA HMO
Reminder – the Flu vaccine is recommended yearly by the CDC
Please check this page for availability in the fall of 2015.Google+