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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
We have updated our Privacy Practices.
You can see the announcement and download the full document from our
Resources web page
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practicas sobre la onfidencialidad
de la informacion sobre su
salud en: Resources.
Vaccines and vaccine-preventable illnesses
The safety and effectiveness of vaccines in preventing serious or life-threatening illnesses is well-established and has been supported by overwhelmingly strong evidence over the last 50 years. Hillsborough Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine is committed to giving our patients the best protection available against life-threatening illnesses such as pertussis (whooping cough), meningitis, measles and tetanus.
These illness are still in our communities or only a plane ride away from entering our community. For instance, 2 years ago we had an outbreak of measles here in Orange County, almost all in families who do not vaccinate. This outbreak exposed many other NC children to this potentially fatal illness.
One way we protect our patients is by providing vaccines and advising that your children receive vaccines according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Center of Disease Controls schedule. However, babies too young to receive vaccines, and other patients with weak or compromised immune systems, are still vulnerable to these illnesses from exposure in the community. Because we are committed to protecting all our patients, even those too young or immunocompromised to obtain protection from vaccination, HPAM’s policy is to not accept those families into our practice who have decided against all vaccines for their children and are not interested in discussions about vaccines.
We welcome parents’ vaccines questions and concerns and will address these concerns with respect and care. We are also committed to providing a safe environment for our babies and immunocompromised patients. Our priority is the health and well-being of all our patients.
Our practice philosophy is simple: our goal is to provide the highest quality medical care in the context of a personalized, trustworthy relationship between your family and our staff and doctors.
Our board certified pediatricians care for children and adolescents from birth to 21 years of age.
We're committed to being there for your family, with open access same day appointments, our online patient portal, electronic medical records, and nurse triage services for afterhours emergencies.
We're here to share the parenting journey with you by providing a supportive, family-centered medical home.
Hillsborough Pediatric and
Adolescent Medicine Recognized
as the Highest Level Patient-Centered Medical Home by NCQA
Hillsborough Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine is proud to announce that it has been recognized as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest achievable recognition for a medical group, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home program recognizes physician practices that prioritize the strengthening of the physician-patient relationship, coordinate care for patients across multiple settings, and engage in a team approach to improve patient care.
Due to our increasing patient volume,
we ask that all patients make every
effort to arrive at their scheduled
time. If you are more than 5 minutes
late, you may be asked to reschedule. Thank you in advance for helping
our physicians stay on time.
- Hillsborough Pediatric &
SPRING HEALTH TIPS
- Spring is the time for allergies
(hayfever, itchy eyes or allergic conjunctivitis). Try to: keep your windows and door closed to prevent pollen from entering the house; have family take shoes off by the door; have your children wash their hair nightly to prevent pollen exposure at night. This is a good time for your child with allergies to start taking his or her allergy medicine. Call our office if you need an appointment to discuss which medication is best for your child.
- Asthma also flares up in the spring, due to both allergies and to spring cold viruses. We recommend an asthma follow-up examination every 3 to 4 months to address your child’s changing symptoms and to adjust or change medications.
- Summer camps are around the corner. We are happy to schedule your child’s annual physical exam and can fill out any camp forms for you. Do you need a medication refill to take to summer camp?
- Ticks become a problem when warmer weather comes, and spring or “baby” ticks are tiny and difficult to see, but can carry and transmit disease. We recommend that parents check children for ticks every night and remove ticks with tweezers. It’s a good idea to write down tick bites on a calendar; if your child becomes ill with fever or rash after a tick bite, call our office for an exam. Insect repellant on legs and arms can also help to prevent tick and mosquito bites.
- It’s not too early to start using sunscreen, especially on the face and back of the neck. Don’t forget to apply to the scalp area, or wear sunhats. Sun protective clothing can help also.