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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.
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 &
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.
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.
SUMMER HEALTH TIPS
- It's not too late for a flu vaccine! Flu season runs through March or April. Influenza is a serious and sometimes fatal disease. We recommend a flu vaccine for all children and for family members of babies less than 6 months old.
- Prevent spread of germs: Wash hands frequently and teach your children to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth. Cough into your sleeve or elbow and use tissues.
- Travel with Kids: If traveling by plane, arrive early at the airport; bring items you may need on board in diaper bag (food, formula, medicines including acetaminophen or ibuprofen, toys, diapers, change of clothing); use your child's car seat or booster seat in plane and when traveling by car or taxi. See the CDC travel page (www.cdc.gov) for tips on international travel with children.
- Carbon Monoxide poisoning: This odorless, colorless gas is produced from car exhaust, small gasoline engines, stoves, charcoal or wood, and gas heaters, and can be fatal. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and confusion. Have your gas/coal/oil burning heaters and appliances serviced yearly. Never use portable gas camp stoves, charcoal grills or heaters, or generators indoors. Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
- Toy Safety: Toys can be choking and poisoning hazards. Some toys may have paint containing lead, cadmium or other heavy metals which are poisonous to children. Check the CPSC website (www.cpsc.gov) for toys that have been taken off the market. Don't let your children mouth toys that are painted. Remember that toys labeled "decorative" have not been tested for safe use by children.
- Frostbite: Any skin surface exposed to cold temperatures can develop itchy, painful red white or yellow patches of tissue damage. To prevent frostbite, wear appropriate clothing and shoes; treat by wrapping inblankets, moving to a warm area, immobilizing the area by wrapping or splinting, and seeking medical attention.
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.
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