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With four doctors, Three nurse practitioners, phlebotomist and a full staff of licensed nurses and ancillary personnel, Piedmont Pediatrics is committed to serving your child’s healthcare needs. All of our physicians are board-certified and are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Piedmont Pediatrics offers seperate sick and well waiting areas, same day sick appointments with extended and Saturday hours, in house laboratory services, experience with foreign adoptions, and emergency services including foreign object removal and nebulizer (breathing) treatments.

Adolescent waiting room for patients 13 & up!
Wi-fi accessible & flat screen TV.

 

  
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Emergency Numbers

Poison Control
(800)222-1222

Fauquier Hospital
(540)316-5000

The American Academy of Pediatrics new website, HealthyChildren.org is the premier site for all of your well child care questions. It contains advice on parenting, child development, nutrition, behavior, and sleep. Reliable information about childhood illnesses and caring for your sick child can be found on the "conditions" link.


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 Now Scheduling Flu Shots Minimize

2014 - 2015   Flu Vaccine Information

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, all children 6 months and older should receive the seasonal flu vaccine. There are special groups who are at higher risk for  flu complications including: children aged 6 months to 5 years, children and adolescents with chronic lung (including asthma), heart, kidney, neurologic or blood diseases. People with diabetes, who are immunocompromised,or receiving chronic aspirin therapy are also at  high risk. Children younger than 6 months cannot receive the flu vaccine. Therefore, it is very important to vaccinate all household contacts (children and adults) and close contacts (child care providers) of infants less than 6 months old.

There are currently two types of flu vaccine: 1) An injectable vaccine (shot) and 2) a nasal spray vaccine. The live virus nasal spray vaccine is  available to people older than  24 months, but is not given to those with a history of  wheezing/asthma within the past year or to those with immune system compromise. Since flu vaccine is manufactured seasonally, we are unable to obtain more when we exhaust our current supply so early scheduling is advisable. 

Piedmont Pediatrics has started to schedule fall flu shot clinics on Saturday afternoon, beginning Saturday September 27, 2014.  As the season progresses we will be adding some clinics during the week to provide additional convenience. Flu shots are also offered during scheduled well exams. This year our pediatric patients will be receiving the quadrivalent vaccine which offers an additional layer of protection.   We only order preservative free vaccine for our children and this year we will be offering the vaccine on a self-pay basis to parents as well.

If you have any questions regarding the flu vaccine please clink on this link for additional information. 

  
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