Valley Pediatrics is an independent pediatric medical practice that serves the local communities in Bucks, Philadelphia & Montgomery County, PA. We understand your concerns when your children aren't feeling well and provide professional pediatric services for your peace of mind and your childs well being.
As we all know, children do not become ill on a schedule, therefore, we are always available to our patients. That is seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. One of our physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners are always on call for you when your child is sick.
Introducing VALLEYS VIEWS on... FEVER PHOBIA
Nearly every child will develop fever at some point in childhood. It is a normal body response to help fight off infection, both viral and bacterial. Fever is defined as ≥100.4 º F rectal, oral, temporal artery or by ear, or >99 º F under the arm. In infants under 3 months rectal temp should be used. Viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics, bacterial infections should be. It is very important to look at how your child is behaving and appearing. If your child looks comfortable, it is less likely to be a bacterial infection. If he/she is drinking well, sleeping well, comfortable when the fever is down, it is okay to wait 48 hours before calling with the following exceptions:
-infants <3 months with a rectal temp ≥100.4 º F regardless of how he/she appears
-children over 3 months who appear ill after a dose of acetaminophen
-children with fever ≥104.9 º F (note- a dangerous temp for the body is >107º)
Please let us know when you call if your child is not immunized or has other conditions that might make him/her more susceptible to serious illness.
Never be afraid to call if there is ANY concern.
healthychildren.org (see "Symptom Checker" under "Tips and Tools")
altonpeds.com/dosage_acetaminophen.pdf (Review of new Tylenol dosing)
Valley Pediatrics is pleased to announce we will now be offering nutritional services in addition to pyschological services in the Front Building. Please ask the doctor if this is something you feel may benefit your child.
Flumist (Nasal Spray) is available now in our office for children ages 2 years and up. Pediatric Fluzone (Preservative Free) for ages 6 months to 35 months. Fluzone (IM) for ages 3 years and up will be available October 15, 2014.
Our hours for administering the Fluzone and Flumist will be:
Monday - Wednesday til 7:00 PM
Thursday til 5:00 PM
Friday til 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Valley Pediatrics, P.C.
866 W. Bristol Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Mon - Wed 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00PM
Sunday Emergencies OnlyMore details and phone numbers
Please allow two days to complete a prescription refill request to be called into your pharmacy. Controlled substance prescriptions must be picked up during office hours.Request a prescription refill