Welcome to Our Practice
2019-2020 SEASONAL INFLUENZA "FLU" VACCINE
The best way to protect your children against the flu virus is to get the vaccine. 80% Of children who die from flu related illness are not vaccinated. Get your flu vaccine!
We will start flu vaccinations on Tuesday October 1, 2019.
The ideal time for Flu vaccination is October. If you get the vaccine too early the protection may wear off during peak flu season. All patients 6 months and older should get the vaccine.
We are happy to announce the office will begin having walk-in hours for sick visits only. Please see hours below.
Walk-in hours for sick visits:
TUESDAY: NO WALK-IN HOURS
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 are not feeling well and provide professional pediatric services for your peace of mind and your child's well being.
As we all know, children do not become ill on a schedule, therefore, we are always available to our patients, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. One of our physicians, nurse, or nurse practitioners are always on call for you when your child is sick.
We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You will find all of the helpful information you need about our practice including doctor bios, service details, directions to our Warminster office and new patient forms.
We want to thank you for choosing Valley Pediatrics for your child’s medical care and welcome you to our practice. We can assure you that you will feel confident in our ability to meet and exceed all of your expectations. Please call our office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
VALLEY'S 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")
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Office closed, Provider on call