Updates to Heritage Visits: Practice Letter 5.18.20

We continue to adjust our office protocols with every meaningful change in community information.   We have added back infants and young toddlers to 15 months as of early May.   Starting this Monday, May 18th, we will open our office up to well check visits for patients 10 years and older.  Find out more here.

How to Open Your Social Circles 5.7.20

May has seen a shift towards opening businesses and reducing social distancing. Find out how we recommend balancing the risk of exposure with the benefits of being in community here.

Telemedicine Consults at Heritage Pediatrics

As of 3/23/20 Heritage Pediatrics provides most visits over telemedicine. All questions related to how this works and how to prepare may be found here.

Also, check out our Philosophy of Telemedicine and Financial Questions about Telemedicine.

Practice Letter Sent 4.19.20

Heritage Parents 4.19.20

COVID-19 FAQs Updated 4.17.20

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Corona Virus (CoVID – 19) can be found here. For instance:

Q: When is Dr. Hall going to play some more fiddle on Facebook or Dr. Fitch going to do more Tic-Tok dancing? answer here

What About Vaccines?

Please don’t let your vaccines get behind. This is what we believe.

Inhalers, Asthma and COVID-19

Children who are prone to respiratory infections, have asthma, reactive airway disease, or recurrent bronchitis may be more susceptible to severe symptoms of COVID-19.   Many of these patients take seasonal inhalers such as QVAR, Flovent, Advair, Asthmanex and Dulera.As a general rule, Heritage Pediatrics is encouraging patients who normally take a daily inhaler which ends in the spring to consider extending use until COVID has significantly declined.  Call for more advice and if you are unsure if this affects your child.  As always, the decision to take any medication should be discussed with your specific pediatrician.

Why Telemedicine? What’s Does it Cost?

If you have questions about why we have chosen to do telemedicine visits, click here.

If you have questions about the cost of telemedicine to you, click here.

Talking to Your Children About Coronavirus

Emotions are running high.  Schools are closed. People are working from home and uncertainty about the next few days and weeks is at an all time high.  As adults, many of us are feeling the stress that comes from so many unknowns.  For children and teenagers, stress levels may be even higher as they are out of their routines, not able to see their friends and not able to go many places.  Below are some tips on how to talk to your children and teenagers about Coronavirus and how to cope with the days and weeks ahead.

Coronavirus Update: March 19

We want to update all of our families, particularly those who are not following us on Facebook.  We understand that these are unprecedented times of worry and uncertainty, and we want to be clear on our advice and recommendations at this time.  We continue to see both well and sick children with a “cohorted” schedule to reduce risk of transmission.  Below is an explanation of our many changes and recommendations. 

Coronavirus Update: March 12

Heritage Pediatrics wants to share with you the precautions we have put in to place as a goal to give you peace of mind and NOT add panic. We will continue making changes as needed, until COVID-19 is under control.  Know that we have not seen/nor are we aware of any COVID-19 cases in our community, these are merely steps we are taking to put you at ease and to be proactive. 

What are coronaviruses?

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. 

What are coronaviruses? Click on the link below to read more