St. Clair Pediatrics offers
general pediatric services for children from birth to age
18. We aim to provide the best
quality of care and support for you and your children. Our
providers are highly skilled, experienced professionals
practicing only pediatrics, and we have an excellent staff
of caring, well-trained nurses and office personel. Our office is open six days a week, including a
half-day on Saturday. Nursing advice is available during
office hours, and one of our providers is available by phone
24 hours a day 7 days a week for other urgent questions.
Our office provides the following services:
Our doctors are on staff at Memorial Hospital and St.
Elizabeth’s Hospital and will begin your child’s care within
24 hours of his/her birth at these institutions. We believe
in close monitoring of newborns, especially within the
critical first several weeks of life. Your first several
visits will focus on feeding issues (breast or bottle
feeding), weight gain, early infant development, and keeping
your child healthy.
Physicals: Some of the most important
aspects of your children’s care are ensuring their overall
health and monitoring their continued development at every
stage of life. At each check-up we discuss not only
physical health, but also issues of growth and development,
nutrition, safety, and social problems.
Sick Visits: We
understand the urgency involved in dealing with sick
children and make every effort to schedule same-day sick
appointments. Our physicians will take the time needed to
explain your children’s diagnosis and treatment options. We
believe in the rational use of antibiotics and are aware of
the risks associated with their over-use. Our doctors
prescribe antibiotics only when they are indicated and
educate parents in situations when they are not needed.
are dedicated to ensuring your children stay protected from
all serious vaccine-preventable diseases. Our office offers
many of the newer vaccines as they become available (such as
Rotateq, Menactra and Gardasil) and tries to limit the
number of shots your children get through the use of
combination vaccines (like Pediarix and Proquad).
Our office has the ability to test for a variety of diseases
including anemia, lead toxicity, kidney and urinary tract
diseases, strep throat, RSV, and influenza.
Electronic Medical Record (EMR):
Our office utilizes an EMR that creates computerized
printouts for prescriptions and information sheets for
parents. Everything you receive from our office will be
easy to read and pertinent to your children’s care. With
our EMR, our patients’ charts are always in the office and
can be accessed by multiple staff members, allowing quicker
response times to phone calls and parental questions.