comprehensive care close to home
Warrenton Pediatrics offers all levels of care for children and teenagers, whether it’s well checks, sick visits, newborn care, or physicals. Our doctors and nurses are there to help.
We are proud to give our comprehensive medical care for all of our patients with an educational focus that keeps parents and children well informed.
Well checks are the backbone of preventative medicine. Well checks establish baseline information on your child so that later they can quickly spot anything unusual. It’s also our chance to regularly discuss your child’s health progress and address educational needs. A typical well check begins with a thorough examination, and addresses parental questions and concerns such as:
- Growth and Weight Concerns
- Appropriate Screenings (cholesterol, hemoglobin, urinalysis, vision, and hearing)
- Autism Screening
- Specific Adolescent Issues: Bullying, Obesity, Sleep Problems, Depression, and Risky Behaviors
- Developmental Milestones and Achievement
- Dietary and Nutritional Issues
- Sleep, Social, and Psychological Concerns
- Health Concerns Specific to Age: Bullying, Dental Care, Sun Screen, School Pressures, Responsibility and Safety
- Any Important Questions that Arise
When your child is sick, you want to see a physician fast. At Warrenton & Linton Hall Pediatrics we purposely have appointments in our daily schedules to accommodate you quickly. When you call, we will be able to get your child an appointment in a timely manner and conduct a thorough medical evaluation.
While children’s illnesses are wide and varied, our physicians’ wide experience range allows them to treat any number of acute and chronic conditions. The Warrenton & Linton Hall physicians have a pediatric focus that an urgent care or emergency office would not be able to offer you, that allows them to address your child’s medical needs from a place of pediatric expertise.
Common pediatric complaints may include:
- Infections: Sore Throats, Ear Infections, Skin Infections, Urinary Problems
- Injuries: Sprains, Simple Fractures, Minor Lacerations, Concussion, Sports Injuries
- School and Developmental Issues: ADHD, Language and Developmental Delay, Autism
- Chronic Illness: Asthma, Allergies, Obesity, Diabetes, Headaches, and Migraines
We know that having a baby is one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences of your life! We at Warrenton & Linton Hall Pediatrics are looking forward to joining you and your family on the journey from infancy to adulthood. Parents-to-be may need a guiding hand when it comes to their newborn’s health and well being, and we are happy to be of service!
1-3 Months Before Birth
We encourage new and/or expectant parents to schedule a complimentary prenatal “Meet and Greet Visit.” This visit provides parents-to-be an opportunity to meet with and interview one of our providers and our staff. It’s also a chance to see our office, learn about our practice philosophy and observe how our office operates. To schedule a prenatal visit, call our office and let us know you want to “schedule a Meet & Greet Visit.”
This is a good time to address the issue of your newborn’s car seat; new parents should install the baby’s car seat during this time. You will not be able to leave the hospital with your newborn without a safely-installed car seat. It sometimes takes some extra time and practice to install the safety seat properly. We find it is best to have this done ahead of time when you are well rested and not feeling pressured. Several agencies including the local Fire Department will be happy to help with the installation of the car seat as well!
2-4 Weeks Before Birth
At this point in the pregnancy, we suggest you pre-register at the hospital you have chosen for the delivery. Both Haymarket Medical Center and Fauquier Hospital encourage pre-registration. This ensures that you have all of you and your families medical information and insurance ready at the hospital, to make the day of delivery go as smoothly as possible. When you register at the hospital, please let them know you have selected Warrenton & Linton Hall Pediatrics as your child’s pediatrician and your baby will be seen by one of our providers.
Once the Baby is Born
Our pediatricians will visit your child each morning that you’re in the hospital, keep you posted on their progress and answer any questions you have. You will be discharged by your obstetrician, but your child will be discharged by our pediatrician before you can both leave the hospital.
When your baby is born, please call our office to schedule your child’s first appointment, which typically is 1 to 2 days after discharge. You should complete the New Patient forms and bring them with you to your first visit along with your insurance card.
Please be sure to add your newborn to your insurance policy. Most insurance plans require newborns to be added within 30 days of their date of birth or they cannot be added until open enrollment season. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources department or your insurance plan as soon as possible. If your plan requires you to select a primary care physician, please make sure to select a Warrenton or Linton Hall Pediatrics provider, which will allow you to be seen at our office by our physicians.
A newborn visit is really a special kind of well visit. We like to see babies on a regular basis because we can keep parents up to date on what to expect during each phase of early development. Beyond the physical examination of the newborn, some of the issues covered include:
- Feeding, especially breastfeeding support for new mothers
- Newborn Concerns
- Vaccine Information
- Growth and Development
- Discuss Maternal Support and Emotional Health
Because we place a high value on parental empowerment, well checks and newborn visits are always seen as an opportunity to teach and answer questions.