On the day of your child’s first visit to our office, we recommend arriving a few minutes early. This allows extra time for finishing up any registration forms and ensures you have plenty of time to get acquainted with our staff and office. We look forward to meeting you and joining with you to help your child maintain optimal health.
At Mobile Pediatric Clinic, we strive to provide compassionate, family-centered, up to date pediatric care for the whole child.
We are happy to provide our office forms for convenient download on your home computer. Please print and complete the forms below, and bring them with you to your child’s first appointment. Questions about which forms you need? Please call our office and our courteous staff will assist you in preparing for your child’s first visit.
Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We’re always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.
A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens, and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.
Pediatricians provide preventive healthcare for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.
Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child’s physical and mental growth and development, to counsel and teach parents, to detect problems through screening tests, to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.
Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child’s development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:
3 to 5 days
And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.
You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours, or by requesting an appointment online.
Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious and potentially fatal childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you’re apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact [hyperlink] our office.
The Advanced Practitioners (AP) we use in Pediatric Medicine are Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP) and Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) providers. They have master’s level degrees and are trained to care for and manage patients within all aspects of general pediatrics. They have specialized training, certification, and education that allow them to work alongside their physician partners.
If you feel that this is a medical emergency, call 911. If this is a non-emergency situation, please utilize our symptom checker first. If your questions are still unanswered and you feel that further advice from a member of our clinical staff is needed at this time, please call our office number at (251) 706-8170 (Midtown Mobile) or (251) 342-8900 (West Mobile).
From asthma to immunizations, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.
Our friendly, knowledgeable office staff works hard to ensure patient comfort and convenience. With two locations in and around the Mobile area, we are available to help with all your child’s medical needs.