Welcome!

Pediatric Physicians, PC is a friendly and welcoming medical practice for your children. Our two offices in Alpharetta and Roswell are staffed by devoted, board-certified pediatricians, practicing the best state-of-the-art pediatric care from newborns to teens, including a 100% commitment to keep your children up to date on vaccines.

We’re easy to reach by telephone–no annoying phone tree!–and there’s plenty of free parking right at the doors of both offices. Same-day sick appointments are always available.

We’re here when you need us, and we’re here to help.

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Weather alert: We’re open Fri, closed Saturday

With expected icy weather heading in, we’re going to close our Roswell office Saturday 1/23. Roads are not expected to be safe for travel.

Both offices are open today, Friday, 1/22, until mid-afternoon, by appointment only. We’re asking patients to come in as early as possible so everyone can get some safely.

Stay warm and safe!

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Travel alert for Central and South America

The CDC has just issued a travel alert for most of the Caribbean, Central, and South America– especially for pregnant women.

A new infection called “Zika Virus” is rapidly spreading. It’s transmitted by mosquito bites. Though most people who catch Zika have only a mild illness, it can cause birth defects if caught during pregnancy. More about Zika from my blog, here.

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Happy New Year! Holiday hours this week

We’ll have special holiday office hours New Year’s week. As always, our doctors are available after hours by phone for emergencies. Stay safe and be happy!

All office hours are by appointment only

Thursday 12/31/2015 Open morning only, Roswell and Windward.
Friday 1/1/2016 Closed
Saturday 1/2/2016 Usual Saturday hours, Roswell AM only

In addition, our Kids Time after hours clinics are open for walk-ins with no appointments necessary. Contact them directly for their holiday hours.

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Christmas holiday hours

Have a safe and happy holiday! We’ll have special hours this week. As always, one of our doctors will be available after hours by phone for emergencies.

All office hours are by appointment only.

Thursday 12/24 Open morning only, Roswell and Windward.
Friday 12/25 Closed
Saturday 12/26 Regular hours (Roswell only Saturday AM)

In addition, our Kids Time after hours clinics are open for walk-ins with no appointments necessary:

Thursday 12/24 East Cobb open 3-7 pm; Alpharetta open 1-4 pm
Friday 12/25 East Cobb closed; Alpharetta open 1-4 pm.
Saturday & Sunday 12/26-27 Resume regular weekend hours, 1-7 pm, all locations. Kids Time locations are also open 6-9 pm on  weekdays.
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After-hours care for your sick child: The best choices

It’s already been a busy season— especially with respiratory and cough viruses. And influenza hasn’t even hit yet!

We know children don’t always get sick at convenient times, and sometimes you need your children to be seen when our office is closed. Though your “medical home” is with us, good after-hours care is sometimes essential. Fortunately, you have reliable choices for quality after-hours pediatric care in the Atlanta area.

Kids Time Pediatrics is an extension of our office, open weekdays in the evenings from 6-9 and on Saturday and Sunday from 1-7 (there are also special holiday hours.) At Kids Time, your child will always be seen by a board certified pediatrician—not by a “physician extender” who may not have pediatric experience. Waiting times are typically far shorter at Kids Time than at the other options, and with many insurance plans you’ll pay the same copay at Kids Time that you would pay at our office. Think of Kids Time as an ordinary pediatric office that happens to be open after hours, seeing the same kinds of things that we see in our office. Kids Time has multiple locations, including ones in Alpharetta and East Cobb—visit their web site for more information.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Urgent Care Centers are in many neighborhoods. They can see any basic pediatric healthcare issue, and can also do x-rays and limited blood tests. Hours are usually 11 am-9 pm on weekdays, and 9 am – 9 pm on weekends (there are shorter hours on holidays.) Wait times are often long, and many insurance plans have higher out-of-pocket expenses at urgent care centers than at our office. CHOA urgent care centers do NOT do sedation for procedures or IV fluids.

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Emergency Departments at Scottish Rite and Egleston are open 24/7, 365 days a week, and are the best place for seriously ill children to be evaluated. They can handle anything, though waits can be long and visits to emergency departments can be very expensive for families.

There are many adult-oriented facilities that also offer to see children after hours, including clinics in drugs stores and adult urgent care centers. The providers working in these places are not pediatricians—they’re often not doctors at all—and may not have pediatric training or experience. We don’t think their care is up to the standards of a real pediatric facility, and we don’t encourage families to use them. Your children deserve better than a minute in a clinic.

In the table below are many common health conditions, and our initial suggestions for after-hours care. This list isn’t meant to be complete, and can’t account for every child’s individual circumstances. If you’d like more-specific guidance, please give us a call. One of our pediatricians is always available for emergency phone consultations for patients in our practice.

You can download a After hours care 2014 flyer of this document, including our care suggestions, here.

  Kids Time CHOA Urgent Care CHOA Emergency Department
Allergies *
Allergic reaction (without breathing problems) *
Asthma attack (mild) *
Asthma attack (trouble breathing after treatment) *
Bite *
Broken bone (obvious broken bone) *
Broken bone (suspected) *
Burn (minor) *
Burn (large, or major) *
Cast-related problems *
Cold *
Cough *
Cut (minor, needs stitches) *
Cut (needs sedation for stitches) *
Cut (won’t stop bleeding) *
Dehydration *
Diarrhea without dehydration *
Ear pain *
Ear infection *
Ear wax removal *
Fever (older than 2 months) *
Fever (under 2 months of age) *
Flu *
Headache *
Head injury (no loss of consciousness) *
Head injury (sustained loss of consciousness) *
Laryngitis *
Pink eye *
Pneumonia (no trouble breathing) *
Pneumonia (trouble breathing) *
Poisoning Call  1-800-222-1222
Rash *
Sedation for any procedure *
Seizure *
Shock *
Sinus infection *
Sore throat *
Sprain *
Sting *
Stomach ache *
Strain *
Swimmer’s ear *
Urinary tract infection *
Vomiting (without dehydration) *
Vomiting (with dehydration) *

 

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