Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Have a safe and happy holiday! We’ll have special holiday hours this week. As always, our doctors are available after hours by phone for emergencies. Things have been super busy with lots of sick kids– we appreciate your patience. Hopefully we can all use this time off to recharge and get healthy!

All office hours are by appointment only.

Wednesday 11/25 Open morning only, Roswell and Windward.
Thursday 11/26 Closed
Friday 11/27 Open morning only, Roswell and Windward
Saturday 11/28 Usual hours (Roswell open Saturday mornings)

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

Thursday 11/26 Alpharetta and East Cobb closed; Sandy Springs location open 10-2
Friday 11/27 Alpharetta open 2-5 pm; East Cobb open 6-9 pm
Saturday 11/28 East Cobb and Alpharetta will be open regular weekend hours, 1-7 pm
Sunday 11/29 East Cobb and Alpharetta will be open regular weekend hours, 1-7 pm


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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.

Roswell Office:

11050 Crabapple Road
Suite 120
Roswell, Georgia 30075
770-518-8718 (FAX)

Alpharetta Office:

1111 Alderman Drive
Suite 250
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-527-1559 (FAX)

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Yes, we are Wellcare providers

Families served by Wellcare may have received an incorrect notice that our physicians are no longer participating in their program. This was sent by mistake– we’ve been told it was some kind of glitch in their system that affected many pediatric providers.

The glitch has been fixed, and there was no lapse in coverage. We continue to welcome patients with Wellcare coverage.

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Flu vaccine clinics scheduled this week

We’ll be having two late afternoon flu vaccine clinics this week, by appointment only:

  • Roswell office: Tuesday, November 3rdfrom 4 to 6 pm.
  • Windward, Alpharetta office: Friday, November 6th from4 to 6 pm.

We have FluMist in stock at both locations, but because of a national shortage we are reserving mist for our patients only. Parents and grandparents are welcome to make reservations for the injected vaccine.

Please call either office Monday to set up your appointments.


More information about flu vaccines

Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and up. It’s especially important for babies and anyone with conditions that make influenza more risky (like asthma, pregnancy, obesity, diabetes, or any chronic lung or heart disease.) People in contact with anyone in those special groups should consider getting their own vaccination a priority to help protect the people most at risk. Remember: you’re not just vaccinating to protect yourself and your family—the more we all get vaccinated, the better our entire communities are protected.

We have two kinds of influenza vaccines available for babies, children, and adults. Both are quadrivalent formulas that protect against four flu strains, and all of the flu vaccines we use are preservative-free.

  • The traditional “flu shot” is appropriate for almost anyone 6 months of age or older.
  • The “mist” vaccine is squirted into the nose. It’s only for people 2 years thru 49 years of age. To get the mist, you can’t have any kind of chronic lung or heart disease, and cannot have used asthma medicine in the last 12 months. The mist vaccine is not approved during pregnancy. Because the mist is a live, cold-adapted vaccine, it is not good for people with serious immune problems or their family contacts.

Neither kind of flu vaccine can be given to people with severe egg allergies, and neither should be given during a serious illness. Mild egg allergies and mild illnesses (like a cold) are not contraindications to influenza vaccines.

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Auvi-Q recall

Today the maker of Auvi-Q announced a nationwide recall of ALL devices. These are epinephrine auto-injectors, shaped like a pack of cards, used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. There have been reports of the devices failing to dose properly.

IF YOU HAVE AN AUVI-Q, follow these steps:

  1. Call us to prescribe a replacement product (typically an Epipen, or the generic equivalent)
  2. Go to for details about how to return the defective device and get a refund.
  3. AFTER you have your new Epinephrine autoinjector, return the Auvi-Q. Don’t return it until you have a replacement. If there is a serious allergic reaction and all you have is an Auvi-Q, use it, and then call 911.

The FDA press release

Manufacterer’s site



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Dr. Roy’s new course on Emergency Medicine

Just out from The Great Courses, my new lecture series: “Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine“. It’s fast-paced, it’s fun, and it will give you an honest glimpse into what it’s like to practice in an Emergency Department.

I wrote the course to appeal to anyone, with or without any medical knowledge. All you need is curiosity. I think the course will be especially good for anyone who’d like a better idea about how they can help themselves or a loved one experiencing a medical emergency– what are the first steps to take, and who really needs to call 911? This is also a great course for anyone interested in pursuing a health career as a doc, nurse, or paramedic. Buy it directly from the company (money back guarantee!), or from Amazon– I think you’ll enjoy it!

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