If you are interested in joining our practice, there are a few steps that you must complete first. Our New Patient Advocates can help you navigate this process and answer any questions you have along the way:
Brooke OConnell in Woburn (781-933-6236 x1090 or email@example.com)
Susan Balsamo in North Andover (978-557-5712 x7602 or SBalsamo@woburnpedi.com)
- Effective July 2019, no new patient will be registered with our practice without eligible insurance AND complete medical records having been received by our office.
- Confirm that our office has a contract with your current insurance carrier. Please note that we do not accept any new patients with Masshealth insurance products.
- Call your insurance and have your child’s PCP changed to one of our doctors. We will need to confirm this eligibility prior to any appointment being scheduled.
- Provide us with your child’s’ complete previous medical & immunization records. Records should include documentation from your child’s newborn hospital discharge, growth charts, vaccines, office visits with any previous healthcare providers, and consult notes from any specialty providers.
- On the day of your child’s visit, be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early to review pre-visit paperwork. Please bring your child’s insurance card so that we can scan it for our records.
Prenatal Consult Visits & Newborns
If you plan on joining our practice with a newborn, it’s a good idea to confirm that we accept the insurance your baby will have and that the pediatrician you have selected is accepting new patients.
Prenatal consults are available if you are interested in seeing our office or meeting a pediatrician before your child arrives. During this brief visit, our New Patient Advocate can show you around our office, discuss the services we have available, and give you a few minutes with a pediatrician who will be able to answer any questions you have about your child’s care. To schedule, please contact our New Patient Advocate.
Just prior to your child’s arrival, your obstetrician and/or the hospital will ask who you have chosen to be your child’s primary care physician. On the day your baby is discharged from the hospital, call our office to set up a newborn appointment. We like to see new little ones two days after discharge.