While the threat of Covid-19 is taking front and center attention from most news headlines, we are currently in the midst of a severe seasonal influenza (flu) epidemic that has been causing the highest rates of hospitalizations in children under 5 years of age since 2004 when the C.D.C. first started keeping track, with 125 children dead from lab-confirmed flu as of February 22, 2020. … [Read more...] about Flu Update: March 2020
Over the years, we've used this space to discuss a variety of topics - from seasonal illnesses to organizational changes - but none seems to prompt a more impassioned response than the discussion of wait times. Whether it be in suggestion boxes, in email surveys or in Facebook reviews, the length of time spent waiting to see a provider is often cited as a source of frustration. We have heard you … [Read more...] about 2020, Here We Come!
Yes, you read that right! We have heard you! Now that we have so many more children to serve, our old way of doing "Flu Clinics" has overwhelmed us, and more importantly, you. This season we are introducing a new, and hopefully more convenient way to help you (and us) protect your children from Flu. It is incredibly important for your children to get their flu shots. During this past flu season, … [Read more...] about No More Flu Clinics at CCP!
Thanks to all of you who have shared feedback on ways to improve the patient experience at Center City Pediatrics. Many of you have asked us to consider how we can streamline our processes and make it simpler to interact with our office. The way to do it is by combining our personal, hands-on, Patient Centered Medical Home approach with the latest technology. We are very happy to share with you … [Read more...] about Taking Our Tech to the Next Level: Making Your Experience More Efficient and Informative
Welcome Spring! "It's just a check-up, so I should be in and out in, 20 minutes, right?" Not exactly. There are so many aspects to a visit that you see and even more that you may not see. I know. As the father of four mostly grown children, I have waited, at times, for what seemed like an eternity at our New Jersey pediatrician's office for my kids' appointments to start, the provider … [Read more...] about Spring Is Finally Here!
Upcoming Staffing Changes at CCP To the families of Center City Pediatrics, It is with a heavy heart that I share this summer I will be leaving Center City Pediatrics. Due to family needs, I am relocating to Northern California. It has been a true pleasure to be a part of the CCP team over the past 4 years and an honor to care for your children during that time. To those families that I … [Read more...] about Important Provider Announcement