PediaClinic: Colorado Parents have a new option in after-hours care for their kids
Colorado Pediatricians have come together to create PediaClinic, a pediatric after-hours alternative to urgent care. Doctors and practitioners from 7 pediatric practices are creating a more affordable network of convenient care clinics with expertise in pediatrics.
By: PediaClinic LLC
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - April 29, 2019 - PRLog -- PediaClinic is proud to announce the opening of its first retail location in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on May 1, 2019. Twenty-five pediatricians and practitioners from 7 pediatric practices in metro Denver heard the concerns of parents about the high cost of pediatric after-hours care. They came together to create a more affordable network of convenient care clinics for kids.
Dr. Dan Feiten, a pediatrician at Greenwood Pediatrics understands the financial strain on parents. "For the first time in my career, I am seeing families who are refusing to take their children to the hospital emergency room for bronchiolitis because of the high cost of care. I am proud of the way that pediatricians from different practices have come together to provide a more affordable solution"
"By collaborating with pediatricians from multiple practices, we were able to create our own pediatric clinical guidelines to provide patients with care that is consistent with evidence-based practices. I am so happy to be part of a team that my patients can feel comfortable with after business hours; knowing a familiar face that you can trust when your child is sick is so important," says Dr. Regina Kania, from Focus on Kids Pediatrics.
In addition to its retail location, the company has also created a mobile medical unit that will open soon near Lone Tree and Parker, Colorado. With two exam rooms, it will serve as a school-based clinic during the day and become an after-hours clinic at night. On weekend mornings, it will travel to sporting events. The mobile unit offers a low-cost way to expand quickly and provide parents with more locations to access pediatric expertise
PediaClinic is concerned about the fragmentation of healthcare. It intends to use these access points as opportunities to assure that all kids have a primary care provider (a medical home) who can do their regular well-visits and track their health and development over time. Primary care providers will receive the visit summary by the following morning and sick kids will be referred back to their doctor for follow up.
"We believe strongly that every child should have a primary care provider who knows them well and keeps track of their medical history in an electronic medical record. PediaClinic will not provide routine check-ups or immunizations so that important relationship continues through their primary care provider," said Dr. Elspeth (Lisa) Miller MD, FAAP from Partners In Pediatrics.