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North Fulton Pediatrics

Directions

Our office is located at 1285 Hembree Road in the Roswell Medical Center complex.
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Office Hours

Phone: 770-442-1050
Fax: 770-475-1621

Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday
8:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Note: We are Open On Saturdays from 8:30 to about Noon for sick appointments.
After hours care:
For Emergencies:
call 911 or go to CHOA (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)
For minor illnesses: CHOA (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta)
or KIDS TIME PEDIATRICS - 404-943-1979
Staffed by pediatricians
Locations: Alpharetta, East Cobb, Sandy Spring, Lawrenceville, Suwanee

Dosing & After Hours

Dosing & After Hours

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FAQ


What do I do if my child is sick after office hours or on weekends?

Call 911 immediately in cases of life-threatening emergencies. After office hours, if you need advice for the care of your child or if you believe your child needs urgent care, please call our office number 770-442-1050. Our answering service will take a message and a nurse from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Advice Line and/or a physician will advise you how to best care for your child.

Can I go to an Urgent Care or Emergency Room facility after hours?

Call 911 immediately in cases of life-threatening emergencies. If it is not a life-threatening emergency and it is after our office hours, please call our office number 770-442-1050 before going to an emergency room or urgent care facility. A nurse and/or physician will advise you how to best care for your child. If the nurse or physician advises you to go to an emergency room or urgent care facility please be sure to call our office the next business day and speak with our Referral Specialist if you are on an HMO or POS insurance plan. Because your insurance company will require that our office provide them with certain information, our staff will need to ask you questions such as the time, place and date of the emergency visit as well as the reason for the visit, etc.

How do I get a referral to a specialist?

If you are on an HMO/POS insurance plan and are requesting a first time referral to a specialist or an Urgent Care/ER facility, please call our Referral Coordinator at 770-442-1050, ext. 245.

If you are requesting additional visits to a specialist to whom we have previously referred you, please call our Referral Coordinator or you may contact them by email.

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Does my child need to be seen for a prescription refill?

If the child is being treated with a controlled substance medication (Ritalin, Dexadrine, Concerta, Adderall, and other medications that require a hand written prescription), you need only to be seen for yearly checkups. Parents or guardians should contact our office at least 24 hours in advance during normal weekday business hours when needing your child's prescription refilled or if you think adjustments need to be made to your child's medications. This gives the doctor an opportunity to review the chart appropriately if needed. If your child's doctor is not in when you call, your prescription will be available the day after they return. Prescriptions for these medications will not be filled on a same day basis, so please plan ahead in order to avoid any interruption in your child's treatment. You will receive a return telephone call from our office if there is a problem with refilling the prescription.

Routine refills of daily medications (Example: allergy medications) do not usually require an appointment. These refills can be requested by calling our office during normal weekday business hours. In some cases, an appointment may be necessary to complete your refill request. We may need to see your child if it has been a year or longer since the last visit or your child has new symptoms.

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If I am pregnant, do I need to contact your office before or after the baby is born?

Although it is not mandatory to familiarize yourself with our office prior to your delivery, it is preferable that you attend one of our complimentary Prenatal Classes given by our Nurse Practitioner. This allows you to know our building location, ask questions related to our practice, and meet other expectant parents. You will also have an opportunity to meet our physicians and tour our office. If you are experiencing a problem with your pregnancy that you need to discuss with us prior to delivery, an individual consultation may be scheduled with any of our physicians. Our staff will be glad to assist you with making an appointment. Other than this contact, no specific notification is required prior to the baby being born.

Once the baby is born, the hospital will notify our practice of the birth as long as you have previously designated one of our physicians to be your baby's pediatrician. It is not necessary for you to contact us directly.

If you deliver at a hospital other than Northside Hospital it will be necessary to call our office at 770-442-1050 once you and your baby are home to schedule a two-week appointment unless the hospital physician has requested the baby be seen sooner.

Do you answer e-mail or voicemail?

Presently, we do not provide consultations via e-mail. Issues of confidentiality, liability, etc., will have to be resolved prior to this becoming a reality. Voicemail may be used to request prescription refills and school and daycare forms.

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Why don't we have a separate sick and well waiting room?

Since most germs are airborne, and buildings have a single ventilation system, it is of no use to separate sick and well children in the waiting room. Research has shown that waiting room exposure is very low. Furthermore, if your child is here for a well visit and happens to be sick, where would you and your child sit? We clean and sanitize our waiting room daily, and we do our best to keep these areas as germ free as possible. If you have any suggestions to improve this area, please let us know.