Concord Pediatrics, P.A.
248 Pleasant St. Suite 1700
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 224-1929
Fax: 
(603)228-7114 

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Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.

Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What is a Pediatrician?

A: A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.

Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Q: What is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)?
 
A: Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are fully licensed physicians. Like all allopathic physicians (or M.D.s), osteopathic physicians complete 4 years of medical school and can choose to practice in any specialty of medicine including Pediatrics. However, osteopathic physicians also receive an additional 300 - 500 hours of training in the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones), as well as in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT is a hands-on approach to diagnosing, treating, and preventing illness or injury.
 
Q: What is a Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner?
 
A: Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are also called Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Nurse practitioners have a master's degree in nursing (MS or MSN) and advanced training and board certification in their specialty. For example, both Family and Pediatric NPs have advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens. NP’s provide knowledgeable treatment to their patients while also focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. 
 

Q: Can I meet my pediatrician provider before my baby is born?

A: Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. Visit our expectant parent's page for more information.

Q: How often should my child see the  pediatric provider?

A: Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours at (603) 224-1929.

Q: Is your office accepting new patients?

A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment.

 

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.

Call (603) 224-1929

248 Pleasant St. Suite 1700
Concord, NH 03301