Message from Doctors
- Life is not like a computer. When we start a computer we know exactly what to expect. In real life, medicine is not that simple. A simple viral infection can suddenly proliferate and lead to a serious and undesired outcome. Some diagnoses are hard to pinpoint and may need some extra care to properly treat in which you might have to visit our office more than once. We are here to take care of your child to the best of our ability. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to ask us.
- Having been engaged in a solo practice for several years, I have the advantage of knowing your child�s problems at a personal level. You get to see the same doctor at every visit without getting conflicting advice, as you may get in a big group setting. While I may not be available every evening, I am within reach for emergencies.
- If you suspect that your child is sick, please do not wait till the end of the day before calling us. Please be considerate and visit us on time without any delay.
- We give advice the old-fashioned honest way with an up-to-date modern medical background. Many times, you might not want to hear some of the information we tell you. We try to honestly present appropriate medical information even if that means to let the cold or fever run it�s course, do not misunderstand this advice or take it as carelessness on our part. Some sicknesses take their own time to get better. At the same token, we will not give you unnecessary information. You will be informed about the appropriate side effects of medicine and prognosis of particular illnesses to a reasonable extent and at appropriate times. If you want to know all the side effects of medicine, please visit PDR.net or ask your pharmacist.
- Trust is essential in every kind of relationship, especially in patient-doctor relationship. Please feel free to discuss your concerns regarding the level or style of our care. Your child should not suffer due to a difference of opinion between us.
- We will advise you according to a standard of care. But, we will also give you other alternate options of treatment. We have to provide you information about rare but significantly serious outcomes of treatments.
- We do not use relatively new medicines. We normally wait for some time for more detailed studies to be presented about certain new medications before we feel comfortable prescribing it to our patients. Please do not compare our treatment with your friends or relatives� children�s treatment. We do what we think is the best for our patients. Your child is a unique human being.
- Despite the direct and indirect restrictions placed on us by most insurance companies, we offer candid advice regardless of your insurance or payment capacity.
- When our doctor is on vacation or away, a covering doctor is always available to attend to your needs. The responsibility of your child�s care is only given to a competent and experienced doctor in whom we have full trust and confidence. As covering doctor may not know your child in detail, please inform them about your child�s health conditions as necessary. Even though covering doctor might opt to treat your child differently from what you are used to, please remember that they care for your child equally.
- We often provide written information during your office visits. Please read this information carefully because it was designed to inform you. Also, please keep this information as it may be valuable to you for future use.
- When your child is sick, please do not keep giving fever-reducing medications. This will only disguise your child�s fever, not cure the sickness. If you have to give fever-reducing medicine more than one or two times or if your child looks very sick, please call us.
- We strongly advise our patients to come regularly for their scheduled check-ups. We do send periodic check-up reminders but please note that maintaining your child�s health is ultimately your responsibility.
- During your office visits, please feel free to ask questions and express your concerns. Also, please let us know all your child�s medical history, as it is valuable in providing appropriate and optimal treatment.