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If the answer to your question does not appear below, please contact Worthington Pediatrics at (352) 371-3604, and the appropriate staff member will return your call.
What patient education resources do you have available to patients?
We pride ourselves on providing extensive and excellent patient education and resources for our families. You can find our extensive online Resources here, and our Patient Handouts here. We have also created our "Worthington Pediatrics Patient Care Manual," a downloadable PDF containing additional information and tips for caring for your child. Last, visiting our newborn, toddler, school-age, and adolescent specific pages will provide you with further age-specifc information.
Are you accepting new patients?
Our practice is open to new patients. Please visit our New Patients Page for more information.
At what ages should my child be seen for a well-child exam?
A physical, or well-child exam, is an important part in maintaining and ensuring your child's healthy development. Physicals are an opportunity to assess growth, physical and emotional development, your key health concerns, academic performance, perform any necessary laboratory testing and/or vision and hearing exams, as well as provide anticipatory guidance. Our recommendations for scheduling well-child exams align with those of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please also remember that if your child participates in a school or extracurricular sport, proof of physicals will need to be submitted annually.
Children should be seen for a physical at:
1 week, 3 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 30 months, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, and 6 years. After age 6, physicals are done yearly.
What do I do if my child becomes sick while your office is closed?
We share weekend coverage with the practices of Dr. Lisa Tumarkin (352-333-5405) and Dr. Ana Moros-Hanley (352-333-0085). One of our offices is open on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. to accommodate ill children. A call to our office (352-371-3604) will direct you to the appropriate location. In addition, all pediatric patients in Gainesville are covered by the Pediatric After Hours Program (352-265-0724), a collaborative effort between the community pediatricians and the Department of Pediatrics at UF Health Shands Teaching Hospital, which provides care to ill children after regular office hours.
What insurances do you accept?
We are providers for most common insurance carriers.