Whether you will be first-time parents, or are looking for a new pediatrician for your family, call us to set up a no-charge visit to meet a physician and the staff. We call this visit a "pre-natal" visit (even if your child is already born or older) and we will answer questions you may have about the practice, as well as questions about what to expect once your baby is born, if you're expecting. We encourage you to contact the office which you would choose, which is generally the office closest to your home. Check out the "Locations" tab on the website for contact information.
Newborn Healthcare: In the Hospital & After
West End Pediatrics wants to make sure that you have the best experience possible in the hospital, and after in checkups with our pediatricians. We’ve provided the steps below to outline what you can expect from your healthcare providers through delivery and after. We’ve also included recommendations for important steps you should take to make sure the experience goes smoothly.
- Before Delivery: Notify the hospital staff that you plan to be followed by West End Pediatrics, P.C. and provide them with your primary care pediatrician’s name.
- During Your Hospital Stay: The hospital pediatrician on-call for the day will examine your baby each morning that you are in the hospital and will visit with you after examining your baby.
- When Leaving the Hospital: At the time of discharge, the hospital’s doctor will let you know when to follow up with your pediatrician. Please request your child’s newborn discharge information from the hospital and bring this information to your first appointment with us.
- Following Up with West End Pediatrics: We recommend that all newborns follow up within one to two days after discharge from the hospital.
To schedule this first visit with your primary care pediatrician, call us at (212) 769-3070 during office hours. Let the staff member know that you need to schedule a hospital follow up for a newborn baby and you will be scheduled for an appointment in 24-48 hours as requested (available seven days/week).
Babies who are born needing significant medical intervention will be cared for by the specially trained neonatal staff at each hospital in their special care nursery. If you plan to follow up with West End Pediatrics and your baby is admitted to the special care nursery, please call our office and ask our staff to notify our on-call pediatrician.