Welcome to Drexel Hill Pediatric Associates, where your children come first. We provide pediatric services from birth to age 21. We strive to develop a long-term relationship with you and your child with a goal to provide the highest quality pediatric care and ongoing support during your child’s development.
We have been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
The concept of a Medical Home was initiated by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the 1960’s. You will see several initiatives in our office that help us fulfill the goals of the Medical Home.
What is a Medical Home?
A Medical Home is the way care is provided to your child/youth and your family. At the core of a Medical Home is a knowledgeable, compassionate health care provider and care team chosen by a patient and their family to take care of a child/youth’s heath needs.
What is the PARENT`s role in the Medical Home?
Think of us as the first place to contact regarding your child`s healthcare needs including physical, developmental, emotional, referrals to specialty doctors, and community resources.
At every visit please update your doctor to any changes in your child`s medical history.
Think about the following questions.
Since your last visit to the doctor has your child:
- Visited the ER?
- Had any lab work done not ordered by your doctor?
- Had any x-rays or other radiology tests done not ordered by your doctor?
- Been admitted to the hospital?
- Been treated by a specialist?
- Taken any new medications not prescribed by your provider?
- Taken any over the counter medications?
- Taken any herbal medications?
-Every time you are seen for care outside of our office, please request that a copy of the visit or test result is sent/faxed to us so that we can best serve you.
Remember your first point of contact should always be us.
Please call us with any questions and concerns prior to utilizing the emergency room, urgent care facilities, or other healthcare facilities. We are available 24/7.
Good care requires a partnership between your family and our office. We appreciate your help and look forward to serving as your child’s Medical Home.