Hello ABC Family! Exciting news! We’re currently implementing a new Electronic Health Records system at our office! Behind the scenes work has been underway for months and the transition is coming VERY SOON as we bring state of the art electronic services to our patients and their families! There are some especially important dates we would like to bring to your attention. Hello ABC Family! Exciting news! We’re currently implementing a new Electronic Health Records system at our
Starting July 1, 2021, Medicaid services will be available through Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs). A PHP is a group of doctors, hospitals and other providers that work together to provide all types of health care. This includes – physical health, behavioral health, and medications. Effective July 1, 2021, EVERY NC Medicaid recipient must choose a PHP or one will be chosen for you by NC Medicaid. WE WANT TO HELP YOU THROUGH THIS PROCESS!
As we become more familiar with COVID-19 and the impact on our community, ABC Pediatrics is continuing the evolution of our approach in caring for the health care needs of our patients. We remain committed to ensuring patients receive well care, medication management, mental health care and allergy immunotherapy, while still maintaining service for our sick patients during this ever changing COVID-19 environment. Our process is described in this post.
Some of the more recent discussions regarding COVID-19 are centering around TESTING. Rapid testing. Antigen testing. Antibody testing. Molecular testing. PCR testing. Has your employer or your child’s school or daycare presented you with questions or guidelines concerning COVID testing that has you scratching your head?
SAME DAY sick and urgent visits are AVAILABLE daily in our MOBILE CLINIC. PLEASE CALL for a MOBILE CLINIC appointment time. Sick patients are isolated and necessary care is provided inside their vehicles. Services such as lab testing, nebulizer treatments and medication administration remain available for vehicle visits. Provider/Nurse teams are designated daily for newborn infant care, well physical exams and chronic follow up care. Scheduled patients are brought into specifically designated and maintained areas of
Find out what signs and symptoms to look for! Please consult your Primary Care Physician immediately if you see any/some of the following:
Patients less than 3 months of age- report 100.5 or higher temperature immediately
Patients 3 months and older, – report fever 100.5 or higher if persists beyond 3 days
Redness or bloodshot eyes (without pus or drainage)
Mouth changes- swollen, bumpy red tongue (“Strawberry tongue”) Redness of mouth, lips and/or throat
COVID-19 has closed our schools for the time being. However, we are confident that each passing day of social distancing brings us one more day closer to the time that we can resume some normal activities. Sending our children back to school is one of those anticipated activities. There will be no delay at ABC Pediatrics in ensuring that your child is ready for Kindergarten! Despite the current pandemic, we’ve restructured our entire office approach
We’ve restructured our approach to providing care and will continue to fulfill the pediatric healthcare needs of our community. SICK CARE: Until further notice, our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00am until 3:00pm. In lieu of our walk-in clinic, SAME DAY sick and urgent visits are AVAILABLE in the morning and in the afternoon. Please come between 9:00 am and 11:00 am or between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Sick patients are isolated and
Our ABC Pediatrics’ Family and our healthcare team would like to convey our most sincere appreciation for your support and response to our ever-evolving approach to dealing with the COVID19 pandemic. In order for our approach to be successful, we are striving to communicate with our patients on a regular, if not daily, schedule. Our goal from the outset of the uncertainty created by COVID-19 has been and will continue to be maintaining your child’s healthcare while thoughtfully considering exposure to both our staff and our patients.
In the past, ABC Pediatrics has extended our commitment to our patients with a Saturday morning in-office clinic service. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced screening efforts now utilized for face to face visits at our office, weekend IN-OFFICE care will be conducted by phone until further notice.
COVID 19 has most certainly impacted our activities of daily living. This pandemic has closed our schools, cancelled our sporting events and limited social gatherings. From a medical standpoint, symptoms of infection can range from mild respiratory symptoms to high fever and respiratory distress. Our family members over the age of 60, those with chronic illnesses and those with weakened immune systems seem to be the most vulnerable.
The 2019 Susan Ryals Scholarship was presented to Maura Lillian-Grace Westbrook Thursday, August 8th at the ABC office. Maura is the daughter of Michelle Westbrook, LPN and Brent Westbrook. Find out more about Maura and her future plans by reading our blog post.
The Daily Record’s 2019 Best of Harnett County results are in and now official! Thanks to many of you, ABC Pediatrics has been voted the #1 Pediatric Facility in Harnett County for a 3rd year in a row! In addition, we are proud to announce that we were awarded Best Medical Facility in it’s first year as a category!
ABC Pediatrics will once again host it’s annual Mother’s Day and Father’s Day look-alike photo contests on Facebook and Instagram! It’s Dad’s turn now, so submit your best picture of Dad with his mini-me using one of two methods.
March is National Social Work Awareness Month! Did you know that ABC employs two Licensed Clinical Social Worker’s on our staff? Read why one of our staff, Melanie Crumpler became a social worker and what she believes is great about her job at the link!
WELLNESS is muti-faceted. Each facet plays a role in maintaining WELLNESS to its fullest extent. Much like the spokes on a wheel, where each spoke plays a role in supporting the structure and in maintaining the integrity of the wheel, each facet in WELLNESS plays a role in supporting the overall well being and functioning of a human being.
Happy New Year everyone! Did you know??.. Research suggests that only 9.2% of New Years’ Resolutions are met! This year, rather than choosing resolutions that may only last a few weeks, try setting GOALS to work towards instead!
Our ABC Pediatrics’ family would like to extend our warmest appreciation to all of our patients and parents who took the time to express your opinion of the services we provide to our community by voting for us in the 2018 BEST OF HARNETT COUNTY! Serving the pediatric health care needs of Harnett county residents for over 24 years has been our privilege. We are overwhelmed and humbled by your response to The Daily Records’
We just received our flu vaccine today, September 8th, 2017. Please call to schedule your appointments at 910-892-1333 or schedule using the Patient Portal.
Linda F. Castillo is a Certified Physician Assistant who was born in Costa Rica but now calls Coats, North Carolina home. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Minor in Biology from Catawba College in 2014. She then attended Campbell University and graduated with her Master of Physician Assistant Practice in July of 2019.