Exams and checkups for newborns, or newborn care exams, will regularly be conducted, especially during the first two years. The first exam will take place shortly after birth. The newborn care exam will likely be scheduled a few days following the infant’s return home. Comprehensive, physical exams are crucial times when discussions can take place between the nurse practitioner and the parents. The PNP will also provide information about normal growth, nutrition, sleep, safety, illnesses, and other important health care facts.
During the first couple of weeks after birth, some issues can occur. These are typically normal and the PNP can help parents deal with them. The PNP will also help parents understand what to expect with a newborn and how to look for any indications of a greater issue. Doctors will educate parents on:
Immunizations, also called vaccinations or shots, are crucial when working to safeguard an infant’s health. Immunizations can stop more than a dozen dangerous, and potentially fatal, diseases from affecting children. Newborns are especially susceptible to infections. This is why it is imperative to protect them with immunizations. Immunizations can also help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and shelter infants and toddlers from dangerous medical issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer a comprehensive list of preventable diseases which children should be vaccinated against. The CDC also publishes a schedule of the necessary immunizations suggested for infants. These recommendations are approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and of course the CDC. The CDC also provides a vaccination schedule which can be personalized for each child. For more information about immunizations, or general newborn care and treatment, contact the office.
Here is a list of insurances we accept. We do not accept Kaiser or Denver Health Medicaid or some plans that were purchased on the health exchange website. Each plan has unique benefits, so we encourage you to contact your insurance to ask if we are in-network. Please have your card at the time of service; co-pays are expected at time of visit. If we are not in-network, if you are not insured, or your insurance is inactive, payment is due at the time of service. We can coordinate payment plans when needed.