APPOINTMENTS: (248) 856.6300 75 Barclay Circle, Suite 115, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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Northeast Pediatrics' mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare treatment and services to pediatric patients and their families. We will recognize and respect the rights of each patient by conducting business in an ethical manner.
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We are honored that you have chosen us for the care of your child. We have launched our new website to help you better understand our practice so we may provide the best possible care. Please bookmark this site for future reference, as it can help you navigate your child’s healthcare including:
- Practice Updates
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- Health Reference and much more....
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we always welcome new patients. Please contact our office at (248) 856-6300 during our regular business hours for additional information or request an appointment. We will be more than happy to have you in our office to meet our Providers and tour our facility.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Please call (248) 856-6300 during our regular business hours to schedule an appointment: Our regular office hours are: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Saturday Closed for Lunch: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Can I schedule a same day appointment?
As parents it is worrisome when your child gets sick. We believe that same day appointments are critical and important. Please call our office (248) 856 6300 as soon as possible in the morning (we open at 8:30am) to ensure appointment availability. Periodically sick visits are worked-in.
How do I reach your office After Hours?
Please call the following number if you want to reach us after regular office hours:. Our answering service number is (833) 745-2196
Where can I get a copy of the Immunization Schedule?
Immunization schedule is located under the "Forms" Menu section of this website. For your convenience we have provided the following link to our Immunization information page: Schedule of Examinations & Immunizations
Who I need to contact for Medical Questions?
If you have medical questions, our nursing team can provide you with test results and information for specific complaints that may concern you. Call our Nursing team at (248) 856 6308
How do I get referrals including Pre-authorization?
For any referral related questions, please call: Diane at (248) 856 6300 Option 3.
Who I need to contact for Billing related questions?
Our highly trained staff can discuss your questions regarding billing and insurance. Please call our Billing team at (248) 856-6309
Can I schedule an appointment before my baby is born?
Of course. We strongly recommend parents to visit our practice for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical staff and our dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable administrative staff. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. Please call (248) 856-6300 during our regular business hours to schedule an appointment
What are the accepted insurance plans for your practice?
We accept most of the standard Insurance Carrier Plans. Please call our Billing team at (248) 856-6309 to confirm if your insurance is accepted at our practice. For your convenience we have included the following Insurance Info link for your reference:
Why are childhood Vaccines so important?
It's true that newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies they got from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity may last only a month to about a year. Further, young children do not have maternal immunity against some vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough. If a child is not vaccinated and is exposed to a disease germ, the child's body may not be strong enough to fight the disease. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same germs exist today, but babies are now protected by vaccines, so we do not see these diseases as often. Immunizing individual children also helps to protect the health of our community, especially those people who are not immunized. People who are not immunized include those who are too young to be vaccinated (e.g., children less than a year old cannot receive the measles vaccine but can be infected by the measles virus), those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (e.g., children with leukemia), and those who cannot make an adequate response to vaccination. Also protected, therefore, are people who received a vaccine, but who have not developed immunity. In addition, people who are sick will be less likely to be exposed to disease germs that can be passed around by unvaccinated children. Immunization also slows down or stops disease outbreaks. Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
How often should my child see the Pediatrician?
From your child's birth to young adulthood, you'll be visiting the doctor regularly to make sure that your son or daughter is healthy and developing well. It can be tough to remember what each visit will entail or which topics you want to discuss with the doctor. Our age-specific overviews give you a sense of what to expect at each visit and can help you keep track of the guidance your doctor provides.
- 3-5 Days
- 2 Weeks
- 2 Months
- 4 Months
- 6 Months
- 9 Months
- 1 Year (12 Months)
- 15 Months
- 1.5 Years (18 Months)
- 2 Years (24 Months)
- 2.5 Years (30 Months)
- From 3 Years to 21 Years (Once a Year every Year)
Diversified Expertise in Pediatric CareWhen you choose Northeast Pediatrics Associates, you can feel confident that you are teaming with very knowledgeable, highly specialized, and compassionate doctors and nurse practitioners who have dedicated their careers to child–focused health care.
Great Location & New FacilityWe recently moved to an all new medical office building (Barclay Medical Plaza) to serve the ancillary service needs of our patients. Our facility is conveniently located for easy free way access and right at the intersection of Rochester Rd and Barclay Circle.
Well Qualified & Knowledgable StaffWe are very fortunate to have an excellent pool of well qualified and experienced Clinical staff, Onsite Insurance Referral Experts, Billing Experts, In-house Patient Centered Medical Home Advisor, Administrative and caring friendly Reception staff.
We are a Patient Centered Medical HomeWe are proud to be a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice. PCMH is a model of primary care delivery designed around teamwork and coordination among clinicians and support staff to give patients better access to care and to take a greater role in making care decisions.
Check our "Parent Resources" section for advise on common health questions and access to several other medical references....
MONTHLY HEALTH TIP FROM DR. STEVEN ANTONE
FEVER? Guidelines for Parents
Fever has been around for eons but it continues to produce fear in many parents and anxiety in many healthcare providers. Here are some guidelines:
What to do about Fever?
As long as your child is older than 3 months and there is an obvious reason why he (or she) feels warm—the presence of a cold, for example—it is usually unnecessary to take his temperature. You should take your child's temperature, however, if he is younger than 3 months or is not breathing, drinking, or acting as he normally does. If you are concerned about these activities, speak with your doctor, whether or not you detect a fever.
What type of Thermometer to use?
For a child younger than 3 months, use a digital rectal thermometer. It is safer than a glass thermometer and more accurate than other available thermometers.If you choose to use a digital pacifier thermometer, be sure it stays in your infant's mouth for at least 31/2 minutes. You will also need to add 0.5° F to the reading to get a final measurement.For a child between 3 months and 5 years, a digital rectal thermometer is the best choice. An armpit (called axillary) temperature, though not as accurate as a digital rectal reading, is also acceptable in this age group. If you use axillary measurements, add 1° F to the reading to get a rough estimate of rectal temperature.An ear thermometer may be unreliable, especially in a child younger than 1 year of age. It may be used in children older than 1 year but is not as accurate as the rectal temperature.For a child older than 5 years, use an oral digital thermometer if the child is willing to cooperate by holding it under the tongue for the required time.
When to give over-the-counter medicine for fever?
If your child is uncomfortable and older than 3 months, you may start anti-fever medicine at any temperature elevation. If your child is younger than 3 months, call your pediatrician before starting any anti-fever medicine. Acetaminophen is the only over-the-counter anti-fever medicine that should be used in a child younger than 6 months. Give it every four to six hours as needed. Ibuprofen may be given to children 6 months and older, every six to eight hours as needed. Both medicines should be given in a dose according to the instructions on the package or as directed by your health-care provider. With any anti-fever medicine, check the label to see whether it is appropriate for a child, what medications it contains, and the frequency with which it should be given. Be aware that some cold medicines contain acetaminophen, so read the label carefully to avoid accidentally giving your child double the correct dose of acetaminophen. Measure doses of all medicines carefully to avoid dosing errors. Do not give aspirin, in any form, to an infant or child; it has been linked to Reye syndrome, a potentially fatal illness.
When to phone your healthcare provider?
- Your child is under 3 months and has a fever higher than 100.4° F (38° C).
- Your child is lethargic or irritable or has a fever for longer than three days.
- Your child complains of a sore throat or shows signs of ear pain.
- Your child has additional symptoms, such as abdominal pain or pain upon urination.
- Your child is not drinking fluids or has a decreased amount of urine.
- You are worried about your child's breathing, level of activity, or intake or loss of fluids, whether or not your child has a fever.
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"- Aly Sanders, First time Mom
Northeast pediatrics is a wonderful place to take your children. The doctors are very knowledgeable as well as the staff. Being a first time mom, I didn't know what to expect, and they made the process very comfortable for me. I never have a hard time getting an appointment, and my son loves to go see the Doctors. I recommend northeast pediatrics to anyone looking. You will love the kid friendly atmosphere and knowledge of the entire staff!!"
"- Shelley Pollock, Mom
I have taken my daughter to NE Pediatrics since she was born and she is now almost 14 years old. The entire staff has always been great. I called the nurses a lot when she was first born because she was very colicky. They always reassured me and never rushed me off the phone. Whenever I have to make an appointment, the doctors are very thorough, take their time and answer all of my questions."