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The Flu Clinic is CANCELLED

Unfortunately our practice lost all power yesterday. Due to the power outage our vaccines are no longer viable. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We are expecting to receive more vaccines by 12/10/2019.

New Providers

We are excited to announce that Kathleen Kochanowicz DNP, CPNP and Dr. Ryan David Forster MD will be joining our team in June!

Measles Update as of 4/9/19

As of 04/09/2019 the Oakland County Health Department and Bloomfield Pediatric Care recommend that all children living in south Oakland County should accelerate their MMR vaccine.

  • If you do not have a record of two documented measles (MMR) vaccines from a doctor or in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), unsure if you were vaccinated, or unsure if you had measles in the past, contact your healthcare provider about getting vaccinated.
  • Measles vaccine is a 2-dose series. If you have two documented doses of the MMR vaccine you do not need another dose.
  • All healthy children should be vaccinated at 12 – 15 months with the combination shot for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR).
  • A 2nd MMR vaccine is usually given at 4 – 6 years of age, but can be given earlier if it is at least 4 weeks after the 1st dose. Children who receive two MMR vaccines at least 4 weeks apart at any time after the age of 12 months are considered to have completed the MMR series.
  • Some infants under 12 months should get a dose of MMR if they are in an area with ongoing transmission or are traveling out of the country. This dose will not count toward their routine series, so these children would still need to receive two MMR vaccines after 12 months of age.  Contact your healthcare provider to determine if your infant should get a dose of MMR.

I have been exposed to someone with measles, what do I do?

  • Unvaccinated individuals need to get vaccinated within 72 hours of exposure. If you do not have a record of receiving two measles (MMR) vaccines, unsure if you have been vaccinated, or unsure if you have had measles in the past, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Immune Globulin (IG) treatment is effective within 6 days of exposure for high-risk individuals including those who are unvaccinated or unsure about vaccination status, pregnant women, and those with a weakened immune system due to illness and diseases like HIV, malnutrition, and/or medications.
  • If symptoms develop, call ahead before you visit your doctor or emergency room so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.
  • Stay home if you are sick and don’t allow visitors in your home as measles is highly contagious.
  • Watch for symptoms for 21 days after potential exposure. Call your preferred healthcare provider if symptoms develop and you believe you were exposed.

Where to get the vaccination:

While Bloomfield Pediatric Care cannot keep up with the demand for the MMR vaccine that the new recommendations require, the Health Department can. We suggest that patients go to the Health Department for MMR vaccinations.

Patients that have well visits scheduled where the MMR would normally would be administered can receive the vaccine at their well visit. We also have a limited amount of vaccinations and boosters available if your infant or child is exposed to expedite their immunization.

Health Department Information:

The Oakland County Health Department in Southfield and Pontiac are open:

Monday: 8:30am – 6pm and Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 am – 5pm

If you have any questions you can contact the nurses line at the health department at 1-800-848-5533 or email noc@oakgov.com

Health department addresses:

North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield

 

 

https://www.oakgov.com/health/information/Pages/Measles.aspx

VFC Vaccines

We are excited to announce that we are now participating in Vaccine for Children Providers (VFC). We are now able to provide vaccines for all of our patients that have in network insurances.

We are Open on Saturdays!

Our Saturday hours are from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Please see our New Vaccine Policy 2/20/2017

The pediatricians at Bloomfield Pediatric Care want to provide the best protection for your children, our other patients, as well as our staff and providers from preventable illnesses.  We have made the decision to only accept new families into our practice who plan to FULLY immunize their children according to the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. If your child is behind on the recommended immunizations the office may contact you or we ask that you discuss this with your child’s provider at their next visit.

We believe in the safety and benefits of childhood immunizations. We  follow the American Academy of Pediatric guidelines for immunizations. We stay informed about newly published studies and have not seen any studies that lead us to support the delay of immunizations or the use of alternative immunization schedules. Alternative immunization schedules leave children unprotected at the most vulnerable ages.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Bloomfield Pediatric Care earns patient-centered medical home designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Nation’s largest PCMH program transforming primary care in Michigan.

Blue Cross blue Shield of Michigan has designated Bloomfield Pediatric Care as of 2018 patient-centered medical home practice.  The designation period runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

This means they are among a select group of physicians who are improving primary care in Michigan by adopting the PCMH model of care.

” The patient-centered medical home is health care centered on the patient,” said Maureen A. Kelly, MD.  “We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care helping you meet your health goals and keeping track of all your specialist visits, test results and prescriptions.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated roughly 1,550 primary care practices-with more than 4,340 primary care doctors-as PCMH practices.  The program is the largest of its kind in the country and has the potential to affect close to 2 million Michigan residents.

With the PCMH model, we create care teams that work with you to keep you healthy and monitor your care on an ongoing basis.

We coordinate your health care using registries to track your conditions and ensure you receive the care you need.  We offer you more access to the care team, coordinate complimentary care (such as nutrition counseling) and help you better manage conditions like asthma and diabetes.

A recent analysis of Blue Cross claims data shows that PCMH-designated doctors are succeeding in more effectively managing patients” care to keep them healthy and prevent complications.

For more information, contact us at 248 451-0600 with any questions or concerns.

No better time than the present to schedule a Well Child appointment

Children need an annual well-check exam to maintain their health and track their growth and development.

Please call our office now to schedule your child’s well-check appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

 

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