Coming Soon: Dr. Aimee Pollak MD

Dr. Pollak will be joing us late this summer.  She will be a welcomed addition to our practice.  Please visit the Doctor page to learn more about her.

Welcoming our new Nurse Practioner

We are so excited to introduce Amy Johnson FNP-C to our practice.  We are looking forward to this motivated addition to our staff.  She will be starting on August 1st.

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 2015 patient-centered medical home practice.  The designation period runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is Here!

Make sure you give us a call soon to schedule that back to school or your sports physicals! 

See you soon!

Patient Centered Medical Home

We have been designated as a PCMH facility.  Additionally we are operating under the current designation guidelines.  Our Patient/Provider relationship is a partnership and we will assist you in obtaining appointments for testing or with specialists if needed.  We will also contact you to discuss test results.  Please feel free to call our office at your convenience to discuss anything we can do help you and your child.

 

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is spilling over with hats, jackets, coats, toys, sippy cups, travel mugs and baby dolls.

If your little one is missing an item, please stop by to see if we have it.  Unfortunately, we can’t check for items by phone.

The weather is cold and those jackets, coats and hats would come in handy right about now.

See you soon!

How to prevent sunburn

By using sunscreen, wearing proper clothing, and taking other precautions, your child will be protected against the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. Here’s what to do:

  • Limit your child’s exposure to the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Follow the shadow rule and teach it to your child–seek shade when your shadow is shorter .than you are tall.
  • Have your child wear protective clothing-a hat, a long-sleeved shirt, and long pants in a closely woven fabric.
  • Avoid using sunscreens in children younger than 6 months of age. Instead, use protective clothing and a carriage with a hood or canopy
  • Use sunscreens from May through September.
  • Apply sunscreen, including lip balms, daily.

The products should have a minimum SPF of 15 and provide UVA and UVB protection (check the label). its best to apply the sunscreen 30 to 45 minutes before the child goes outside. Reapply at least every two hours if the child remains in the sun, or earlier after swimming, toweling, or perspiring heavily. Lip balms also should be reapplied frequently. Make sure you apply the sunscreen thickly, as the label directs

  • Protect the child’s eyes with sunglasses that provide 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB protection. Large, framed, wraparound sunglasses are best.
  • Use extra protection when your child is near sand, snow, concrete, or water, which can reflect up to 85% of the sun’s damaging rays. Also use extra protection at high altitudes. For every 1,000 feet above sea level, radiation increases 4% to 5%.
  • Take precautions even on cloudy days, when up to 80% of ultraviolet radiation can penetrate the atmosphere.
  • Make sure your child avoids artificial tanning devices.
  • Examine your child’s skin regularly for redness or blistering and for new or changing moles.
  • Set an example for your children by faithfully adhering to these sun protection guidelines.

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.

 

ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES…

Although it is hard to tell, Spring is almost here which means that our patients who participate in sports may need a “Sports Physical”. This is just a friendly reminder to schedule that sports physical in time to meet any deadlines for participation. Congrats to all our student athletes…remember to send us your pics and/ or stats for our “Brag Board”…WAY TO GO!!!!