What's Happening @ Ivy Pediatrics
We now offer Telemedicine! Most private insurances now cover telemedicine as well as Horizon NJ Health, Americhoice, Aetna Better Health, and Wellcare on the medicaid side. Call our office to find out if a telemedicine visit is appropriate for your child!
School closings, containment zones and quarantines are ramping up Coronavirus anxiety amongst all of us, from the youngest, who respond to our stress, to the elderly, who are most affected, to those of us in the middle, who feel responsible for the whole family.
Your doctors and nurse practitioners at Ivy Pediatrics are here for you, not only for medical care but as a source of reliable and sane information. We suggest you look at COVID-19 information from two perspectives.
1. Personal Safety: the vast majority of people infected by COVID-19 will have mild illness, especially children.
2. Community responsibility: the CDC and Health Department are trying to limit spread, or at least slow it down. Self-quarantine, containment areas and social distancing are being implemented for these purposes.
The best way to stay healthy is by practicing good hand washing, remembering not to touch your face, and staying away from large gatherings when possible. Take advantage of the nicer weather and go outdoors. If you or any one in your family is sick, stay home. When needed, cough into your elbow.
Your Ivy Pediatrics providers will help you through this crisis, as we have so many times in the past. Our providers were on the front line of H1N1 (swine flu) infection - we made it through that, and together, we will make it through this.
If your child is sick please call to schedule an appointment or you can do a walk-in. Unlike many practices, we don’t turn people away who have fever or if they are sick. However if your child is having difficulty breathing, you need to bring them to the ER. We DO NOT do COVID-19 testing in any of our offices.
We will try to keep our regular hours the best we can but if any of our providers or staff get sick obviously adjustments will need to be made. We have office locations in Manalapan, South Amboy, East Brunswick, Hamilton, & Toms River. If one of our locations has limited hours or availability, take a drive to one of our other locations where they will happily accommodate you.
To minimize the spread of germs, we will not be keeping patients in the waiting room. If our exam rooms are full, you will be asked to wait outside or in your car and we will call you when an exam room opens up.
Starting Monday 3/16 we will also be implementing telemedicine. Please go to our website: PediatricianOnDemand.com for more information. Please be aware that not all insurance companies cover that service and when they do it is plan specific. For situations where coverage is unclear, you will be asked to pay upfront a $50 charge and we will submit the claim to your insurance company. If the claim is covered, we will reimburse you the difference.
Keep your scheduled well care appointments. Children still need to get physicals and the vaccines that protect them from illnesses much more serious than coronavirus. All of our offices have implemented procedures to keep you safe.
What else can you do? Shut off the TV and give yourself and your children a break. Look for anxiety symptoms - such as moodiness, trouble sleeping and separation anxiety. Talk to your children about their fears. Reassure them.
Check on your elderly neighbors, family and friends. These people are most at risk for complications of Coronavirus. Ask if you can get them food, medicine or anything else they need. We are a community, we need to take care of each other. As always Ivy Pediatrics cares!
We are excited to announce that on December 16th, Shore Touch Pediatrics in Toms River will become part of Ivy Pediatrics. Dr. Deacon and her staff are excited to see everyone at their new office location at 9 Mule Road, Unit E16, Toms River.
Ivy Pediatrics has been designated as Omnia Tier 1 provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield and a RWJ Barnabas Health Inner Circle for the RWJ Barnabas Health Employer-sponsored health plans. This designation recognized the outstanding quality of care that Ivy Pediatrics is providing to its patients. It also lowers the copays/deductibles of patients with those plans when they use our services.
We provide a full range of pediatric health services to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults through age 26. We offer a comfortable, caring atmosphere where you will never feel rushed. We have late evening and weekend appointments for the busy parents and we offer same day sick appointments.
Welcome to Ivy Pediatrics, PA, where you will find experienced and caring pediatricians. If you're looking for accessible pediatric care, a child–friendly environment, and a responsive team of pediatricians, then look no further. We love kids, and our goal is to have a positive impact in the lives of children by providing exceptional health care and compassionate service to the families we serve.
At Ivy Pediatrics, PA, we offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well–child check–ups, immunizations and sick appointments. Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease. We also set aside time to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth to adolescence.
We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You'll find all of the helpful information you need about our practice including doctor bios, service details, directions to our offices and new patient forms.
Ivy Pediatrics, PA looks forward to walking alongside you as you guide your child along a path of optimal health and wellness. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to not only meet, but exceed all of your expectations. For questions or to schedule a visit, contact our office today!