Welcome to Glendale Pediatrics
We are here to partner with you in the care of your growing family
We will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
We will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
WUHAN CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE
If you/your child are experiencing fever and lower respiratory symptoms, such as cough or shortness of breath AND have travelled to China in the past 14 days, been in contact with someone who has traveled to China in the past 14 days or have been in contact with someone suspected of having the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days, please notify our office.
This is a rapidly evolving story. Two excellent resources for up to date information on the Wuhan Coronavirus include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cdc.gov and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health publichealth.lacounty.gov.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR YOUR ANNUAL FLU VACCINE!
We are having a heavy flu season this year. California influenza season usually runs from late November until late spring. We still have some flu vaccine available, which can give your body a running start in preventing severe influenza, even in a mismatch year. Please call our office to schedule a vaccine visit.
WHAT IS THE FLU?
Influenza is NOT a cold and is NOT a predominately vomiting and diarrheal illness (though those can be associated symptoms). Flu is characterized by a SUDDEN ONSET of typically high fever, muscle aches and severe fatigue. Associated symptoms include headache, sore throat, congestion and cough. If diagnosed in the first 48 hours, there is opportunity to offer Tamiflu, a medication that can shorten the course of symptoms. The primary concern with influenza is severe illness, including associated pneumonia, and in worse case scenario, death. Every year, previously normal healthy children die from flu in the United States. Having been vaccinated with the flu vaccine has been shown to decrease risk of severe illness and death, even in a mismatch year.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ANTHEM PATIENTS:
WE TAKE ANTHEM PPO INSURANCES AS WE DID BEFORE. In late 2019, Anthem erroneously sent letters to some of our patients stating that we are no longer within network. Anthem has notified us that this is an error on their part.
We encourage our patients to sign up for the patient portal. Use the portal to:
- View/print immunization records.
- Pay your bill.
- View upcoming appointments, most recent well child physical date, recent weight and height.
- Upload/download school forms.
- Communicate via encrypted email with the MDs and staff (non-urgent only).
Call our office to ask a staff member to sign up for the Portal. Once you have signed up, you can access our Portal through https://gpeds.pcc.com/portal or by using the button on this website.
GLENDALE PEDIATRICS IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES HEALTH NETWORK
We are an active affiliate office of the CHLA Health Network, a network of high quality pediatricians working hard to improve the care of our patients.