Welcome to Glendale Pediatrics
We are here to partner with you in the care of your growing family
EARLY SUMMER UPDATE:
We are all looking forward to the end of the COVID pandemic and a return to normalcy! However, masks are STILL REQUIRED IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS, per the order of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Please wear a mask and keep your mask on at all times while in our office, irregardless of your vaccination or immunity status.
We will be closed on Independence Day, Monday, July 4th, and Labor Day, Monday, September 5th.
COVID VACCINE UPDATE:
6/16/22 - Lots of news on the COVID vaccine for our youngest patients! It looks like approval for COVID vaccine for children to 5y is imminent, as the FDA has recommended approval of the Moderna vaccine and will be reviewing the Pfizer vaccine shortly. The Moderna vaccine studies are based on children age 6 months through age 5y. It is a 2-dose series of 25 mcg (25% of the adult dosage) spaced 4 weeks apart. It has been shown to be very effective at preventing severe disease and about 40-50% effective at preventing mild disease. The Pfizer vaccine studies are based on children age 6 months through age 4y. It is a 3-dose series of 3 mcg (10% of the adult dosage) first spaced 3 weeks, then 2 months apart. In relatively small studies, it has been shown to be about 80% effective at preventing COVID. We expect that once the CDC recommendations are made, we plan to have Saturday COVID vaccine clinics.
The CDC and FDA have now recommended Pfizer vaccine boosters for children ages 5y and older, if it has been 5 months since their last vaccine (FDA press release). We will continue to update our website about vaccinations and appointments, so feel free to check back here regularly. COVID vaccination appointments are also available on myturn.ca.gov.
PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING DR. TIANA BLANK!
We have a wonderful new physician who will be helping us take care of our patients and cover physician vacations. You may see her for ill visits or physicals.
Tiana Blank, MD, grew up in Phoenix, AZ. She attended University of Colorado Boulder, where she received undergraduate degrees in Integrative Physiology and Psychology and Neuroscience. She then attended medical school at University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Dr. Blank moved to Los Angeles for completion of her General Pediatrics internship and residency, and then completed an additional chief residency year at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is board-certified in Pediatrics.
Dr. Blank finds great inspiration in caring for children and adolescents. It is her privilege to be able to partner with patients and their families to provide holistic and individualized care. We are delighted to have her here at Glendale Pediatrics.
WORKING TO SERVE YOU BETTER:
1) We are now allowing two accompanying parents/caregivers per patient into our office and patient rooms.
2) WE REQUIRE MASKS IN OUR OFFICE AT ALL TIMES. Yes, even in the rooms.
Please wear a mask over your nose and mouth at ALL times in the office, including in the patient rooms, EVEN IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED. Do not remove your mask unless we instruct you to do so. Children under 2y are exempted.
3) We work hard to keep the office safe for everybody.
We wear appropriate PPE and require you to wear your masks. We have intensified cleaning protocols. We are sanitizing pens and clipboards after each use and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces between patients.
4) We are offering TELEMEDICINE.
A note from our billing staff: Due to the pandemic, telemedicine visits are paid by most major insurance companies, but we recommend that you review your coverage with your insurance plan. There may be an out-of-pocket responsibility, just as your insurance company requires when you are physically in the office.
5) We are offering more TELEPHONE care.
Phone consultations that are longer than 5 minutes and that are independent of a concurrent appointment will be billable services and may be submitted to your insurance on your behalf.
6) We are helping to protect our asthmatics.
Under most circumstances, we will not be administering nebulizer treatments in the office during the pandemic. *** If you are coming to the office for cough and have an albuterol or levalbuterol inhaler and spacer at home, please bring it.***
7) We are keeping up with all the newest data and in continual communication with public health experts.
We are committed to excellence in medical care. We are learning constantly, working hard to keep up with the newest information. We are your source of accurate medical information.
Information about MIS-c, the rare but serious post-COVID condition in kids.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov.
Los Angeles Department of Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov.
If you or your family member has coronavirus, please follow these instructions from the LA County Department of Public Health: home isolation instructions.
If you or your child has been exposed to coronavirus, please follow these instructions from the LA County Department of Public Health: close contact instructions.
Mental health resources: if you or your child is exhibiting signs of stress or anxiety during this time, reach out to us. We are here to help. Click here for mental health resources.
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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.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ALTERNATIVE VACCINE SCHEDULE?
We at Glendale Pediatrics encourage all our patients to receive their vaccines on schedule per the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you choose to vaccinate your child following an alternative vaccine schedule, please note that these visits with be booked with your doctor to ensure safety and help guide your decision-making process. We also have some basic vaccination requirements for our patients.