Welcome to Glendale Pediatrics
We are here to partner with you in the care of your growing family
UPCOMING SCHEDULE CHANGES
Tuesday, July 4 - CLOSED in observance of Independence Day
Monday, September 4 - CLOSED in observance of Labor Day
In accordance with changes in the LACDPH masking guidelines, we are strongly recommending but not requiring masking in the office.
We are also re-opening our sick waiting room. If your child has a fever or a rash, you will be asked to wait in your car and come in through our back door. If your child is here otherwise for an ill visit, you may come in and wait in our sick waiting room or choose to text us and wait in your car until we are ready. All well children should enter through the well waiting room.
Also, we are offering limited COVID vaccination for our younger patients.
For our 6mo through 4y patients, we are offering BIVALENT Pfizer COVID vaccination on Thursday afternoons through the end of August 2023. Please call now if you would like to schedule your child's COVID vaccination.
Along with the CDC, we recommend COVID vaccination for all people over the age of 6 months. Vaccine availability can be found at myturn.ca.gov and at the LA County Department of Health website.
A BIG GLENDALE PEDIATRICS WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST FULL-TIME PHYSICIAN, DR. TIANA MEYER!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tiana Meyer is our newest full-time physician!
Tiana Meyer, 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. Meyer completed internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she spent an additional year as Chief Resident. She is board-certified in Pediatrics.
Dr. Meyer 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 so excited for her to join our team permanently!
WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW
We are seeing a lot of viral infections, pink eye and ear infections. We are seeing all the routine illnesses of a typical winter season return this year. It can be exhausting when you feel like your child is getting cold after cold, but take heart - this can be pretty common! If your child is getting recurrent ear infections, sinus infections or pneumonias or has lingering hacking cough after each illness, please make an appointment to discuss this with your pediatrician.
A word about RSV - we see RSV every single year in pediatrics. It's an extremely common respiratory virus that most children have been exposed to in the first few years of life. However, when we have a lighter year or two (like we have with the COVID pandemic), we tend to see a spike in cases the next year. This happens because the little ones AND their older siblings or counterparts are all getting it simultaneously. RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, causes upper respiratory infection symptoms, such as fever, congestion and cough. In some smaller kids and babies, it's also associated with wheezing or possible respiratory distress. Because this is a virus, there is no medicine for RSV. Treatment is supportive care - fluids, clearing of nasal congestion, and rarely oxygen support for those who are struggling with breathing. More information about RSV from CHLA here.
Please seek urgent medical attention if your child is having difficulty breathing, working hard to breathe (breathing fast, using the belly muscles to breathe, pulling in between the ribs), is having difficulty drinking enough fluids to stay hydrated, is having lethargy or is listless, or if you are concerned.
Finally, there are many medication shortages occurring right now. Some of this has been because of increased demand and some has been because of trickle down effect from other shortages. Your doctor might choose to print your prescription for you instead of sending it to a specific pharmacy to aid you in finding the medication elsewhere if needed.
WE PROVIDE TELEMEDICINE
Some visits are appropriate for the telemedicine option. After you make your appointment, you will receive an email invitation via the portal to connect through doxy.me. You can upload a signed consent to your child's portal. Also, phone consultations independent of a concurrent appointment are billable services and may be submitted to your insurance on your behalf.
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.
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.
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.
We hope you find this website useful. Please contact us at (818) 246-7260 during business hours with any additional questions you may have.