General Questions

Are you accepting new patients?

We are currently not accepting new patients or adding to our waiting list. We will be reevaluating this status on November 30, 2023.

What happens if my child has an after-hours emergency?

If your child has a life-threatening emergency, call 911. If your child has an emergency or serious injury (such as a broken bone), please take him/her to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital emergency room (ER). If you have an urgent question (such as whether or not your child needs to go the ER) call the office number. You will be directed to the after-hours call phone. Please see Clinic Policies on use of the after-hours service.

Questions About Vaccines

I prefer to space out my child’s routine immunizations. Will you accept my child as a patient?

No. Exceptions are temporarily made for specific vaccinations if your child is currently undergoing cancer treatment.

No one in my family accepts the influenza vaccine. Will you accept my child as a patient?

Yes, but I will discuss and encourage the flu shot with you on a yearly basis. It is lifesaving.

What is your view on COVID vaccines for children?

COVID vaccines for children are still under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Until it is fully FDA approved, I will strongly support the parents’ decision on whether or not to vaccinate. COVID vaccines are available at your local health department.

Questions About Insurance

What happens if I get private insurance?

I will no longer be able to provide care to your child. The good news is that nearly every pediatric practice in town accepts nearly every type of private insurance. My practice is specifically set up to assist those parents that have difficulty finding a quality provider who accepts their child’s Medicaid insurance.

What if my child has both private insurance and Medicaid?

I do not accept patients with both a primary and secondary insurance.