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                                          Mornings                       Afternoons

    Monday-Thursday             8:30am - 10:30am          2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Friday                             8:30am - 10:30am         *OFFICE CLOSED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS*


 Walk-Ins (No Appt.):

                                           Mornings                        Afternoons

     Monday-Thursday             8:30am - 9:30am            2:30pm - 3:00pm

     Friday                             8:30am - 9:30am           *OFFICE CLOSED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS*


Appointments are encouraged as patients with previous appointments will be seen first.  If you'd like to be seen faster, we encourage you to get to the office 15 minutes before we open the doors in the morning, or 15 minutes before doors open in the afternoon.  NOTE:  No "Walk In" Physical Exams in Afternoons.

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How often should my child see a pediatrician?

                                                                                                              The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this well-care visit schedule:

                                                                                                              3 to 5 days            1 month              2 months           4 months
                                                                                                              6 months               9 months            12 months        15 months               
                                                                                                              18 months             24 months           3 years              4 years...

                                                                                                               and once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that

                                                                                                               includes a physical exam - as well as developmental, behavioral, and learning




Well-Care Visits

Your child should not ONLY see the pediatrician when they are sick!  “Well-care” visits are strongly recommended as part of preventative pediatric care.  Beginning in infancy, children should be seen by the doctor on a regular basis.  These routine exams give the doctor the best opportunity to observe the progress of your child’s physical and mental growth and development; to detect problems through screening tests, and to provide immunizations.  This is an excellent time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child’s development, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

Immunizations are one of the best preventative medicine practices that physicians have available today. Thanks to vaccines, many of the serious and deadly diseases that plagued people years ago are infrequently seen in the United States today.  We follow the immunization schedules recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  These organizations (and others) have done extensive research and have determined that scheduled vaccinations protect children from serious illnesses and diseases during their most vulnerable ages.  For this reason, we do not support alternative or delayed vaccination schedules.

How long will Dr. Winkler spend with my child?

Fifteen minutes on average.

(However, the Dr. Winkler will not leave the room until all your questions have been answered, and you feel comfortable with the guidance provided)

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