Sanford Pediatrics News
Seeing your doctor and COVID-19 recommendations
We are carefully evaluating our patients by phone prior to scheduling appointments to ensure your safety. We will continue to provide routine wellness visits and immunizations as it is important that we continue to protect your children against other communicable diseases that we have vaccines to protect against. If your child is due for a well child visit or immunizations please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
We understand that many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19. At Sanford Pediatrics, you and your child’s safety is our top priority and we are taking every precaution to keep your child and family safe.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, we urge all families to practice good hand washing and “social distancing” by staying 6 feet away from people outside the home, and by not attending large group gatherings. The primary goal of our country needs to be to slow the spread of the virus so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed, and our vulnerable patients are not at risk.
Any patient with a COUGH or FEVER will be directed to our triage nurse to assess symptoms. We will assess your individual situation and give you recommendations for your specific case. The CDC has very specific recommendations for testing for Covid 19 and we are working hard to adhere to the recommendations. We may be able to provide what you need in our office, but we may need to offer alternative measures for evaluation and care. If your child has symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19, they may be directed to another facility or which has the personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc) available and will be able to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the interest of providing the best care for all patients, please be very upfront and inform our staff of all your symptoms when scheduling.
If you have an appointment we ask the following:
- When you arrive for your appointment call before entering the building. We will do check in from your vehicle and have the nurse meet you at the door when your room is ready for your visit.
- Only one adult per child for visits. Only bring the child with the appointment for the visit.
- Leave siblings at home or have someone come and sit in the car with them while you are seen for your visit.
COVID-19 HOTLINE NUMBERS and CDC Information
If you have questions about COVID-19 you may call the following numbers
- UNC Hotline
- STATE Hotline
- to see the most up to date information and recommendations visit the CDC website
Welcome Dr. Beg to the Sanford Pediatrics Family!
Meet our newest board certified pediatrician, Dr. Amber Beg. We are excited to announce she joined our practice in November. Dr. Beg attended the University of North Carolina for her undergraduate studies, Medical School at University of Alabama School of Medicine, and completed her Internship and Residency in Pediatric Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys traveling in her spare time. Dr. Beg is a wonderful addition to our Sanford Pediatric’s Family and we look forward to you meeting her.
IMPORTANT NOTICE--MEDICAID MANAGED CARE IS ON HOLD!
For now, North Carolina will not move Medicaid to Managed Care. Current Medicaid beneficiaries will keep getting uninterrupted Medicaid services from the State the way they do now and will continue to receive care from their current primary care provider (PCP). Beneficiaries do not need to choose a health plan at this time. The State will inform beneficiaries when Managed Care restarts and when they will need to choose a health plan. Your coverage will not change at this time.
You do not need to do anything now. You do not need to choose a health Plan. You will get a letter in the mail to confirm you will keep the Medicaid coverage you have now.
You can still see us as long as we are listed as your PCP.
If you have further questions you can call North Carolina Contact Center at 1-888-245-0179. The Center is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Get Unplugged and Get Outside, with Kids in Parks!
The Kids in Parks program has established a network of trails designed to provide kids and families with fun outdoor activities.
Reach Out and Read Aloud to Your Children
Reading aloud, a time-honored tradition in so many families, is actually a wonderful way of helping children to reach their full potential.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
In case of an emergency, dial 911.
Our triage nurse and answering service are available when you have urgent questions and concerns that cannot wait until the next business day.