Whats New

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22/Sep/2021

Guardian Pediatrics is excited to bring an online flu shot scheduling system. Visit our online scheduler to set an appointment for a flu shot. Our goal is to make the appointments as flexible as possible and we are allowing for same-day appointments (when available) and even up to 4 weeks out. When life happens, you can reschedule your appointment online using the same online resource.

If you would like to talk with our staff about scheduling an appointment or you have questions about the flu shot, please call 317-848-3040. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8am – 5pm.



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11/Jan/2021

March 5th Update

The message below was distributed by Eric J. Holcomb, Governor to all Hoosier.

The Indiana Department of Health works to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The best tool we have is vaccination. The supply of vaccine is limited but will soon be available to those with certain medical conditions that place them more at risk than others of becoming severely ill if infected with COVID-19.

Click here to read the full message.


 

March 3rd Update

Those over 50 years old and teachers are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Please refer to https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/Eligibility%201.5.21.pdf for the full eligibility list.


 

The Indiana State Department of Health has issued an announcement that any Hoosier age 80 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, first responders, and licensed/unlicensed healthcare workers (individuals must meet the ISDH requirements).

Here’s an excerpt from https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/index.htm:

“COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Indiana
The vaccination of Hoosiers against COVID-19 has begun. Any Hoosier age 80 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, first responders (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists and volunteers) who have in-person contact with the public and licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting.

Hoosiers age 80 and older can schedule a vaccination at the link in the red bar above or by calling 2-1-1 if they do not have access to a computer or need assistance registering. Eligible professionals should receive an invitation and registration link from their employer, professional association, or the State of Indiana (Indiana Department of Health, Professional Licensing Agency, Family & Social Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, or another state agency). If you are a licensed healthcare provider, make sure your email is updated with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and continue to check your email and SPAM. If you are eligible and haven’t received an invitation, please ask your employer.

Please be patient, as vaccine supply is limited. Additional groups will be eligible as soon as vaccine supplies permit.” – https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/index.htm

If you have questions about the vaccine, please call our office or follow up ISDH for additional information. You can schedule your vaccine through https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/24159814f1dd4f69b6c22e7e87bca65b.


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14/Dec/2020

To assist you further, we’ve gathered the COVID-19 Health Information websites and listed them below. You can also view additional information on Covid-19 for the state of Indiana at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm. Stay safe!

County Sites for COVID Information

Boone County – https://boonecounty.in.gov/Offices/health-department/Public-Health-News

Hamilton County – https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/1595/Covid-19-Coronavirus-Health-Information

Hancock Countyhttps://hancockcoingov.org/hancock-county-government-departments/hancock-county-health-department

Hendricks County – https://www.visithendrickscounty.com/covid/

Johnson County – https://co.johnson.in.us/health/

Madison County – https://www.madisoncounty.in.gov/covid-19.html

Marion County – http://marionhealth.org/covid-19/

Morgan County – https://www.visitmorgancountyin.com/plan-your-visit/coronavirus/

Shelby County – https://www.co.shelby.in.us/health-department/health-department-home/

Testing Sites

Tests are FREE to all Hoosiers, however insurance information is collected when applicable. Click here register for testing https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Guardian Pediatrics, please call 317-848-3040.


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24/Aug/2020

Our office address 11590 N Meridian St #170, Carmel, IN 46032 and we recommend calling 317-848-3040 for appointments. If you would like more information about our services, please head over to http://guardianpediatrics.com/general-information/ for additional information. Our office hours at Guardian Pediatrics is as follows:

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–5PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


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29/Mar/2020

Novell Coronavirus Pandemic Information Updates
 
Guardian Pediatrics is working hard to ensure the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff. We support the practice of social distancing to limit exposures and to help our community’s attempt to “flatten the curve”.
    – Well child exams will be scheduled first thing in the morning, from 9am until 11am, during which time no patients with symptoms of illness will be allowed to enter the office;
    – After 11am sick visits will be scheduled on an as needed basis;
    – No healthy patients will be allowed to enter the office after 11am;
    – We are limiting all visits to the patient and caregiver only;
    – No siblings will be allowed to accompany patients to appointments, unless the sibling has also been scheduled for a visit during that time slot;
    – We request that only one healthy caregiver accompany patients to both well and sick appointments;
    – We are recommending that any caregiver that may be considered high risk for COVID-19 to not accompany the patient to any visits;
    – No patient or caregiver may enter the office without a scheduled appointment and clearance from the staff to enter from the parking lot;
    – When the patient arrives in the parking lot they will need to call the office and alert the staff of their arrival;
    – A staff member will call the patient when an exam room is available and they may enter the office;
    – All patients will go directly into an exam room as directed by a staff member, no check-in will be required;
    – Co-pays and outstanding balances will be handled individually by the front office staff when scheduling the patient’s appointment;
    – No patient will need to stop at the front desk for check-out following their appointment;
    – Controlled substance prescriptions may be picked up at the office at a time agreed upon by the caregiver and office staff;
COVID-19 Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
    – Patient’s will be screened via phone triage for symptoms concerning for COVID-19
    – A physician will evaluate symptoms and exposure history to determine the need for testing
    – The patient/caregiver will then be instructed on the necessary steps to obtain testing and further quarantine recommendations
    – COVID-19 test results will be communicated to the patient/caregiver by the ordering physician
Guardian Pediatrics appreciates the understanding and patience of our families during these uncertain times. We are following CDC, AAP and HIPPA guidelines, updating our policies as needed and using our continued safe hygiene practices to help stop the spread of all illnesses in our office. For any and all concerns regarding your child, your family and our practice please do not hesitate to contact our office at 317-848-3040.

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29/Mar/2020

Drs. Somes, McCollum, McKeever, and Schulte are now offering telemedicine visits for our patients. Our physicians are providing these visits using video conferencing to connect virtually with the patient and caregiver. Telemedicine is new to our office and many of our families. We will work with each family individually to provide the most appropriate care for each situation as it arises.

Telemedicine allows our physicians to care for each patient remotely using audio-visual communications. This service is offered through the use of a smart-phone text message, providing a link to a virtual waiting room and then creating a real-time connection between physician and patient. If the patient/caregiver does not have access to a smart-phone the physician will provide their services using audio communication only.

This service is available to all established patients with Guardian Pediatrics. The caregiver and patient must be present to initiate all telemedicine visits provided to children under the age of 18 years.

Telemedicine is offered, but not limited to, the following visits:

  • Dietary/Feeding concerns
  • Sleep concerns
  • ADHD/Behavior concerns
  • Mental Health concerns
  • Academic concerns
  • Rashes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Fevers
  • Pharyngitis
  • Follow up visits at the physician’s discretion

Telemedicine is not appropriate for all conditions or patient concerns. A physician will review all triage calls and determine which type of visit will be best suited for every appointment.

Telemedicine appointments will be billed through your insurance company. All copays will apply as if the visit was in office. Any remaining fees will be billed to the patient after the insurance company has reviewed each claim.


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At Guardian Pediatrics, we put your child’s health first.
Our team of doctors sees children whose ages range from newborns through young adulthood.

Call 317-848-3040 for appointments and information.