Gales Ferry Pediatrics
1527 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
(860) 464-7248(O)
(860) 464-9088 (F)
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633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook Ct., 06475
(860) 395-0521 (O)

(860)395-1647 (F)

 

 

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From routine checkups to immunizations, Gales Ferry Pediatrics is equipped to handle all of your child's health needs. To help you and your family understand your treatment options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

  • Asthma
  • Immunization
  • Autism
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies
  • ADHD
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Colds
  • MIgraines
  • Strep Throat
  • Flu
  • Whooping Cough
  • Learning/developmental disabilities
  • Cancer
  • Chronic conditions
  • Heart
  • Ear infections
  • Gynecology/Urology issues
  • Infections
  • Burns
  • Sports Injuries
  • Lactation Consulting

**Note to patients*** We cannot guarantee office procedures are going to be covered 100 %. This may include but not limited to: hearing/vision screening, depression screening, Hemaglobin -non prick, lead screening, developemental screening.  It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to have these screenings done.  If you have any questions regarding any test you are receiving, please ask the provider about it BEFORE it is assessed in the exam room. Thank you.

AAP STATEMENT ON RETAIL BASED CLINICS

          The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement on Retail Based Clinic, expressing concerns that “they do not provide the same level and continuity of care as doctors’ offices”. They go on to state “retail-based clinics are an inappropriate source of primary care for children because they fragment children’s health care and do not support the medical home”. Finally the AAP believes “the expertise of the pediatrician and the medical home should continue to be recognized as the standard for care of children, and we encourage all AAP members to provide accessible hours and locations as part of a medical home. Pediatricians are specifically trained in child health issues. They know each child’s health history, and are best equipped to take care of both simple and complicated problems comprehensively within the medical home. As young patients and their health issues become more complex, the possibility arises that even a simple complaint may be related to a more serious, underlying condition that could be overlooked by someone who is less familiar with the patient.”

          We at Gales Ferry Pediatrics support the AAP in this statement.  We are concerned about the fragmentation of care that can occur. For decades we have provided accessible hours with our evening hours and weekend morning hours, and thirteen years ago opened a satellite office in Old Saybrook. Please ask about this statement if you have any questions.

          In the same vein, Gales Ferry Pediatrics strongly feels that our patients should be receiving physical exams in our office, not at school based clinics or outpatient clinics. Exams done out of the office hinder our ability to provide optimal health care by interfering with the continuity of care that is important to a child’s well being. Additionally these clinics are often not able to follow up on problems that may be uncovered, to provide prolonged care for chronic conditions, and to coordinate care with specialists.