Expectant Parents

Please join us for a one-hour informal gathering. **

**We have transitioned these to virtual visits due to COVID19.  Please call our office to set up a virtual visit with one of our practitioners and our lactation consultant, Dawn Stang, BS, IBCLC, during regular business hours of 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.**

You will have an opportunity to speak with one of our practitioners and our lactation consultant, Dawn Stang, BS, IBCLC.  We will answer your questions and provide you with the information on what to expect from your pediatric visits.

RSVP at 610-434-2162 or contact us via the website

 

Call to Schedule Your Flu Vaccine Appointments 610-434-2162

Getting vaccinated against influenza is important, especially this year!

Besides regular office appointments, we will be offering appointments for our Flu Drive Through Clinics at our Allentown office and Flu Day Fridays at our Bethlehem office.  All are by appointment only!

Masks must be worn by everyone ages 2 and older the whole time while you are in our parking lot during Drive Through Clinics and in our office for appointments.

Children ages 2 years and under should have leg ready and ages over 2 should have arm ready to receive vaccine during the clinics.

Prior to the appointment, please read the vaccination information sheets (VIS) for the flu vaccines.

nasal-   https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flulive.pdf

injectable-  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf

Please call 610-434-2162 today to schedule your child’s appointment to receive their flu vaccine for the 2020/2021 Flu Season.

*Flu Drive Through Clinics are weather permitting, with heavy rain day rescheduled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wells and Enteric Disease Transmission (WET) Trial

  • Are you interested in a free whole home UV water treatment device?
    • Estimated value of device + installation:  approximately $800
  • Is your family drinking water from a private well?
  • Do you have a child who is 3 years old or younger?
  • Do you live in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Lehigh or Montgomery Counties?
  • Would you like to be a part of a study that helps keep children safe from illnesses that can be spread through drinking water?

Temple University researchers are recruiting families for a study lasting one year.  The goal of this study is to understand if drinking well water can cause illness in children that can include symptoms of diarrhea, cough or fever.  They want to know if treating well water can prevent these illnesses.

Follow the link below to learn more or enroll!

WET Trial

UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE PATIENTS** WE CONTINUE TO ACCEPT UHC **

UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE PATIENTS

**We DO continue to accept United Healthcare Insurance.**  You may have received a letter that you need to select another physician if you had initially chosen Dr. Vilas Deshpande as your primary care physician.   While Dr. Deshpande has recently retired, our other physicians continue to participate with United Healthcare Insurance.   If you are able to select the practice name of Lehigh Valley Pediatric Assoc, Inc. as your primary care physician, please do.  If you must select a specific physician, please select one of the physicians listed below-

-Oscar Morffi, MD

-Richard Morse, MD

-Rajender Totlani, MD

We are here for you to care for your children.   Please call us with any questions you may have.

Thank you!

 

Extended Telemedicine Hours

We have extended our telemedicine hours:  8 am – 8 pm! 

To be seen remotely, call the office and request a video visit.  If you call and speak with our off-hours answering service, request a same day video visit with one of our physicians. 

We are here for you!

What we are doing to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering video visits!  

A video visit allows patients to video chat with a medical provider while remaining in the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

-This is a wonderful tool to help us provide care to patients under quarantine or who would prefer not to leave home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

-We will continue to see patients in the office who prefer or require an exam in office.

 

We are screening all patients before coming to the office for risk of exposure to COVID-19.

How this helps:

-high risk patients will be referred to appropriate testing sites

-referring high risk patients helps keep our office a low risk environment for contracting COVID-19

 

We are seeing our well patients in the morning and our sick patients in the afternoon.

How this helps:

-well patients have reduced risk of contracting even common illnesses such as influenza

 

We are thoroughly cleaning each room, waiting areas and work spaces with cleaning materials effective against a broad spectrum of germs including human coronavirus.

We are working with the PA Department of Health to stay up to date on testing recommendations and community risk factors.

We will keep you informed with regular updates on our Facebook page.

Do you have more questions about COVID-19?

Ask us!  We are happy to provide up to date and accurate information.

Well Check Up Visits – Please call to schedule.

 Please call our office to schedule your children’s well check up visit.  It is very important to have your children be seen regularly for their yearly well check ups and to keep them up to date on all their vaccines.  If your child needs a PIAA sports form completed, their well visit will need to be scheduled after June 5.