RPA JOINS BOSTON CHILDREN'S HEALTH PHYSICIANS
As of June 1st, Ridgefield Pediatric Associates will be joining Boston Children’s Health Physicians, LLP (BCHP), formerly CWPW. Our alliance with BCHP will allow for enhanced support of our practice, improved access to pediatric subspecialists in the local area and the extensive resources of the #1 pediatric hospital in the country. >>Learn more
As of January 1, 2016, Ridgefield Pediatric Associates will require a formal Permission Form from parents/legal guardians giving permission for a designated individual to accompany a minor when being seen in the office. Minors are children under the age of 18 years of age. >> Learn more
Download the form here.
Jane Brotanek, MD is still with us!
A month ago, many of our patients received a letter from UnitedHealthCare stating that Dr. Brotanek will no longer be a participating provider at Ridgefield Pediatrics.
This was a computer clitch in the UnitedHealthCare System and is not at all accurate.
Dr. Brotanek is at Ridgefield Pediatrics and plans to be here for many years to come! We apologize for the confusion and have asked UnitedHealthCare to send a letter to those 500 patients that were sent the original letter.
We also sent out an email blast in hopes to capture the patients in our system. We appreciate our patients spreading the word that she is here and not going anywhere!
2015-16 FLU VACCINES
We are now scheduling flu vaccine appointments.
In an effort to schedule convenient times for our parents, we have flu clinics scheduled after school and on Saturdays by appointment.
This year we will offer flu and flumist.
Please remember that we will vaccinate parents at the same time as their children! If you are interested, you need to make your appointment when scheduling one for your child.
RPA will start offering flu shots the first week in October. This protects children through the winter months. Any questions, please ask our staff.
For more information, please refer to these Vaccine Information Sheets from the CDC with more details:
Serogroup B Meningoccal Vaccine
Ridgefield Pediatrics is offering the new Meningoccal Vaccine to our patients who meet the risk categories.
Meningococcal Disease is a serious illness caused by a bacteria that can lead to an infection of the lining in the brain and spinal cord. Meningococcal disease often strikes without warning - even people who are otherwise healthy. There are many different types of bacteria called “serogroups” that cause most meningococcal disease and the serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine can help prevent meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B. Other meningococcal vaccines are recommended to help against serogroups A, C, W and Y.
Some insurance companies are covering this new vaccine and some are very plan specific. For this reason we are asking our parents to check with their insurance company to find out if this particular Serogroup B Meningoccal Vaccine – brand name “Bexsero” - is covered under your child’s plan. The Insurance Code is 90620. If not, the cost of the series including administration fee is $460 (2 doses one month apart.)
If you have any questions regarding this vaccine, please call our office and the nursing staff will help answer your questions.
RPA welcomes Jessica Flutie to the practice!
Ridgefield Pediatric Associates is pleased to welcome Jessica Flutie, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, as a new provider.
Jessica works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in addition to assisting us with our weekend coverage. She enjoys working with children of all ages and looks forward to meeting you. If you would like to set up a meet and greet with her, please call our reception desk at 203-438-9557, and they can assist you with an appointment.
RPA Welcomes Third-Year Medical Students!
We like it when our patients and their families compliment us for the quality care we provide. We work hard to gain their trust!
Now we have received another accolade- the Frank H. Netter Medical School at Quinnipiac University selected our practice as a training site for their third-year students.
Being recognized by such a distinguished institution as a site providing high level of care makes us proud of our staff and strengthens our commitment to our families.
Dr. Brotanek's monthly series of articles designed to educate parents on children’s issues. >> read more
Fun Food Facts!
Drink water instead of sugary drinks!
Water: 8 ounces = 0 grams of sugar
Orange juice: 8 ounces = 21 grams of sugar
Vegetable juice: 8 ounces = 8 grams of sugar
Orange soda: 8 ounces = 30 grams of sugar
All the pictures on our website are pictures of our staff and our patients doing what we love to do! We thank Peggy Garbus, our photographer!