Are you new in the area? Does your new health insurance plan mean that you must change your child's pediatrician? Or are you simply looking to change your doctor?
Thank you for considering Nagireddi Pediatrics as a health care provider for your children. Our practice is dedicated to providing quality health care to children. We will work with you to provide information and education about each stage of your child's growth and development, required immunizations and other health care concerns. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for well child physicals.
- Accessibility. We provide friendly service.
- Quality. All physicians are Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Register as a New Patient
If you would like to register as a new patient call us at 636-937-2755 and schedule an appointment for your child during our regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To download our New Patient Packet click here.
The physicians of Nagireddi Pediatrics are well aware of the recent controversy and “celebrity” opinions regarding the safety of childhood vaccines and we’d like to make clear our position on this important matter.
- We believe that vaccines are effective in preventing serious illnesses and saving lives.
- We believe in the safety of vaccines.
- We believe the vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the highest level of protection against serious illness.
- We believe based upon all available literature, evidence, and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
- As parents we have immunized our own infants and children according to the CDC schedule with confidence because we believe in the overwhelming value of vaccines in protecting our families from potentially fatal infectious diseases.
The effectiveness of vaccines used in the U.S. has dramatically reduced the incidence of infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. Most young parents today have never seen a case of measles, diphtheria, tetanus, or whooping cough. Most don’t know a family who has lost a child to meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenza, or has had a child crippled by polio. Because these diseases are far less common now than in the past, some parents have become complacent in their attitude towards vaccination, placing their children and others at risk. However the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable deaths still exist both here in the U.S. and in other parts of the world, and can be passed on to people who are not protected. In fact, the CDC reports alarming outbreaks of measles in parts of the U.S. where immunization levels have dropped and warns that a major epidemic will occur if this trend continues.
Other parents have been influenced by flawed studies and irresponsible media coverage suggesting a link between autism and vaccines, specifically the measles, mumps, and rubella or MMR vaccine. Numerous well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate any association between the MMR vaccine and autism. The largest study conducted over 6 years and involving 537,000 children demonstrated that the incidence of autism is the same in children who did not receive the vaccine. Scientists currently studying the causes of autism believe it may be a genetic syndrome and that subtle symptoms of the disorder are evident in infants long before they receive the MMR vaccine. Another common autism myth involves the use of thimerosal, a preservative with small amounts of mercury. Thimerosal was removed from all vaccines administered to infants and young children in 2001; however there has been no decrease in the diagnosis of autism as a result of this change.
Therefore, it is our policy to strongly recommend that all children receive all immunizations according to the CDC’s recommended schedule. We do not provide vaccines in the individual components and cannot administer them if you purchase them elsewhere. It is also important to know that if you request a vaccine schedule different from the CDC’s, your insurance company may refuse to pay for some of the additional visits and you will be held responsible for the additional costs incurred. In the event that you choose not to vaccinate your child, you’ll be asked to sign a “Refusal to Vaccinate” form that states you understand and accept the risks and liability of refusing vaccines for your child. If we determine that your child’s unvaccinated status places our other patients at risk, we may ask that you transfer your child to the care of another physician.
We hope this information helps you to understand the importance of protecting your child from diseases that kill hundreds of thousands of children annually all around the world. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please talk with your child’s doctor. You can also learn more about vaccines from the American Academy of Pediatrics at www.aap.org, the Allied Vaccine Group at www.vaccine.org or the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov.
Billing and Insurance
We request that you pay your co payment and any non-covered services when you check in. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Debit Card.
We will submit the day’s charges to your insurance company. You will be responsible for the unpaid balance. If you do not have insurance, you are expected to make payment in full at the time of your visit.
You are ultimately responsible for all fees relating to the care of your child. Your health insurance policy is an agreement between you and your health insurance carrier.
If you have questions regarding billing or insurance you can click here for more information, or call 636-937-2755.
Nagireddi Pediatrics is concerned about each patient's privacy. At your first visit you will be asked to complete a Notice of Privacy Practices form.