Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have temporarily adjusted our office hours. Herbert Kania Pediatrics will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed on Saturdays.
The Herbert Kania Pediatric Group has been providing high-quality pediatric care to infants, children and adolescents since 1974, proudly serving several generations of families. Our mission is to provide a medical home for your child, starting at birth and continuing until age 21. As your child’s primary care provider, we monitor your child’s growth and development and provide all necessary immunizations. We’re also available whenever your child is sick.
Should your child have a complex medical problem, we will coordinate their care with the appropriate specialists. We are respectful of your concerns and sensitive to your child’s needs. We treat your family as we would want our own family to be treated.
We offer a friendly staff, separate entrances and waiting rooms for sick and well patients, convenient hours and easy parking. We are currently accepting new patients and have a physician on staff who is fluent in Spanish.
A Patient-Centered Medical Home is not a building, place or hospital. Rather, it is an approach to providing comprehensive healthcare. As your PCMH, we want to be the first place you think of for all of your child’s medical needs. We believe that the partnership between the patient, the patient’s family, and his/her primary care provider and care team is important. The care team, led by your primary care provider, is committed to providing the best healthcare services possible. Your child’s care team will work with you and any outside providers or facilities to coordinate care across all settings, including behavioral health. The team will offer appropriate medical advice, information, and self-management support based on current recommendations and evidence-based guidelines.
Your Care Team
- Knows the health history of your child
- Listens to your questions, concerns and feelings, as well as those of your child
- Learns about you, your family, your life situation, your health goals and preferences
- Coordinates your child’s care with other healthcare providers
- Creates a trusting, collaborative relationship with you and your child
- Treats your child with compassion and an understanding of his/her strengths
- Develops a care plan with you and your child when needed
- Respects and honors your culture and traditions
- Keeps your child up to date with all vaccines and preventative screenings
- Takes care of short term illnesses, long term chronic diseases, and your child’s overall well being
- Provides behavioral health services when appropriate
- Will notify you about test results in a timely manner
- Gives you information on community resources and other services to support your child’s health
- Helps you make the best decisions for your child’s care
You and Your Child
- Are comfortable sharing concerns and questions with your pediatric team and other health care providers
- Provide a complete and accurate medical and family history to your pediatric team to ensure that the practice has all of the most important and relevant medical information to effectively care for your child
- Routinely communicate your child’s needs and family priorities to your pediatric team
- Remember to tell your pediatric team about any care received between visits (including emergency room visits, urgent care clinics) so we can help coordinate your child’s care
- Ask questions if you do not understand something
- Keep scheduled appointments or call to reschedule as soon as possible
- Bring your insurance card to each appointment
- Pay copays and past-due balances at the time of service
We see you, the parent, as an important member of your child’s health care team. As your child matures, we hope he or she will become an increasingly active team member. Preparing your child to take the lead in caring for his or her own health is, ultimately, our team’s most important task.
Services We Provide
- adolescent medicine
- asthma management
- attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- chronic medical conditions
- developmental delays
- flu vaccines
- general pediatrics
- nutritional issues
- preventive medicine
- same-day sick visits
- school & sports physicals
- trauma/sports medicine
Policies & Forms
One of our physicians is always on call after hours. To reach the on-call doctor, simply call the office and follow the instructions. If your child is having a serious or life-threatening emergency please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you need to cancel an appointment, kindly give us at least 24 hours’ notice, so we can offer the time slot to another child. You will be charged a $40 fee for any visit that is not cancelled 24 hours before the appointment.
The following forms are available in PDF format for your convenience. We encourage you to print them, complete them at your leisure and bring them with you to your appointment. Please be assured that no information is being transmitted over the internet.
Please bring any immunization records or any other medical records you have to your visit. Parents of newborns: Please bring any hospital records with you to your baby’s first visit.