Hi! My name is Dr. Ryan Lindsay, DO. I am a pediatrician here at Ada Pediatrics in Boise, Idaho. This blog is intended for our patients or anyone looking for a new pediatrician. Since this is my first try at a blog post, I thought I should keep it simple and introduce myself and how we work at Ada Pediatrics.
1.) Communication is key! My call partners and I can be reached 24/7/365 for any urgent matter, simply by dialing 208-323-1222. Often we can help with advice and an ER or urgent care appointment can be avoided. Along those lines, any sick child can usually be seen the same day at our clinic if you call our office in the morning after we open at 8:30 a.m. (don’t wait until late afternoon! Sometimes we close if all of the patients have been seen for the day!). I also respond, usually very promptly, to emails; my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. This method is great for medical questions that aren’t very urgent. Its not good for records request, billing inquires etc so please call the office with those concerns. I also have facebook so friend us on their by searching for Ada Pediatrics
2.) Newborn care: for our patients born at St. Luke’s (either downtown or Meridian) we come to the hospital and see the baby every day that you are there. We manage routine care and address any problems or concerns that arise and set up follow up care when its time to go home.
3.) Well child care: Infants are generally seen a few days after discharge and often about a week after that to make sure they gain weight well. Routine check ups are scheduled for 1 month, 2 months, 4 months and 6 months of age. Vaccines are given at the 2, 4, 6 month check ups. Growth, development, safety and learning are addressed as well as many other topics that come up. After 6 months, there are check ups at 9, 12, 15 and 18 months, and then at 2, 2.5 and 3 years and then once a year after that! That is a lot of visits, even if a child never gets sick, so its important to find a pediatrician you trust.
4.) Sick visits: We always want to see urgently ill children right away, which is why we leave room in our schedule for same day sick visits. Urgent care and ER have their place in our healthcare system, but being seen at our office is usually the best way to ensure the best possible care for your child. If parents are unsure whether they need to be seen or not, we encourage them to call us in the morning to speak with a nurse.
We love kids here at Ada Pediatrics and helping parents raise healthy children is what we are all about! I hope this information is helpful! If you are looking for a pediatrician in Boise, Idaho, we encourage you to call and schedule a prenatal interview to see our office and meet our staff and doctors.