Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We’re always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What is a Pediatrician?
A: A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.

Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Q: Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?
A: Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. Visit our expectant parent’s page for more information. We offer a “group visit” with several expectant parents and several of our physicians on the 1st Wednesday of each month. (no charge) Or, if you’d prefer, you may make a one on one appointment with the physician of your choice. (Fee applies) Please call our office to schedule either visit.

Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?
A: Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits, preventative visits, or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child’s physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child’s development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?
A:
You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours.

Q: Is your office accepting new patients?
A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment.

Q: Why does my child need to receive vaccinations?
A: Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you’re apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

I’ve had a wonderful experience here. All the Dr’s have been great and they get you in quickly if you have a sick child. While I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of the Dr’s in this practice, Dr. Basu is my absolute favorite. She’s so warm and lovely. Both me and my little guy adore her! (Mamas need comfort, too when their babes are sick!)

Sam E., Orange, CA

This is the best Dr office ever! Dr Mody is AMAZING! She really cares about her patients! She made sure we received information about our daughter as soon as they came in. We weren’t last priority or forgotten about like at our last Dr office.

Mindy J., Irvine, CA

Since the baby’s birth, all of her check ups and vaccines have been through PAM and our baby has been seen by Dr. Martinez, Dr. Dangvu, Dr. Turner and Dr. Mackey. We’ve had great experiences with all of them. I feel confident that my baby is in the right hands and don’t plan on taking her anywhere else.

Vanessa L., Anaheim, CA

Got us in the same day right away, sent us for X-rays and called us back with results all within 2 hours. Then worked hard to get us a referral urgently for the same day. Amazing. The entire staff is so great and helpful!

Kristy N.

We & now so many of our friends & family have had the best experience! Love Dr. Mackey & all the providers at Pediatric & Adult Medicine. Thank you for the great care you take of our kiddos.

Tricia B.