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WE Kidz Pediatrics

Frequently Asked Questions

At WE Kidz Pediatrics, we understand that the health and well-being of your child come with many questions and concerns. Our FAQ section aims to address some of the most common inquiries we receive from parents and guardians. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team for further assistance

New Visitors

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Do I need a referral to schedule an appointment at WE Kidz Pediatrics?

We require a referral to see your child for the first time. Once your child is a registered patient in the clinic, you can call to schedule an appointment. Please note we might require a new referral if your child is presenting with a new issue or it has been more than 1 year since the initial referral.

What should I bring to my child's first appointment?

Please bring any previous medical records, your child’s immunization card, and your insurance information.

Can I meet the pediatrician before scheduling an appointment?

You are welcome to visit our clinic before your first appointment. We can’t promise you’ll be able to meet one of our pediatricians but kindly check with one of our receptionists if they are free to meet you.

Are there any forms I need to fill out before the first visit?

Once we receive the referral, we will contact you and let you know if there are forms you need to fill.

How soon should my newborn have their first checkup?

We recommend scheduling your newborn’s first checkup within the first week after birth.

Are there any forms I need to fill out before the first visit?

Yes, there are initial patient forms available on our website which you can fill out prior to your visit.

Office

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What are your office hours?

Our office is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Is there parking available at the clinic?

Yes, we have ample parking available for our patients and their families.

What payment methods do you accept?

For non-OHIP-covered services, we accept cash, credit cards, and most major insurance plans.

Do you have after-hours or weekend appointments?

Currently, our office hours are limited to weekdays.

How do I reschedule or cancel an appointment?

Please call our front desk at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule or cancel an appointment. Please note there is a charge for no-shows or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance.

Do you accept walk-ins?

At this time, our office sees patients by appointment only. We hope to start accepting walk-ins soon.

Newborn Care

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What is involved in Newborn Care?

Newborn Care includes initial health assessments, feeding and nutrition guidance, sleep pattern advice, and parental support to ensure a healthy start for your baby.

Do I need a referral before I can see the pediatrician for Newborn Care?

Yes. Kindly ask your OB, family physician, or physician who assessed your baby in the hospital to send a referral to our clinic.

How soon after birth should the first Newborn Care visit be?

The first Newborn Care visit should ideally take place within the first one to two weeks after birth to assess the baby’s health, address parental concerns, and provide essential care guidance.

What will the pediatrician check during the first visit?

The pediatrician will conduct a thorough physical examination, evaluate feeding and sleeping patterns, perform necessary screenings, and discuss any noticeable concerns with the parents.

Can I breastfeed my baby during the appointment?

Absolutely! We encourage breastfeeding and have a dedicated lactation room in the waiting area where mothers can breastfeed their babies in comfort.

How can I prepare for my newborn's first healthcare visit?

To prepare for your newborn’s first healthcare visit, consider the following checklist:

  • Medical Records: Bring any medical documents received at the hospital, including birth records and discharge papers.
  • Feeding Log: If possible, keep a record of your baby’s feeding times and durations to discuss feeding patterns.
  • List of Questions: Write down any questions or concerns you have about your newborn’s health, behavior, feeding, or sleeping habits.
  • Comfort Items: Bring any comfort items for your baby, like a blanket or pacifier, to help soothe them during the visit.

This preparation can help make the visit as informative and efficient as possible, ensuring all your concerns are addressed.

Are vaccinations given during Newborn Care visits?

In Ontario, the first set of vaccines isn't given until 2 months of age. However, your baby might require vaccinations at birth if they have certain risk factors that we will discuss with you during the visit.

Well Child Examinations

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What is a Well Child Examination?
A Well Child Examination is a routine check-up to assess a child's growth, development, and overall health. These appointments also include age-appropriate immunizations and provide an opportunity to address any concerns about your child's health and development.
How often should my child have a Well Child Examination?
It's recommended that infants and toddlers have more frequent check-ups due to the rapid changes they experience in early life. As children age, these visits may become annual. However, Dr. Omar Afandi or our team will provide specific guidance tailored to your child's unique needs.
What can I expect during a Well Child Examination?
Our team will record your child's height, weight, and other pertinent developmental milestones during the visit. We'll also administer any necessary vaccinations, perform a physical examination, and discuss any concerns or questions you might have.
Should I prepare anything for the examination?
It's helpful to come with any questions or concerns you might have. If your child is on any medication or if there have been any significant changes in their health or behavior, please let us know.
Are vaccinations part of the Well Child Examination?
Yes, age-appropriate immunizations are a vital component of many Well Child Examinations. We adhere to the recommended immunization schedule but are always available to discuss any concerns you might have about vaccines.

Specialty Consultations

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What is a Well Child Examination?
A Well Child Examination is a routine check-up to assess a child’s growth, development, and overall health. These appointments also include age-appropriate immunizations and provide an opportunity to address any concerns about your child’s health and development.
How often should my child have a Well Child Examination?
It’s recommended that infants and toddlers have more frequent check-ups due to the rapid changes they experience in early life. As children age, these visits may become annual. However, Dr. Omar Afandi or our team will provide specific guidance tailored to your child’s unique needs.
What can I expect during a Well Child Examination?
Our team will record your child’s height, weight, and other pertinent developmental milestones during the visit. We’ll also administer any necessary vaccinations, perform a physical examination, and discuss any concerns or questions you might have.
Should I prepare anything for the examination?
It’s helpful to come with any questions or concerns you might have. If your child is on any medication or if there have been any significant changes in their health or behavior, please let us know.
Are vaccinations part of the Well Child Examination?
Yes, age-appropriate immunizations are a vital component of many Well Child Examinations. We adhere to the recommended immunization schedule but are always available to discuss any concerns you might have about vaccines.

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