Visits & Authorizations
When possible it is best that a parent or legal guardian accompany your child to the office. We REQUIRE that a parent or legal guardian accompany the child on the first visit to the practice since a complete medical history must be obtained. We also feel that this is especially important at the preventative care visits (well baby checks) since we cover many issues and problems which the parents would be best able to discuss.
However, we realize that circumstances sometime prevent your attendance. Our office can provide you with an “Authorization to Treat” form which will allow you to specify those individuals whom you empower to make medical decisions in your absence. Please be aware that in NO circumstances, except for a true medical emergency, can we legally treat your child in your absence without such an authorization.