Planning for the birth of your child is a busy time. We have developed this section of our website to assist in answering some common parents-to-be questions regarding our office and the registration process.
Q: Can I meet the doctors or tour your offices before my baby is born?
A: Yes, Interlachen Pediatrics offers monthly meet-and-greet meetings at both our Maitland and Oviedo locations.
Q: Will your doctors see my baby in the hospital?
A: The doctors of Interlachen Pediatrics do not attend deliveries at the hospital. They maintain excellent relationships with the pediatricians who will see your baby in the hospital, and provide a report to our doctors.
Q: How do I register my newborn with your office?
A: Once your baby is born, you may call our scheduling department at 407-767-2477 to register your child and schedule the first appointment. Our scheduling team member will then send you an invitation to our patient portal where you will be able to electronically complete all of the new patient registration forms.
Q: What insurance plans does your office participate with?
A: Interlachen Pediatrics participates with a wide variety of insurance plans; you may review the lists of participating health plans here.
Q: When should I schedule my newborn's first visit to the office?
A: Typically, your newborn should be seen 24-48 hours after discharge from the hospital. Please contact our scheduling department to schedule an appointment.
Q: What information should I bring with me to my newborn's first visit?
A: Please bring a photo id, your insurance card, and the discharge summary provided from the hospital (if available).
Q: What are your office hours?
A: Our office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday. This includes a walk-in hour for acute illness from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. We also offer Saturday morning hours by appointment.
Q: Does your office promote and offer support for breastfeeding mothers?
A: The providers of Interlachen Pediatrics absolutely support breastfeeding. In accord with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, whose stance is that to derive the most neurodevelopmental benefits, "babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant." One of our Nurse Practitioners, Heather Bryant, is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, and offers appointments for lactation consultations. You may contact our scheduling department for more information, or speak with your provider at your child's visit.