You may print out these questions and take them with you to ask a candidate pediatrician. We have answered the questions to help you differentiate DOCTORS FOR KIDS from other practices to make it easier for you to make the right choice for your baby. Dr. Mavani is available for "Meet The Dr" appointments to answer more detailed questions you might have. Pediatrician Background, Credentials, Experience, Support Services
1. What is the doctor’s philosophy? Does your philosophy match the doctor’s? Do you like his or her demeanor and bedside manners?
Our philosophy is that good health starts in infancy and prevention is the best medicine. We also believe that an open trusting patient physician relationship is essential for patient care. We believe that a physician’s bedside manner is as important as the medicines she or he prescribes. Dr. Mavani has a more integrated approach with an interest in integrative medicine especially.
2. Where did they train? Is he or she board certified?
Dr. Mavani trained at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, one of the best programs in the country and is board certified in pediatrics.
3. Are they a member of the American Academy Of Pediatrics or any other specialty organization?
Dr. Mavani is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Board of Integrative Medicine..
4. How long has the pediatrician been in practice?
Dr. Mavani have been in practice for 20 years.
5. Does the pediatrician have any areas of special interests?
Dr Mavani is particularly interested in newborn management and treatment of chronic conditions like allergies and asthma. She likes to use evidence based medicine for conditions such as allergies and is also certified in integrative medicine.
6. What hospitals does the pediatrician have privileges at?
We are affiliated with The Beaumont Hospitals at Troy and Royal Oak and Crittenton Hospital.
7. How soon after the baby is born will the pediatrician come to see it at the hospital?
All of the hospitals have 24-hour on call pediatric hospitalists who will examine the baby immediately after birth if there is a complication. We will see the baby at our office once the baby is discharged from the hospital.
8. How does the pediatrician feel about mothers calling in after hours over "little things"?
We don’t believe there are ”little things.” Experience has taught me that parents are usually thoughtful and kind and respect the physician’s private time except when they truly feel they need to call.
1. Is the staff professional and courteous?
Yes, our staff is friendly and helpful and has reviews periodically to maintain quality care.
2. What special services does the office offer?
We have a small inhouse pharmacy which carries the common over the counter medications, ointments and common prescriptions so you don't have to make another trip to the pharmacy for most things. We also have electronic medical records which is state of the art technology for your chid's care. It eliminates error and increases efficiency.
3. What are the office hours and are there any early morning or late evening hours for working parents?
We have late evening hours and have Saturday hours during the winter season.
4. How long in advance must you book appointments?
We see sick patients the same day and request a week’s lead time for physicals. Please note that Dr. Mavani's schedule fills out fast; we recommend booking on her schedule about two months in advance.
5. Are there any diagnostic facilities on site or close by such as X-rays, blood work, etc.?
We have on site labwork for routine office labs and we are a few minutes drive away from Quest Diagnostics and Crittenton Hospital for more elaborate testing.
6. How does the office handle your phone in questions?
The messages are triaged by a trained receptionist, emergency calls are taken at once or directed appropriately and regular messages are given to the doctor for answering at the end of the day. We encourage the use of email for non urgent calls.
7. Does the doctor answer any general questions by email?
Yes. However, there is a $10 charge (not covered by insurance) per email. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Is there a 24-hour answering service that can connect you to a doctor?
Yes, and the phone calls are returned by the on call provider.
Fees, Methods of Payment
1. What insurances do they accept? Do they accept credit cards, cash or checks?
We accept credit cards, personal checks, cash and almost all major insurances. However, we do not accept HMOs and Medicaid. Please call our office for a list.
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