We treat following a risk-benefit model of medicine.  We carefully determine if the proposed treatment is worth the expected risk and benefit.

Routine Care & Sick Visits

Acute Illness
Dr. Shlafer and his staff are more than willing to accommodate your child.  Please avoid using the ER for non-emergency care; call instead for advice or to schedule a visit.  If your child is seen in another facility, please call us to schedule a follow-up visit.​


Medications

Dr. Shlafer does not routinely recommend the use of most OTC medications.  Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding medications.  Prescription renewals require an office visit and patient must be up-to-date on their Well Child Exam.

Regular Examinations

Well Child Exams (WCEs/Physicals) are routine and should be scheduled in advance.  Per CDC, AAP, and office policy: pediatric patients are required to keep up with Well Child Exams. Your child will have nine WCEs in the first 2 years of life.  After age 2, your child should be seen annually, or every other year depending on age, through age 18. Call today to confirm your child is current on their WCE. ​


Sick Visits

​Our schedulers will get your child in as soon as possible, most often on the same day of your call. We strive to offer a same-day or next-day visit for any child who is sick, which means wait times can potentially be increased as we work your child into our busy schedule. We ask for your patience and understanding in these situations as we feel is it very important to prioritize each child's visit and offer the highest quality of care needed.  


Vaccines

​Immunization schedule is followed per CDC/AAP guidelines. COVID-19 vaccines, as well as annual flu vaccines, are recommended for eligible children.