Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Phone: (973) 736-4442
All appointments are scheduled through the receptionists. To reach the receptionist call 973-726-4455 during our business hours. We are closed daily for lunch between the hours of 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.
If you are scheduling a same day acute appointment, we will make every effort to see your child on that day.
If you are scheduling a well visit, we attempt to book an appointment which is convenient for you, but evening appointments and specific providers fill quickly- we encourage you to book your child’s next well visit before leaving the office.
The office generally reserves our Saturday appointments for sick visits. We do make exceptions for newborns who need to be seen.
Please contact the office to see if we are accepting new patients at present time, we often slow the growth of the practice by limiting new patients enrollment so we can best manage/care for our existing patients. The front desk staff can answer most new patient questions.
No Show Policy
If you discover you are unable to make an appointment, we ask that you please call our office a reasonable time before so we can offer your time to another family. Repetitive no shows will be cause to ask your family to leave the practice.
We try our best to run on time, but emergencies do arise and we try to keep patients informed when we are running behind. However, a primary reason we run behind schedule is when families arrive late for scheduled appointments. We ask that you please make every effort to show on time for appointments. If you are more than 15 minutes late for an appointment, we may ask you to wait until there is another opening or to reschedule.
During our business hours, the nurses operate our nurse’s line. As a parent you should use this line if you have a quick question regarding your child or if you are uncertain if you should bring your child into the office to be seen by one of the pediatricians. The nurses return these calls regularly throughout the day.
After Hours Advice
After business hours, if you have a question regarding your sick child you should call the office and select the after-hours doctor’s line. The providers check this line and will return phone calls after triaging them. If you have an emergency question, such as whether or not to take your child to the emergency room, then you may page the provider on call using our paging system. When paging the providers, please be sure to leave the correct phone number and to leave a message as well.
Morristown Hospital is the primary center where we send our patients, as well as Newton Hospital. While the doctors have privileges at these hospitals as well as St Claire’s, they do not round there on newborns or on in patients. If you deliver at one of these hospitals or your child is admitted to one of these hospitals, the in-house pediatricians (or “hospitalists”) will take care of your child. However, be assured they are in communication with our practice regarding your child’s status. And if you ever have any question, you should please contact the office directly.
If your child needs paperwork completed (i.e. pre-school vaccination record) we ask that you bring it to a scheduled appointment. If we need to complete it separate from an appointment, we do not charge a fee at this time, but understand it may take 5-7 days to return the form.
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Phone: (973) 726-4455
Fax: (973) 726-8445