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Pediatrician - Atascadero
7700 Morro Road
Atascadero, CA 93422
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Welcome To Our Practice
Are you looking for a compassionate, family-centered pediatrician in San Luis Obispo County? You’ve come to the right place. At Patterson and Tedford Pediatrics, we specialize in medical care for infants, children and young adults and we would love to get to know you and your family. Our commitment is to help children reach their highest potential by working with parents to promote and maintain their child’s physical and emotional well-being from birth through young adulthood. In order to accomplish this, we continuously strive to exceed our patients’ expectations while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in pediatric medicine.
Our pediatricians and nurse practitioner believe that accessibility, medical expertise and compassion are the cornerstones of an exceptional pediatric practice. To achieve this goal, we offer convenient office hours, helpful patient resources and an outstanding level of staff support. So whether you’re visiting for the first time or the hundredth time, you’ll receive the same quality, educational and compassionate service with every appointment.
From prenatal visits and preventive care to treatments of acute illnesses and the ongoing treatment of chronic conditions, Patterson and Tedford Pediatrics is here for you and your family. We offer comprehensive medical care for children from infancy through young adulthood.
Patterson and Tedford Pediatrics is excited to be the first in our community to offer CHADIS (Child Health and Developmental Interactive System), a powerful internet-based screening tool scientifically proven to be among the best available. CHADIS is designed to help parents and health care providers take care of children better by offering high-quality screening questionnaires to help address parents' concerns about their child's development. CHADIS questionnaires and screening tools are accessed online and are completed in the comfort of your home prior to your child's appointment.
Studies have shown that screening is important for a variety of reasons; developmental problems such as autism or learning problems can be present without outward signs to parents; depression in a teenager can be fatal. Early diagnosis can shorten the time to recovery and improve the ultimate outcome.
Advantages to our families include:
- Regular screening helps assess if children are developing on schedule and helps identify issues early, even before some signs are present.
- Peace of mind for everybody when the screenings are normal; as they are most of the time, and less worry that something may be missed.
- Reliable identification of children with mental health and developmental disabilities.
- An improved working relationship that allows us to better help our patient families.
- Convenience of an online interface that allows the screening to be done completely and accurately at a time that works for you. Teenagers are more complete and honest with electronic responses than with direct questions at the time of a visit.
While the American Academy of Pediatrics and other child health agencies recommend screening, the time constraints on most office visits make it difficult. CHADIS screening tools and questionnaires will be assigned for each check-up. In the near future, we will expand them to include specific conditions such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), asthma and depression. Your effort to complete the screening questionnaire(s) prior to your child's appointment will help us be better prepared for your concerns. You will need to log into the CHADIS website by clicking the CHADIS link above or going to www.chadis.com and allow roughly 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire(s).
Please call our office if you experience any difficulties with logging on or completing the assigned questionnaires. We are anxious to make the process and experience valuable for you and your family.
Our Patient Portal is here! You can access parts of your child's chart, print immunization records or view upcoming appointments from the comfort of your home! Please call our office or use the Contact Us box at the bottom of each page and we will verify a few things then get you started with a temporary password!
Please take a few moments to explore our informational website. We hope you will find our site easy to navigate, informative, and helpful in keeping your family healthy. This website gives you easy access to our Atascadero pediatric practice, including directions, hours of operations, payment policies, information about our providers and our services, and even a link to request an appointment. It also includes answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Please call our Atascadero office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Our friendly and highly knowledgeable staff is available to support and assist you…every step of the way.