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Choosing a Pediatrician

The board certified pediatricians in the PinnacleHealth Medical Group are among the best in the Harrisburg area. They are expert at delivering preventive and routine care and have immediate access to the specialists and facilities at PinnacleHealth.

When it comes time for choosing a pediatrician for your baby or older child, PinnacleHealth offers several practices to chose from. Providers include pediatricians, family practice physicians or pediatric nurse practitioners.

Do an Interview
Choosing a pediatrician is a very personal decision.  Make an appointment to the meet your prospective doctor or nurse practitioner and spend some time observing the office.  Ask yourself if the atmosphere in the office makes you comfortable. Do you feel you could communicate well with doctor? You child will benefit if you and their healthcare provider can  work together as a team when choosing a pediatrician. Other important questions to ask are:
  • Is the pediatrician on your insurance plan?
  • Where is the doctor's office located?  Is it convenient to your home or your child's school
  • What are the office hours?  Do they work with your schedule?
  • Do they have early,  late or weekend hours?
  • Is the doctor available by phone email or both?
  • How many providers are in the office? Will you always see your own doctor?

Becoming a Patient
  • For your first visit, please come 15 minutes early to allow time to fill out new patient paperwork and insurance information.
  • We ask that you bring your insurance card and list of medications your child may be taking
  • We participate with many insurances and ask that you check with your company with any questions you have about your coverage. You are responsible for any non-covered charges.
  • If you have an insurance co-pay for office visits, we ask that you pay that at the time of your appointment. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, as well as debit cards for payment.
To learn more information about choosing a pediatrician at PinnacleHealth or to schedule an appointment, call our PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900.