Did you know that Lyme disease is transmitted by the blacklegged tick, but it has to be attached for at least 36 hours. We recommend nightly tick checks on our kids in order to catch the tick before they can transmit Lyme. Call if you find a deer tick that has been attached longer than 36 hours.
"Making the decision to have a child -it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." Elizabeth Stone
WE LOVE FEEDBACK, BOTH GOOD AND BAD!
We are always looking to improve to make your experience better!
At Aquidneck Pediatrics we can help your family transition from teen to adulthood
Visit our teen center for helpful links:
we are here for you 24/7!
We know that colds and flu don't take a break on nights and weekends. that is why we don't a break either. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If your child is sick you check the symptom checker below, or call us at (401) 847-2290.
If this is a medical emergency please call 911
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Everyone is so happy and helpful at Aquidneck Pediatrics. We are first time parents, and are so thankful we chose this practice for our son. The whole staff is wonderful.
Everyone in the office is incredibly friendly and helpful. I know that I can ask any question, and as a new parent I have many! The office is always clean and very inviting.
At Aquidneck pediatrics, the doctors and staff are always quick to help and make my children feel better. They are very attentive and authentic with their care.
My children have been seeing our doctor for over 16 years. We absolutely love her. In her office I never have to wait more than 10 -15 minutes to be seen, which is very important to me with my busy life, and yet I feel that I have 100% of her attention and never feel rushed. She is very supportive, very on top of everything and makes appropriate referrals when needed. Her head nurse is fantastic too.
Sarah, mom of six children ages 1yr-16yrs
Over the course of the last year we have called our Doctor on the weekend to address sudden fevers, rashes and ear infections. We continue to be impressed at how quickly our phone calls are returned and our issues addressed. We couldn’t be happier!
We love our doctor and his staff. They are great and entertain our child. They answer all the concerns we have.
We love everyone here. They are always so kind and caring! Thank you!
Katie and Sean
Our doctor is the best! We moved from Portsmouth to Lincoln for over a year and we continued to come to him. We looked for a pediatrician in Providence, but no one came close. I even inquired with a friend who works for our insurance company and she said I would never find someone as good as our doctor. It’s true, I tried but these doctors are the best in the state.
We have been patients of my doctor since my firstborn was one year old. Six children later, we are still here and would not go anywhere else. Our doctor is fabulous with children and she is respectful of parents. Her team is a bright spot in the midst of any sick visit!
It truly feels like a small town atmosphere. I love how genuinely caring each and every staff member is.
Coronavirus – COVID19
During the COVID pandemic, we at Aquidneck Pediatrics value a safe office experience for all of our patients. As such, we are keeping all sick patients out of the well visit area. We are asking that anyone coming into the office please follow the signs when entering the office. Sick visits are currently being seen in our new sick wing AFTER calling the office to check in. The new sick wing can be entered to the left in the lobby (past the Lifespan lab). Well child exams are still being seen in our regular office. Please also continue to wear masks and limit the number of people coming to visits.
If your child is scheduled for a well child check and anyone in your household is sick or has a pending COVID test or recently tested positive, you must call to reschedule your child’s appointment. This includes shot appointments and follow up appointments. In a continued effort to keep everyone well, we are still conducting COVID screening and will ask you to leave the office with your child immediately if any answer to a question on the COVID screen is “yes.” We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.***
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
If your child requires asymptomatic (well without symptoms) COVID19 testing, please go to the following website to arrange. If you can not arrange a test on this website, please call 401.654.6990 for further information on scheduling a test.
ClearancePlease also be aware that our physicians cannot clear your child to return to school, camp, daycare, etc if they have recently had any of the above symptoms. Your child will need to be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and be ten days from the start of symptoms OR have a negative COVID19 test to return to activity.
Mask clearanceAs per the RIDOH release 09/09/2020: “A Rhode Island Executive Order (EO) and subsequent EO extensions require that face coverings be worn when someone is closer than six feet of others in both indoor and outdoor public spaces. Healthcare providers do not have authority to overrule and EO and the EO does not include a provider exemption, so providers may not exempt anyone from wearing a mask.”
Social InteractionWe understand these are frustrating times. The clinic is doing everything we can to safely, effectively, and efficiently provide high quality care to children. The physicians request that parents and family members remain calm and respectful when interacting with any Aquidneck Pediatrics employee.
Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times as we work to provide the safest environment for your family.
WALK-IN HOURSWalk in hours in the morning and on weekends will remain suspended until further notice. Please see our office hours link to see temporary changes to our regular office hours.
INTEGRATION OF TELEMEDICINEEven with all the social distancing, we are dedicated to being there for you. We are now caring for our patients via phone or internet secure telemedicine. Please call any time if you have any concerns and we are here for you in these crazy times! We will send you a safe secure internet link to allow you to video chat with your doctor, right from your home. We are so excited to provide this service to our patients! Thanks for your participation.
AVOIDANCE AND TESTINGPlease continue social distancing, washing hands frequently, and covering coughs. If you or your child are symptomatic, practice self-quarantine. The RIDOH recommends that mild to moderate symptoms be managed at home.
Headspace (kids and adults)
Mindshift (teens and adults only?)–CBT Skills
Insight Timer (kids and adults)
Smiling Mind (free for kids and adults)
Triangle breathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Q8D6n-3qw
4-7-8 breathing (cool graphics for kids and teens): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxbdx-SeOOo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihwcw_ofuME Take 5 Breathing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh79w9pn9Cg Calm app free resources during COVID-19 crisis
https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath… YouTube and google have tons of resources for mindfulness, yoga, and meditation
Mightier.com SEL Toolbox for COVID-19
gonoodle.com Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
This is a Cosmic Kids fan favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk
Learning Activities Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8
Dan Gutman daily read aloud on Facebook
Cincinatti Zoo virtual visit: http://cincinnatizoo.org/…/cincinnati-zoo-is-bringing-the-…/
Most museums are offering virtual tours
Connection With Others
https://caribu.com/ (great for kids and their elderly/older grandparents)
Parents Support Network of RI https://www.psnri.org/
Virtual Parenting workshops: https://www.psnri.org/copy-of-virtual-trainings-and-meeti