You are embarking on one of the most rewarding journeys of your life. First time parents are our specialty! Gwinnett Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (GPAM) is here to help you every step of the way.
ADVICE FOR NEW PARENTS
This is an exciting time but can also be very scary and confusing. We’d like to make it as fun and easy as possible for you and your family. We have set up this page to help with some common questions that all new parents have. Please also check out our online bookstore where we list our doctors’ favorite books to help you out every step of the way, as well as our YouTube page. Don’t forget, we also have wonderful pediatric phone advice nurses that can help in between your office visits. They can be reached at 770-995-0823 option 6 -Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm and Saturday mornings in Lawrenceville from 8:30 am- 11:00 am.
What to bring at your first visit?
- A parent/guardian’s photo ID
- Your child’s insurance card (or mom’s if you have a newborn) Remember you must call (within 30 days) your insurance to add the newborn.
- Discharge paperwork/summary from the hospital
- The green slip from the state newborn metabolic screen given to you at the hospital
- Complete your mobile pre-registration.
Your newborn baby should be seen in our office 2-4 days after being discharged from the hospital. Please call our office on the day of discharge to arrange a newborn checkup.
Please bring any paperwork given to you in the hospital to your first GPAM visit. Please complete the mobile pre-registration and bring insurance cards to your first office visit. Remember, you only have 30 days to add a newborn to your group insurance policy, so you must call your insurance company to add your newborn.
Your GPAM provider will be happy to answer all your questions at your newborn checkup. So, start making a list to bring with you. If you have any concerns about your newborn prior to his/her newborn checkup, please call our office.