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Dec 29

PM Pediatrics is open when your doctor isn’t for your child’s urgent health needs

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PM Pediatrics for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

When my first daughter was born, we used a one-doctor pediatric practice. I was very new to this whole parenting thing so even when she got the sniffles at about 3-4 months old on 4th of July weekend, meaning a visit to an unfamiliar practice, I was okay with that. Then along came my son. He was okay until about 9 months old, when he got the croup. After that, it was all downhill: very high fevers, constant ear infections, and more. And of course, it was always at night. I would have felt better bringing him in sometimes but really didn’t want to sit in the ER all night, or take up space for those that were more critically ill.

Even after we switched practices to one that is open every day of the year, even they don’t offer late night hours. And once again, every parent knows that’s when ish gets real. Thankfully, I’ve always had PM Pediatrics urgent care locations nearby to rely on. PM Pediatrics is a walk-in clinic, just for kids, that is open late every day. Here’s one of their commercials:

PM Pediatrics is available for all kids, from the youngest (newborn) to the oldest (21). They can take care of a huge range of different maladies too! Some of these I didn’t even know about (and some I wish I didn’t):
–Wounds that require stitches.
–Broken bones, sprains, and other minor trauma.
–Fever.
–Specific and nonspecific complaints of pain.
–Ear infections.
–Asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
–Vomiting and diarrhea.
–Chronic health issues with acute exacerbations.
–Dehydration requiring intravenous fluids.
–Procedures requiring sedation.
–Perform x-rays on site

Keep in mind, you really need to have an established, trusting relationship with a primary care provider, somewhere your child can receive annual check-ups, immunizations and any other physicals they may need. But our doctors need to rest! For those days/times, PM Pediatrics can take care of your child. They’re WAY faster than an ER visit, plus FAR cheaper. I know, medical care shouldn’t really be obtained on how much it costs. But for a few years, our insurance was pretty bad. I never felt like I was going to have worry about bills if we went to PM Pediatrics, but my child would still get the care he needed.

I like to think of PM Pediatrics as more than a doctor, less than an emergency room. Yes, sometimes an emergency room visit is needed, and I hope that none of you ever have to experience that. But for illnesses, broken bones and cuts that need stitches on weekends or after hours, PM Pediatrics is there for you. Be sure to check out their website NOW so you know which PM Pediatrics urgent care locations are close by when you need them!

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5 comments

  1. 5
    Kalee

    How convenient and wonderful to know! It’s also so nice that that will help all the way up to 21; I never would have known!

  2. 4
    Liz Mays

    Now that would come in handy from time to time. I love the idea of this, especially for parents with little ones who seem to always get sick in the night.

  3. 3
    Rebecca Swenor

    The PM Pediatrics sounds amazing for them accidents etc that the doctors office is close or you don’t want to sit for hours in an ER. Urgent Care facilities are indeed convient Thanks for sharing the information.

  4. 2
    Michele

    Why oh why does everything seem to happen at night–even for adults! I don’t have any children but am glad to know that there is someplace other then an ER that they can be taken in an emergency.

  5. 1
    Jackie

    I wish we had places like this when my children were young….they always got sick at night.

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