Allentown Pediatrics Is Now Designated as a New York State Breastfeeding Friendly Practice
Allentown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine has recently achieved designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice by the New York State Department of Health. We have policies and clinical practices in place to create a breastfeeding friendly office environment, encourage breastfeeding and offer support to mothers while breastfeeding. Our practice is in the process of training a staff member as a Certified Lactation Consultant to provide additional support to our breastfeeding mothers. We have also established a referral source for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in the community.
For information on breastfeeding, click on the links below:
Allentown Pediatrics Welcomes Maria Torres
We are pleased to introduce you to Maria Torres, Allentown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine’s Practice Manager.
Maria joins us after working many years at Kaleida Health. She is thrilled to be a part of our Allentown team and works very hard to ensure our patients are cared for in a professional and caring way. Maria is fluent in Spanish and her passion is customer service.
In Maria’s words: “I am proud to be a part of the Allentown Pediatrics team. I love the welcoming, caring, yet professional atmosphere of the practice, not only for the patients, but for the employees as well!”
Improving Allentown Pediatrics HPV Immunization Coverage
Allentown Pediatrics is participating in a national adolescent immunization initiative (National Immunization Partnership with the APA; Improving HPV Immunization Coverage) to improve our Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization rate in our practice.
HPV causes over 95% of cervical cancers and is also a leading cause of other cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis and anus. HPV infection also causes cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils.
Please click on the link below to learn more about HPV infections and the HPV vaccine which is safe and very effective in preventing these infections if given at the recommended age of 11-12 years.
Allentown Peds Patient Portal
The Allentown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Patient Portal is accessible by clicking the link above.
The Patient Portal allows secure electronic communication between the patient and Allentown Pediatrics. You will be able to request and cancel appointments, request medication refills, view your child’s immunization record and other aspects of the medical record, and request certain forms. Your doctor will be able to share lab and test results as deemed appropriate. For more information, click here.
Spectrum Human Services Collaboration (www.shswny.com)
We are fortunate to have mental health providers from Spectrum located in our office to see Allentown Pediatric patients. Appointments are on a referral basis and patients can expect to be seen in a timely fashion. If you are interested in learning more about this valuable service, please contact our office.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Allentown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine has been awarded Level 3 recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program. Thanks to the hard work of our entire Allentown Peds Staff and with the support of Catholic Medical Partners, we have been able to continue our PCMH status at the highest level of recognition since 2011. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication, and patient involvement. Recognition shows that Allentown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.
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Allentown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine is located at 560 Franklin Street, at the corner of North Street. Free parking is available.
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