PWG Holiday Hours

PWG hours will be the following during this Holiday Season

Thursday, November 22, 2017  CLOSED

Friday, November 23, 2017  9:00 am to 12:00 pm URGENT CARE APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Saturday, November 24, 2017  Regular Saturday Urgent Care appointments

 

Click here for more information on After Hour Pediatrics for urgent care needs.

We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Holiday Season

 

11/7/18 FLU CLINIC UPDATE

We are currently out of the  flu vaccine shot for children over the age of 3 

We have  ordered more flu vaccine shots for kids > 3 years but do not have an estimated time for delivery.

We still have good availability of flu shots for children 6 months to 36 months, and FluMist for kids > 2 years.

FluMist cannot be given to every child, here is what you should know about FluMist:

  • FluMist is an intra-nasal vaccine and we cannot give this to children with any of the following health issues:
    • An allergy to eggs
    • History of chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or asthma
    • Any episodes of wheezing or bronchospasm in the past 12 months
    • If they have received Varivax or MMR in the past 4 weeks
    • Child must avoid contact with persons who are severely immunocompromised for 7 days after getting the nasal spray vaccine

FLU CLINIC TIMES:

  • Tuesdays  4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  on the following days  September 11th – October 2nd – October 9th – October 23rd- October 30th
  • Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

10/25/18 Flu Clinic Update for PWG patients

We have run out of the flu vaccine shot for kids > 3 years, we anticipate getting another shipment during the week of 10/29/18 and will let you know when that arrives.

We have also ordered more flu vaccine shots for kids > 3 years but do not have an estimated time for delivery.

We still have good availability of flu shots for children 6 months to 36months, and FluMist for kids > 2 years.

We will still be having drop-in flu clinics but will only be offering flu shots for kids 6 months to 36 months and FluMist for kids > 2 years. FluMist cannot be given to every child, here is what you should know about FluMist:

  • FluMist is an intra-nasal vaccine and we cannot give this to children with any of the following health issues:
    • An allergy to eggs
    • History of chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or asthma
    • Any episodes of wheezing or bronchospasm in the past 12 months
    • If they have received Varivax or MMR in the past 4 weeks
    • Child must avoid contact with persons who are severely immunocompromised for 7 days after getting the nasal spray vaccine

Nebulizer redesign project could use your help

PWG is proud to partner with  and the undergraduate senior design project team comprised of , , and who are working towards improving the form and function of nebulizers for pediatric use. In order to make a meaningful impact they need YOUR help. If you or your child uses a nebulizer, please complete this short survey and feel free to forward the link to other nebulizer users in your network. Thanks so much for your help and support!

Flu Vaccine for the 2018 – 2019 Season UPDATED 10/17/18

 

We are beginning to receive vaccine shipments for the current influenza vaccine.  We will have drop in flu shot clinics for established PWG patients only, and only while supplies last. We will keep you posted with updates on supplies and clinic times via our website, Facebook page, and Twitter. Our clinic times may change based on vaccine availability, so we recommend checking back regularly for the most current information.

As of September 6th we have the following drop in clinics scheduled:

  • Tuesdays  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – September 18th – September 25th – October 16th
  • Tuesdays  4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – September 11th – October 2nd – October 9th – October 23rd- October 30th
  • Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here’s what you need to know about our flu vaccine supply:

All our injectable vaccines are quadrivalent [enhanced protection by including more strains], and they are all preservative free.

We have the injectable vaccine for children under 3 years of age.

We have the injectable vaccine for children over 3 years of age

**We just received a limited amount of Flu Mist!

If you are not sure if your child can receive the flu vaccine, feel free to contact our office at 650.216.7794 for help with those questions.  Let’s all stay healthy this flu season!

PWG is now using QbTest for patients with ADHD

We are very excited to introduce this innovative new technology from Qbtech to the Bay Area. Qbtech is the global market leader in ADHD tests. They provide the only ADHD tests that are FDA cleared for use as an aid in the assessment and treatment evaluation of ADHD for people aged 6 to 60 years old.

Some FAQ:

What is a Qbtest? QbTest is the widest FDA cleared medical device that provides objective data for diagnosing and treating ADHD. It is a computer based test that measures the core symptoms associated with ADHD including hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention/distractibility. It combines a test of attention ability with a movement analysis based on an infrared measurement system. The test results are presented in a report that compares your child’s results with a non-ADHD group of people of the same age and gender.

How is a QbTest performed? The test is performed in front of a computer screen. The test equipment consists of an infrared camera, a head-band with an infrared marker attached to it and a responder button. During the test a number of symbols are shown on the computer screen. The task is to push the responder button when a certain symbol appears on the screen. The test takes 15 minutes to complete and is not dependent on your child’s language, reading or math skills.

How should QbTest be used? Assessing ADHD may be complicated and there is no single clinical tool that is able to give you all the answers. The QbTest provides objective data that together with other information will help your clinician assess your child for ADHD.
QbTest also provides a valuable baseline measurement that can help to evaluate any future changes in your child’s activity, attention and impulsivity. If an ADHD diagnosis is established, QbTest can be used to help monitor your child’s response to treatment, and to achieve treatment optimization.

If this is something you think may help your child we encourage you to make an appointment to discuss this in more detail, or ask your doctor about this treatment tool at your next visit.

A new addition to our team of doctors

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Megan Pesyna will be joining our team next month. She went to Penn State University for her undergraduate studies, got her masters degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, received her medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and in 2018 completed her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. She is an avid runner and loves cycling, snowboarding, hiking, travelling, music and reading. She also loves spending time with her husband and their dog Kona. She is accepting new patients and we are very happy to welcome her as part of our team. 

Important news for PWG patients with HMO insurance through SPN

 

August 2018

Dear Parents and Patients with SPN HMO:

We are currently contracted as a network provider for Sequoia Physician’s Network [SPN]. We have recently been notified that SPN / Dignity Health Medical Network [DHMN] has made the decision to shut down SPN/DHMN over the next few months and partner with Hill Physicians to set up a new IPA network in South San Mateo County. Hill Physicians currently operates in the Sacramento, North San Mateo County and S.F. areas.

At this time, we are being told that STANFORD and LUCILLE PACKARD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL [LPCH] AND PHYSICIANS WILL NOT BE CONTRACTED AS PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS WITHIN THIS NEW NETWORK RUN BY HILL PHYSICIANS. However, the LPCH Special Care Nursery currently operating within Sequoia Hospital will be contracted with Hill Physicians to participate within their network. We do not know which specialists in our area will choose to participate with Hill Physicians.

What does this mean for our patients?

  • If your child is currently being seen by a Stanford Physician and you have Hill Physicians as your HMO, we will not be able to get an authorized referral and the visits will be considered out of network, (check with your insurance plan for out of network benefit information)
  • We can only refer to physicians within the Hill Network, we anticipate most referrals will be for physicians in north San Mateo County and San Francisco County.
  • PWG will be part of this new Hill Physicians network as an option for patients with HMO insurance plans.

We want you to know about this since many of you are approaching an open enrollment period through your employers and this may affect your decision on which insurance plan/insurance carrier to choose. For further questions or information please call: SPN/Dignity health at 888-858-8307, or Hill Physicians at 800-445-5747. We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us to care for your child(ren).