We're excited for you as you embark on this wonderful journey! Good Pediatrics is here to help you every step of the way! As parents, Dr. Good and her staff understand how parenting can be both wonderful and stressful. We share your goal of providing the very best in medical care for your baby, from their first day through to adulthood. We take a whole family approach to pediatrics and encourage you to ask questions about how to best care for your precious bundle of joy.
Once you have chosen Good Pediatrics as your pediatrician, please fill out the Expectant Parents Form and the Family Medical History Form online prior to your baby's arrival. We'll have your information entered into our system. Please check to make sure that we take your new baby's insurance in advance. While we do our best to keep our insurance page up-to-date, you will want to check with your carrier in advance.
If you have older children that you would like to register with Good Pediatrics, please check out the page dedicated to New Pediatric Patients. Please make sure that you follow us on social media for up-to-the-minute information regarding pediatric care, office news, and what's going on in Sarasota that young parents should know. Also, visit our GOOD Advice for information important to you and your new baby.
Baby's First Days!
When your new baby arrives, the hospital's neonatologist will see them while they are in the hospital. Please let the hospital know that you have selected Good Pediatrics as your pediatrician. We look forward to meeting your new baby in our offices within the first three days after discharge from the hospital for a complete check-up. You may call for an appointment anytime after delivery.
Your baby's pediatrician is Board Certified! Dr. Good has been certified by the American Board of Pediatricians (ABP). The ABP is an independent, non-profit organization who is recognized throughout the world as the authority to signify a high level of physician competence. To achieve board certification, pediatricians must graduate from an accredited medical school, complete three years of training in an accredited pediatric residency program, successfully complete a comprehensive written board exam and possess a valid unrestricted state license to practice medicine. In addition, board certified pediatricians must maintain their certification with continuing medical education and successful renewal of their board examinations. For more information regarding Pediatric Board Certification, please visit the American Board of Pediatrics site.
We are so fortunate to have a Certified Lactation Specialist on our staff! Nurse Anne has successfully completed a rigorous course in lactation in order to provide expert advice and assistance to our breastfeeding mothers. She is excited to answer your questions regarding breastfeeding. Deciding whether to breast or bottle feed is a personal decision for every mother and we at Good Pediatrics support our wonderful mothers in their right to choose. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages breastfeeding for the first year. We're here to help what works best for your family.
What To Bring to Baby's First Visit
- A parent/guardian's photo id
- Your baby's insurance card (or Mom's card if no card has been issued yet)
- Any discharge summaries from the hospital
What Does Baby Need?
Although buying new things for baby is always fun and exciting, there are some purchases that need to be made with special care.
- Car Seat - Always use a car seat to keep baby safe in your vehicle. All infants should be placed in a rear-facing car seat in the back of your vehicle, preferably in the middle seat if the proper belting system is available there. Please see our article dedicated to car seat selection as there are many variables.
- Bed Selection - The most important part in providing a safe sleep environment for your baby is to always place your baby on his/her back to sleep to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Please make sure that your crib meets federal safety standards and that choice of bedding can in no way obstruct breathing. Feel free to talk to us about choices if you have any questions regarding this or any other health concerns.