What To Expect During Your Child’s Well-Child Visit

Just as adults need to see their physician at least once a year for a wellness visit, so do children. You wouldn’t hesitate to take them if they are sick, but it’s just as beneficial to take them when they are not. It’s a way to be sure your child is developing according to certain benchmarks and that there are no medical or developmental issues. If this is news to you, here is what to expect during your child’s well-child visit.

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We’re Hiring! View our Open Positions

Westside Pediatrics currently has two open positions. Our latest job openings are listed below. You may also frequent our careers page for open positions.medical providers cheering.

If you are interested in one of our open positions, please contact Westside Pediatrics at or call (585) 247-5400 ext 231.

RN / LPN – healthcare

Immediate opening for LPN or RN. Very busy pediatric medical practice on the Westside, seeking a full time RN or LPN. The office accommodates patients 7 days a week, winter hours with some nights till 7PM (limited hours on the weekend, typically 8-12). Approximately 32-40 hours per week. Qualified candidate must have a current NYS nursing license, great communication skills, compassionate, flexible and ability to multi-task. Competitive wages and benefits including 401k. Please send resume.

Medical Secretary- Westside – Full Time – healthcare

Busy pediatric medical practice seeking a full-time medical secretary. Office accommodates patients 7 days a week, normal working hours are Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 5:00pm. This would include one or two evening per week until 6 or 7 pm depending on the time of year. One or two Saturdays per month from 8:00 to 12 noon and one Sunday per month 8am-11:30am at premium pay. Medical office experience preferred with Medent experience. Must be vaccinated against COVID.

Westside Pediatrics is conveniently located on Beahan Road in the town of Gates, our caring and knowledgeable pediatric staff is committed to providing the best possible medical care to children throughout Rochester.

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Pediatric Milestones: Is My Child on Track?

All children grow and develop at different rates, though there are some important milestones to keep an eye on to ensure your child is onbabies playing with toys track. Behaviors such as imitating sounds, clapping, and forming sentences are important parts of your baby’s development and start to happen at different points in your baby’s growth.

The most important time in a child’s life to develop motor and sensory skills is within the first three years of age. Some of these milestones seem like such natural progressions that they may go unnoticed. Consult our Pediatric Developmental Milestone chart to see how your child is progressing.

If you have concerns about your child’s development or would like more information, call our pediatric office in Rochester at (585) 247-5400 today!

The highly trained pediatricians at Westside Pediatric Group are dedicated to keeping children happy and healthy. Request an appointment today!

(585) 247-5400

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COVID Vaccination and Testing

Vaccine Information:

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  • Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved for all children ages 6 months an up!
  • All of the providers at Westside Pediatric Group enthusiastically recommend this vaccine for our eligible patients.
  • Vaccines are available at the following locations:

COVID Testing:

COVID–In the event that we are unable to accommodate a same day sick appointment for your child, here are some alternatives options for you:

Acute Kids Urgent Care in Webster (585) 787-4073: M-F 12pm – 10pm; Sat/Sun 10am-8pm

Monroe County Health Department (multiple site): must register online

Golisano Children’s Hospital:  Please call our office and request a referral for an appointment.

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COVID-19 Update

pediatrician and child wearing masks during appointmentWestside Pediatric Group is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The information is continually changing, and we are monitoring all updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the Monroe County Department of Health.

If you are a patient of Westside Pediatric Group, and have questions or concerns, please contact us at 585-247-5400.

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Team Up with the University of Rochester

Has your typical routine been interrupted? Has this affected your family’s eating and exercise habits? Join Team Up to help get you and your family back on track! Team Up is a weight management project focused on helping children and families become healthier in New York and is associated with the University of Rochester. The purpose of this research project is to test different ways to help children and their families lose weight through healthy eating and physical activity.

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Telephone and Video Visits-subject to insurance

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, delivery of health care services has changed. We now offer healthcare services via telephone and video consults. These visits are considered valuable and are in lieu of in-office visits. Your insurance will be billed for advice given by your doctor either over the phone or through a video visit. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this policy.

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