Congratulations on your growing family! Here are some frequently asked questions to get you better acquainted with our office.
Category: Patient Resources
Updates from Dr. Middleton:
- COVID-19 Message from Dr. Middleton on 3/13/20
- COVID-19 Update – 3/17/20
- COVID-19 Update – 3/19/20
- COVID-19 Update – 3/20/20
- COVID-19 Update – 3/22/20
- COVID-19 Update – 3/27/20
- COVID-19 Message from Dr. Middleton on 4/15/20
- Antibody Testing update – 4/21/20
- Back to School Message from Dr. Middleton 7/17/20
Important Local Resources
- AdventHealth Coronavirus hotline – 877-VIRUSHQ
- Orlando Health hotline – 877-321-COVID
- Florida Department of Health (DOH) hotline – 866-779-6121
- Orange County HD – 407-858-1400 http://orange.floridahealth.gov/
- Seminole County HD – 407-665-3000 http://seminole.floridahealth.gov/
- Osceola County HD – 407-343-2000 http://osceola.floridahealth.gov/
Resources for talking with kids and helping with anxiety:
Traveling with Children
Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when travelling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.
Visit the CDC™ Traveling with Children page for helpful resources on travel including:
- Safe food and water precautions, diarrhea management and insect protection when traveling abroad
- Modifying the immunization schedule
- Traveling while pregnant
- Travel and breastfeeding
- International adoptions
Child products, such as cribs and toys are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items.
Visit this site frequently to ensure that the products your child is using have not been recalled by their manufacturer or the federal government: Consumer Product Safety
Car Seat Recommendations
As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.
Visit the AAP™ Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.
Immunizations have been one of the single greatest advances in preventative medicine and an essential part of well-child care. Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
For information about these vaccines, the diseases they protect against, immunization schedules, vaccine safety and other important information please visit the AAP™ immunization page.
We understand many women may be apprehensive or unsure at first about breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding their baby. It’s normal to have many questions related to breastfeeding. Our doctors are here to support you.
La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Visit La Leche League for more information about breastfeeding.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.
CDC.gov provides parents with credible, reliable health information on:
- Data and Statistics
- Diseases and Conditions
- Emergencies and Disasters
- Environmental Health
- Healthy Living
- Injury, Violence and Safety
- Life Stages and Populations
- Travelers’ Health
- Workplace Safety and Health
Visit CDC.gov for more information
Child Health Topics
From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.
Featured Health Topics include:
- Behavioral and Mental Health
- Community Health
- Diseases and Conditions
- Family Health
- Healthy Development
- Disaster Preparedness
For more information, visit AAP Health Topics
Forms can be completed online through the patient portal or you can print them from our website and bring them with you to your appointment.
Insurance & Fees
Middleton Pediatrics accepts the following insurance plans. The parent or legal guardian accompanying a child is responsible for any copays, deductibles, coinsurance, or fees not covered by insurance at the time of the appointment. It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to verify that Middleton Pediatrics accepts your insurance before making an appointment. Please contact your insurance company directly to determine if Middleton Pediatrics is in-network with your family’s plan.
*United Healthcare: We are NOT in-network with the M*Plus, CORE, NAVIGATE, COMPASS or NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PARTNER plans. Please call UHC to verify that we are in-network for your particular health plan.
*Medicaid: Our office does NOT participate in any state-funded Medicaid plans; this includes BCBS and/or UHC Medicaid.
For any plans not on the list, or if you have any questions, please contact our office by phone or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment Options for Share Plans and Self-Pay Accounts
Self-Pay: We accept checks, cash, or credit cards. Payment is due when services are rendered and putting a credit card on file is required. You will be supplied with a price guide and vaccine schedule. Please ask about options for a self-pay discount, vaccines, and payment plans.
Share Plans (Christian Care, Medi-Share, Liberty Health Share, and any others): It is required that a credit card be kept on file. You will be supplied with a price guide and vaccine schedule. We are happy to file the plan for reimbursement, however, payment for uncovered services will need to be settled within 30 days. We only offer a discount if no discount was given by the share plan. Please ask about options for vaccines and payment plans.