Welcome to Stamford Pediatrics
Whether you are new to the practice or we have been caring for your children for years, it is our pleasure and honor to care for your family. We are proud of the practice and are pleased you have selected us. Our site is organized into several sections with useful information for both existing and prospective patients.
Sad News May 2017
Stamford Pediatrics regrets to announce that Dr. Saima Jafri will be leaving us this summer due to a family relocation. We are sorry Dr. Jafri has to leave us, it was a pleasure having her at Stamford Pediatrics and she will be missed by everyone. We all wish Saima and her family our best.
GREAT NEWS! Updated 5/25/17
Starting in June 2017, we are excited to share we will be automating how we reach you for confirming and reminding you about appointments. You will be receiving appointment information by text and email. We hope this is more convenient for our families. We realize that everyone is busy and this will be one less phone call to answer!
We are posting this to notify everyone of this new service
- Reminders will go out by email and text unless you choose to opt-out of one or the other – See below:
- Families will get a reminder 3 days prior to appointment.
- Families will get a reminder on the appointment day 2 hours in advance of the appointment unless the appointment is before 10 am, then the reminder will be the night before.
- Families who opt-out of email and text will receive an automated phone call ONLY if you have a home phone number listed with us.
- Families who opt-out of email and text and do not have a home phone number will NOT receive any confirmation of their appointments.
- Families will no longer be receiving appointment confirmation calls from our office.
- Families will also receive messages reminding them that their child(ren) are due or overdue for appointments.
If you DO NOT wish to receive email or text, you will have the ability to opt-out. Please note no addresses will be shared, sold or used for any other purpose. The email/text does not go through a secure channel which is why the opt-out option is available. We will not include any clinical information in these communications.
You have to opt-out of email and text separately. For instance, you can opt out of email but continue to receive texts or vice versa. If you opt-out of either email or text, you will not receive further communication in that way without contacting us to request to be turned back on.
The emails/texts/home phone calls will be sent to the emails and phone numbers we currently have on file. If you would like to make sure your information is accurate, you can call our office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to offer this great new service and hope you will find it helpful!
Good News – CDC Updated Gardasil 9 Schedule to require only 2 doses for children under 15 years old.
Last summer, we surveyed patients in both offices about their experiences with our Practice.
New Mom’s Group
The New Mom’s Support Group is a bi-monthly informal meeting for moms of newborns held every other Wednesday from 1 pm to 2 pm in our Darien office. The goal of this group is to assist in making this exciting but scary and exhausting period in a parent’s life as fulfilling as possible and to serve as a support system. It is a place to share concerns, questions, and experiences.
Click here for more info and dates for the upcoming events.
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Memorial Day Weekend Hours
To all Stamford Pediatric Families,
We would like to take this opportunity to remind all of our families that we are available to help and serve your needs during the upcoming holiday. Please see below, for office hours for the Memorial Day weekend. Also remember that throughout the entire year our doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you even if the office is not open. We can provide your family advice and information over the phone as needed.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 the Stamford office will be open for sick, emergency visits starting at 8:30 a.m. Please call our office at 8:30 a.m. to schedule an appointment for the morning hours. There are no walk-in hours on Saturday or Sundays.
Sunday, May 28, 2017 there will be a doctor on call to answer any questions or concerns. They will also be able to make arrangements for a doctor to see your child in the office if necessary during the morning hours. There are no walk-in hours on Saturday or Sundays.
Monday, May 29, 2017 there will be a doctor on call to answer any questions or concerns. They will also be able to make arrangements for a doctor to see your child in the office if necessary during the morning hours. There are no walk-in hours on holidays.
Exciting News from Stamford Pediatrics!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alicia Salas will be joining our practice in mid-June. Dr. Salas is an experienced pediatrician practicing general pediatrics for four years in Hoboken, NJ.
Patient Centered Medical Home
We are proud to announce that Stamford Pediatric Associates is a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), as accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). As a NCQA-Recognized medical home we ensure that systems and processes are in place to meet nationally recognized standards for delivering high-quality care. As your medical home, we will work together as a team to meet all your healthcare needs.
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Safe Sleeping Tips from the AAP – Please click here to download this important flyer.
Recent Blog Posts
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