A good pediatrician is like a trusted member of your family; always there when your child needs personalized care and available to help with a parent’s concern. Watson Clinic offers board-certified doctors with open appointments at four convenient locations, joined by a warm and accommodating nursing staff. They also have pediatricians at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center in case your child ever needs hospital care. From regular checkups to the latest advancements in disease prevention, Watson Clinic’s pediatric team is dedicated to keeping your child active and healthy.
Office Hours and Appointments
Patients are seen by appointment, so please call in advance before bringing in your child. Please advise us in advance if another child needs to be evaluated. For Watson Clinic patients, every effort is made to offer same-day care with your established pediatrician. Most appointment requests can be accommodated within 24 hours of when the call is received. If your established pediatrician is unavailable, another member of our pediatric medical team will see your child at one of our convenient locations.
If you are a new patient or have not been seen in Pediatrics in three years or more, please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment. You will be asked to fill out new patient forms and health insurance information, so be sure to bring your insurance card, driver’s license and a copy of your child’s immunization records.
If you have not been called to see your physician after 30 minutes, please let the receptionist know. Every effort will be made to keep you informed should an emergency occur and prolong your wait.
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you call 24 hours in advance. This allows us enough time to make your appointment available to someone else.
After Hours Emergencies
The physicians in our group share and rotate after-hours coverage for all patients. If you call the office after-hours, your call will be received by the answering service. The operator will communicate your message with the on-call pediatrician.
We provide 24-hour coverage year round for our patients. All non-urgent problems, routine advice, prescription refills, etc., should be handled during office hours. If you think there is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.