West Deptford 856-879-2887
Swedesboro 856-467-6660
West Deptford Pediatrics


FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

These frequently asked questions, and their answers may give you the information you need without making a phone call. However, if you are at all in doubt about any given topic, don’t hesitate to call us.


What days are you open?
Are you accepting new patients?
Do you accept my health insurance plan?
What are your office policies regarding billing, fees, and insurances?
I am new to the area. Can I meet with the doctor before I switch to your office?
How often does my child need to be seen in the office?
What immunizations will my child receive?
What do I do if my child needs a shot record or form completed?
How do we contact the doctor after hours?
If I have a question about my child, can I call the office for advice or do I need an appointment?
Will the provider prescribe medication without an appointment?
May I request a specific pediatrician for my visit?
My child needs to see a specialist. What do I do?
If I cannot accompany my child to a visit, what should I do?
What are your appointment policies?
When will I receive lab or test results?
How do I obtain a prescription refill?
I am expecting a baby. Which hospital nurseries do the doctors visit?
My child is approaching their 18th birthday – What do they need to know about their medical care?


I just gave birth. When should I schedule my baby's first doctor visit?
Does your practice support breastfeeding mothers?
I have chosen to bottle feed my baby. What kind of formula should I use? How much should I be feeding my baby?
How often do I burp my baby?
What is normal stool for my newborn?
Is it normal for my baby to spit up sometimes?
When should my baby start solid foods?
How do I care for my newborn's umbilical cord?
When can I give my newborn a bath?
If I think my baby has a fever, should I be concerned?
How do I know why my infant is crying?
How do I care for my son's circumcision?
What should I do if my newborn has a vaginal discharge?
Is it unusual for my infant to have eye discharge?

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