South Burlington Office :
(802)864-0521

Burlington Office :
(802) 846-8100

Milton Office :
(802)893-1200

FAQs

Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What is a Pediatrician?

A: A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults, and the majority of pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.

Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Q: Can I meet my pediatrician before my baby is born?

A: Yes, in fact we strongly encourage parents-to-be to visit our office for a prenatal appointment. This is a great way to get acquainted with our office and our doctors. During this visit, we will answer any questions that you have about our practice or your new child. Visit our expectant parent's page for more information.

Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?

A: Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 2 weeks or 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours.

Q: Is your office accepting new patients?

A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment.

Q: Why does my child need to receive vaccinations?

A: Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you're apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

 

Timber Lane Pediatrics South Burlington

51 Timber Lane
South Burlington, VT 05403

Phone: (802) 864-0521
Fax: (802) 735-9621

Office Hours by Appointment
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM*

As of Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, we have suspended our walk-in hours and are converting all of our in-person office visits to telehealth video visits.  We believe that this is the safest way to deliver healthcare to your family during this rapidly changing situation.  At this time, we plan to conduct both well and sick visits by video through Monday, April 6th.  This plan may be modified based on recommendations from the CDC and Vermont Department of Health.  If you have an appointment in the near future, we will call you to explain how our video visits work.  If your child is sick, call the office and we will determine if a video visit is appropriate.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE  - CALL INSTEAD.

Timber Lane Pediatrics Burlington

Office location:
1127 North Avenue, Suite 41
Burlington, VT 05408

Mailing address:
PO Box 3057
Burlington, VT 05408

Phone: (802) 846-8100
Fax: (802) 735-9337

Office Hours by Appointment
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

As of Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, we have suspended our walk-in hours and are converting our in-person office visits to telehealth video visits.  We believe that this is the safest way to deliver healthcare to your family during this rapidly changing situation.  At this time, we plan to conduct both well and sick visits by video through Monday, April 6th.  This plan may be modified based on recommendations from the CDC and Vermont Department of Health.  If you have an appointment in the near future, we will call you to explain how our video visits work.  If your child is sick, call the office and we will determine if a video visit is appropriate.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE  - CALL INSTEAD.

Timber Lane Pediatrics Milton 

11 Haydenberry Drive, Suite 103
Milton, VT 05468

Phone: (802) 893-1200
Fax: (802) 735-9608

Office Hours by Appointment
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

As of Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, we have suspended our walk-in hours and are converting our in-person office visits to telehealth video visits.  We believe that this is the safest way to deliver healthcare to your family during this rapidly changing situation.  At this time, we plan to conduct both well and sick visits by video through Monday, April 6th.  This plan may be modified based on recommendations from the CDC and Vermont Department of Health.  If you have an appointment in the near future, we will call you to explain how our video visits work.  If your child is sick, call the office and we will determine if a video visit is appropriate.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE  - CALL INSTEAD.