New Parents

Welcome to Hirsch Pediatrics! Thank you for considering us as your child’s medical home. Together we can help your family thrive! We are now accepting new patients and welcome newborns (infants under 2 months of age) and their siblings. In our area, we are fortunate to have many excellent choices for pediatric care. Allow me to highlight some of the features that make our solo practice unique and answer the important questions for all expecting parents…

Why Choose Hirsch Pediatrics?

Most importantly you should know that I love being in a solo practice and developing a long-lasting relationship with your family. I pride in the unparalleled access and quality of care your family will receive.

When you call us, the phone is answered by a friendly voice and not a recording.

When your child has an appointment, you will be seen by the one doctor that knows you the best and not rotated around to other doctors or nurse practitioners.

When you need to ask Dr. Hirsch a medical question, we are very accessible by e-mail through your secure Patient Portal account. Your medical questions are answered directly by Dr. Hirsch and not a triage nurse.

When you need a sick visit appointment, we have guaranteed openings every morning and afternoon.

When you need urgent medical advice after hours, all Hirsch Pediatrics families have access to my personal cell phone because when your child is sick, you need to speak with the doctor who knows your family the best and not an answering service or rotating call group.

We take pride in providing the highest quality care for your child without charging your family an annual fee or form fees. As your family’s medical home, our “no extra fees” policy will save your family between one to two thousand dollars over the span of your child(rens) pediatric care.

Lactation Support / Classes

Hirsch Pediatrics strongly supports breastfeeding, and we are pleased to provide our own “in-house” lactation consultant, Alexandra (Alex) Walker. Alex was chosen for her exceptional ability to connect with nursing moms. Her compassion and warmth ensure every new mom is treated with respect and care. Working with Alex, we designed The Hirsch Pediatrics Thriving Baby, Healthy Mom Program to provide support to breast feeding moms and to promote successful nursing and bonding. All new moms are welcome to meet with Alex for an initial extended 90 minute appointment and as many follow-up appointments as needed. All office appointments with Alex are covered in-network with your insurance.

Hirsch Pediatrics is also offering FREE prenatal breastfeeding classes taught by Alex Walker to any expecting parent and partner. Our next class is on Wednesday, September 28th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Please click here for more class information and how to register.

Virtual Tour

Please click here to enjoy the Hirsch Pediatrics Virtual Tour and see why many families have called our office the most beautiful and relaxing office they have ever visited.

Insurance/Fees

We accept most insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareFirst, Aetna, Cigna, Adventist and Tricare as well as a discounted fee schedule for our self-pay patients. We do not accept state insurance plans. Please see the insurance page on our Patient Resources page for more information or call us if you have questions.

We also take pride in providing the highest quality care for your child without charging your family an annual fee or form fees. As your family’s medical home, our “no extra fees” policy will save your family between one to two thousand dollars over the span of your child(rens) pediatric care.

Practice Interview

Hirsch Pediatrics offers a “pre-natal” meeting for expecting parents who want to meet Dr. Hirsch and learn more about our practice. During these meetings, you will have a chance to ask any questions about the office or your pregnancy as well as tour our unique office space.

These interviews are scheduled every other Wednesday from 4:30 PM- 5:00 PM and space is limited to 5 families per session. Please arrive by 4:15 PM for registration. Please call or e-mail our office to reserve your spot in an upcoming session.

 

What to Expect

If you have chosen Hirsch Pediatrics, please give us a call so we can add you to our Expecting Parent list and answer any questions. Hirsch Pediatrics has made arrangements with all local hospitals to have the Hospitalist Pediatrician look after your baby until he or she is ready to go home. As soon as possible after your baby is born and before going home, please call our office to schedule your first appointment. This appointment at Hirsch Pediatrics is usually 1-3 days after leaving the hospital.

At your first appointment you will receive your personalized Hirsch Pediatrics Newborn Folder. Designed and written by Dr. Hirsch, your folder will contain everything you need to know about your new baby. Note: We are happy to provide you with this folder ahead of time prior to discharge from the hospital once you have scheduled your first appointment with Hirsch Pediatrics

Appointments

Please see the Patient Resources page for a description of all of the appointment types offered at Hirsch Pediatrics as well as your child’s check-up schedule.