New Parents

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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 families with 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 small family-centered practice unique and answer the important questions for all expecting parents…

Why Choose Hirsch Pediatrics?

Most importantly you should know we love building relationships with families our in a very small pediatric practice that develops long-lasting relationship and always puts your child’s care first. Since opening in 2007, we have always prided ourselves in the unparalleled access and quality of care your family has and will always 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 our very small team of providers that knows your child the best and not rotated around a large group.

When you need to ask a medical question, Dr. Hirsch and our providers are very accessible by portal message through your secure Patient Portal account. 

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

When you need urgent medical advice after hours, all Hirsch Pediatrics families have direct access to Dr. Hirsch and our providers because when your child is sick, you need to speak with a 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 children’s pediatric care.

Lactation Support / Pre-natal Lactation Class

Hirsch Pediatrics strongly supports breastfeeding, and we are pleased to provide our own “in-house” lactation consultant, Sharon Curry. Sharon 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 Sharon, 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 Sharon for an initial extended 90 minute appointment and as many follow-up appointments as needed. All office appointments with Sharon are covered in-network with your insurance.

Hirsch Pediatrics is also offering FREE prenatal breastfeeding classes to any expecting parent and partner. Please click here for more class information and how to register.

New Parent "Baby and Me" Zoom Group

Click here to join our Zoom every Wednesday from 4 -5 pm! 

Join Sharon Curry, IBCLC, the Hirsch Pediatrics lactation consultant, fellow parent, and newborn expert to connect with other Hirsch Pediatrics families with new babies and infants in a casual zoom setting to share the joys and challenges of parenting.

All parents with newborns and infants are welcome: Mom’s and Dad’s, breast or formula feeding, first child or many children!

No pre-registration is required, and there is no fee to participate for current families.

We hope to see you there!

Post-partum Depression Support and Therapy

Hirsch Pediatrics strongly supports new parents and want to make sure you receive the resources you need to thrive with your new baby. Our full-time Hirsch Pediatrics therapist, Diana Kochan, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with extensive experience in individual child, adult, and family therapy.

In addition to providing therapy for young children and adolescents Diana is available to support Hirsch Pediatrics parents by providing short-term IN-NETWORK post-partum depression therapy and direct therapy to parents dealing with family dynamic challenges including new babies.

Practice Interview

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

Our practice interviews are usually scheduled every other Wednesday from 5:00 PM- 5:30 PM. Please call us to reserve your spot in an upcoming session and complete the Hirsch Pediatrics Practice Interview Welcome form before our meeting.

We look forward to meeting you!

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, United, 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, form fees, or telephone call/portal message 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 children’s pediatric care.

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!

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.