About Us

We are the only independent pediatric group practice in Springfield. What this means for our patients is that your needs are our primary concern. We do not need to meet any artificial efficiency goals and always put your needs above those of an insurer, hospital or insurance plan.  We feel that we have developed a practice that is more responsive to the needs of the modern family, with easier access of care, than is found anywhere else in Springfield.

We offer services in preventive health care and treatment of diseases in children and adolescents.  Well child visits are recommended frequently in the first two years of life then annually.  We are interested in your child’s growth, development, and mental health, as well as his or her illnesses.  Questions regarding any concerns you have about your child are always welcome.  If problems related to your child are outside our areas of expertise, we will assist by offering suggestions for appropriate referrals.

Your child will have his or her own provider. However, since no provider can be available all the time, we provide coverage as a group.  This means one of us will always be available to see your child.  Our office is open every day of the year.  Monday through Friday we are available for routine preventive care and same day sick child visits.  The office is open in the mornings Saturdays and Sundays and holidays for urgent care visits by appointment reducing the need to utilize emergency rooms or urgent care centers.

We use the services of a Pediatric RN triage program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital so that urgent questions or concerns after the office is closed will be handled in a competent and professional manner.  A Pediatric Associates physician is always available for consultation.  St. Louis Children’s Hospital is universally recognized as one of the best children’s hospital in the United States, and we are pleased to be able to make this excellent resource available to our patients after hours.

Our policy is to see a sick child when he or she needs to be seen. We do not refer to urgent care clinics or emergency rooms because we are “too busy”.  Most sick children will be seen the same day when a routine sick visit is needed.

When we are not restricted by pandemic concerns, to further accommodate today’s busy families, we offer an opportunity to bring a sick child to our “walk-in” clinic, each weekday morning.  This clinic, which meets Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 8:30 am, enables a child to receive medical care  in the quickest manner possible, without waiting to telephone the office and receive an appointment later in the day.

Please explore all the tabs and pages on this site for more information about our practice.  We appreciate your referrals of friends, family and co-workers.  Your suggestions for improving our services are always welcome.