Frequently Asked Questions
When do I make an appointment for my newborn baby?
Please call our office at 512-328-BUZZ . The doctors would like to see your baby within the first week of life. After the birth, please call to schedule an appointment.
If my child needs to be admitted to a hospital, which one do I use?
Dell Children’s Hospital
Do you have a separate sick and well waiting area?
We address this issue by promptly placing patients in examination rooms upon checking in. In doing so, we not only reduce contact between sick and well children but also reduce exposure of sick children to one another. Our experience in the past is that separate waiting areas just do not work. We recommend filling out your check-in forms online prior to your appointment to expedite the check-in process.
Why are there no toys in patient rooms?
We have elected not to provide toys in the patient rooms to reduce the spread of germs; therefore, we suggest bringing a small toy or book to entertain your child while waiting.
Will the doctors call out antibiotics for my child?
We prefer to see our patients to make a diagnosis and determine the appropriate treatment course. We feel that this is essential to maintain the highest standard of care your kiddo deserves.
What is the procedure for seeing a specialist?
The practitioners at Bee Caves Pediatrics would always like to evaluate your child prior to seeing a specialist. Depending on your insurance, you may need a referral. Bee Caves Pediatrics has a referral nurse who will process the paperwork. Certain types of insurance do not require paper referrals or permission from your primary care physician--you simply need to choose a participating provider from your insurance list.
What are some recommended books for expecting parents?
1. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 by the America Academy of Pediatrics
2. What to Expect the First Year by Murkoff, Mazel, Eisenberg
3. The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
4. Guide to your Child’s Symptoms by the American Academy of Pediatrics
5. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth