Welcome To Summit Pediatrics!
When you choose Summit Pediatrics, you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, compassionate providers who have dedicated their careers to child-focused health care.
The staff of Summit Pediatrics pride ourselves in being an exceptional clinic where children come first. Our child-focused practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence. The combination of our staff is the cornerstone of Summit Pediatrics quality care. All of our providers and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children, teens and the young adults of today's society.
What sets Summit Pediatrics apart from all the other pediatric clinics is very simple. Our children get the upmost level of care and follow-through, from each of our providers! Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
Summit Pediatrics Immunization Policy
Effective January 1, 2015
At Summit Pediatrics, we are dedicated to providing our patients the best possible medical care. We are committed to practicing medicine in compliance with the evidence-based practices established by national advisory organizations that include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Council on Immunization Practices. As pediatricians, we seek to help your child when they are ill, but the heart of what we do is work with parents to prevent illness. We believe that immunizing children and young adults may be the single most important preventative intervention we perform as health care providers and that you can perform as parents. Parents who choose not to immunize their children not only put their own child at risk of serious illness, but also all other children who are exposed to that child. We want our patients and their families to feel safe in our office, and not fear exposure to a preventable, deadly disease in our waiting room.
Based on all current scientific evidence, in numerous medical studies involving millions of children spanning multiple decades, it has been overwhelmingly shown that immunizations are safe and effective. Immunizations are necessary to prevent many serious, even deadly, illnesses.
Therefore, patients of Summit Pediatrics who are un-immunized or under-immunized have these options:
- You may begin immunizations as recommended by the CDC’s immunization “catch-up” schedule. We will happily work with you to immunize your child and protect them from preventable illnesses. You will be asked to set up a “catch-up” schedule and comply with that schedule within ninety days. After that visit, the patient should be completely caught up within six months.
- If you feel you cannot follow the recommendations for immunizations, you are asked to transfer your care from Summit Pediatrics to a health care provider who shares your views. Since we would not recommend a health care provider who doesn’t follow evidence-based recommendations, we do not keep a list of such providers.
Summit Pediatrics only accepts new patients who are either fully immunized (for age) or who will begin the CDC recommended “catch-up” immunizations schedule. Newborns will be expected to begin immunizations at their 2 month old well visit.
We recognize that this decision may be a very emotional one for some parents. We respect the rights of all parents to make decisions for their children. We understand that you, like us, want what is best for your child. If you do not plan on having your infant and child immunized as recommended by the CDC and required for daycare and school entry, then we respectfully ask you to find a physician who is willing to take this risk with you. Please contact us with questions or concerns about immunizations that you wish to address with us, please schedule a separate appointment to discuss these concerns before your child is due for immunizations.
We look forward to serving your family with the best medical care possible. To learn more about Summit Pediatrics, please visit our website at www.summitdoctors.com or contact our office for more information at 816-525-2800 ext. 321.
For more information and to see our Immunization Schedule please visit our Parent Resources
Tamara L. Peterson, DO Quyen Dam, MD Sara A. Myers, MD Stacy L. Hurt, CPNP
Healthy Children Makes for Happy Children
Tamara L. Peterson, D.O.
Sara. A. Myers, M.D.
Quyen Dam, M.D.
Stacy Hurt, CPNP