Pediatrics of Akron is a group pediatric practice that has been serving the Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Northeast Ohio children from birth through college age for over 50 years. Our practice consists of Pediatricians and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Our physicians are certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is also nationally certified in providing pediatric primary health care.
We believe that every child and family is unique. We seek to promote optimal growth and development as your child grows to become an independent, caring individual. We attempt to bring the most up-to-date scientific information to the practice of pediatrics as well as the art of medicine and compassion learned in a combined 175 years of experience.
From birth through adolescence, you can count on our caring dedicated team to provide the comprehensive care your child deserves at either our Akron or Cuyahoga Falls office. Your child is precious to you and to our community. His or her well-being is the primary reason for our professional existence. We look forward to many years of helping you protect, nurture, and educate your child. We hope to make your experience at the pediatrician's office as useful and pleasant as possible and we would appreciate any suggestions for improvement.
Children's After Hours: Children's After hours is a service available to provide assistance and advice as needed when a problem arises that cannot wait until the office opens.They can be reached at (330) 543-3200 outside of our office hours. If an urgent situation arises or Children's after-hours phone lines are busy, please call Medical Services Bureau at (330) 379-0372 to have the pediatrician on call paged. If the situation is life-threatening, please call 911.
FYI: Beginning May 18,2021, Pediatrics of Akron will be transitioning from paper documentation to EPIC, an electronic medical record. This exciting change will allow us to better serve our patients and their families in both of our offices. We ask for your patience during this transition as it may cause minor delays in the office and on the phone. As always, thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to strive to bring the most up to date and state of the art care to your children.
COVID 19 VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE AT PEDIATRICS OF AKRON
Pediatrics of Akron is excited to begin offering COVID 19 Vaccine to our families and the local community at large, and to do our part in helping curb the pandemic. At this point we are starting with a limited supply of the Pfizer vaccine directly shipped to us from the Ohio Department of Health. We hope to be able to ramp this volume up as more age groups are approved. Any individual 16 years of age and older who is eligible can sign up. Anyone under 18 years of age will require parental consent. Please sign up at https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. You can select Pediatrics of Akron under the location menu and complete registration; if you are having difficulty, please call our office at 330-253-7412. Currently, our clinics will be held on various dates at our downtown Akron office located on the first floor of the Considine Professional Building, 215 West Bowery St. Free parking is available in the Bowery St. deck. Please note: You must be available to receive your second dose exactly three weeks from the first dose. Directions and signs will be posted and volunteer staff will be available for assistance. Please be sure to wear a mask and maintain social distancing protocols.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic together. Pediatrics of Akron has returned to regular office hours in both our Akron and Cuyahoga Falls locations. Therefore, you may call to reschedule any cancelled or delayed appointments that have occurred over the last few months along with scheduling a routine physical for your child as indicated.
We would also like to assure you of your family's safety during any upcoming office visits. Please know we are following the CDC guidelines for social distancing at check-in and check-out windows, separating sick and well appointments and limiting the number of patients in waiting areas. Disinfecting will occur between each patient visit and regularly throughout the day. Staff monitoring will occur daily ,and proper use of personal protective equipment has been implemented including universal masking by all staff. So in an effort to make our office safe for all patients and staff, we ask that patients (> 2yo) along with caregivers, wear face covering when coming to the office. We are in this together and appreciate everyone's effort to make POA a safe place for everyone. We continue to maintain your child's health and well-being as our top priority and value the trust you place in our practice.
Coronavirus Resources: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index
Ohio Department of Health Hotline: 1-833-4-ASKODH ( 1-833-4267-5634)