Dr. My-Huong “Mimi” Nguyen is retired!

Dear Patients,

Caring for you, has been the most rewarding part of my 28 years with Primary Pediatrics.

It has been a delight to be involved in your family’s life and a privilege for me to watch their growth and development.  Through sickness and wellness, I am deeply honored that you have shared and trusted the care of your children with me.

While I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life.  I am sad to say good bye to my patients and parents, but I am very happy to know that you are all in very competent, compassionate hands of my Primary Pediatrics colleagues and staff.  I am confident they will continue to deliver you quality healthcare.

I appreciate the opportunity you gave me to serve you as your physician.  Good luck and stay healthy!

With sincere gratitude,

Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Louis Bland has retired

Dear Primary Pediatrics Patients,

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement from Primary Pediatrics, at the end of December 2020. I have been with this practice for the past 25 years and it has been a pleasure to meet you and to be your child’s pediatrician. I have always believed in high standards of medical and compassionate care. Over the years, as I cared for and  worked with families and children from infancy to young adulthood, I hope our doctor patient relationship was enhanced. While I am looking forward to retiring, it has been difficult to say goodbye to families and patients. It was a pleasure meeting and caring for you and I wish you all the very best of health.

Going forward, I am leaving you with my competent and caring colleagues at Primary Pediatrics.

With sincere gratitude,

Dr. Louis Bland

COVID19 Update: COVID19 Safety Measures

Skipping vaccines and checkups can be dangerous. Pediatricians’ offices are open and safe. 

We have taken several safety measures to ensure the safety of our patients, parents, and staff, including:
– Screening all patients, parents and staff for COVID19 exposures and symptoms before coming to our office
– Adjusting our appointment schedule to limit the number of people who will be in the waiting room at one time
– Immediately taking patients back to exam rooms and completing their check in process with them in exam room if needed
– Requiring patients (2 years old and older), parents, and staff to wear a mask when in our office
– Only allowing one parent to attend visits with their child (no extra parents and no extra siblings)
– Having all sick visits be done as virtual visits.
– If a sick patient needs to be seen in the office, we bring them in at the end of the day after all our well check ups are done and have then call from their car upon arrival so that they will not be waiting in our waiting room.
– If a sick patient needs a test (i.e., strep test), we often test them outside in their car to avoid any unnecessary exposures in our office
– Frequent cleaning of all high touch surfaces and patient rooms
– Removed all toys and books from offices
Also, please note that each of our offices has a slightly different waiting room space and has a slightly different waiting room procedure.  All procedures are designed with the safety of patients, parents, and staff in mind and comply with all federal, state, and local guidelines.

Other steps you can take to limit the time you spend physically in our office:

– Complete forms and check in via our online portal before your visit.  (Not signed up for our online portal?  Click here to sign up.)
– Call ahead and put a credit card on file for your copay so you will not have to exchange money/credit card with our staff at the time of your visit.
– Bring any school forms that you need filled out with you during your child’s visit so that you don’t have to return to our office to have the form filled out.
– If you prefer to wait in your car and not in our waiting room, you may do so and just call our office when you arrive in our parking lot so that we can bring you back directly to an exam room.

We are here for you and want to make sure your child is getting the health care they need.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office. 

COVID19 Update: No Walk Ins

Effective 3/21/2020, we will temporarily be suspending our walk in visits at all of our offices.  For your safety and the safety of our staff, we ask that you call to make an appointment before coming to the office.

All offices remain open and are able to see patients – virtually or in person.  We will continue to post updates as we make changes to maximize safe social distancing while also continuing to care for all our patients.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.

For the most current updates on what our practice is doing regarding COVID19, please follow us on social media:

Let’s all do our part to protect each other from unnecessary exposure.

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Welcome to Primary Pediatrics

Welcome Letter

Primary Pediatrics welcomes you to our practice.  We are aware that you have a choice in the pediatric care you select.  We provide individualized care based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and welcome open communication in discussing the care of your child.

The physicians and staff of Primary Pediatrics promise to provide the best possible evidence-based care for your child throughout their young lives.  We are available 24 hours a day by phone and our offices are open seven days a week.  When we are not open, there is an on-call doctor available nights, weekends, and holidays for emergencies. If you call our office, you will be connected to our answering service for medical care advice.  Appointments can be made by calling our office or at our website www.primarypedsmd.com.

For your convenience, we offer early morning walk-in hours Monday through Friday, extended evening hours Tuesday through Thursday, and Saturday and Sunday morning hours to take care of your child’s emergent needs.  We can also accommodate several same day sick appointments.  We strongly encourage annual routine health visits.

Immunizations are given based on the AAP and CDC guidelines. There is no alternative vaccine schedule that has been proven to give full immunity to prevent illness and or potential death for  unvaccinated children and those in contact with them.  We firmly believe in the safety of vaccines and will be happy to provide information to help you understand the science behind vaccines.  However, if you have not vaccinated your child and do not plan to do so, we unfortunately cannot accept your family as new patients. We view this is a public health concern, putting our patients, staff and general public at risk of serious, preventable life-threatening illness.

We look forward to serving you. Thank you for choosing Primary Pediatrics.

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