Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What insurances do you take?

A: We accept a majority of insurance both private PPO plans and medicaid. For any questions about the different insurances we accept please call our office for more detail. 


  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicaid
  • Silversummit
  • Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Fee for service Medicaid


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Sierra Health and Life
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Culinary
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • Aetna*
  • Health Plan of Nevada*

* Aetna and Health Plan of Nevada are the only two HMO plans we currently accept

Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician?

A: Your child should not only see the pediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 years 6 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours, or by requesting an appointment online.

Q: Is your office accepting new patients?

A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or request an appointment.

Q: Why does my child need to receive vaccinations?

A: Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you're apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Q: Do you accept unvaccinated patients?

A: We are a vaccine complaint clinic; unvaccinated patients are asked to look for a different pediatrician that will better suit their needs. Alternative vaccine schedules are offered and should be further discussed with your pediatrician to make the best choice for your child.   

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