Evening & Weekend Pediatrician Communication for Parents in Memphis, TN
All Better Pediatrics provides patient communication services and are available on call 7 days a week. Call us for more information or request an appointment online.
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Is All Better Pediatrics open on evenings and weekends?
What should I do if my child is sick and your office is closed?
When should I call the on-call pediatrician after hours?
It’s Saturday evening. Your little one is exhibiting abnormal and worrisome symptoms, and your only apparent option is to call the health line or go to the emergency room where you are almost guaranteed to wait for hours before seeing a doctor. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t fret! You can always call us and speak to one of our pediatricians at All Better Pediatrics 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. We strongly believe that parents with children in a health crisis should be able to speak to an actual doctor in a swift manner.
While All Better Pediatrics is not open on evenings and only minimally on weekends, one of our three pediatricians are on-call at any given time to take your call, listen to your concerns, and provide any necessary medical attention. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturday* from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
*Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have temporarily suspended in-office visits on Saturdays to adhere to social distancing protocols and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Although we welcome you to call us after hours for any urgent medical concern that you have with your child, some concerns that may seem dire at the moment may not actually warrant immediate medical attention but are safe to wait until the next business day. In such instances, and to help you know whether or not you should call our on-call pediatrician after hours, we have assembled a few different after-hours tip sheets. These tip sheets are filled with information on how to provide home care for ailments such as fevers, immunization reactions, cough, and nasal congestion, earaches, sore throats, rashes, constipation, pink eye, and minor injuries. These tip sheets also include information on when to call our on-call pediatrician.
At All Better Pediatrics, we understand the frustration of being put on hold or a callback list when you need to speak to a doctor urgently, especially when it concerns your child’s health! That is why we are committed to providing you with a direct line to our pediatricians around the clock and the calendar. That said, we kindly ask that you consider our pediatricians’ private time when considering if you should call them after hours or not. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of instances that would warrant a call to one of our pediatricians on our after-hours tip sheets. Some of these instances include the following:
– If your newborn under the age of two months has a temperature of 100.4°F or higher
– If your child is in severe pain following an immunization
– If you notice blood in your child’s stool or vomit
– If your child is experiencing severe stomach pain while vomiting
– If your child is breathing rapidly or having difficulty breathing
– If your child’s sore throat is accompanied by excessive drooling or severe difficulty with swallowing
– If your child has a rash with red or purple-colored spots that are tender to touch or red streaks
– If your child is unable to see or has severe eye pain due to pink eye
For more instances, check out our after-hours tip sheets!
If your child requires urgent medical attention in the evening or on the weekend, call our on-call pediatrician at All Better Pediatrics! The number to reach us at is (901) 761-1880.
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