COVID Vaccines

We are currently not offering any COVID vaccines.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 05-19-2023 17:51:50 UTC in General
Voluntary participation in a vaccine study

Spring Creek Pediatrics is partnering with Dr. Jennifer Erves at Meharry Medical College this summer to participate in an Educational Study about new ways to share HPV vaccine information and concerns parents have and how that impacts their decision for their child. If your child qualifies for the study, you may be receiving more information about the study in the weeks leading up to your child’s yearly physical. Participation is completely voluntarily and always up to HIPAA’s standards.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 05-19-2023 17:51:10 UTC in General

This most recent COVID surge has been associated with higher fevers in some cases. We offer the following advice about fever.

1. Fever is a reflection of the immune system doing it's job.

2. Fevers of 103-104 are not uncommon in viral illnesses. In some cases, fever can be as high as 105 or 106.

3. Your body will not let a fever go high enough to cause any permanent damage.

4. You do not have to treat every fever. If your child is comfortable, drinking, and playing, it's acceptable to not give fever medications. If your child has a history of seizures with fevers, we do recommend treating regularly.

5. A lukewarm bath can help bring a fever down.

6. Treating a fever doesn't guarantee that the temperature will return to normal. However, you should verify that you are giving the correct dose based on your child's weight. Commonly parents undermedicate their children when it comes to fever.

7. If you are alternating an acetaminophen product with an ibuprofen product, wait 3-4 hrs between doses.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 08-15-2022 18:42:20 UTC in General

Guidance for COVID-19

Masking, Exposure, Quarantine, and Testing – Updated 8/3/21

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 08-05-2021 13:07:00 UTC in General

During this COVID-19 crisis, we are offering Telemedicine/Virtual Visits for certain types of concerns. Here is a list of chief complaints and concerns that could possibly be addressed virtually:

Behavioral concerns
Depression/anxiety follow-ups and refills
ADHD follow-ups and refills
Sleep problems
Controlled asthma follow-ups for refills
Cough and cold symptoms that are mild
Sinus issues lasting > 1 week
Vomiting < 24 hrs
Non-bloody diarrhea without significant fever < 5 days
Acid reflux
Rashes, skin infections, eczema, insect bites, etc.
Minor injuries
Head lice
Menstrual problems
Eye problems, possible pinkeye
Swimmer's ear

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 04-09-2020 15:08:18 UTC in General
Coronavirus Precautions

Changes to our Office Procedures Due to Coronavirus:

Separate office suites for well and sick visits

Designated nurses for well only or sick only

An increase in cleaning measures - this includes lobbies, rooms, restrooms, etc.

Asking families to call from their car, go through check-in over the phone, and asking them to wait in their car until a room is ready

Wiping down stethoscopes and otoscopes between patients

We are able to accommodate telehealth visits in some cases. Call if you have questions!

We are currently not going to the nurseries at Erlanger and Erlanger East due to our exposure risk. The physicians seeing our patients in the nursery are not seeing any sick patients. This is only temporary but is currently necessary.



Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 03-17-2020 18:04:04 UTC in General
Holiday Hours

Holiday hours posted in our News section!

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 11-27-2019 15:33:32 UTC in General
Flu Vaccines Available

We have flu vaccines available! Walk in hours for flu vaccines are Monday through Friday 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm. We recommend the flu vaccine for most adults and children ages 6 months and up. We will not have the Flu Mist this year because it was not as effective as the injection in the past.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 09-16-2019 20:15:02 UTC in General
Monday Through Friday Walk-in Hours and Saturday Hours

A few reminders about our walk-in hours. Monday through Friday we have walk-in hours between 8:30 and 9:00 AM. As we approach the season of more illness, please remember that our walk-in hours are meant for those acutely ill. It is generally not the best time to discuss mental health concerns or to address routine subjects, such as ADHD medications and topics typically addressed in well visits. We have appointments at the end of the day dedicated to discussing mental health concerns. We do not want to be rushed when addressing your child's psychological well-being.

Also SATURDAY hours are by appointment only. Because we do take care of our patients in the hospital and there is only one provider seeing those patients and the patients in the office, we ask that you call ahead for an appointment. There is someone answering phones starting at 8:30 AM if you need to call the office for a Saturday appointment.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 09-16-2019 20:14:11 UTC in General
Same Day Physicals

Spring is a great time for physicals. Call now to schedule! We can accommodate same day physicals.

Posted by Spring Creek Pediatrics on 01-29-2019 16:42:10 UTC in General
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COVID Vaccines

We are currently not offering any COVID vaccines.

929 Spring Creek Rd
Suite 206, Chattanooga TN