Kressly Pediatrics is happy to announce that we are accepting new patients! Click here for instructions on how to create an account which will allow you to register and our staff will contact you to activate your account.Please see our insurance information page to make sure we participate in your plan. We look forward to meeting you!
Thank you for your interest in our practice. Kressly Pediatrics offers a unique blend of high-quality medical care, personalized interactions and leading edge electronic technology. Our overwhelming success confirms that families share our values. We are committed to providing a pleasant medical setting where children can feel comfortable and parents can feel confident that their children’s medical issues are handled thoroughly and professionally.
Our physicians are committed to maintaining a small, personalized practice where we can develop an ongoing relationship with our patient families. We intentionally limit practice growth so that we are able to accomplish our practice goals.
If you are new to our practice, please note that personalized care is the focus of every patient encounter. Our staff answers the phone directly; there is no automated attendant. We believe that our focus should be on our patients. At the same time, we use cutting edge technology (web site, email access, electronic medical records) to improve office efficiency and give parents convenient access to commonly requested information such as vaccination records, appointment and referral requests, prescription refills and school/camp forms.
Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Susan J. Kressly, MD, FAAP
Karen W. David, MD, FAAP
Sharon Sowinski-Mueller, DO, FAAP
Kressly Pediatrics is pround to announce that we have been recognized again as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the NCQA! This is the highest achievement that is available to primary care practices. Thanks to all our patients for helping us achieve this recognition and believing in the value of a medical home. Please log on to your patinet portal account and visit the medical home tab for additional resources for you and your family. It is our pleasure to care for your children!
There has been a lot of recent media attention surrounding HPV vaccine. For good information please view this video between Katie Couric and Dr. Anne Schuchat from the CDC. Kressly Pediatrics uses Gardasil in our office. Beginning at age 11-12 both boys and girls are eligible for this cancer-preventing vaccine. If you are interested in getting your child started on the 3 dose series, give the office a call and make an appointment with one of the nursing staff. We recommend that you schedule appointments for your 2nd and 3rd doses at the time you receive your first, so completion of the series doesn't get lost in your busy lives. If you can't make one of those appointments, we will be happy to reschedule but at least it will be on your calendar to remind you. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in the news often in the last few weeks. Many stories are confusing. Please use the links to important information for yourself and your family. Find out what you need to know if you live in Pennsylvania. PA is not creating their own marketplace, but using the federal exchange for families looking to purchase coverage. If your family qualifies for CHIP, please know that Kressly Pediatrics does participate in the Keystone Health Plan East CHIP program. We do not currently participate in any of the PA Medicaid programs. Before you choose a plan, make sure our physicians are participating providers so that we can continue to be your medical home. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
If you have a child planning to play middle school or high school sports, you should be aware that some of the PIAA rules have changed. All forms for the 2013-2014 must be signed/dated after June 1st. The PIAA now allows physicians to either perform an exam on student athletes prior to form completion or sign the form based on a complete review of the medical record and an exam within acceptable guidelines. So what does this mean for you?
We will be happy to complete your PIAA forms (in accordance with our fee schedule), provided you
- Bring us a COMPLETED PIAA form (we will NOT sign any forms that do not have sections 1-5 completed)
- Make sure your child is up to date with their well visit according to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines (one visit per calendar year for school-aged children)
If upon review of your child's chart and your completed form we have any questions about clearing your child for athletic participation, we are obligated to evalaute them in the office prior to signing the form.
Have you used your Patient Portal Account to view immunizations or send us a secure message? If you have not yet created or used your Online Patient Account, it is important that you do so. As we improve electronic access and integration with our Electronic Health Record, Kressly Pediatrics anticipates expanding online capabilities and it is critical that you have a functioning account and understand how to use it. Please update the account section and tell us how you would like to receive notifications from our office regarding appointment confirmations, etc. Choices now include text to cell for some categories. Contact the office if you are experiencing difficulties that are not answered on our help section.