Thank you for allowing us to care for your newborn child, and we are welcoming your family to our office.
Please call us to schedule your newborn's first appointment. At that time, you may choose to have our nurse practicioner and lactation consultant, Sue Buechele, schedule a home visit with your newborn. Babies will be seen within 72 hours of discharge. Visits will consist of history, present concerns, feeding/elimination, assessment, hyperbilirubinemia assessment, parental psychosocial assessment, infant weight, height head circ., physical examination, vital sign, anticipatory guidance, and lactation consult as needed. Our home visit service area is within 10 miles of the office. If you live outside of the service area, a home visit will not be an option. Please see map below.
For your first appointment, please bring all your newborn's discharge papers. You have the option to download the necessary forms needed for your first appointment.
We look forward to caring for you and your baby's needs.
Mariana Gigea, M.D.
Michelle Calma, M.D.
Susan Buechele, CPNP
Service Area = 10 mile radius of Dr. Gigea's office
Watch for these signs that it’s time to call your pediatrician:
Your newborn’s breathing is faster or irregular
You notice blueness or a darkness on the lips or face
Your newborn has a fever
Your newborn’s body temperature has dropped
You see signs of dehydration (less than 3 to 4 wet diapers in a 24-hour period)
Your baby’s belly button or circumcision area looks infected
Your newborn’s jaundice does not decrease by the fifth day
Your baby is crying a lot or appears sluggish
You think your baby is not looking or feeling well
Life threatening emergencies should call 911
***Newborn Home Visits Available***