Bright Pediatrics located in Dalton GA

Patient Care Information

Office Hours


Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Seasonal Changes
Office Hours may end earlier in summer and later in fall, winter and spring due to seasonal requirements.

First Visit


We request new patients arrive 15-30 minutes before each appointment to allow for the completion of the necessary papers and forms.

Appointments


Patients are seen by appointment unless an emergency arises. If you have an emergency, call the office prior to bringing your child in, since it may be necessary for you to go to the emergency room instead of the office.

If you are unable to be on time for your appointment, please contact the office to inform us of your delay. It may be necessary to reschedule your child's appointment.

Please be courteous to us and the other patients by scheduling an appointment for each of your children. We will not automatically see and examine siblings of the patient without an appointment.

Emergency/After Hour Care


If your child is in a life or death situation - call 911 or go to the emergency room.

If your child has ingested plants, drugs, poison, etc. call POISON CONTROL immediatly and follow their directions.

POISON CONTROL
800-222-1222

Patient phone calls to our practice after hours will be returned by our doctors or nurse practitioner in a timely manner.

Fever


Fever is one method the body uses to fight infection. Unless fever lasts for a long time, or is very high, it may serve a useful purpose. However, a temperature greater than 100ºF (taken rectally) in an infant less than three months old is unusual and should be reported to our office immediately.

Fever Ranges
Under 100ºF - Normal
100ºF to 102ºF - Low Grade
102ºF to 104ºF - Moderate
104ºF to 106ºF - High


Telephone Consultation


Telephone Consultation

Telephone consultation is an important part of our practice. Our nursing staff handles routine inquiries during our regular office hours.

Telephone calls are returned as soon as our patient schedule permits.

So that we best serve you, be certain to have the following information available before calling:

  • Child's first name & date of birth
  • Your name and return phone number
  • Any known allergies
  • Medications/Dosages child is currently using
  • Child's temperature if ill
  • Any chronic illness child may have, such as asthma, diabetes, etc
  • History of the problem/illness
  • Pharmacy and telephone number, should it be necessary to call in a prescription


Immunizations


Patients are seen by appointment unless an emergency arises. If you have an emergency, call the office prior to bringing your child in, since it may be necessary for you to go to the emergency room instead of the office.

Vaccination Schedule