Will you be my primary pediatrician?
Yes, our office does provide primary care services including well child visits and vaccinations. You may establish care under our membership model or pay-per-visit using ‘a la carte’ pricing.
What if I want to continue to see my current pediatrician?
If you have a relationship with another pediatrician you may continue to see that physician for your primary care. Dr. Little can work in partnership with your pediatrician and provide integrative care and consultation through our office.
Do you accept insurance?
No, we are out-of-network with all insurance carriers. Our services are self-pay. We believe the patient-physician relationship is central to care and that your care should not be dictated by insurance carriers. Self-pay services allow us to spend as much time as necessary to address your child’s health needs. We will provide a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement or application to your deductible.
What ages do you treat?
We see children from birth through 22 years of age.
How do I pay the membership fee?
Membership fees are charged monthly to your debit card, credit card or bank account.
What if my child gets sick after hours or on the weekends?
Monthly membership gives you after hours access to call or text the physician should an urgent medical need arise. We provide after hours and weekend care on a case by case basis.
What happens when the pediatrician is on vacation?
There will be limited times during the year where the pediatrician is not able to care for patients because of vacation or continuing medical education. During these times, if your child has an urgent need, you may be asked to utilize local urgent care services.
What is your position on vaccines?
Inspire Integrative Pediatrics believes that vaccines are an integral part of pediatric care. We believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. We also believe in the safety of vaccines, based on all available literature, evidence and current studies.
We recognize that this choice may be a difficult and emotional one for some parents. In our practice we encourage parents to have discussions about the risks and benefits of vaccines with the physician.
We follow the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended vaccine schedule. Alternative vaccine schedules can be accommodated in our practice. The decision to vaccinate is a public health issue, but it is also a personal decision for each family. Our practice believes that no child should be left without a pediatrician, if their family chooses not to vaccinate. We will provide care to all children regardless of vaccination status.
What makes integrative medicine different?
Integrative medicine focuses on supporting the body’s ability to heal, by caring for the whole person and addressing aspects of lifestyle. Conventional medicine tends to treat the symptoms of illness, but does not often address the root of the problem causing those symptoms. Integrative medicine is informed by evidence and aims to make use of all appropriate therapies to address the problem at the root.
Why should I see an integrative medicine trained physician?