Your child’s first visit

We understand children can become anxious or nervous leading up to a doctor’s visit. Your child’s safety, security and comfort are our top priority. Therefore, we want you to know what to expect during your child’s first visit to help ease any concerns. To ensure the safety of our patients, please provide a valid driver’s license or pertinent legal documents to confirm your status as a parent or guardian of the child.

Please complete the New Patient History and Patient Registration forms, available in the Phreesia app. You and your child may also benefit from visiting our patient education section, which contains videos and educational information about most of the problems we evaluate and treat as pediatric otolaryngologists and audiologists.

Your child’s first visit with the otolaryngologist

If possible, please bring any relevant recent medical records with you to your child’s first visit. If your child has had recent X-rays, CT scans or MRIs, please bring the films with you, not just the report. If your child was born prematurely and cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a discharge summary is very helpful to the physician.

Your child’s first visit to the audiologist

If your child is coming only for a hearing test, please complete the New Patient History form, available in the Phreesia app. During the visit, your child will be examined by the audiologist and undergo a series of tests to assess hearing. The audiologist may also request an evaluation with the otolaryngologist, depending on the test results.

Types of audiology services offered:

  • Failed school hearing screening
  • Audiometry: Standard/play/visual reinforced
  • Otoacoustic emission
  • Infant hearing screening
  • Tympanometry
  • Hearing-aid evaluation and dispensing
  • Ear protection for swimming