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Welcome to Sang Pediatrics! We are excited and honored that you are considering us as your Pediatric Care Specialist. We always feel privileged to be invited to join in the care of a new baby.
Choose your doctor
All our doctors are board-certified pediatricians. View their profiles to learn more about them.
When You Deliver
Tell the hospital which pediatrician you have chosen and they will notify Sang Pediatrics when your baby is born.
Community Regional Medical Center (Downtown) & Clovis Community Medical Center Deliveries
Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center notify our doctors by phone after your baby is born. Each day you are in the hospital with your baby, one of our physicians will examine your baby, monitor for jaundice, discuss feeding, and follow up on any screening tests or other procedures done in the hospital.
Other Hospital Deliveries
Babies delivered at hospitals other than Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center are usually followed by local hospital pediatricians. On the day of discharge, you should be instructed on when your baby needs the first appointment (usually 1-3 days after discharge). Please call for your baby’s first appointment.
Your First Office Visit with Your Newborn
Please bring the following to your first appointment:
- Any paperwork from the hospital
- Any available insurance information (often only parents’ insurance is available at this first visit)
- Plenty of diapers and an extra set of clothes!
Deciding About Circumcision
Some of the boys in our practice are circumcised. Most families circumcise for religious reasons or for personal reasons. Medical reasons for circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure but are not strong enough to demand that every boy be circumcised. The procedure is safe, done under local anesthesia to minimize pain, and can be done either at the hospital or at our clinic. For more information on circumcision refer to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Vaccines for Parents
There are many ways to protect your child from illness and disease. The most important is washing your hands. Washing with simple warm soap and warm water is the best way for you to prevent passing illnesses to your child.
Two vaccines are available for you as parents to protect your child from certain diseases. Ask any caretakers or others who may be in close contact with your child (including siblings) to get these vaccines:
Tdap (tetanus with pertussis): The Tdap vaccine is your tetanus vaccine (the one you are supposed to get every 10 years) with a pertussis component. Pertussis is the bacteria which causes whooping cough. While many adults may have a mild disease, infants can have severe disease including apnea (not breathing). Most of us have not had a pertussis vaccine since Kindergarten entry. Now that Tdap is available, we adults can get a pertussis booster as short as two years after our last tetanus vaccine. Pediatricians are giving this booster to children ages 11 years and up. Obstetricians may be offering the vaccine in the office at pre-pregnancy visits or in the hospital after your baby is delivered.Family and practitioners and internists should have this vaccine available in their offices as well.
Flu Vaccine: Influenza can cause severe disease and hospitalization in infants, but babies cannot receive flu vaccine until at least 6 months of age. You can protect your newborn during the flu season by getting your flu vaccine (usually available early fall through late spring). Flu vaccine comes in two forms: inactivated vaccine (a shot) or live-attenuated vaccine (a nasal spray called Flumist). Pregnant and nursing mothers should not receive the live-attenuated (Flumist) vaccine. Most physician offices carry the flu vaccine. Some pharmacies also administer flu vaccines.