Modified Summer Hours Begin Monday, June 19th

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Effective Monday, June 19th, 2017 our modified summer hours of operation will be:
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM
We will return to our regular office hours on Monday, July 31st, 2017.

Efectivo Lunes, 19 de Junio de 2017 nuestras horas de operacion durante el verano seran modificadas al siguiente horario
Lunes-Viernes, 9 AM a 5 PM
Sabado, 9 AM a 1 PM 
Regresaremos a nuestro horario regular de oficina el Lunes, 31 de Julio de 2017.

Flu Season 2016/2017 Update

According to a recent article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), flu activity is at a high and is expected to keep on rising. Sadly, there have been five child deaths reported caused by the influenza virus this flu season. The AAP recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get the annual flu vaccination. Because it takes 2 weeks for protection from a flu vaccine to develop in the body,  it is recommended that you get vaccinated soon after the flu vaccine becomes available.
Pediatric Center at Renaissance is currently offering the influenza vaccine to our patients.  No appointment is necessary, but we recommend calling our office at 956-686-6100 to make sure we have vaccine available. Please check with your insurance to see if you’ll have any out of pocket expense.
Please don’t hesitate to come in and get your child vaccinated.  Bring in your child’s immunization record and the medical team will determine if your child needs additional vaccines. The health of our patients matters to us and we are here to provide the care they need to keep them healthy.
For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Public Health Matters Blog for steps on protected your child from the flu.

 

 

Mumps Outbreaks in North Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported two outbreaks of mumps in the Dallas area among both children and adults. Mumps is among the highly contagious diseases that can be spread from person to person. With the holiday season fully underway, such diseases can be easily passed with people in close contact with each other at airports, malls, schools, and such. Please make sure your child is up-to-date with all of his or her vaccines. It is important to their health and the health of everyone around them. Call 956-686-6100 to ask our office if your child needs any vaccines or vaccine boosters.

Click here to be taken to the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule.

Pediatric Center at Renaissance is Honored to Welcome Physician Assistant Erica Tijerina to the Practice!

Erica Tijerina, a certified physician assistant, graduated from the University of Texas Pan American in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Psychology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in May 2007. She then went on to obtain her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. Both were obtained from the University of Texas Pan American. She has been practicing in pediatrics for the past 9 ½ years.

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Important Information about Our Billing Practices

Patients of Pediatric Center at Renaissance are held responsible for any patient portion of their visit not covered by insurance at the time of service. This includes co-pays and deductibles, as well as any coinsurance depending on your specific plan. You will receive an automated phone call or a paper bill in the mail regarding any unpaid balances. Our expectation is that these balances be paid off in a timely manner. If necessary, a payment plan can be set up. At this time we are working to get payment access via our website and patient portal. In the meantime, payments can be made in the office, over the telephone at (956) 686-6100 or mailed to our office at 2821 Michaelangelo, Suite 102, Edinburg, 78539. It is not our current practice to send unpaid balances to a collection agency.

Meet and Greet with Pediatric Center at Renaissance Pediatricians

Are you or someone you know having a baby and are looking for a pediatrician? Come meet Dr. Juan Jorge Saenz and Dr. Daniella Rodriguez-Rico on Tuesday, December 1st, at 6pm. The doctors will be on hand to answer your questions. Pediatric Center at Renaissance has been offering care to the Rio Grande Valley’s youth for over three decades and has recently been designated as the FIRST and ONLY pediatric Certified Medical Home in the RGV. Call 956-686-6100 to sign up.  The office is located at 2821 Michaelangelo Drive, Suite 102 in Edinburg.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference and Exhibition

Dr. J.J. Saenz and Dr. Jenny Saenz-Siedow recently attended the American Academy of Pediatrics annual conference in Washington D.C. Dr. Saenz-Siedow first attended the conference in her mother’s womb in 1980. She has since attended many times, each time wearing a green “Guest” badge. This was her first year as a conference participant with a blue “Resident” badge. She is currently completing her pediatric residency through Baylor College of Medicine and will be joining Pediatric Center12191018_548205891995316_803081481447880107_n at Renaissance in the fall of 2016. Also pictured are Mrs. Isabel Saenz, wife of Dr. J. J. Saenz, and Julie Corwin, Project Manager.

 

Pediatric Center at Renaissance offers Fluoride Varnish to Help Prevent Dental Caries, Supports AAP Reccomendation

In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) added the recommendation that pediatricians should make sure patient’s teeth are being varnished with fluoride. This recommendation will be included in the 2015 version of its Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care, which it published online August 31 and in the September issue of Pediatrics.  According to an article published online, dental caries, or cavities, remain the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States despite the fact that they are largely preventable. The article describes fluoride varnish, which is a concentrated topical fluoride that both dental and non-dental health professionals can brush onto their patients’ teeth. It sets on contact with saliva. It is well tolerated by infants and young children and has a prolonged therapeutic effect.

Pediatric Center at Renaissance offers the fluoride dental varnish to patients ages 6 – 35 months. In most cases, insurance will cover this preventive service.  It takes just seconds to apply and can be done during a well-child check up appointment. Call 956-686-6100 to schedule.

Article cited on Medscape Pediatrics, “AAP Adds Fluoride Varnish to Anticipatory Guidance Schedule“, August 31, 2015.

 

Follow Pediatric Center at Renaissance on Facebook

Pediatric Center at Renaissance is committed to staying connected to patients and families. We are happy to announce that we are now on Facebook! Like our page to keep updated with important office information, to learn about trends in pediatric care and to find valuable articles on kids health.

Pediatric Center at Renaissance Implements New Tool to Improve Communication and Save Time

Pediatric Center at Renaissance is proud to now provide an online system that allows you to log-in and complete questionnaires at home before your visit. “CHADIS” stands for “Child Health And Development Interactive System.” CHADIS helps you communicate securely with your doctor over the Internet before your office visit.

You can use CHADIS on a computer, tablet (such as an iPad) or smart phone (Android, Windows, iPhone, etc.) to:

  •  Tell us about any problems or concerns you want to discuss,
  •  Complete your developmental milestones checklist at home,
  •  Give us your child’s medical history and background.

You should complete the CHADIS questionnaires before EVERY visit.  CHADIS may be used by parents, grandparents, caregivers, teens or teachers (as appropriate).  Just pick the title that identifies your relationship to the patient.  All answers are completely confidential and cannot be viewed by anyone except your doctor.  Click here to learn more!

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