Flu Vaccine
Flu vaccine for the 2017-18 season is NOW available. Flu shots are the only recommended vaccine for this season. The nasal flumist vaccine is not recommended for this flu season. We are now scheduling patients for Wednesday 10/4 2-6pm, Friday 10/13, Wednesday 10/18 2-6pm, Saturday 10/28 8-11am, Sat 11/4 8-11am, Thursday 11/9 and Friday 11/10. Please call to schedule an appointment.

New Providers joining the practice
We are excited to announce that a new pediatrician has joined our team....Dr. Jeffrey Boxer. Please check out the staff page to learn more about Dr. Boxer.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read Literacy Program Introduced at Beacon Pediatrics Rehoboth Beach, DE, 2/16/2016- Getting books from the doctor will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Beacon Pediatrics, as doctors and nurses welcome the Reach Out and Read program to the practice. As of February 16, 2016, Beacon Pediatrics is joining more than 5,000 program sites nationwide that are preparing America's youngest children to succeed in school. Beacon Pediatrics will be utilizing the Reach Out and Read's three-part model to promote early literacy and school readiness. This includes: 1. Giving every child 6 months through 5 years old a new, developmentally- appropriate children's book to take home and keep. 2. In the exam room, speaking with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offering age-appropriate tips and encouragement. 3. In the waiting room, having displays, information, and books to create a literacy-rich environment. In the future we may incorporate volunteers to read to children in the waiting room, thus modeling for parents the pleasures and techniques of reading aloud. The end goal of Reach Out and Read is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to read, learn, and succeed. Reach Out and Read is a proven intervention that delivers results, and is supported by at least 15 independent, published research studies. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This year, Reach Out and Read's 20,000 volunteer medical providers will distribute 6.5 million new books to 4 million children in all 50 states. We at Beacon Pediatrics are excited to start this program at our practice. Through a generous donation from Cathy Haut, PNP and the support of the Beebe Medical Foundation, we have been able to launch this program. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support our patients and our community. Going forward, we will be depending upon your generous support; all monetary gifts are tax deductible and will be channeled through Beebe Medical Foundation. To learn about the national Reach Out and Read program, please go to www.reachoutandread.org. For more information about Reach Out and Read at Beacon Pediatrics, or if you would like to donate funds, books, or your time, please contact Dr. Stacey Fox at 302-645- 8212, ext 110 or sfox@beaconpediatrics.net. To learn more about how to support Beebe, contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or write to foundation@beebehealthcare.org.

New Electronic Medical Record
Beacon Pediatrics is excited to have a new electronic medical record system. With this change, we will be able to provide our patients and families with access to an improved patient portal. This portal will be more user friendly than our previous system. The portal allows you to schedule and view appointments, receive test results, view immunization records, view visit summaries, patient education information, view billing statements and balance and send secure messages to your pediatrician. Please be aware that the "old" immunization records are still not available on the portal - we expect them in the near future.

Expanded Services Available
We are now OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK except for a few holidays. Office Hours are listed on the home page.

Sports Physical Clinics
We offer sports physical clinics each summer. These clinics are meant for our patients that are not due for a physical (by their insurance rules) yet need one to play sports.

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Beebe Imaging and Labs
For our patients that choose to use Beebe's services, please check out their web site for hours of operation, locations, scheduling numbers.
Click here for Beebe's locations.
LabCorp Labs
For our patients that choose to use LabCorp for Blood draws please check out their web site for information on hours, directions, and other information.
Click here to visit LabCorp Lab's website.
Nemours Patient Family Resources
This site provides tools for patients and families to schedule an appointment, look at their child's health records and learn my about Nemours services.
Click here to check it out.
Ocean Medical Imaging
A full service imaging facility in the Milton / Harbeson area. Dr. Patterson offers full list of services with quick access to appointments.
Click here to learn more about Ocean Medical Imaging.
Patient Health Information Site with Handouts
The American Academy of Family Medicine's Patient Information web site. Lots of really good information about many common illnesses.
Click here to read more about common illnesses.
Quest Diagnostics Labs
For our patients that use Quest Diagnostics for blood draws, please check out their web site for hours, directions and other information.
Click here to visit Quest Diagnostic's website.
School Sports Pre-Participation Forms
Check out Delaware's Department of Education's site for forms and information about playing Middle and High School sports. Remember that a Pre-participation physical (PPE) form must be completed after April 1st and will count for the entire NEXT school year.
Click here to find out more information on school sports.
Vaccine Information Sheets
Here is the CDC's information handouts for all current licensed vaccines. These are the handouts we use in the office when giving them. The CDC's web site is full of information about both the risks and benefits of vaccinations.
Click here for more information on vaccinations.


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