Elizabeth Bates is excited to join the team at Fox Chase Pediatrics as a new nurse practitioner.
She completed nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania and worked in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Emergency Department for a number of years before transitioning to primary care practice.
In pursuit of adventures in the mountains and living closer to family, she moved to Idaho and then back to her home state of Maine with her husband. She recently moved back to Philadelphia and is eager to be part of the Fox Chase Pediatrics community.
As a pediatric nurse practitioner, Elizabeth loves building relationships with her patients and families, and finding kid-friendly ways to provide excellent care. She is also very interested in community and population health and currently taking classes to earn a degree in maternal and child public health.
When not at the clinic, she enjoys being outside, discovering new trails and parks, and cooking and having dance parties in the kitchen with her 1-year-old son and dog.
Next time you are in the office, ask her about the recent mischief of her dog, Hudson; the memorized chocolate chip cookie recipe; the traveling garden gnome in Maine; and family traditions with her three brothers and sisters and eight nieces and nephews.
One of Fox Chase Pediatrics’ newest patients is the daughter of a former patient and the granddaughter of biller Betty Ann. We are so happy to be caring for Eloise, along with parents Ann (former patient) and Joseph. Welcome!
We know you are likely facing many changes and disruptions
in your personal and home life as we face the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Here
at Fox Chase Pediatrics, we want to help guide you as you navigate your child’s
health during this time. We are taking steps to ensure safe and effective care
to all of our patients.
In order to best continue to treat and examine our patients, we will be making several changes. We will be separately bundling sick visits and checkups. For an example, we may see all well patients during the morning hours and sick appointments in the afternoon based on staffing and availability. We are also minimizing the number of patients in the office at any one time.
It is still very important for our youngest patients to be seen for their well appointments, especially to follow their growth and development, keep to their immunization schedules, and address their other necessary health concerns. Immunizations are important to prevent many other life-threatening diseases. We strongly encourage you to continue to keep their vaccines on schedule. If you have any apprehensions about bringing your child in for their well visit during the next few weeks, please feel free to call, and we will be happy to talk with you.
For all visits, we have been very diligent about cleaning rooms between patients and practicing appropriate hand hygiene. We have been deep cleaning our rooms.
We now have a “telehealth” medicine program, which would allow us to video call you from the comfort of your own home. Appointments that may be done via telehealth would include behavioral health visits, certain rashes, allergies, stomachaches and cold-like symptoms. If we feel your child needs to be seen in the office after we consult with you on the phone, we will set up an in-office appointment. We hope this helps to keep our volume of sick patients in the office lower as well as allow you to feel more comfortable keeping your child home.
As for testing and diagnosing COVID-19, we are continuing to follow the CDC’s guidelines.
If your child has come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19and showing symptoms, we ask you to call our office and we will direct you further. The best thing you can do as you wait for testing is to keep your child at home and quarantined.
Fortunately, the vast majority of children
thus far have shown to have mild symptoms of COVID-19; however, they can still
spread the virus to neighbors, grandparents, and friends. As of right now, we
do not have any test kits at our office, but we will continue to keep you
Please know our doctors, nurse practitioners, and dedicated staff are here for you. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you have and encourage you to reach out at any time at 215-728-7711.
It has been an honor and privilege to care for you these past 41 years. My goal was to provide the best pediatric care possible, while at the same time treating each of you as one of my own family.
Pediatrics for me has been a calling. I’ve often remarked that I haven’t worked a day in my life because of the joy I get from my interactions with all of you. The difference between physicians is not their knowledge, but the pride it takes to always do the right thing by their patients; that they truly care about them and what happens to them.
I hope my feeling of love and respect for all of you has come through in my interactions during our visits together. I hope you felt a sense of security knowing that I and my colleagues were always available 24/7 through a simple phone call. I hope that I have made a difference in your lives as you have made in mine.
Fox Chase Pediatrics is proud to welcome Dr. Timothy Flynn to our practice.
Dr. Flynn was born in Philadelphia. He attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergrad and then the Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Flynn served seven years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Major. He completed a residency in general pediatrics at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Since completing training, he has led the Pediatric Department at the army base in Fort Sill, OK. He is happy to be moving back home to Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling with his wife Michelle, and relaxing at the Jersey Shore.
On behalf of the staff at Fox Chase Pediatrics we want to introduce you to our new additions.
Colleen McCabe, MSN, CRNP, joined our staff in December 2018. A graduate of Thomas Jefferson University with her master’s of science in nursing, Colleen is a certified nurse practitioner. She previously worked at Castor Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
We also very excited to introduce two new additions to the Fox Chase Pediatrics families.