Fox Chase Pediatrics is Here for You and Your Children

Dear Fox Chase Pediatrics Family,

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 updated.

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.

A Farewell and Thank You from Dr. Jeff

To My Fox Chase Pediatrics Family,

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.

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Meet FCP’s Newest Physician

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.

Welcome to Fox Chase Pediatrics

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.

Office Manager MaryBeth McLaughlin is the proud grandmother of William James McLaughlin born in January 2019 to MaryBeth’s son William and daughter-in-law Jessica.
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