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Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care practice established to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare services to infants, children, adolescents and college-age youth ... your pediatric medical home.
CONTACTING US AFTER HOURS: Key areas (pages) of this site will automatically change after the office closes, providing very specific information as to how to contact us at any time of the evening, night, weekend, or holiday.. Alternatively, you can always reach us using our main phone number! Day or night, call our main number, (828) 328-1118, to reach our staff, on-call provider, or triage service.
We are now recognized and fully certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) - Certification Level 3, the highest
level currently available through the National Committee for
Quality Assurance (NCQA).
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About this Web Site:
This web site is NOT designed as a typical marketing brochure or tool, but rather as a comprehensive educational resource for our patients and their families. It is packed with information content, often at the expense of aesthetic grace. Be aware that the site will appear complex, "wordy" and overwhelming, but bear with it, relax, and come to enjoy all the help it will provide you and your family.
The primary guiding principles of Unifour Pediatrics have been to provide comprehensive pediatric care emphasizing preventative healthcare, patient/parent education, attention to detail, close follow-up, and putting patients and their families first. In keeping with that philosophy, this site enables parents to access a vast amount of information and contacts which we think will be helpful as they deal with the formidable task of parenting and nurturing their children. Information, advice, ideas ... healthcare education, parenting principles, common sense, practical methods ... links to common problems and links to obscure illnesses. We have an attached SQL database which will provide quickly "Search" for the most common specialists, pharmacies, DMEs, etc. that we utilize in this practice, ... along with map directions, contact numbers, etc. We link to over 650 audio interviews of experts speaking on parenting and healthcare topics (each 10-25 minute interview can be played on your computer - in Real Audio format.)
In addition to the books and extensive handouts that we provide in the office, this web-site is meant to become an integral part of our overall master plan. We hope that you will use it wisely, as we point you towards reliable references (and attempt to steer you away from some of the "junk science" and inaccurate "information" which abounds on the Internet). Please read this warning and disclaimer now.
Our "Medical Home" Goal:
Our goal is to be your partner in healthcare by serving as your "medical home". We are committed to make available to you a healthcare provider and comprehensive care team who provides for all of your healthcare needs and coordinates your care across all settings, including the medical office, hospitals, clinics, dentists, behavioral health clinics and counseling, testing facilities, and other places where you receive healthcare. This team includes your health care clinician, nutritionist/dietitian, care coordinator, health coach, RN/triage staff, and many other team members. Also refer to our Guiding Principles.
What is our Medical Home?
A medical home is a model of care consisting of a team approach to provide evidenced-based health care in a high-quality yet cost-effective manner. This type of care focuses on a continuous relationship with a personal health care provider that you select. Your chosen provider and care team will take responsibility for coordinating your care. This unique relationship between you and your healthcare provider means that you always have an active involvement in your own healthcare plans. We are now recognized and fully certified as a "Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) - Certification Level 3", the highest level currently available through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Partners for your family's Health:
- Let's work together and develop a plan of care.
- Commit to and follow your plan of care.
- Let us know if you are unable to take your medicine or follow through with
your plan of care.
- Inform us of any illnesses, hospitalizations, new medications and/or other
health-related matters since your last visit.
- Tell us about your needs and concerns.
- Ask a member of your health care team for help if you don't fully
- Give us feedback so that we can improve our services.
- Always inform us of any address, phone, or insurance changes.
- Payment and/or copayments are due upon checkin.
- Please be sure to sign a form stating who we may talk to or give out
information regarding the patient.
We regret that we have had to release the web-site prior to completion, so please bear with the construction zones. If it looks like a page or an entire section of the site is unfinished, then it probably is. We look forward to your suggestions as to how we might improve the site, so please speak up.
Brooke Hata MD FAAP
Richard Rheinbolt MD FAAP
Barbara Colosimo MD FAAP
William Elliott MD FAAP
Board Certif. Pediatricians:
Fellows of the American
Academy of Pediatrics
and our Pediatric
Sommer C. Clark, CPNP
Karen Leasure, CPNP
Lauren McFarland, CPNP
Evina Nonato, CPNP
Gretchen Weeks, CPNP
Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care pediatric practice established to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to infants, children, adolescents & college-age youth.