FAQ’s

Where can I get New Patient paper work from to complete before coming to my appointment?

Please see the link below to print new patient paper work.

Pediatric Paper Work

How long should I breastfeed my baby?

The AAP recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life. This means that your baby needs no additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless medically indicated. Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as it is mutually desired by the mother and baby. Breastfeeding should be supported by your physician for as long as it is the right choice for you and your baby.

When should I start feeding my baby solid foods?

Solid foods need to be introduced to ensure that your baby gets pro when your baby is around 6 months of age to ensure that your baby gets proper nutrition. Ask your doctor about introducing solid foods.

IMPORTANT PEDIATRIC INFO:

Parenting Resources

Child Development:

Vaccine Information:

Car Seat Safety Guide:

Car Seat Safety Guide
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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Information:

Give every 4-6 hours as needed but no more than five (5) times per day unless directed your child’s physician.

Indications: Treatment of fever and pain.

Table Notes:

CAUTION: In May, 2011, a move to one standard concentration (160 mg/5 ml) of liquid acetaminophen medicine for infants and children was announced. Up until this point, there have been mainly 2 concentrations: 80 mg/0.8 ml (Infant Concentrated Drops) and 160 mg/ 5 ml (Children’s Liquid Suspension or Syrup). During this transition period, both old and new concentrations of infant acetaminophen may be available on store shelves and in homes.
Before selecting a dose, please double check the infant package carefully to find the correct concentration. Then, select the dosage according to the concentration and child’s weight.

  • AGE LIMIT: Don’t use under 12 weeks of age without consulting your physician (Reason: fever during the first 12 weeks of life needs to be documented in a medical setting and if present, your infant needs a complete evaluation.) EXCEPTION: Fever from immunization if child is 8 weeks of age or older. Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age. (Reason: FDA recommendations 1/2008)
  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage chart.
  • MEASURING the DOSAGE: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine. If not, medicine syringes are available at pharmacies. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Regular spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 ml and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed. Don’t give more than 5 times a day.
  • ADULT DOSAGE: 650 mg
  • BRAND NAMES: Tylenol, Fever all (suppositories), generic acetaminophen
  • MELTAWAYS: Dissolvable tabs that come in 80 mg and 160 mg (jr. strength)
  • SUPPOSITORIES: Acetaminophen also comes in 80, 120, 325 and 650 mg suppositories. (The rectal dose is the same as the dosage given by mouth.)
  • EXTENDED-RELEASE: Avoid extended-release products in children.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) Dosing Information:

Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) Dosing Chart
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Give every 6-8 hours as needed but no more than four (4) times per day unless directed your child’s physician.

Indications: Treatment of fever and pain.

Notes:

  • AGE LIMIT: Don’t use under 6 months of age unless directed by child’s physician. (Reason: safety not established and doesn’t have FDA approval). Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age. (FDA recommendations 1/2008)
  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage chart.
  • MEASURING the DOSAGE: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medication. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Regular spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 ml and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
  • IBUPROFEN DROPS: Ibuprofen infant drops come with a measuring syringe.
  • BRAND NAMES: Motrin, Advil, generic ibuprofen
  • ADULT DOSAGE: 400 mg
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6-8 hours as needed but no more than 5 times per day.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice

Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) Dosing Chart

Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) Dosing Chart
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Dyphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dosing Information:

Give every 6-8 hours as needed but no more than four (4) times per day unless directed your child’s physician.

Indications: Treatment of allergic reactions, nasal allergies, hives and itching.

Notes:

  • AGE LIMITS: For allergies, don’t use under 1 year of age. (Reason: it’s a sedative). For colds, not recommended at any age. (Reason: no proven benefits) Should be avoided if under 4 years old. Avoid multi-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age. (Reason: FDA recommendations 10/2008).
  • DOSAGE: Determine by finding child’s weight in the top row of the dosage chart.
  • MEASURING the DOSAGE: Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medication. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon. Regular spoons are not reliable. Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 ml and that ½ teaspoon equals 2.5 ml.
  • FREQUENCY: Repeat every 6 hours as needed but no more than 4 times per day.
  • ADULT DOSAGE: 50 mg
  • CHILDREN’S BENADRYL FASTMELTS: Each fast melt tablet contains the equivalent of 12.5 mg of Diphenhydramine HCL and dosed the same as chewable tablets

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Dyphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dosing Chart:

Dyphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dosing Chart:
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EMERGENCIES:

If you call our office about your sick or injured child, please do not use the term “EMERGENCY” unless it is for conditions requiring immediate treatment, e.g. seizure, uncontrolled bleeding, obstructed air way, difficulty breathing, or poisoning. If possible, please call before coming to the office with an emergency situation so that your child receives the appropriate attention upon arrival. In most cases, you will need to take your child to your local ER. If you believe that your child has a life threatening illness or injury, ALWAYS CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!

Illness/Injury:

Below you will find a list of common illnesses and injuries along with our suggested first steps of treatment:

FEVER

Fever is typically a sign of infection. The cause of the fever is more important than the level of the fever. We recommend acetaminophen (Tylenol) for initial treatment of fever. DO NOT GIVE ASPRIN unless advised by one of our physicians to do so. Ibuprofen (Motrin) can be used if the child is older than 6 months. For correct dosing based on your child’s weight, please select HERE to view dosing charts.

If your child is under 2 months of age and has even a low grade fever, there is a reason for special concern. If the infant also has drowsiness, poor feeding, or irritability (Even if there is an absence of fever.), please call our office, because the infant will need to be examined by one of our physicians.

INSECT BITES

If your child is stung, they may experience some mild itching. You can apply calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream to the area. You can also give Benadryl orally if itching or swelling appears more prominent. For the correct dosing of Benadryl please see our dosing chart HERE.

VOMITING

In most cases, vomiting will stop without specific medical treatment. The majority of cases are caused by a virus and will get better on their own. You should never use over-the-counter or prescription remedies unless they have been specifically prescribed by your pediatrician for your child and for this particular illness. When there is persistent vomiting, you need to make certain that dehydration doesn’t occur. For further details on how you will need to treat the symptoms to prevent dehydration, please contact our office .

DIARRHEA

If your child is experiencing diarrhea without vomiting, high fever, blood or mucus stool, you may safely treat initially with clear liquids for 6 to 12 hours. Pedialyte is what you should use to rehydrate infants. Please steer clear of any fruit juices or other sugary drinks that tend to make the diarrhea worse. Your child can return to eating a solid diet (as tolerated) within 24-48hours. If the diarrhea persists with no signs of improvement, please contact our office.

CUTS

Any cut that stands open generally require sutures. Please apply direct pressure on the cut using a CLEAN cloth. Please call before coming into the office.

BURNS

Keep the burn flushed with ice cold water continuously, do not apply any ointments. Please contact our office for further directions.

SEIZURES

If your child experiences a seizure with fever, it is generally brief, lasting anywhere from 3-5 minutes. If your child experiences a seizure, please do not put any objects into the child’s mouth. Turn your child to one side where his/her head is lower than his/her hips. Apply compresses to the child’s entire body with tepid water. Call our office immediately. If your child has difficulty breathing or is not breathing or if the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, CALL 911!!!

Phone Calls and Messages left for the triage nurse:

At Physicians and Surgeons-Preferred Pediatrics, phone calls are very important to us and are a huge part of our daily workflow. Phone calls are answered Monday through Friday from 8:00 am -5:00 pm. Our receptionist will take your information and send an e-mail to our phone triage nurse. You may also send a nurse question through your online patient portal account. Your phone call will be returned in the order it was received.

NOTE– Although some minor health problems can be managed safely over the phone, our physicians often prefer to evaluate your or your sick child at the clinic.

Medication Requests & Refills

You may request your refill at any time during our normal business hours by leaving a phone message for our triage nurse or by submitting an on-line refill request through your patient portal account. Your request will be refilled upon approval in the order it was received.

Other FAQ’s

Where are you located?

  • We have full service offices in both Amory and Columbus. We admit and deliver at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory and Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle in Columbus.
  • Our Amory Office is about 30 minutes from Tupelo, 20 minutes from Aberdeen, 20 minutes from Okolona and 20 minutes from Sulligent, AL.
  • Our Columbus Office is about 20 minutes from Starkville, 20 minutes from West Point, and 25 minutes from Reform, AL.
Physicians & Surgeons Clinic OB/GYN, PLLC
(Amory)

900 Earl Frye Blvd Suite A
Amory, Mississippi 38821

Location Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone:
(662) 256-9331

Fax:
(662) 256-9335
Physicians & Surgeons Clinic OB/GYN
(Columbus)

255 Baptist Blvd.
Columbus, Mississippi 39705

Location Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone:
(662) 328-9331

Fax:
(662) 327-2229
Physicians & Surgeons Preferred Pediatrics Clinic
900 Earl Frye Blvd Suite A
Amory, Mississippi 38821

Location Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone:
(662) 256-9331

Fax:
(662) 256-9335
www.pandsclinic.com