Maple Avenue Pediatrics

Welcome to our office!  We are a small group practice that is committed to offering the highest quality medical care for your children.  Our office offers a warm and friendly environment where we can become partners in your goal of maintaining a happy and healthy family.

We are board certified pediatricians, trained in newborn, pediatric, and adolescent medicine.  We are on staff at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey and Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Our small size allows you to get to know all the doctors in the office, and we invite you to do so.  We do not cross cover with any other physicians and we do not use a nighttime triage nurse. One of our doctors is always available 24/7 in case of emergencies.

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NEWS


Flu vaccine update - September 26th

We currently have no more flu vaccine or flu mist available in the office. All of our delivered flu vaccine has been given to patients or is allotted to patients scheduled for nurses' time. We still have plenty of flu vaccine and FluMist coming. Unfortunately, the final strain in the vaccine took a while to grow in a sufficient amount to include in the vaccine. We have been assured that we will get our full amount ordered (likely by mid October) which will be more than sufficient for all of our patients. Once it arrives, we will have evening and weekend hours to make sure everyone gets his/her flu vaccine in a timely manner. Please bear with us - unfortuantely, we are just as frustrated as you are!

New Jersey Family Favorite Kids' Docs

Dr. Yellin, Dr. Cremin, Dr. Greaney and Dr. Lewis were all selected by the readers of New Jersey Family Magazine as one of their Favorite Kids' Docs! We thank all of you that voted for us and we are humbled by this honor!

Weekend hours

We are back to being open both days on the weekends for sick emergencies!

Lactation Counselor

We have great news to report. One of our nurses, Diana Pree, has just received her certification as a Lactation Counselor. She is available to help with any and all lactation concerns in our office. We also offer breastfeeding moms, the opportunity to schedule a one hour consult with her to discuss your lactation concerns one on one. We hope this will be an asset to all of our patients!

Travel consultations

These travel consultations are not covered by insurance and will cost $100. We will research the country that you are traveling to and determine if the following are needed:

  • additional vaccines
  • malaria prophylaxis
  • treatment for traveler’s diarrhea

If the typhoid vaccine is needed this will be an additional $100 that is also not covered by insurance. At the time you schedule your appointment, please make sure that you make us aware of the country you are traveling to and provide us with documentation of any vaccines previously received at a travel clinic.

Immunization: Gardasil for Boys and Girls aged 12 and up

We recommend this vaccine for all children ages 12 and up. The vaccine provides protection against the 4 subtypes of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) with the largest disease burden. HPV can cause cervical cancer, genital warts, oral cancer, anal cancer, and penile cancer. It is a 3 dose series in which the second dose is given 2 months after the first dose and the third dose is given six months after the first one. We can start this series at your child's physical or you can schedule a nurse's time to begin the series!

Immunization: Adacel booster

We are now offering the Adacel booster (Tdap – Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) to all parents and grandparents under the age of 65 in our office. The cost will be $65 and will not be covered by insurance. This vaccine is especially important to protect our babies from getting pertussis (whooping cough)!

Scheduling

The schedule is now open through January 2nd. Please call to book your physicals now!

Patient Portal

We now have electronic medical records which have a patient portal attached to them. With this patient portal you can access your child's medical records and growth charts, e-mail the physician or nurse, and schedule appointments at any hour of the day. We will also have flu shot appointments available to book online in the fall. There are lots of great benefits to the system.

E-prescribing

We can now e-prescribe all of your prescriptions to your pharmacy including mail order pharmacies. No more waiting in line with your screaming child to pick up your prescription!

Skin tag and wart treatment

We now have a new device called Cryosolutions which contains nitrous oxide that can be used to treat skin tags and warts. Please call us to make appointments for these conditions.

We have joined Facebook!

Search for Maple Avenue Pediatrics and “like” us. We will use this site to convey important information about pediatrics in the news as well as office happenings! We will not answer medical questions or take appointments via this page!

Charges for submitting forms

There is a $5 charge for any mailed, faxed, or dropped off forms to be completed. There is a $20 charge for any mailed, faxed or dropped off forms that must be completed within 48 hours. There is a $10 charge for one sports form completed during your child’s well exam. There is a $20 charge for sports forms not completed at your child’s well exam. These forms are very time consuming for our head nurse to fill out.

new Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form for JH/HS sports programs

The NJSIAA has issued a new Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form that is required for participation in any Junior High and High School sports programs. If your child is age 10 and older, is scheduled for a physical exam, and is going to participate in any sports in the upcoming year, you must click on the link above, print out the form, and fill out your sections of the form PRIOR to coming to the office. These forms are quite thorough and need to be reviewed by the doctor. Also, please speak to your school administrators about whether a vision screen is required for sports clearance. There will be a $10 charge for each of these forms. If you do not request a sports form at the time of your child’s physical, there will be a $20 fee to have one done at a later time.