Blue Ridge Pediatrics is Open

Offering “Fly-By” curbside sick visits and Well Child/Immunization appointments in the office

Patients can continue to see Dr. Carey Gully, MD,  Natalie Dixon, PA-C,  and Rachael Dorsey, FNP  as usual for routine and sick visits.  The process will be as follows:

  •  Call Blue Ridge Pediatrics  at 864-888-4464 during regular business hours to speak with a staff member to schedule an appointment with one of our providers either at our:
    1. “Fly-By” curbside clinic:  Patients are seen safely in their own cars without exposing them or others to circulating illnesses.  We have the capability to run Strep, Flu, Mono, COVID-19 tests, perform breathing treatments, administer necessary medicines and acute stabilization of sick children who might otherwise require an ER visit.
    2. Virtual Telemedicine Visit:  We will send you a link via text or email and with one click you will connect from your laptop or mobile device with our providers via video chat.  We can evaluate children and prescribe medications electronically if needed.  These visits would be ideal for children with chronic medical illnesses, patients with high risk family members in the household, ADD/ADHD visits, behavior/mental health visits, lactation consults as well as others.

Dr. Gully continues to answer all after hour emergency calls, but will be conducting them via telehealth.

Call (864) 888-4464 and follow the prompts to page Dr. Gully at home.

VIRTUAL VISIT INFORMATION

Most all health insurances including Medicaid, Cigna, UHC and BCBS are covering telehealth visits in full during the COVID-19 crisis.

See our Telemedicine Terms of Service

Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the President signed it into law on 3/19/20.  Read about how health insurance providers are covering telehealth services here.

See United Healthcare COVID-19 COVID-19 Telemedicine Coverage Policy

Cigna expands coverage to include telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic

CURBSIDE SICK VISTS START MARCH 23

WELL VISITS/PHYSICALS WILL CONTINUE FOR PATIENTS ACCOMPANIED BY A WELL ADULT IN THE OFFICE

In other words, WELL VISITS/IMMUNIZATIONS will still occur, and those children will not be exposed to other sick children inside the building.

SICK PATIENTS:

Beginning Monday, March 23rd, all sick visits will be conducted “curbside”.  We ask that you call to make an appointment prior to arrival.  As always, all sick children will be seen the same day.  Please park in any available space and remain in your car.  The physician/NP/PA will conduct any necessary labs and possibly a complete exam while you remain safe in your own car.  Children may remain buckled in their car seats.

WELL VISITS/PHYSICALS:

Only well patients and their well caregivers will be allowed in the building.  We will screen caregivers and patients for fever or other symptoms in order to protect patient safety.  If we find you or your child is not well, we will do our best to conduct a physical curbside or offer an option to reschedule.

COVID-19 TESTING:

Blue Ridge Pediatrics will be conducting COVID-19 testing of our patients at our site as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and SC DHEC.  Please notify staff before arrival if you feel you or your child has been exposed to someone with known COVID-19 or is at high risk so that we may minimize risk to others.

For more COVID-19 Information from the CDC:

Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children

COVID-19 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

457-B Hwy 123 Bypass
Seneca, SC 29678
(864) 888-4464

Monday-Friday   8:30-5:00   &    Saturday    9:00-10:30 am

Our board certified pediatrician,  Dr. Carey Molin Gully, M.D., and board certified pediatric nurse practitioners provide professional, personalized care for newborns, children and adolescents.   Blue Ridge Pediatrics is conveniently located off Hwy 123 in Seneca, SC and 3 miles from Clemson.   At Blue Ridge Pediatrics, your child will receive unrivaled pediatric medical care.  Our caring and dedicated staff offer same day appointments for sick children.  We provide preventative well child care in accordance with the latest American Academy of Pediatric guidelines.  Come see why so many patients and families have made Blue Ridge Pediatrics their medical home.

Download Blue Ridge Pediatrics Brochure

Congratulations to Natalie Dixon, PA-C!

 

Natalie completed her certification in Lactation Counseling in February and is available for breastfeeding support.  Call 864.888.4464 to schedule an appointment.  As always, Blue Ridge Pediatrics offers same day appointments to all our patients.

After Hour Emergencies…

 Dr. Gully can be paged for after hour emergencies by calling the office, but respectfully requests these calls be limited to medical emergencies that cannot be answered by our staff in the morning.  We use Ringadoc automated answering service.  Follow the prompts and Dr. Gully will return your call.  For non-emergencies, a nurse will be happy to answer any questions upon opening at 8:30.  To protect the safety of our patients, prescription medications will not be called in after hours under any circumstances.

Newborn appointments are usually scheduled 2-5 days after discharge from the hospital. Call the office to schedule an appointment. Our staff will take care of the rest so that you can enjoy time with your newborn.

We accept most insurances.

Listen to Dr. Gully discuss the Childhood Obesity Epidemic on the show that aired Monday, March 7th.

“AIR” program recognized by the South Carolina Asthma Alliance  and SC American Academy of Pediatrics.  Read the letter Dr. Mike Bowman from MUSC wrote about the program here.

 

 

 

 

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