Do you offer evening hours?

We offer extended hours with routine appointments 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Mondays and also offer Saturday morning appointments. Each other weekday we have two providers offering after school appointments available up until 5 pm.  

We schedule urgent care appointments on the day you call.

 

Are your doctors Board Certified?

Dr Anita Stiffelman and Dr. April Tyus maintain certification with the America Board of Pediatrics. Jahmille Simon is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in a collaborative practice with our doctors.

 

When should I bring my child for check-ups?

Routine health care visits are recommended within a week of returning home from the hospital, and at  2-month intervals the first half-year (2 months, 4 months, 6 months).

Check ups are recommended at 3-month intervals from 9 months to 18 months old. 2.5 year checkup also.

Starting at 3 years old, we like yearly physical exams scheduled around the birth date. These will serve as school, sports, and camp PEs.

 

Please consult our routine health care schedule for details on immunizations and procedures planned for each visit.  It is wise to review the Vaccine Information Statements before you come in. 

 

What are your office hours?

Rainbow Pediatrics Doctors Hours are by appointment only:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30  a.m.   - 12:00 p.m.

Please note: Our phones accept calls from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F and 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturdays. Please call 314-869-7500 during these hours. After hours call our exchange for emergencies 314-362-2447.

 

What insurance plans are accepted at Rainbow Pediatrics?

A&I Benefit Plan
Adventis Risk Mgmt.
Aetna
AIG
Alliance Blue Cross & Shield
Alliance Freedom Network
Allied Benefit Systems
American Health Benefits
American Medical Security
APWU
ASRM
Assurant Health
BCE/Emergis/Pro America
Beech Street
Benefit Services
Blue Choice
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Bollinger
Caprock Health
Care First
Carpenters
Central States
Chickering
Cigna
CMR/Coventry
Coresource
Coventry Health Care
Destiny Health Plan
Epoch
Evolutions
First Health Managed Care
First Health
Fiserv Harrington Benefit
FMH Benefit Services
Gallagher Benefit Admin.
GE Group Administrators
GEHS
Golden Rule
Great West (One Health Plan)
Group Health Plan
Guardian 
Harrington Benefit
Healthstar
Health Exchange
Healthlink
Humana
Insurance Center
Intercare Health Plan
J.F. Molloy & Assoc.
JP Farley Corp.
JM Family 
 

Harrington Benefit
Healthstar
Health Exchange
Healthlink
Humana
Insurance Center
Intercare Health Plan
J.F. Molloy & Assoc.
JP Farley Corp.
JM Family
Life Care Center
Lumenos
Medical Benefit Admin.
Mercy (Commercial only)
NALC Health Benefit
Morris Assoc/PHCS
Nat. Assoc. of Preferred Providers/ Family Care
NPPN
Oxford Life Ins.
P&C M.H.&W Fund
P5E Health Services
PAI
PHCS Private Healthcare Systems
Planned Administrators
Pro America
Preferred Health
Principal Life
Private Healthcare Systems
Progressive Benefit Services
Professional Benefit Admin.
Prudential Healthcare
Quincy Health Plan 
RR Maintenance & Ind. H&W Fund
Seabury & Smith
Shaw Medical Claims
SRC Claims
Star HRG
Three Rivers Network
TriCare UFCW/Local 655
United Healthcare
United Medical Resources
Wausau 

 

What is the routine health care schedule?

Your child’s checkups and immunizations are very important. At these visits, we will perform a complete physical exam, evaluate growth and development, discuss diet, bowel habits, sleep, school, behavior issues as well as any concerns you might have. We will also review age appropriate preventive care. Many of these things cannot be done during a sick visit, so please remember that your child needs checkups even if you seem to be in the office all the time. Routine physical examinations should be scheduled 4-8 weeks in advance, especially during summer months when there is a higher demand for school and camp physicals.  It is wise to schedule your child's yearly exam near his or her birthday. As your children enter adolescence, we will encourage them to begin assuming full responsibility for their health maintenance. We will often perform part of the interview with the parents out of the exam room. A chaperone is available upon request. It is most helpful if we know your concerns, if any, in advance. We will maintain confidentiality regarding our discussions with adolescent patients. We encourage you to maintain open communication with your adolescent.

Children less than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit Screening Vaccinations
Newborn Hospital Visit Hepatitis B
1-2 wks 1st office visit  
2 mo.   Pentacel* (5-in-1), HepB #2, PCV #1*, Rota#1*
4 mo.   Pentacel #2,  PCV #2, Rota #2
6 mo. Lead survey Pentacel #3, Hep B#3,(Flu#1**), Rota #3
9 mo Lead survey PCV #3
12 mo Lead survey, blood test for anemia & lead MMR , Varicella; PCV #4;
 
15 mo.   Hepatitis A #1 
18 mo.   DtaP #4 + Hib#4 (we use Pentacel combo)
2 yrs Lead survey, blood test for anemia & lead Hepatitis A #2 
3 yrs    
4 yrs Hearing and vision screening begins DTaP#5 + Polio #4     (before kgtn)
5-10 yrs Yearly checkups MMR #2; Varicella #2  (before kgtn)
11-14 yrs Yearly checkups; confidential adol. survey 12 & up Tdap; meningococcal***;HPV #1 ***
15 & up Yearly checkups; confidl adolsurvey; urine screen HPV if series of 3 not done; Varicalla #2 (opt.)

Pentacel  is DTaP+polio+Hib vaccine;  Prevnar , or PCV-4 is pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; Rota-Teq is by mouth, to prevent Rotoviral diarrhea. **Annual Flu vaccination advised for all those 6 months and up wishing to reduce complications from the flu. It is usually available after October 1st, while supplies last. ***These vaccines are not yet required for school entry, but are recommended by the AAP, CDC, and our doctorsGardisil, or Human Pappiloma Virus vaccine, is offered to all children age 11-26. Many colleges require meningococcal vaccination. Many jobs require Hepatitis A vaccine. 

Please note that the vaccine schedule may change from time to time as new vaccines are developed and we learn more about the ones currently in use. Thank You. Please review the relevent VIS (Vaccine Information Statements) before each preventive care visit. 

Hours

Monday:
8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday:
8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:
8:30  a.m. -  12:00 p.m. 

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