PM PEDIATRICS JOINS THE HORIZON NJ HEALTH NETWORK, INCREASING ACCESS TO ITS SPECIALIZED PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY
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INCREASING ACCESS TO ITS SPECIALIZED PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY
“We are thrilled that Horizon NJ Health members have access to our specialized pediatric urgent care services,” said Dr. Jeffrey Schor, founder of PM Pediatrics. “As the most trusted alternative to the Emergency Room for children and young adults, PM Pediatrics provides top quality care from pediatric emergency medicine specialists trained specifically to diagnose and treat them. We look forward to welcoming more Horizon participants as we continue our expansion in New Jersey over the next few years.”
PM Pediatrics features short wait times and is open 365 days a year. The hours in New Jersey are as follows:
• Holmdel, North Brunswick and Springfield:
Weekdays (4pm to Midnight); Weekends/Holidays (Noon to Midnight)
• Livingston and Paramus (coming March 23):
Monday – Saturday (Noon to Midnight); Sundays/Holidays (10am to Midnight)
Unlike traditional urgent care practices, PM Pediatrics treats children and young adults exclusively, with physicians, nurses, equipment and an office environment all tailored to provide the best possible care for pediatric patients. Staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists, including board-certified pediatric emergency physicians and pediatricians, they provide care and treatment for a broad array of illness and injuries including asthma, fever and other infections, dehydration, sprains and fractures, wounds requiring stitches, and much more. All locations feature on-site digital x-ray which produces high resolution images read by a board-certified pediatric radiologist, and a comprehensive lab, which performs blood and urine tests and a variety of rapid tests for infectious diseases.
PM Pediatrics believes strongly in a child’s medical home and does not offer wellness visits, physicals, school check-ups or immunizations. They take special care to send each patient’s medical record to their primary care provider the day of their visit, ensuring timely follow-up and continuity of care. Each location also has access to specialists such as plastic surgeons or orthopedists, as needed. All PM Pediatrics practices are uniquely themed and feature TVs in every exam room, creating a warm, welcoming setting for kids and adults alike. This model of care, comfort and convenience has been enthusiastically received with over 600,000 patient visits to date.
About PM Pediatrics
Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics (www.pmpediatrics.com) is a specialized urgent care practice staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients, in urgent situations while minimizing pain and unnecessary tests. PM Pediatrics was founded on the belief that there is a better way to deliver urgent care to kids and young adults. With locations in New York and New Jersey, the company’s mission is to ensure that patients receive superior quality healthcare when they need it, featuring short wait times and convenient hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays. PM Pediatrics accepts most insurances and is open 365 days a year. PM Pediatrics has garnered such honors as making Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies (2011-2014), Crain’s New York Business’s Fast 50 listing of the top private and publicly-held companies (2013), and Modern Healthcare’s national “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” (2011-2013).
About Horizon NJ Health
Horizon NJ Health is New Jersey’s largest Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare managed health care organization, providing health services for more than 800,000 people in all 21 New Jersey counties. Horizon NJ Health holds an accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Headquartered in West Trenton, N.J., Horizon NJ Health is a subsidiary of the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Learn more at www.horizonNJhealth.com.