Dr. Joseph Baust welcomes new patients.
TPMG Pediatrics is committed to caring for the physical and mental health of children and to being an advocate and a resource for their families. Our team of skilled providers offers comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents. This specialty encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Pediatrics is a discipline that deals with biological, social, and environmental influences on the developing child and with the impact of disease and dysfunction on development. Children differ from adults anatomically, physiologically, immunologically, psychologically, developmentally, and metabolically. A pediatrician is able to define accurately the child’s health status and to serve as a consultant and make use of other specialists as consultants as needed, ideally in the context of, or in conjunction with, the physician-led medical home. Because the child’s welfare is heavily dependent on the home and family, the pediatrician supports efforts to create a nurturing environment. Such support includes education about healthful living and anticipatory guidance for both patients and parents. A pediatrician participates at the community level in preventing or solving problems in child health care and publicly advocates the causes of children. (American Academy of Pediatrics -AAP)
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FAQS – For your Pediatric Visits
How many pediatric offices does TPMG have?
TPMG James River Pediatrics is our first and only pediatric practice, however Dr. Annemarie Defiglio is located at TPMG Yorktown Family Medicine, and is Board Certified in Pediatrics, as well as Internal Medicine
Which age groups can receive treatment from a pediatrician?
At TPMG James River Pediatrics, we offer complete medical service to infants, children, and young adults until the age of 21.
Is TPMG James River Pediatrics accepting new patients?
Yes, our practice is currently accepting new patients and we welcome you to schedule an appointment with us. Dr. Defiglio is, also, accepting new pediatric patients, as well.
What is the best way to schedule an appointment?
What should I bring to my first appointment?
To learn about appointment preparation, including items you need to bring to your first appointment, please visit https://mytpmg.com/patient-info/appointment-info/.
How often should my child see a pediatrician?
Children are seen for frequent, regular well checks from birth until adulthood to ensure proper growth and development. We also see children for illness, injury, and routine follow-up of chronic conditions such as eczema, asthma, and ADHD.
Does my child need to receive vaccinations?
Yes! Vaccinations protect children from many serious viruses and bacteria that can cause blood infections and meningitis. They have led to the reduction and even elimination of many devastating illnesses like meningitis, polio, and diphtheria.
What should I do if my child is sick or injured?
If your child is sick or injured, please call our office for instructions. We may be able to give home care advice over the phone or direct you to obtain care at an urgent care or ER if indicated. We can also schedule a same day sick visit in the office so your child can be seen and treated.