Currently we accept new patients under BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, SoonerCare, and United Healthcare. We accept new patients from birth through 17 years of age. We may ask that you have records transferred prior to your visit so that Dr. Pollak can review them and be prepared to help your child.
For the first visit a legal guardian must accompany the child. After this visit if someone else needs to bring your child please fill out an authorization to treat form. Bring your ID and insurance information. For Soonercare patients we are able to get insurance information online. We will be delighted if you are able to print, fill out, and bring the new patient forms below to your first visit.
When you find out you are having a baby there are several things to consider including choosing a pediatrician. We would like to help by providing a free prenatal interview so that you can meet Dr. Pollak and make sure you feel comfortable. You can do this in person or by telemedicine. If you have questions about the prenatal visit click on the links below.
It is also good to consider whether you plan to breast feed or formula feed. Dr. Pollak has three children is is happy to answer feeding questions. Doing a little reading ahead of time will make you feel more prepared. We advise kidshealth.org and healthychildren.org for information on breast and formula feeding.
We also advise that if you are having a boy consider ahead of time whether you want a circumcision.
If you choose Dr. Pollak to be your infant's pediatrician she will see your baby in the hospital if you deliver at Hillcrest Medical Center. If you deliver at another hospital the nursery staff will contact the on call physician who will examine your baby within 24 hours of his/her birth. Each day of your hospital stay a physician will see your baby and discuss any health issues with you. Your baby will get a jaundice screen, hearing test, heart test, and blood test called a newborn screen to check for several disorders. Information about newborn screening can be found at the link below. It is also very important for your baby to get a Hepatitis B vaccine. On the day you go home with your baby, the provider will let you know when the baby's first visit should be.
In most cases you will need to follow-up at the pediatrician's office with your new baby somewhere between 24 to 72 hours after your baby is discharged from the hospital. The physician seeing your baby in the hospital will let you know when to make the appointment. Once you find out, call our office 918-960-2006 and press option 1 so that we can get your baby on the schedule. When you bring your baby into the office remember food and diapers. Bring your ID and insurance information. For Soonercare patients we are able to get insurance information online. There will be no immunizations for the first visit as long as your baby had the Hep B vaccine in the hospital. Click on the link below for a schedule of visits and immunizations..