Ohio Center for Pediatrics

Dublin

Hours

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Limited Hours
Sunday
CLOSED

About Ohio Center for Pediatrics

Welcome to Our Practice

At Ohio Center for Pediatrics, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and quality pediatric care to promote the healthy growth and development of every child. We recognize the individuality of each patient and strive to care for the whole child. This means partnering with parents in all aspects of well care, acute illness, chronic disease, behavioral, and mental health. Our goal is that each patient and each family feels valued and supported. To achieve these goals, we are proud to have board certified pediatricians and supporting staff that are highly skilled and compassionate. We welcome you into our practice family and look forward to getting to know yours. 


Services Offered


Appointments & Referrals

We can see your child by appointment only. If your child is ill and you wish to have them seen, it is best to call early in the morning so that we may accommodate your scheduling needs. Please advise the office staff regarding each child needing an appointment.


Prescription Policies and Information

We ask that you make sure to get all necessary prescriptions written at the time of your office visit. If you are on daily medications for a condition such as ADHD/ADD, asthma or allergies, we will be prescribing the amount necessary until your next follow-up appointment (generally 3-6 months, depending on your child's diagnosis). Many of our patients have insurance changes every year. If you need new prescriptions because of a change in your insurance, you will need to schedule a follow-up visit with the doctor. Every insurance plan has its own formulary. If you want to make sure to have a prescription prescribed with the lowest pharmacy co-pay, you need to bring in your formulary and discuss this with the doctor at the time of each visit. If there is a medical necessity for a prescription to be called in after-hours, a $25.00 fee will be charged. This applies to all prescriptions called in after hours and on weekends, prescriptions called in without an office visit, and prescriptions called in or written due to formulary changes separate from an office visit. This fee will not be billed to your insurance company, and will be your responsibility.


We Prescribe Antibiotics Wisely

Antibiotics are powerful medicines used to treat certain illnesses caused by viruses and bacteria. They do not cure everything and unnecessary antibiotics can even be harmful to your child.

Bacteria
Antibiotics can be an effective treatment for some bacteria infections and can kill certain types of bacteria. Bacteria causes: Most ear infections, some sinus infections, strep throat, and urinary tract infections.

What are resistant bacteria?
Bacteria gets killed each time you take an antibiotic, but sometimes there are bacteria causing infections that happen to be resistant to prescribed antibiotics or they become resistant during the treatment process.  A common misconception is that a person's body becomes resistant to specific medicines but in reality it's the bacteria, not the person that becomes resistant to the medications. When antibiotics are taken improperly, the odds of developing medicine-resistant bacteria are significantly increased, which is why it's important to only take antibiotics when absolutely necessary.  

Viruses
Antibiotics cannot kill viruses or help your child feel better. Viruses cause: Colds and flu, runny noses, most coughs and bronchitis, and most sore throats.

When are antibiotics needed?
Antibiotics are needed depending on the specific diagnosis in question. For example, there are several types of ear infections that require antibiotics but there some types do not. Common viral infections, such as coughs and colds, can sometimes become complicated and a bacterial infection can develop. However, treating viral infections with antibiotics in order to prevent bacterial infections is not recommended because of the risk of causing bacterial resistance. Remember that antibiotics need to be taken exactly as prescribed and should not be shared with others.

Watch Our Video to Learn More

Remember to READ!!!

In this day and age of social media, on-demand TV, and video games, it is easy to lose sight of one of the most beneficial activities you can do and encourage in your children… Reading! Reading aloud with young children can enhance parent-child relationships and prepare young minds to learn language. Reading with older children and teenagers can help teach importance life lessons (like respecting other’s views and being kind) and also start conversations on more complicated or difficult subjects (like bullying and harassment, racism, and greed).

Pediatric Nutrition Classes

Is your child a COPC pediatric patient? If so, our free classes can help you learn practical tips to improve your family's nutrition. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist facilitates each class and will give you the most up-to-date recommendations for your growing child. Children who attend will be engaged with activities and food samples to help expand their knowledge as well as their palate. Check out our pediatric nutrition page to see how you can get started.

Pediatric Support Centers

Our Support Center provides care to COPC families that’s exceptionally better than the traditional Emergency Room and Urgent Care experience, at a significantly lower cost. Scheduling an appointment (through your child’s COPC pediatrician) with our Pediatric Support Center allows your child to be seen by one of our outstanding pediatricians after typical office hours and on weekends.

Medicine Dosages Made Easy

Not sure about how much medicine to give to your child? Click the button below to see our chart with recommended dosage amounts.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Helping Hands Resources

The Helping Hands resources are written, produced, and provided by the Nationwide Children's Hospital professionals. For information on a variety of pediatric health topics, please click the button below to view their Helping Hands resources.

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Ohio Center for Pediatrics

6255 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH

Phone

(614) 766-3344

Fax

(614) 766-3330


Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday Limited Hours

Sunday CLOSED


Providers

Lauren C. Bar Lev, M.D.

Kimberly Blazer, M.D.

Traci DeVoe, M.D.

Divya Parikh, M.D., IBCLC

Domenico Pietropaolo, M.D.

M. Bonnie Pugh, M.D.

Purbi S. Sahai, M.D.