Ohio Center for Pediatrics

Dublin

Welcome Dr. Traci DeVoe to Ohio Center for Pediatrics! Our annual Saturday flu clinic will be on Sept. 29th from 8:00am - 12:30pm with limited appointment slots. Call to schedule.

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

Overview

Welcome to Our Practice!

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for the whole child, such as attention for acute illnesses, chronic illnesses, behavior concerns, and any issues that affect your child's well-being. All of our physicians are board certified in the specialty of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, and provide comprehensive care for patients from birth up to age 20. Realizing that the foundation of any relationship is good communication, we welcome your questions and want to talk with you about any concerns that you may have about your child.

We Have Moved

We moved to our new office on March 26th at 6255A Emerald Parkway, Dublin, Ohio 43016. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same!

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).

Practice Overview



Services Offered

  • Comprehensive Asthma Education Program
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • COPC Pediatric Care Center
  • Lactation Consultant / monthly lactation class


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.

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!

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Ohio Center for Pediatrics

6255 Emerald Parkway, Suite A, 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.

Mary Beth Cass, M.D.

Traci DeVoe, M.D.

Domenico Pietropaolo, M.D.

M. Bonnie Pugh, M.D.

Purbi S. Sahai, M.D.